Friday, May 27, 2011

Palak Oats Dose

My saga of making non-rice south indian dinner continues! Today for dinner it was Palak Oats Dose. 

You would need:
Oats - 2 cups
Rava (Chiroti) - 1/2 cup
Palak - 1 cup chopped
Onion - 1 medium sized
Carrot - 1/2 cup cubed
Green Chillis - 4
Coconut scraped - 1/2 cup (optional)
Jeera - 2 tsp

Soak Oats and Rava in 3 cups of water for 30 mins
In the mixer grind into fine paste adding little water at a time.
Grind coconut, palak, carrots, onions and green chillis and mix it with the batter.
Consistency should be thin (like normal dosa batter)

Heat the tava and take the batter in a ladle and spread it as thin as you can make.
Cook covered on both sides. Serve hot with any chutney. Coconut chutney goes well with this :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lasooni Methi Dal

Had some methi leaves in the fridge and T Aunty was going on saying "halagi biduthe kane. .menthe soppu eenaadroo maadu" and today in-laws are out so decided to make Lasooni Methi dal. One of R's all time favorites (in-laws do not like the smell of garlic!)

You would need:
Methi leaves - chopped 1 cup
Dal ( I used masoor) - 1 cup cooked
Onion - 1 medium thinly sliced
Garlic - 5
Green Chillis - 5 sliced
Kadi patta - 5
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp

Heat 1 tsp Ghee in the Pan.
Add Jeera when it sputters add green chillis, kadi patta and onion and fry till onion becomes translucent.
Add chopped methi leaves and fry for 4 more mins on medium flame
Add the cooked Dal, salt and Garam Masala.
Mix, if the dal looks thick add 1/2 cup of water.
Bring to a boil.
In the mean time, heat 1 tsp ghee in a small pan and fry the garlic,
When the garlic turn golden brown add this to the boiling Dal and remove from flame.

Serve Hot with Rice or Roti.