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…

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…

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…

Vengaya Dosai/ Onion Dosa

There are different kinds of dosais.. plain dosai, masala dosai, adai dosai, paruppu dosai, vengaya (onion) dosai, thakkali (tomato) dosai, kal dosai, uthappam, mini uthappam and many more never ending varieties. Dosai is like a flexible daughter-in-law, always ready to get accustomed to all kinds of situations! Now, let’s make vengaya dosai or onion pancakes!…

Payaru Dosai/Whole lentil Dosai/Dosa

This is a dosai/dosa with the goodness of many kinds of lentils in it. Lentils are a rich source of protein. They also contain dietary fiber, folate, B vitamins, minerals and are also a good source of iron. Generally, paruppu/dhal or sundal/cooked lentil snacks can be made of pachai payaru/whole green gram and karuppu kondaikadalai/black chickpea. Muzhu ulundhu/whole black gram is used…

Plain Dosai/Dosa

 Dosais/Dosas or Pancakes Dosais/Dosas can be called the south indian pancake. The staple food of the tamils has been rice and other grains. In Tamilnadu, idlis and dosais – the blend of parboiled rice and dehusked black gram – are taken for breakfast and dinner with several varieties of chutneys to go with it. These dosais are made soft and fluffy as a day-to-day affair….