Monday, May 16, 2011

Kambu dosai


Kambu (Tamil) - Pearl millet, bajira ,Bajari, Bhajira


Ingredients:
Kambu - 1 cup
idly rice - 2 cup
black gram (ulunthu) - 3/4 cup
fenugreek (methi / venthayam) - 1 tbsp
salt - 2 tsp (adjust as per taste)

To make 1 dosa:
gingelly oil - 1/4 tsp

Batter preparation:
(i)Wash and soak the idly rice + kambu overnight.
Soak the urad dhal + fenugreek seed for 4 hours and grind it to a fine paste with little water.
Grind the rice+kambu to a fine paste with little water.
Mix both and add enough salt. Let the batter ferment overnight.

(ii) Alternatively soak 1/2 cup kambu overnight and grind to a fine paste. Mix with leftover dosa batter and use immediately.

(iii)Dry roast the required kambu till it gives a nice smell, powder it and add to sour dosa batter or buttermilk+ dosa batter to make instant kambu dosa.

Dosa:
Mix the batter well before using.
Heat a dosa tawa, sprinkle a few drops of sesame oil. Using a clean cloth wipe and spread the oil uniformly allover the tawa.
Pour a ladle of batter and spread into thin crepe.
After one side starts getting red, flip and cook the other side too.

Kambu dosa is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve with some spicy chutney.
Makes a healthy breakfast or dinner.

24 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy and delicious dosa.. looks simply awesome .. thanks for sharing dear.. nice presentation !!
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Prathibha said...

Thats a very healthy n nice browned dosa..yummy!!

Suparna said...

Hey viki,
This ingredient is new to me..thanks for the recipe:P

Sunanda said...

Looks inviting.. will surely go for a healthy and delicious breakfast..

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Chitra said...

nice post. new to me. will try sometime.

Priya said...

Healthy dosais, love with spicy coconut chutney, i do with store bought flour never with whole kambu..

Jay said...

healthy version..actually I m craving for this recipe..thankz for sharing..

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Ambreen said...

Sounds very healthy ... wonderful recipe!

Suman Singh said...

It looks very healthy and delicious..love dosa in any form..nice recipe!

Suja said...

Sounds healthy,delicious dosai,thanks for sharing dear.

VineelaSiva said...

Dosa with pearl millet.We used to prepare sweet with this.I love the sweet.This time i will try dosa.

divya said...

Very tempting and fabulous dosai....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and tasty looking dosa. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

kittymatti said...

Interesting! nice recipe!

Panchpakwan said...

Healhty and delicious dosa.

Swathi said...

I have barija flour in hand, i will make this dosai as it is healthy.

aipi said...

Yummy dosa platter :)
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Vardhini said...

Healthy and yummy dosa ..

Following you for more yummy recipes .. Do visit me as time permits.

Vardhini
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maryam said...

Thank you for sharing with us Viki,I'm an Iranian student in India,I've tried "maten/ chicken biryani","butter chicken" , "koufta" and "chicken tikka masala "and ... I am really interested to your cousine.I am going to try cooking these foods at home instead of going to restaurant and your web blog help me.thank you again.:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
How are you? Here after a ;omg time and have missed many recipes. I never had a chance to have this kind of dosa. I am sure it has a amazing taste. Let me see when I can try it. But I will try the dal makhni , which i just read
have a nice weekend

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful& tempting and sure would have tasted good.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking dosa thank you for linking it to the event http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.ca/2012/07/know-your-flours-millet-flour-event.html

Jagruti said...

once again please link the event pages.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Jagruti and Akheela: Hi friends, My entries for ur events was through a re-post. http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2012/07/event-entries-and-re-posts.html

Pls check that,
Thanks
Viki