Our main food is rice, we use it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On “fasting days”, we eat rice only once in a day. Other meals, we eat something that is made of wheat or other lentils/floors.
I make these dosas on such days. Moong dal is beleived to be cold on the digestive system and the body. It is rich in proteins. Ginger and green chillies give a very nice flavor to dosas. Since these do not require fermentation, a lot of planning is not required. These are similar to pesarattu and adai, but slightly different.
1 cup urad dal
1 cup moong dal
2 tea spns ginger pieces
3-4 green chillies
Soak urad dal and moong dal in water for about 2hrs. Grind them along with ginger, green chillies and salt to a smooth batter (of dosa batter consistency). Instead of grinding ginger and green chillies to the batter, they can also be mixed to the ground batter.
Heat tava and make thin dosas. Cook them from both sides like any other dosas.
Serve hot with ginger chutney.
Serves : 5-6
Preparation time : 30mins
PS: 1 cup of red masoor dal can also be added to the dosas along with moong and urad dal.