Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chana/chickpeas dosa

I had grand plans for the second day of the blogging marathon under the theme cooking with chickpeas. I had decided even before I started this marathon that each day I would post something I had not tried making before. So, today's post was supposed to be something from another cuisine for which I needed white kabula chana/garbanzo beans. However, fate had other plans. Yesterday in the afternoon  Bal Thackeray passed away. Within 30 minutes, the always busy city, came to a grinding halt. All shops were shut down, autos and taxis went off the road and the roads themselves wore a deserted look. This, to me, meant - no way of procuring kabuli chana. I had to make do with what I had on hand - black chickpeas- and thus, resorted to making something that is all too familiar in our household - the humble dosa, this time, using chickpeas.
What you need:
Kala chana/black chickpeas - 1 cup
Parboiled rice - 1 cup
Red chillies - 3 or 4
Ginger - 1 large piece
Onion - 1
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - for grinding

Soak chickpeas and rice in plenty of water for 6-8 hours.
In a blender, take all the other ingredients and grind coarsely. Add the soaked chicpeas, rice and enough water to grind into a batter of pourable consistency.
Heat a dosa tawa/griddle. Pour a ladleful of the batter and spread into a thin circle.
Drizzle with oil on top. When the bottom starts to brown, flip over and cook for a minute.
Serve hot with chutney/sambar.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM#22.
This goes to Kalpana who is guest hosting Priya's event - Fast & Quick Healthy dishes.


Gayathri Kumar said...

Never tried dosas with chickpeas. The dosa looks nice...

Anonymous said...

Love the colour of the.dosa. Post the other recipe one of these days!

Priya said...

Wonderful crispy dosas, love this.Give me that whole plate,feel like finishing rite now.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors. I have never dared to make the batter at home. However this makes me try once.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow that is such a healthy and delicious one!! am bookmarking it now!!

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Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious dosa :)

Unknown said...

The platter looks so good and I love dosa anytime any day! Please enable name/url in setting it helps commenters who don't use blogger. Jayanthi(

Pratibha Singh said...

lovely and delcious dosa. will definately try ths for the coming weekend

sra said...

how innovative! read a report somewhere today that people in many parts of Bombay went without a decent meal as everything was closed.

Chef Mireille said...

great protein rich dosa

Kalpana Sareesh said...

delicious dosa.. ncie combo ingredients..

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Rajani S said...

Totally new for me too!

PJ said...

Never dreamt of making doa with chick pea.Bookmarked this one.Very innovative recipe..

Srivalli said...

Never tried adding chickpea to batter..sounds interesting Jay..can imagine the commotion the news must have caused!

Pavani said...

Protein rich dosa.. Love the addition of chickpeas.