Monday, June 24, 2013

Channa Dosa

I was asked to join a group of bloggers called Taste and Create.   Each month we are paired with another blogger and we have to make and post a recipe from their blog.

This month was a challenge, so many of the recipes on Priyas blog looked intriguing, and good, but I cannot get many of the ingredients here so I decided to stick with another Dosa recipe for Taste and Create this month.     But a good Dosa is always well received.   At least by me.  And I finally found some Channa Flour, also known as Besan or Chickpea flour here.    And I now keep it in my cupboard for recipes just like this one.    I always have green chiles in the freezer, and onions are also a staple in my cupboard as well.     The original recipe is in black with my changes and notes in blue to the side.
Channa Dosa

Here is the recipe for the Channa Dosa

Recipe: Channa Dosa
2 cups Channa flour  (AKA Besan or Chickpea Flour)
1 finely chopped onion
3 finely chopped green chillies  ( I used Jalapeno's cause that is what I had)
1 cup grated Parsnips
chopped coriander leaves 
water  ( I used just over 2 cups, this makes a thinner pancake like batter)
1/2 tsp. salt for taste
1 tsp. Oil 

Preparation :

Chop onions and chile's, into a fine dice.  Saute for about 2 minutes in 1 tsp. oil and set aside.

Mix the  channa flour,salt, sauteed onions, green chilies,grated carrot (parsnip) ,coriander leaves and water...

Heat a small pan, spray well with cooking spray, then ladle out about 1/4 cup of batter.

Cook until the top is dry, like a pancake, then turn over.   Remove each one to a warm plate while preparing the rest.    Continue until all the batter is used. 

Prepare like a dosa and serve hot with mint chutney.   ( I had my Major Grey's Chutney in the cupboard so I used that as an accompaniment.  
Channa Dosa

Would I make this again?  I think so, it was tasty and in fact was my breakfast this morning.   Not a bad breakfast if I do say so.   I like spice any time of the day anyway.  

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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