Monday, 18 January 2016

Green Dosa !

The recipe may sound so simple for everyone.. its just dosa ??? No its loaded with lots of nutrients.. Spinach , Kale and broccoli. All of them might not sound so yummy for kids especially. So this is a best way to feed kids these greens in disguise. 
I haven't used Kale much before, but when I grabbed a pack from the aisle I literally had no idea what am I making out of these. When I was making Palak Paratha I thought why not add Kale also to the puree.. So same idea I used when making dosa too. 
Kale is extremely low in calories , high in fiber and zero fat. So is Spinach with lots of nutrients esp Iron, and again very low in calories. Broccoli , one veggie that most of them hate (including me) is a great source of Vitamin K and C. So Why not combine all these and make a power packed recipe.
And not just these, I also used the same idea in making Pasta, where I usually use only Spinach. But this time Kale and broccoli too made their presence in my green pasta. 
If you are interested in more Spinach and Broccoli recipes do check out some of them

  • 1 cup thick Idli/Dosa batter
  • 1/2 cup Green Puree
  • 1 -  2 tsp oil (to grease the pan)

To make Puree
  • 6 to 7 Broccoli Florets
  • fistful Spinach leaves
  • fistful Kale leaves
  • 1 small chilli
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • a pinch of salt

  • Microwave broccoli florets with little water for 1 min.
  • Then add the spinach and kale leaves and again microwave for another one min.

  • Blend them to a smooth puree with a small piece of ginger and a small green chilli. Add little water when grinding.
  • Combine the dosa batter and the ground puree and mix well. (Make sure you do not make the batter too watery n runny)
  • Make dosas on a hot tawa as usual. Drizzle some oil around the edges if needed.  


  • You can use just one or two of the green ingredients based on the availability.
  • I used thick batter (which I use for Idli) and added this green puree and some water to make dosa batter consistency.
  • When you already have dosa batter then make sure you add water carefully so that it doesnt become too thin and watery.. then you will not proper dosas.
  • Instead of microwaving you can also boil or steam the green veggies.
  • And very important, do not add more than half cup puree for 1 cup thick batter.. else dosas wont turn out good, they will be slightly soggy n sticky and wont come off the pan easily.
  • Serve with any chutney of your choice, but a tangy n spicy chutney would be a perfect combo for this. For more chutney recipes check HERE

With Love,

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