Sunday, May 24, 2009
K. Shah 11 comments
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.
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