This morning all i could think about was Dosa’s. It’s been a torterous long time since i have had one. When dreaming of dosa’s I can think of only one place -Mumbai, I had been there for 3 years of my student life. Loved everything about Mumbai then and now too, the place has so much to offer. The food is to die for, from their sandwiches to chaat foods and of course dosa’s and Idlis. I went there again 2 years ago for my cousins wedding and all I did was shop and eat (sounds great doesn’t it) Don’t like going to fancy restaurants to eat there, am somehow content and excited by what the street stalls have to offer, their talent is mind blowing. They even make a stylish serving effort. Brings a smile to my face, they do take their job seriously even if its out in the open and space being their enemy. They are quick and meet the demands of their clients. I guess that’s why i crave more, i feel it matches my taste buds…Heaven!
Moving on to the cravings, the usual dosa recipe calls for ingredients that include Rice, Daal and a dash of fenugreek seeds, which also requires a fermenting process. Yup, you heard right, Fermenting process can be for overnight, a day or sometimes less…..Gosh if only i had the time I would. Besides the fermenting process, another thing to check for is, is it waistline friendly? from my experience if you just starting your diet or thinking of loosing those pounds pronto or trying to get leaner, then bid goodbye to them in a blink. The carb guru ‘Rice’ will make sure you don’t budge an inch, unless of course you working out regularly and are already at the maintaing stage.
So what do you do. Well its simple…look at your pantry closely, there is always something. For me, I stumbled upon a big bag of Gram Flour, a staple in most indian homes, infact any indian will say ahh i make this all the time, which is true no doubt. But did that thought arise, did you think outside the carb box when someone told you, you have to go on a diet which is GF, DF or whatever diet names available. NOPE! I bet majority spend their time sulking and reminiscing their food dates in a split second thinking their life is OVER. Well i say, it just got better. I picked up this bag of yellow ingredients, cooked it up and satisfied my tummy after a good workout.
There is always a tweek possible, just need to find it. I would love to know what you think of this. I love my garlic, ginger and chillies to bits, and need a larger quantity to get the kick, but if you don’t have that pallet then just reduce the quantities. I have kept them to suit the majority though. Hope you like it. Like i chant Eat, shrink your waist and then ready to flaunt. No excuses here!
Gram flour (2 cups)
Garlic 2 bulbs
Ginger 1 inch/Galangal
1 Green chilli (optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric (optional)
Salt to taste
1/2 Green Pepper (Chopped)
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 Small onion (Chopped)
First mix the gram flour and water in a bowl. make sure the batter is not too thick or too runny. Next make paste of Garlic Ginger and chillies. Add the paste and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well. Heat a non stick pan and add ghee…once its hot enough, pour the batter and let it cook one side for a few minutes and then flip to cook on the other side. Serve hot with chutney or a cup of any infused Tea.