Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Green Chutney Dosa with Spicy Tomato & Almond chutney

Green Chutney Dosa with Spicy Tomato & Almond chutney

Post the holi party, I had some left over moong dal and green chutney. I decided to make moong dal dosas and have them with the green chutney. However when I started making the batter, an idea struck me. Read on to know what it was, in case you haven't guessed it by now :)

Green Chutney Dosa
2 cups moong dal soaked overnight
1 cup oats flour
4 tbsp rice flour
4-5 red chillies
Green chutney made from 1 bunch cilantro, mint leaves, 2 green chillies, cumin seeds, roasted chana dal, ginger and salt.

Grind the moong dal along with the red chillies and salt. In a bowl, add the this and all the other ingredients together and mix it to make a smooth batter. Make dosas in a non stick pan. Since this has coriander & mint leaves, it will leave behind a very nice aroma in your kitchen as your dosa cooks. The flavor of this dosa is very refreshing.

Spicy Tomato & Almond chutney
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
8-9 almonds
2-3 cloves
4-5 red chillies
1 tbsp urad dal
Mustard seeds for tempering
Salt and oil

In a small pan, add 1 tsp oil, add the urad dal and fry it till it turns light brown. Now add the ginger garlic paste, garlic, cloves, almonds, red chillies and onions. Fry it for some time. Then add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till the tomatoes become mushy. Let this mixture cool. Then grind this to a smooth paste. In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil, temper the mustard seeds. You may add curry leaves if you wish at this point. Add 1 whole red chilly ad fry. Now add the tomato paste. Check salt and add if required. Let this cook for few minutes. Your spicy tomato chutney is ready to eat! The cloves and almonds give this chutney a very unique flavor. You can choose to tone down the spice levels if required by reducing the red chillies. I can assure you that is surely a lip smacking chutney... :)