Best Dosa Recipes: For many of us, a crisp dosa paired with fresh chutney and hot sambar is the definition of comfort. Not only can we stuff dosa with different fillings, but the dosa itself can be made using various ingredients. Regular dosas are generally made using fermented rice and urad dal batter. Other types like the adai dosa require no fermentation and are made using a mixture of lentils. Today, we bring you a different dosa recipe to try: masoor dal dosa. If you're bored of regular dosas and are looking to experiment, we highly recommend masoor dal dosa. It is a great way to bring some variety to your meal. Before we get to the recipe, you might want to read just how good this dish is for you:
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Health Benefits of Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)
For your teeth and bones:
Masoor dal is rich in magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. These minerals are important for healthy bones and teeth. They can also help reduce the risk of fractures and diseases such as osteoporosis.
For weight loss:
Being high in dietary fibre and protein while being low in fats, this lentil can be a great addition to your weight loss diet. It keeps you satiated for longer.
For your skin:
Masoor dal contains antioxidants and thus has anti-ageing properties. Its nutrients can help you get glowing skin and fight against tissue damage.
For your heart:
Consuming this lentil can help reduce bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and protect against cardiovascular diseases. This is because of its high fibre content.
Now that you know how nutritious this ingredient is, here's how you can use it to make yummy dosas:
How To Make Masoor Dal Dosa | Quick and Easy Masoor Dal Dosa Recipe
What you need:
For 2 cups of masoor dal, use 1 cup of rice or urad dal as the second batter ingredient. Choose ginger, heeng (asafoetida), dried red chillies, fenugreek seeds, pepper, etc. to flavour the batter as required. For extra texture and colour, you can add grated carrots. You will also need oil to cook the dosas.
How to prepare:
- Wash and soak masoor dal and rice/ urad dal separately for a few hours.
- Later, drain the lentils and add them to a blender along with the spices of your choice.
- Add salt to taste and water to get the required consistency for a dosa. Blend to form a smooth batter.
- The batter can be used without fermentation if you wish. Ladle the batter onto a heated tawa greased with oil.
- Spread it evenly to form a thin dosa. Cook on both sides until light brown.
- Serve hot with coconut or tomato chutney.
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Once you taste masoor dal dosa, you'll find yourself making it again and again. Try your hand at this recipe today! And if you're still looking for another unique dosa, you should try Andhra-style pesarattu made with green moong. Read all about it here.
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