Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sprouted Mung Beans Dosa / Crepe with Vegetable Stuffing

Green Mung Beans - 1 cup
Rice - 1/2 cup (can use brown or white rice), soak for an hour
Turmeric - a pinch
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - half inch
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

For stuffing:
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tbsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry Leaves - a few leaves
Green Chili - 2, chopped
Urad Dal / Husked Black Lentils - a tbsp. (optional)
White Onion - 1/2, chopped
Carrot - 1 big, grated (and/or can use a mix of other veggies like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower)
Tomato - 1, chopped
Yukon Gold Potato - 3, boiled and lightly mashed
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Cilantro - a handful, chopped

Soak the mung beans overnight in 2 cups of water in a mason jar. In the morning drain the water and leave the jar in a corner of the kitchen island. See to it that the soaked beans are always moist by adding some water to the mason jar and then draining it completely. Repeat this three or four times every day for the next couple of days till the beans are well sprouted.

Mix the sprouted beans, soaked rice, water, salt, turmeric, garlic and ginger and blend it in a high speed blender like vitamix to make a smooth batter. The consistency should be thinner than a pancake batter. Add the cumin seeds to the batter.

For stuffing, heat a pan. Add ghee, mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves green chili and urad dal. Cook the urad dal for a minute or so till it starts browning. Add the chopped onion and cook till onion becomes soft. Now add the grated carrot and tomato. Cook for another minute. Mix in the mashed potato, turmeric and salt and a cup of water and cook for a few minutes more. Remove from heat and sprinkle cilantro on top.

Heat an iron skillet. Brush with oil and pour a ladle full of the batter. Spread with the back of the ladle. Add a few drops of oil to the edges of the dosa.
Cook till the bottom browns. Flip and cook on the other side till brown and crisp. If you want extra crispy dosa, add a little more oil and the make small size dosa.
Stuff with the vegetable mix, roll and serve hot or serve the vegetable on the side with the dosa.

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