Thinai Dosai/Foxtail Millet Pancake (Whole Grain Dosai Series)

Holiday Traveling and Holiday Baby-sitting have made this post a delayed one. I truly apologize for that. Thinai or Foxtail Millet would be the last millet variety in this series for now. As soon as I get a few more left out varieties, I shall keep updating in the same category. Other names for foxtail…

Vellai Chola Dosai/White Corn Pancakes (Whole Grain Dosai Series)

Vellai Cholam/White Corn is next on the list. This is a pancake using fresh corn. Now, with the title, whole grain dosais/pancakes, can fresh corn be included? Is Corn a vegetable, grain or a fruit?   Corn seed is actually a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit. Corn seed is a vegetable because it is…

Varagarisi Dosai/Kodo Millet Pancake (whole grain dosai series)

The next power packed pancake is Varagarisi Dosai. Varagarisi is Kodo millet in English. Scientific name – Paspalum scrobiculatum L.   varagu/kodo in close up   Kodo millet was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. It is found across the old world in humid habitats of tropics and subtropics. It is a minor grain…

Kambu Dosai/Pearl Millet Pancake/Bajra Dosa (Whole Grain Dosai Series)

  black gram and pearl millet   Next on the list of healthy/protein rich dosais/pancakes is Kambu Dosai. Kambu in Tamil is Pearl Millet in English and Bajra in Hindi. As mentioned in the previous Keppai Dosai Post, my daughter’s first intake after mother’s milk was finger millet porridge. Now, the goodness of these sprouted…

Kezhvaragu Dosai/Finger Millet Pancake (Whole Grain Dosai Series)

  kezhvaragu/finger millet – the centre of attraction   First in the series of Dosais would be Kezhvaragu Dosai. Kezhvaragu in Tamil, is Finger Millet in English and locally Ragi in Karnataka, the southern Indian state which is the largest producer of Finger Millet in India. It is also called Keppai in Tamil. I give…

Power Packed Pancakes – Whole Grain Dosais!

  power packed grains and lentils top – brown rice, yellow corn and black chick peas bottom – black gram, green gram, finger miller and pearl millet.   Idlies and Dosais for Stress-free life/life style…   Why not start a series on different kinds of Dosais/pancakes? With less intake of White Rice recommended, the wide…

Muzhu Ulunthu Dosai/Black Gram Dosai – Pancakes

  muzhu ulundhu dosai/black gram pancake There are different kinds of Dosais – Traditional and Contemporary! The traditional ones include those pancakes made from a variety of grains and lentils. Like Kezhvaragu Dosai – Finger Millet Pancake; Kambu Dosai – Pearl Millet Pancake; Chola Dosai – Corn Pancake; Gothumai Dosai – Whole Wheat Pancake; Rava…

Kutty Idli – Thengai Araitha Sambar/Small Idlies soaked in Sambar

  Kutty Idly – This is yet another childhood delicacy. Idlies are the staple breakfast and/or dinner main course.. that we know. Kutty means small and these are a smaller version of the same batter but with a different mould – smaller to have a tempting trick on children and some grown ups too! And who…

Chola Dosai/Yellow Corn Flour Pancake

  healthy chola dosai/corn dosai   Cholam means Corn in Tamil language.   Before rice became a staple food in Tamilnadu,  cultivated cholam/corn, kezhvaragu/finger millet, kambu/pearl millet and many more natural grains which are uncommon in cities and becoming less common in towns and villages these days were used in making kanji/porridge or  cooked as main course meal. Even today, every area…

Maargazhi Maadhathil Ven Pongal/Ven Pongal in the month of Maargazhi

 The Tamil Calender starts with Chithirai Maadham which starts from 14th of April. Chithirai is the name of the month and maadham means month. Chithirai, Vaikasi, Aani, Aadi, Aavani, Purattasi, Aippasi, Kaarthikai, Maargazhi, Thai, Maasi, and Panguni are the twelve tamil months. Among all the months, in hindu religious terms, Maargazhi maadham- (mid december to…

Adai Dosai/Dosa

When there is information about sudden guests and you want to give them a quick dosai, this is a perfect recipe. It is also a healthy dosai because of the types of lentils that go into it. This can be spread thin to make it crispy but is generally made thick.  Adais are always consumed…

Idly/Dosa for two!

This batter would be just enough for two persons. I also tried making the batter in a mixer/blender. These are some details about Parboiled Rice.  Parboiled rice is produced through the process of parboiling or partially boiling. Harvested paddy or rice with husk is hydrated and then steamed, before drying them. Once dried, the husk of…