Munira is visiting from Texas, yay! We biked over with some fig banana bread, and she treated us to an impromptu, delicious dinner of her lentil dosa and secret gobi. I thought dosa was super hard to make, but she showed me how -- and it wasn't so hard! I'm very excited because besides their delicate deliciousness, her lentil dosas are high protein, super healthy, and a wonderful pairing with indian veggies. She also cooked up some bhindi masala for her IT guy (Larry) and sent it home with us, along with leftover dosa batter and a (loaner) dosa pan so I could practice my dosa-making skills again tomorrow. Sweet! She recommended serving with lettuce, tomato, and chopped onion, and filling the center and rolling up into a "stuffed" wrap. Lots of possibilities!
Rough measurements for ingredients follow (of course no actual measuring was done :)
A mix of dry lentils, such as:
1/2 C red lentils
1/2 C green lentils
2/3 C urad dal
2/3 C channa dal
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
Water (for rinsing & soaking)
Measure out the lentils into a bowl together and mix. Rinse well a couple of times, then add several cups of water and soak overnight. The next day, grind up the soaked lentils in a blender. Add a little salt, and water as needed, to make a thin batter.
Warm a crepe pan on medium heat. Pour about 1/2 C of the batter on the center of the pan and spread it out in a slow, circular fashion. Cook a few minutes, until the edges start to pull away from the pan. Use a flat spatula/knife to carefully lift the dosa starting at the edges until it's completely free, and then flip it. Cook a few more minutes. Serve warm and eat immediately. Yum!