Dosa, and that too turned into waffles, is a double bonanza for a foodie like me who is fond of both continental and South Indian Food. My love for South Indian food knows no boundaries. Being born and brought up in North India, south Indian cuisine used to be a grand delicacy at our place. We used to cherish eating south indian cuisine every once in a while. I loved, and still love, anything and everything of this cuisine, be it dosa, uttapams, idlis, wadas or the humble curd rice and many more.
My hubby and my son are not that fond of this cuisine, so I cook it very less at home. But still I manage to feed them with my choice once in a blue moon ;)
I was going to make some dosas for lunch and then the thought of making them in some different way came to my mind and hence Dosa waffles. To go with the mood of the day, 26th January i.e., Republic day of India I tried making it in colors of our flag, the tricolor. And I think they are looking pretty well. Though I am bit late in posting as I was tied up with some guests at home, but better late than never ;)
Let's get started making this scrumptious yet easy meal by having a look at the ingredient list.
(For making 11-12 waffles)
Dosa batter- 1 kg
For Green Batter
1/2 bunch of Spinach-sorted,cleaned and thoroughly washed.
For Orange Batter
Salt to Taste
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Oil or Non stick cooking SprayDIRECTIONS:
I have used the readymade Dosa Batter. However, you can make the batter at home too.
We have to make three batters to make it in Tricolor colors; orange,white and green.
For orange we will be adding carrots puree and for green we will be adding spinach puree. The third part will be white.
Peel and boil carrots.
Let them come to room temperature.
Blend them to a smooth puree.
2 carrots should yield about 1 cup of puree.
To this pureed carrots add about 1.5 cups of Dosa Batter and mix well.
Add salt and turmeric powder.
Boil the spinach in little water. When the leaves are wilted, switch off the flame.
Let it come to room temperature.
Blend it to a smooth puree.
1/2 bunch of Spinach should yield about 1 cup of puree.
To this pureed spinach add about 1.5 cups of Dosa Batter and mix well.
Add a little salt.
So, now our all the three batters are ready.
Next,heat your waffle maker according to the instructions given.
Spray with some cooking spray/ Non-stick spray or put some oil.
But I like spraying with non stick spray.
Put a ladleful of batter in each waffle plate.
Close the lid.
Let it cook for 10-12mins.
When they are done, take them out carefully out of the waffle maker with the help of tongs.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.
For making coconut chutney
Scraped coconut- 1cup
Roasted horse gram or chana dal- 2 tablespoon
Green chillies- 2
Salt to taste
Blend everything well in a grinder jar by adding little bit of water.
When done, add the tempering to the chutney.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil and ½ teaspoon each of Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Urad daal and Chana daal.
Let them cook on low heat.
When both the dals turn to brown color n seeds crackle add 1 whole red chilly and 6-7 curry leaves.
Give it a mix. Switch of the flame.
Pour it over the chutney.
Enjoy hot Dosa waffles with chutney!!