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October 25, 2010


My neighbor gave me a homemade  health mix powder and told me to make dosa with it. It tasted excellent. My hubby loved it.Its color & taste is similar to ragi dosa.I prepared tomato chutney as accompaniment.I asked her the ingredients of the powder,ground in mill and kept it.I make this once in a week nowadays instead of the usual ragi dosa .Try this , iam sure u’ll love this healthy dosa.
Health mix dosa

  • Ragi – 1 kg
  • Urad dal – 250gms
  • Moong dal – 125 gms
  • Toor dal – 125 gms
  • Jeera – 2 tbsp
  • Pepper corns – 3 tbsp
For dosa :
  • Health mix powder – 1 cup
  • Sour curd – 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Whole Pepper corns – Few (if required)
Method :
  • Take one cup of health mix powder in a wide mouthed bowl and add the sour curd , salt , pepper corns with required water .
  • Mix well to make a dosa batter consistency.I made it watery to get a crispy dosa.
  • Heat a dosa tawa and pour the batter in a circular manner from outwards.
  • Drizzle little oil and cook on both sides.
Enjoy eating  this crispy , lacy , hot  dosa with tomato or coconut chutney !!
Note :
If u want to prepare the dosa instantly , u need to add the curd for sour taste.If u prepare the batter before 3-4 hrs , no need to use the curd.It will be fermented by the time u make dosa.So please use the ingredients accordingly.

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October 4, 2010


Set dosa & veg sagu recipe is a famous breakfast combo in Karnataka.I had already put set dosa & veg sagu in my T&T section here . This time i tried from MB’s cookbook and got credits too.I made some small changes in the actual recipe.I omitted food color this time and used chana dal.So the color of the dosa u see in picture is its original color.It was very soft and spongy too like a pancake.MB suggested carrot kurma as accompaniment.So i prepared the same. Yes, its really a good combo.It was mildly sweet like we get in Karnataka restaurants.If u like this combo,try this kurma.Else try mixed vegetable kurma.It also tastes good.I prepared coconut chutney too. We had a nice breakfastSmile.

Set dosa & carrot kurma recipe

Set dosa & carrot kurma recipe Set dosa recipe with carrot kurma - Yummy breakfast recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 10 dosas
Prep time: 120 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 125 Minutes


 1 cup = 200ml
To soak and grind
  • Boiled rice/Idli rice - 1 cup
  • Raw rice - 1/2 cup ( sona masoori)
  • Urad dal -1/4 cup
  • Thick aval/poha - 3 tbsp
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp (heaped)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 pinch(optional)
  • Carrot – 2 nos ( medium size,finely chopped)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Big onion – 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 no (-do-)
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – As reqd
To grind :
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 2-3 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic flakes – 7 nos
  • Soambu / Aniseed – 1/4 tsp
  • Khus khus – 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and soak the rice, dal,methi seeds together for 2 hrs. Grind to a smooth paste . Add salt at the end before removing the batter. Allow it to ferment for  minimum 15hrs. Next day add the cooking soda  , a pinch of sugar.Mix well.
  • Heat the pan and make small dosa.Do not spread it well.Pour little oil around it.Cover cook or in open pan for sometime.Flip if necessary or serve as it is. In some hotels,this dosa is cooked on one side.So its ur choice..
  • Serve two dosas as a set.
  • Wash and chop carrot and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and add the cinnamon,cloves. Then add onions,tomatoes and carrot pieces.Saute till tomato turns mushy.
  • Now add the turmeric powder , salt , red chilly powder and ground paste with the required water. Saute well.Pressure cook for one or two whistles.Remove,check for water content and boil for more time to thicken more.
For variations,u can add peas and beans too.Do not add more carrots as the gravy tastes sweet.So use less carrot and more spices.

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