Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fenugreek Pancakes / Vendhaya Dosa

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Yupeee!! It looks like I have changed from being a sinful eater to sensible foodie ;) My previous post and this post are super healthy recipes that can make a lot of difference to my diet plans.

Ouch!! but its not going to take long before I get tempted to bake or cook some high calorie food, so enjoy this momentary conscious cook's recipes :)

Fenugreek has various benefits and is said to be good for diabetic people and it has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux too.

When a small spice or herb can do so much, then why not use them in everyday cooking!! :)

I bet it dint even have a hint of bitterness. Trust me and go ahead trying :)

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Ingredients:

Par-boiled rice - 2 cups
Urad dhall - 1/4 cup
Sprouted fenugreek(vendhayam/menthulu) - 1/4 cup
Salt - for taste

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Method:

Soak the fenugreek seeds in water for 8 hours and drain the water. Close the bowl with the lid and leave it for a day or two for it to sprout nicely.

Soak par boiled rice and urad dhall in water over night.

Grind the soaked urad dhall and sprouted fenugreek together into a fine batter. Follow it by grinding the soaked rice into a smooth batter too. Pour both the batter and add enough salt to a large mixing bowl and mix well. Close with lid and leave it untouched for minimum of 5 hours to max of a night to ferment.

Whip the batter ones and make small pan cakes on the hot skillet and roast it on both the sides by adding few drops of oil or ghee.

Serve it hot with Onion chutney.

Super soft and healthy fenugreek dosa is ready. Enjoy making healthy food :)

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Tips:

Sprouted grams have more nutritional value which makes this dosa very healthy.

You can add some freshly ground pepper corns to make the pan cakes spicy too.

Grind the dhall along with few red chillies to make spicy version.

Soak the fenugreek seeds in drinking water and strain the water into a bottle and use it for drinking. The water carries a lot of minerals too.

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Written by: Nithya
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47 comments:

Madhu said...

That is one healthy dosa. I was just wondering that doesnt the fenugreek make the dosa bitter?

Padhu said...

Healthy and delicious dosa

Nitha said...

I never tried using sprouted fenugreeks. This one looks healthy n yumm.

sangee vijay said...

my grandma makes vendhiya idly,dosa nice idea n looks soft..nice presentation...so coooool pictures..

Priya Sreeram said...

gee gal- tht's one healthy breakfast platter ! lovely

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hey we too make it... But bit different. We don't sprout the vendhaym and cook one side Only closing with a lid. This is more healthier. Good one...

Rinku Naveen said...

That's a healthy dosa. Never tried it before. Love that click with sprouted fenugreek. Good one Nithi.

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

first time here...and i already love your blog..yummy recipes and amazing pics...following you now:)

Radhika said...

A good one Nithi. We make it too but do not let the fenugreek to sprout. But this good.

Vatsala. said...

Dosa looks soft and delicious.
a healthy recipe with superb clicks.
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Archana said...

Lovely dosa.
I have posted a salad (since you are on a health bing) you can try that. Also Priya of Now serving has an event with fenugreek you could link this one there.

Your tip abt sprouting methi will be implemented. If I succeed in getting the sprouts I will...... I dont do what I will do.



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Shanavi said...

My mom makes this dosa but we don't sprout the vendhayam..But it tastes delicious and yummy clicks !!!

DEESHA said...

You won't believe it, I was just thinking of this dosa today. My mom makes this n I love it. Lovely clicks

Az said...

Yummy and healthy.. Love the clicks as usual

Priya's Feast said...

I never tried dosa with sprouted fenugreek...Nice tip on benefits of the fenugreek...Dont worry,u can stay slim for ur big day ;)

aipi said...

A keeper recipe ~ love the clicks,very neat!
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Vidhya said...

Healthy dosa, I am sure it tasted good too.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

வெந்தய தோசை மிகவும் அருமை....சூப்பர்ப்...

kitchen queen said...

perfect and simple and yummilicious dosa.

Vimitha Anand said...

Loved the cute healthy n flavorful dosas... yum

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy delicious dosas...very cute presentation...

Priya said...

Wat a wonderful way to sneak fenugreek sprouts, u rock dear..looks marvellous.

soujanya said...

Very impressed...healthy dosa...will definitely gve a try..

ANU said...

wow awesome recipe and very healthy...love these cute small dosas and perfect place setting and beautiful presentation...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i remember my grand ma eating fenugreek powder as she was diabetic and with sprouted my mum makes with tamarind....oh with dosa i will fwd to her will make her happy :)

Pavithra said...

Lovely one Nithi.. beautiful pictures with healthy dosa's.

Suja said...

Never tried this before..healthy delicious dosa

divya said...

Healthy delicious dosas...very cute presentation...

Gayathri NG said...

Hi Nithi i usualy add fenugreek for normal dosa in small qty but, you prepared dosa using fenugreek as a main ingredient it was good idea and healthy too..lovely dish

Chitra said...

Its looking gr8 . I make it but i dont use sprouted methi. will try this soon :) Nice , healthy post.

shriannalakshmi said...

thats a healthy start for the day....
Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Adding sprouted fenugreek is a lovely idea...Healthy combination dosa!

Divya Vikram said...

We have soaked fenugreek every morning. Love the idea of sprouting them. looks so healthy and perfect!

Rekha shoban said...

healthy n cute looking dosa...firsttime i hearing sprout vendhaym dosa...

Kaveri said...

Love the aroma of the fenugreek seeds that comes out while making these dosas...dosas looks soft and spongy...nice clicks

jeyashrisuresh said...

even my mom also makes a similar one but without sprouting the vendayam.his version sounds quite healthy

jayasree said...

I love this dosa. Next time, will remember to add methi sprouts. Loved those mini dosas.

Parita said...

wow these are something new and diff to me..so very healthy :)

Sound said...

Dosa looks very soft, delicious and healthy..Lovely clicks..Will try it with sprouted fenugreek next time..

Rumana Rawat said...

Very very and very beautiful.. delicious..

Kurryleaves said...

awesome recipe..amazing clicks as usual..

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, a wonderful post, truly healthy dosas..

Vaishali Sharma said...

OMG! Absolutely delicious feast for eyes and taste buds and healthy too! Great Work!

Kalyan said...

Dosa is one of my favourites anytime...looks so easy to make and delicious!

Hari Chandana said...

Dosa looks super soft and perfect.. Yummy :)
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Jennifer Kumar, Cross-Cultural Coach said...

Oh my god- YUM!

gextongexton said...

I'm not familiar with fennel seeds but this is good to know the benefits of this fennel seeds
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