Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mint-Bengal gram/Brown Rice/Quinoa Dosa/Crepe

Know what you Eat- Mint is a strong diuretic and therefore, helps in eliminating toxins from the body. When included in the diet on a regular basis, mint reduces the growth of bacteria and fungus in the body. The antifungal properties associated with mint help in curing asthma and other allergic conditions. Bengal gram, brown rice and quinoa all the three are low in glycemic index. Bengal gram and quinoa are high in protein, quinoa is an extremely nutritious seed. It has a protein value that is extremely high (12-18%) and the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids.

Cooking Time - 20 mins
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Serves - 4(Makes around 14-16)


Bengal gram(Channa dal) - 3/4 Cup
Brown Rice - 3/4 Cup
Quinoa - 3/4 Cup
Mint - 1 bunch
Onion - 1
Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
Green Chilli - 2 or to taste
Ginger - 1 inch piece


1) Soak Channa dal, brown rice and quinoa for 4 hours.
2) Once soaked, rinse the above ingredients add green chilli, ginger,salt and grind to a fine paste addding little bit of batter. The batter shouldn't be too thick or too watery.
3) Rinse mint thorougly, drain and chop into fine pieces. Remove hard stalks if any before chopping. (The mint i used here was home grown so it was very tender and without any hard stalks).
4) Add chopped onions and mix thoroughly.
5) Heat a griddle and once it is hot pour the batter and spread evenly into a round shape.
6) Pour a tsp of oil around the dosa, once the dosa is well cooked remove, flip and cook the other side also.
7) Once cooked on both sides transfer to a serving plate and serve with chutney or sambar of our choice.

Event Participation

This dish is our contribution to SWC – Cooking with Greens, hosted by Sowmya, originally started by Lakshmi.

This dish is our contribution to JFI: Mint, hosted by Ashwini, originally created by Indira of Mahanandi.

This dish is our contribution to GYO(grown your own) hosted by Dee.

This dish is our contribution to Show me your Breakfast hosted by Divya Vikram


Parita said...

Wow thats such a healthy dish..looks delicious

Pavithra said...

wow looking so lovely and healthy.. I too make this dear. And regarding jelly you can use agar agar instead of gelatine.

Jyoti said...

Interesting use of Quinoa!

Kalyani said...

wow a very healthy recipe .......

sowmya said...

love th erecipe..Thanks a lot for sending it for the event.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thats a very healthy dosa.. good one

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Parita, Pavithra, Jyoti and Kalyani for your comments. Yes it is really healthy and tastes nice too.

DEESHA said...

Thatz quite an interesing recipe

Ashwini said...

interesting recipe..never tried anything like this..good one!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. A great idea to use quinoa and brown rice in this crepe! Two of my favorite grains.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

THanks Sowmya, Mahimaa, Deesha, Ashwini and Lisa for stopping by and leaving your comments.

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