Here is one more millet based recipe from my kitchen. I am amazed about how I try to incorporate millets into my day to day cooking. Yes, even I am surprised that I finally got hook of healthy life style. The most important point here is my daughter has been introduced to this diet during her childhood. I hope this continues and she also continues after me. I have learnt about millets recently meaning within three or four years. At first it took a lot of experimenting to get the hang of it but once I successfully made dosas with millets, the other dishes followed. Appam, Paniyaram, Idiyappam, Kozhukattai, noodles, puttu, idli, oothappam, roti are some of the dishes which are now completely rice free in our house. This month there will be so many millet based recipes which you would thoroughly enjoy. You need to check my Millet page to know about the wonderful dishes.
So when I selected to make dosai maavu bonda, my choice automatically was millet based dosai maavu. Dosai maavu is nothing but the batter used to make dosas. This is usually made by grinding urad dhal and rice and fermenting it for 8 hours to make delicious dosas. I have substituted rice with cholam/ sorghum and this dosa has become is the batter I grind once or twice a week. Both hubby and Sruti are great fans of this dosa and so I have it always in my fridge. For the alphabet D, I found it so hard to get a Tamil recipe except for dosai. As I have done it already, I finalised this bonda. My mum used to make this as a snack for us. If there was any left over dosa batter, then she would add onions and spices and make either these bondas or paniyaram with it. This was before fridge came to our house. So it was necessary to finish off the batter other wise it would go very sour. After fridge entered, mum stopped doing this and I completely forgot about these. So this is the first time I am making this after marriage. BM surely takes us back and that is what I love about it. I simply went back to my childhood and remembered mum a lot. I served it with coconut chutney about which I will talk later.
Cholam Dosa Batter – 2 cups
Green Chillies -2
Curry Leaves- a sprig
Coriander Leaves – 2-3 tbs
Salt to taste
Oil To Deep Fry
In a bowl mix together the batter, onion, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Add salt to taste.
In a pan, heat oil.
Drop spoonful of batter into hot oil and fry until it is nicely brown.
Remove from oil and serve hot with chutney.