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 item...no 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
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
Salt to taste
Water-2 1/2 to 3 cups
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 leaves.press 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
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.