Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Balloon Vine Pancake / Mudaikathan Keerai Dosa

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Its a well known fact that food acts as medicine and its important to include ingredients such as greens in our weekly diet plans to keep fit.

Balloon Vine / Mudaikathan keerai is one such greens which is absolutely healthy and is proved to cure joint pains.

I still remember the childhood days when we used to pick these greens and pop the balloon seeds on each others forehead and play :P This time I picked up some greens fresh from the garden when I visited my native a couple of weeks back and tried to make green pancakes with them. They looked pretty attractive and were tasty too. So here is yet again a healthy dish from my kitchen for you all :)

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Balloon Vine greens / Mudaikathan Keerai - 2 cups
Par boiled rice - 2 cups
Green chillies - 3
Curd - 1 cup
Salt - for taste

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Soak rice in water for atleast two hours.

Clean the greens and measure two cups full.

Grind soaked rice along with greens, chillies, curd and salt into a fine batter.

Allow this batter to ferment over night.

Add enough water to the batter to make it into pouring consistency(just like rava dosa batter). Heat the skillet and pour a ladle full of batter starting from the edges in a circular way. Since the batter is loose it will automatically fill the middle portion. Add a spoon of oil to roast it. Turn the dosa and roast it on the other side too.

Serve hot with garlic or onion chutney.

Enjoy making a healthy dish :)

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Click here for recipe of Garlic chutney and Onion chutney.

Use metal skillet for such dosas since non stick will not allow it to spread much.

You can replace the green with other varieties too.

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Written by: Nithya
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Rinku Naveen said...

Such a healthy pancake! Looks super yumm..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

This is my very very fav one and my post is still sitting the draft.. :( I am way too tempted before going to bed.


Sushma said...

very innovative never tasted this

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Very healthy looking dosa my dear...

Unknown said...

Tempting chutney with a healthy dosa...waht better way to start the day with this breakfast?! :)

Soundspicy said...

My favorite dosa...missing it here. Looks yummy and so tempting.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Sure a healthy dosa and its tmepting

Arch said...


Few days back, I was searching on mudaikathan keerai for a very different reason :) Listen to this song from a yet to be released tamil movie - Sara Kaathu (

Chinmayi has sung it and a line goes - mudaikathan rasam vechu madaka dhan pakkaren :P ! This keerai is excellent for bone/knee aches, paati says.

Ballon vine is a rather fancy name. Wonder how you got this recipe, the name et all. Fantastic!

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious...lovely colour too niths..

Rekha shoban said...

healthy dosa!!

Unknown said...

Mudaikathan very new to me...seems to be a healthy and tasty dosai

My Kitchen Antics said...

completely new 2 bookmarking the chutney though :)


My amma used to make adai and kara kulambu with this keerai ...Tastes so good..

The english name of this keerai is nice..

Excellent and healthy way to use this keerai as dosai...Looks so tempting ...

Myvegfare said...

this is so new to me, need to check if i can get it here, never heard or tasted it!, looks super with chutney, such a healthy dish, lovely clicks as always

Raks said...

Aaha,my mom used to make this and I hate this so much. But your clicks make me drool :) One main goodness of this is its good for joint pain ... just heard so ;)

jaya's recipes said...

wow too healthy and too good to look at!usually the two never go together!!

M D said...

Awesome looking dosa for a great breakfast to start our day with!

Alpana said...

V fresh idea.......Bookmarked.

Angie's Recipes said...

Such a healthy pancake treat!

Nitha said...

Healthy and delicious...

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy dosa, havent had this keerai since a long..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

my mil makes stir fry out of this and eat as she has joint pain.But i never tried.very innovative way of making dosa with this. clicks are too good

divya said...

Looks mouthwatering !!

VineelaSiva said...

Will u please tell what we call these leaves in telugu.The dosa looks very yummy and the chutney too.

Suja Manoj said...

New to me,healthy dosa..tempting

KrithisKitchen said...

Super healthy indeed. MIL has told about this but I have not tasted this...
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Though new to me but it looks super duper..Healthy breakfast option

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Chitra said...

I had this from my MIL's hands. loved it :) want to taste again by seeing ur post :)

kitchen queen said...

yummilicious dosa.

soujanya said...

Vowwww!! what a healthy one n delicious...
thanks for sharing..

Unknown said...

Green colour dosa with red colour chutney ~ Amazing colour combination. A must try healthy recipe!


Janine said...

Wow I'm not sure if I can find those greens where I'm at but this looks really really good - I love the idea that it's so healthy and yet sounds do delicious!

Padhu Sankar said...

Healthy dosa .Balloon Vine - Learnt this English name for mudakathan keerai today

Vaidehi said...

Nithya....Though I have not had the chance to see all your recipes, I must admit that I have enjoyed reading the few I have already gone through. Keep up the good work. My mom has told a lot about you too.

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