Thursday, April 8, 2010

Savory addition to Yummies from Blogosphere series...

I am constantly amazed by the creativity of recipes that I come across on blogsphere...often I find these recipes to be more original and flavorful than those featured on many professional food websites...which is why I am so extremely happy to add this very savory dish to my Yummies from Blogosphere series !

This time I chose a breakfast/snack item from the extremely creative blog penned by Swapna Sridhar. It is a very versatile...easy, breezy dosa dish(Indian savory pancake) which can be served as a breakfast, snack, brunch or even light dinner dish  - Oats Dosa.

Also, I loved this dosa/pancake because it is truly a quick-prep labor-intensive soaking of rice and lentils and grinding and so on and so forth...which appeals to my multi-tasking, get-meal-ready-in-under 30 minutes-self (that is the Rachel Ray side of my personality, I think :))

Notes/Variation: In this recipe, I added a 1/4 cup of ragi flour(finger-millet flour) to the batter...hence the light pink hue on the dosa. The original recipe called for a topping of sliced onion and cilantro...I served a side of broccoli masala with the dosa instead.

My recipe  for Broccoli Masala follows...though this dish should taste great with any kind of chutney / sambhar(South Indian style soup).

Link: Original recipe  for Oats Dosa posted on Swapna's blog.

Thank you, Swapna for this awesome, creative yet healthy dish...I know I will be making it many more times for my family judging from their enthusiastic response.

Recipe for Oats Dosa(as posted on Swapna's blog):
Serves: 2 to 3
Prep/cook time: 15 - 20 mins
Ingredients :
Oats(Quick cooked) - 1 cup
Rice flour or Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Sooji / Semolina - 1/4 cup
Red chilly powder / green chilly paste-1 tbsp
Chopped Onion -1 medium sized
Minced Coriander
Salt to taste
Water-2 1/2 to 3 cups

Method :
1.In a microwave safe bowl add oats and add enough water, put it in microwave about 1 min, cool  it for 3 mins.or soak it in warm water for 10 to 15 mins.

2.In a blender add oats and blend into smooth paste.

3.In a mixing bowl add oats paste,wheat flour,sooji,chilly powder,salt mix well.and add water...prepare the batter like dosa batter.

4.Heat the dosa pan on medium flame. Grease it,pour ladle full batter and with the help of ladle starting from the center,move the laddle in a circular motion and spread it in to circular shape.

5.On the top of dosa add onion and coriander with spatula, spray oil, let it cook for 2 to 3 mins.Then slowly flip the dosa and let it cook for few more mins.Then remove it from the pan.

My Recipe for Side of Broccoli Masala:
Serves: 2 to 3
Prep/cook time: 10 minutes
Broccoli - 1 full head of broccoli cut into smaller pieces
Onion - 1 sliced thinly
For seasoning:
Cooking oil. salt, black pepper, cumin powder(jeera powder), cilantro chopped, lemon juice.

In a pan, add some cooking oil and when it starts to heat up, add the sliced onion.

When the onion starts to brown, add the seasonings and also the broccoli florets and let cook for a few minutes till the mixture is crisp and well-cooked(takes about 6 to 7 minutes)

Serve warm or at room temp. alongside dosa.


  1. Oh that is such a healthy twist to yummy dosa!

  2. Nice way to eat ots, looks yummy with broccoli masala..

  3. Wow Meena, very different and yet looks healthy.

  4. Healthy dosa, looks delicious with broccoli masala.

  5. Looks superb n are rocking!!! thanks for sharing dear.

  6. Oats dosa and broccoli masala, wat a healthy pair to enjoy without guilt Meena, fabulous dishes..

  7. Oats pancakes wrapped with lots of broccoli sound truly delicious and healthy.

  8. Excellent Oats Dosa recipe. I am a new follower of Swapna Sridhar..she certainly has some excellent collection of recipes at her spot and she is very artistic too.. Love your recipe for the sides.

  9. Oats dosa looks so crispy and tasty the spicy broccoli delicious :)

  10. hey thanks Meena for trying my oats dosa,,,thanks a lot the dosa is very nutritious with millet flour...loved your oats and broccoli masala combo...
    Thanks cool Lassie for your compliments on my blog....

  11. Creative and healthy dosa.

  12. Healthy and yummy dosa..Nice recipe!

  13. Meena,

    Nice oats dosa with brocoli masala

  14. That is an healthy dosa and filling is so apt!

  15. Love the idea of Yummies from Blogosphere. How great to feature a recipe and a blogger!

  16. Healthy and yumm dosa...loved the filling :-)

  17. Very innovative dosa and healthy too

  18. You got it pat down. We bloggers are better than the professionals. :) Great recipe!

  19. Very well prepared oats doas with aoll haelthy fillings..

    Fabulously Made.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. hey nice and healthy dosa really...i had this morning and it is yummy.... :)

  21. this sounds so good! i can't wait to try this recipe.


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