- Submitted by Beryl
(Godhumai Dosai, Atte ka Cheela)
Usually we make normal dosa made up of rice and urid dhal for breakfast. I wet grind the batter for normal dosa in bulk and keep it in refrigerator so that I can use it for one or two weeks. Sometimes we may run out of this batter. In those days, if there is any shortage of normal dosa batter, we love to make Wheat Dosa.
These crepes made with wheat flour is also knwon as Godhumai Dosai or Atte ka Cheela.. It can be made instantly with no prior soaking or grinding. The batter is made with whole wheat flour or atta whichever you use for making chapattis. Though it's not a daily breakfast menu, we love to have this once in a while.
My mother-in-law eats this dosa more often as she has diabetes. Wheat is good for diabetic patients and is highly recommended by doctors. It is preferred over the regular dosas or rice for such diabetic patients. Instant Wheat Dosais takes so much less time and effort to make as compared to chapattis. So she prefers to have these often, especially for dinner, with some spicy chutney. Let's see how to make this healthy wheat dosa.
Recipe for Wheat Dosa
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- Wheat flour - 2 cup
- Cool Water - 1.5 cup
- Salt - as necessary
- Ghee or oil - few tsp (for roasting)
- In a vessel take wheat flour, water and salt. Mix well. Use normal room temperature water or cold water for making the batter. (Do not use hot water for mixing as it will change the nature of batter and dosa can't be prepared properly.)
- Mix well with a spoon or whisk, so that there are no lumps inside the batter. Whisk makes it easier to make a smooth batter. Check for salt.
- Switch on the stove and place a dosa tava. Allow it to become hot. Non stick tava is better than the normal tava to make this dosa easily.
- Sprinkle some water and check if the tawa is hot enough. If it makes some sizzling noise when we sprinkle the water, it means the tava is hot and ready to make dosa.
- Sprinkle some oil or ghee on the tava and spread it to the entire tava. If it is a nonstick tava, you may reduce the oil or ghee or skip this step.
- Using a ladle, pour about 3/4 to 1 ladle full of batter onto the hot tava and move it in circular form to make dosa.
- Drizzle about 1 tsp of ghee (or oil) on the edges of the dosa .
- After about a minute, slightly lift one side and see if the bottom side of dosa has become golden brown in colour. If so, flip it up using a spatula and wait for about 1 to 1.5 minute. The dosa is ready.
- Carefully lift it to a plate and serve with some curry. Repeat the same steps for the remaining batter and make more dosas.
- Some people like to add some grated coconut in the batter. It gives some good taste of coconut in the dosa.
- Another variation can be made by adding chopped onions, green chilies, capsicum and cilantro to the batter before making the dosas
Serving Wheat Dosa
- Just like regular dosas, this wheat dosa can be served with sambar and chutney varieties.
- I personally also enjoy wheat dosa with fish curry.
- Sweet Wheat Coconut Roll can also be made. After making regular wheat dosa, place couple of tbsp of grated coconut mixed with some sugar in the middle and roll it. Kids specially will enjoy when served this way.
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