Monday, March 24

Vegetable Set Dosa with Pear-Pecan chutney

Blog events are so tempting for a food blogger. The moment you know the theme for an event, you brain automatically starts thinking what can I make for that event. And if you can come up with a dish that meets not one, not two but three events!!! Isn't it cool??

With all varieties of dosas pouring in the food blog world for srivalli's dosa mela, even I could come up with one for the event. I usually make plain mini set dosa for breakfast, but this time, I added some veggies to the batter. They tasted so good. And to go along with them, I made a chutney with pear and pecan. Why pear, well you know, this month Raaga of The Singing Chef chose Pear for this month's AFAM. I was little skeptical using pear for chutney but to my surprise it tasted great.

Here is the recipe for Vegetable Set Dosa:


1/4 cup urad dal
1 cup rice ( I used sona masoori)
1/2 cup poha(flattened rice)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
Salt as per taste
1 carrot grated finely
1 small onion finley chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp cumin seeds

Wash and soak urad dal, fenugreek seeds and rice together for 4 to 5 hours. Just before grinding soak poha in 3/4 cup water. Grind them all to smooth paste in batches. Add salt to the batter and set aside to let it ferment for overnight.

Next day morning add grated carrot, onion, cilantro and cumin seeds into the batter. Heat a pan or electric griddle to 350 degrees F. Spray with some non-stick spray and pour a ladle full of batter. Spread slightly to make it look like a pancake. Cook until one side turns golden brown, carefully turn onto the other side. Do not cook too long on the second side, just leave it for a second and remove from the pan into a plate, serve it with any chutney of your choice.

These dosas are going to Srivalli of Cooking 4 all Seasons for her Dosa Mela event.

Recipe for Pear-Pecan Chutney:

1 small young(raw) pear
1/3 cup toasted pecans
1/3 cup freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup sour curds (yogurt, I used homemade yogurt from skim milk)
6-8 small green chillies
1/2 small lime side tamarind soaked in some water (you do not need too much of tamarind as we are adding sour curds)
salt as per taste

For tadka:

1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies chopped into small pieces
few curry leaves
a pinch of asafoetida

Take all the first batch of ingredients into a blender and blend into a smooth paste by adding enough water. Heat oil in a pan and add the tadka ingredients, let them splutter and then add to the blended mixture. This goes well with any breakfast items like, dosas, idlies etc.,

This cup of chutney is going to Raaga of The Singing Chef for the AFAM-Pear event.

The entire platter is also going to Manasi Desai of Fun and Food for WBB#20 - Balanced Breakfast event, as this breakfast has all the ingredients she has listed out.

Protein by way of urad dal, starch by way of rice and poha, vegetables, fruits, dairy by way of yogurt, nuts etc., I hope she will accept my humble contribution.

24 comments:

Dhivya said...

great entry hima:))love these and creative too

Cham said...

Cool for 3 events one dish :) looks delicious the chutney.

Nupur said...

The pear chutney is so innovative, Hima. Very creative of you!

Uma said...

Wow, wonderful entries for three events! So innovative to make pear chutney. Looks delicious, Hima!

Alpa said...

oooh, the pear chutney sounds fabulous! I suppose it doesn't turn out sweet does it if you use unripe pears?

Srivalli said...

killed 3 in one shot..great going...Hima...the pear chutney is really very innovative...

Hima said...

Thanks to all for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments.

Alpa, I used unripe pear and the chutney did not turn our sweet. Since I used sour curd and tamarind, the little sweet is also not felt.

kamala said...

Great creativity hima.I have to try it soon

Rachel said...

pear pecan chutney,...very innovative! must be a different taste all together...

Divya Vikram said...

great that u made one post for three events..Every thing looks too good n creative

Raaga said...

that's as inviting as it is innovative. Thank you Hima!!

Saswati said...

this pear chutney is new to me...gr8 idea and nice entry:)

Jayashree said...

Nice one....the idea of pear in a chutney is very interesting.
I too have a vegetable dosa posted on my blog....do chk it out.

Trupti said...

hey Hima, Nice entry..pear chutney..very innovative

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Hima.....I am visiting ur blog after a long time...Nice to see all ur recipes... Love them all... Veg set dosa is amzing....Nice idea...

AnuSriram said...

That looks awesome and delicious... Never heard of this pear chutney before... Brilliant idea!

Vanamala said...

WoW...yummy tasty dosa's

Mansi Desai said...

Boy! I'm going "ga-ga" over that pear-pecan chutney! I have to try this soon! thanks so much for a beautiful breakfast Hima:)

ServesYouRight said...

What a lovely combination - sounds delicious!

Smita

Sia said...

pear with pecan in a form of chutney??? i bow my head... :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Pear and pecans - very novel idea, Hima. What kind of pears did you use?

Hima said...

I used green pear which was a little raw I mean not a ripe one.

Meera said...

including carrots in the set dosa is a wonderful idea. Bookmarked. will try soon. Also loved your pear chutney. wonderful entry.

Shanthi said...

WONDERFUL DOSA WITH A NICE TWIST
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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