Vazhaithandu/Plantain Stem/Plantain Pith Dosa – Guest Recipe
Today’s post will be a guest recipe from my dear friend and fellow food blogger, Mrs.Kalyani VT of Kitchen Kathukutty (https://kitchenkathukutty.wordpress.com/). She specialises in baby food recipes and I should say she is doing a great job in helping out new mothers 🙂 Thanks Kalyani for this recipe and I am sure my readers will love it.
Over to Kalyani….
Yields: 6 to 8 dosas.
Preparation time-30 minutes
Cooking time-5 minute/dosa
Idly/Dosa Rice-1 cup
Whole urad dhal-Handful
Salt -to taste
Oil – to cook
1.Wash and soak rice and urad dhal for 3 hours minimum
2.Clean and finely chop vazhaithandu.
3.Grind the rice and dhal by adding less water.
4.Add salt to batter and chopped vazhaithandu/plantain pith.
5.Mix well and add water to the batter to reach thick pouring consistency.
6.Grease the dosa pan with oil and spread the batter.
7.Close with a lid and cook in medium flame.
8.Flip side and cook the other side.
9.Repeat the same for rest of the batter.
10.Serve it hot with spicy tomato chutney.
-The batter should be neither thick nor in free flowing stage. So add water carefully.
-You can add chopped onion,green chilly,curry leaves and coriander leaves ,if you feel the dosa might be too bland in taste.
-Add chopped pieces to butter milk+water mixture as it prevents darkening due to oxidation.
-Vazhaithandu is a good medicine for urinary infections.