Pumpkin dosa – an easy way to sneak vegetable in kid’s diet! Orange-colored(Beta-Carotenes rich) dosas attract kids’ eyes when seen and enhance their eyesight when eaten.
Highly nutritious pumpkin is good for all ages. Pregnant ladies do have pumpkin as it provides majority of the nutrients your body needs and also relieves you from constipation(Fiber-rich) and anemia(Iron-rich).
Pumpkin Dosa Recipe – Ingredients
Idli batter(Maavu) – 1.5 cup
Pumpkin – 1 piece cut along the ribs from top to bottom
Garlic – 1 clove(Optional)
Sesame oil(Nallennai)- For making dosa
1.Wash and peel out the skin of pumpkin. Remove the skin of a garlic clove.2.Cut pumpkin to small pieces and slit garlic clove. Grind them in mixie.3.Add lil water(I added 1/8 cup) and grind smoothly so that there are no bits. Pour this ground mix to idli batter.4.Mix well and now the consistency should be like dosa batter.5.Add few drops of sesame oil and grease the whole dosa tawa using onion. Take a ladle full of batter and pour in dosa tawa.6.Spread the batter using the same ladle to make dosa. Drizzle some sesame oil around the corners and in the centre. Once cooked, turn over and cook for few mins. Colorful healthy dosa is ready.. Serve with any chutney of your choice or just cane sugar(Naatu sakkarai), peanut butter or honey would go well with it!
- You shall replace sesame oil with ghee.
- Use thick idli batter to mix pumpkin puree. If you mix to thin dosa batter, it will become more watery and you might not get perfect dosas.
- Galic is optional. I like garlic flavor in my dosas. Skip it, if you are not a fan of garlic.
- You can make crispy or soft dosa as per your wish. Do not cook more brownish as it might invite bitter taste.
- Do not throw the pumpkin seeds away. Click here to see how to use it healthily ?
Pumpkin – Dietary fiber, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Folates, Vitamins A, B & C