Monday 6 May 2013

Instant Besan Flour Dosa with Zucchini/Kadalai Maavu Dosai/Kadalai Maavu Dosai Recipe with step by step photos

This is a very simple, quick and healthy dosa which involves no grinding and no fermentation. This is similar to Rajasthani Puda but has the additional benefit of zucchini added to it. Zucchini is a summer squash, is a very delicate vegetable which needs very little time to cook. I came across this dosa in Manjulas kitchen, but made some changes by adding different ingredients. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make zucchini besan flour dosa with step by step photos…

Beasan Flour/Kadalai maavu
1 cup
Rice flour
¼ cup
Zucchini (peeled & grated)
1 cup
Sambar powder
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Ajwain seeds (ommam)
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
¼ tsp
As needed
2 tbsp finely chopped
For making dosa
Preparation Time: 112-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Wash and peel the zucchini (courgette) and grate them with a grater and keep it aside.

In a deep bowl add all the ingredients mentioned in the above table, except oil without adding water. This is to get rid of any lumps present.

Now add enough water to the dry mixture and mix it really well to make dosa batter consistency.

Heat tawa in the stove, pour one big ladle full of batter and make dosa. Add a tsp of oil along the edges of the dosa. Cook them evenly on both sides to golden brown color.

Delicious and healthy besan flour dosa is ready, serve it hot with any hot and spicy chutney.

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  1. This will be my weekend lunch will let u know how did it go. BTW which chutney did u put it on top

  2. Ahhh! Like how you combined all the veg and ingredients for the dosa, unique and splattering with flavors. Admiring the outcome.

  3. Zucchini and besan combo is new to me.. Well explained Priya..

  4. Wow I love the color and the add of zucchini is interesting. Looks yummy too.

  5. Looks crispy and tasty. We call it here in North India Besan Chilla.

  6. Dosas are my all time favourite.. These look so yummy and delicious Priya :-)

  7. dosa sounds simple and delicious :)

  8. Healthy dosa. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  9. nice healthy recipe with new combo sounds really gud...

  10. Thank you very much for the beautiful comments, I just treasure your comments a lot and it encourages me everyday.

  11. Wow Priya...super..i will sure try this...
    Today's recipe:

  12. Superb dosa. Very useful recipe for this fast world Priya.

  13. loved u r version of adding vegetables in it.

  14. Delicious and healthy dosa !!

  15. Thank you all very much for the wonderful comments...

  16. will try this with zucchini....i always prepared with onion and tomato...looks yummy!!!

  17. very interesting combo...looks good :)

  18. nice addition of zuchchini!!! looks very good!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  19. Healthy n wonderful dosa dear, can zucchini be replaced by any other vegetable?? At hyderabad, I cant find same


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