Thursday, November 15, 2007

Healthy Mixed Flour Dosas and Peanut Chutney

Yesterday was World Diabetes Day. Mixed flour dosas and Peanut chutney are something Diabetic patients can have without regret.
Mixed flour dosas are healthy and tasty. Apart from all purpose flour, it also contains whole wheat atta, soyabean flour and ragi powder which enhances the nutritive value. Adding egg makes it tasty and helps to make smooth dosas which do not stick to the pan. You can avoid egg if you are a vegetarian. It can be served for breakfast or dinner.
I make different kinds of Peanut chutneys. Here I am posting one of the recipes for Peanut chutney which I served with the dosas.


Whole wheat atta -1 1\2 cups
Maida -1\2 cup
Soyabean flour -2 tbsp
Ragi powder -2 tbsp
Egg -1
Water -2 cups or more
Salt -to taste


In a bowl, beat the egg well. Add water and beat again. Add the flours and salt and mix with a whisk to form a smooth batter of dosa consistency. Heat a frying pan or dosa tava. Smear some oil on it and pour a big spoonful of the batter. Make a round dosa with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle few drops of oil on the dosa. Keep on medium flame. When one side is done, flip the dosa and fry the other side. Transfer to a serving plate. Make similar dosas with the rest of the batter. Serve it hot with Peanut chutney. To prepare a healthy snack for kids, spread some jam on the dosa and roll it!

For the Peanut chutney:

Peanuts -2 tbsp
Tomatoes -2 chopped
Dry red chillies -2
Peppercorns -4
Cumin seeds -1\2 tsp
Curry leaves -5
Coriander leaves -1 tbsp chopped
Garlic -2
Tamarind -1 small gooseberry size
Salt -to taste
Oil -1 tbsp


Dry roast the peanuts, cool and remove the skin. Keep aside. Heat oil in a frying pan, add all the ingredients except tamarind and salt. Fry them till the tomatoes are soft. Cool and grind them along with peanuts, tamarind and salt adding a little bit of water to form a fine paste. Transfer the chutney to a bowl and serve with dosas.


Srivalli said...

Nice recipes..I am always looking for different types of dosa..this is a good one for the collection!..and the peanut chutney sounds different..we use tomatoes but never added peppercorns..will try this out...thanks

Padmaja said...

love that flour doas and peanut chutney, My peanut chutney version is so different to the one you made. Should try yours

Asha said...

Lissie, I love the Soya flour although I don't like other soy products.Rottis look yum!:))

Namratha said...

Lovely combo Lissie and the wholesome Doa, simply too good, I've bookmarked to try :) You have a lovely blog here, thanks for stopping by mine...hope to see you more :)

Happy cook said...

Lissie you are very inventive with the ingridients.
I remember my mom made just with wheat flour and we called it gothambe dosa.
Love the peanut chutney

Sig said...

That peanut chutney sounds delicious! I am going to try that for sure... Thanks Lissie!

Laavanya said...

The dosas look so good and I've made peanut chutney just once before but not with tomatoes. That sounds yummy.

Dhivya Karthik said...

I luv peanut chutney with dosas/idli's. Ur version is a little diff from mine..Need to give it a try ! :)

Kribha said...

The thought and sight of peanut chutney looks yummy. Nice pics and recipe.

Vani said...

I thought they were rotis at first! Very healthy and nutritious recipe. Love your aloo methi, btw. Looks yum!

Jeena said...

Lissie what a great recipe! Peanut chutney sounds wonderful and it all looks so delicious, brilliant. :)

Bharathy said...

very nutritious,healthy :)..
I am hungry!!:)

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Seena said...

So I can share this with my MIL?..:D
Def. she will love this..

Cynthia said...

Such perfect dosas.

Neelam said...

Lissie, this is really a very healthy dosa....Nice recipe...I'll surely try it. Thanks for sharing.
And I need to try the peanut chutney too. Sounds delicious!

bindiya said...

I guess healthy is the way to be! Lissie, lovely recipe, especially the chutney , the addition of tomatoes is very refreshing.

Pravs said...

Thats a healthy dosa indeed. Peanut chutney sounds awesome. I bet the dosa and chutney matched very well.


Very thotful post.........Like ur peanut chutney.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely recipe! a very thoughtful to post a recipe for diabetics day!:) Your chutney recipe is exactly same as mine!:) great people think alike! :D

Lissie said...

thanks a lot srivalli, padmaja, namratha and happy cook! try the dosa and also the peanut chutney. I am sure you will love it!

Lissie said...

asha, even i like only soya flour among the soya products :))

thank you sig, laavanya, dhivya and kribha! try the peanut chutney once, you will surely make it again :))

Heart of Rachel said...

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