Dosa is one of the staple South Indian breakfast and snack. A variant of traditionally dosa, prepared with besan flour/gram flour and finely chopped vegetables.
Dosa is one of the staple South Indian breakfast or snack. Typically, Dosa is made of rice and lentils but there are lot of variants of Dosa that are prepared. One variant my mom makes is Besan Dosa.
Besan Dosa is prepared with besan flour/gram flour and finely chopped vegetables. Unlike other snacks made with besan flour like Pakora’s and Bajji’s which are deep fried, Besan Dosa requires very little or no oil for cooking. So, it is relatively a better choice.
|Besan Flour||- 2 cups|
|Onion||- 1 medium finely chopped|
|Green Chilies||- 3-4 chopped|
|Curry Leaves||- 4-5 leaves|
|Turmeric||- 1/2 Tsp|
|Chilli Powder||- 1/2 Tsp (Optional)|
|Salt||- to taste|
Take besan flour in a bowl. Add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Add chopped onions, green chilles, curry leaves and mix.
Now, gradually add water to make a batter of medium-thick consistency.
Heat a skillet or a pan. When it is hot pour a ladle full of batter on to the pan and spread it in a circular motion, nice and thin. Pour a few drops of oil on the top and to the sides of the dosa.
After a few minutes, small bubbles will appear on the surface of the dosa and the bottom of the dosa will begin to turn brown. At this time, flip the dosa on to the other side and cook until it starts to brown.
Remove it from the pan on to a plate and serve hot with your choice of chutney.