Hi Everyone! First off, I’m extremely sorry for the lack of posts over the past 2-3 weeks, but I had a really good excuse…you’re looking at it! Vegetarian Gastronomy had a make-over, and I’ve been hard at work getting my newly designed site up and running. I’m excited to say that although it is definitely still a work in progress, the new site is LIVE and I hope you love it as much as I do. It is now much more functional, user-friendly, works great on mobile devices, and has a fresh clean new look. If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you’ll notice that although it looks different, the overall structure of the site is still very similar. And if you’re fairly new to the site, then welcome! There are a few features that are a work in progress (as you will see when you browse the site), and I hope to complete them within the next few weeks, if not sooner. Some of these include:
School Lunch Idea Gallery
SHOP Page (My favorite products, most of which you will find in my own kitchen)
Until then, enjoy the new site! Browse through the different sections, check out my new RECIPES page, and let me know what you think about the new site in the comments below! I’d love your feedback and suggestions. And now I have to make it up to you guys for the 3 weeks I was out, so I hope you’re ready for some amazing NEW recipes coming your way, starting off today with one of my favorites, and the dish many of you have been waiting for!
It’s My Mom’s Dosa Recipe! I am so excited to finally be sharing this recipe with you! If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you must have heard me mention it or share a pictures of this dish. It’s very simple and I’ve been making it for YEARS, so I am not sure why it’s taken me this long to post it. Dosa, a savory crepe made from rice and lentils. It’s a traditional South Indian dish, and a favorite of mine since I was a child. This awesome recipe was passed along to me by my Mom. She’s been making them at home for as long as I can remember, slowly changing the recipe along the way, making them healthier and perfect in taste and texture.
I really don’t know where to start when talking about Dosa. I simply love it!
I love how quick and easy it is to prepare the batter, how healthy it is, and all the different ways in which you can enjoy it. But most importantly, I love how it’s everyone enjoys it. To this day, I don’t think I’ve met a single person who doesn’t like Dosa (but if you are one of those people, I’d love to know why???). Did I mention that the batter is also freezable? Yep, it is. This is a great meal for the family, and if you ask my 3 and 5 yr old what they want for dinner, their answer will most definitely be, “Can you make DOSA?!”.
Once you have the basic Dosa batter made, you can do so many things with it:
- Plain Dosa (shown below) – Thin Dosa served with a side of your favorite chutney (such as Cilantro Peanut Chutney), sauce, or vegan butter (which is what my kids enjoy).
- For Kids – Shred some veggies such as zucchini/squash and carrots into the batter before making the Dosa to add more nutrition.
- Masala Dosa – Stuff it or serve it with a side of Lemony Potato Masala. You can also stuff it with any of your favorite savory fillings and it should taste great (such as curried vegetables, sauteed purple cabbage with some tamari and hot sauce, etc.)
- Uttapam Dosa (shown above) – Make a slightly thicker Dosa and top it with some finely chopped cilantro, jalapenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and/or corn while cooking on the pan.
You can see that this dish is very versatile. I’ve had all the versions listed above, and enjoy every one of them. It’s also perfect to pack for your kids lunches. I make the batter ahead of time with shredded veggies, cook the Dosa before school, spread a little vegan butter on it, cut it up into pieces or roll it up, and pack it for their lunch. It’s always a huge hit! Whenever my kids take Dosa, I know they will come back with empty lunch containers, which makes a mom like me very happy.
If you’re looking at the recipe and thinking that you won’t be able to perfectly pour and shape the batter, don’t worry. It’s very easy and doesn’t require any special cooking tools or skills, just may take a little practice and a good non-stick pan. You can check out the pan I’ve been using for years on my SHOP Page, or here. The recipe itself is very easy, and I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible below in the directions. Plus, I made a video below to show you how I spread the batter (my very first video!).
So get to it! If you’re a pro at making Dosa, then take this recipe and run with it. If you’re a first timer, then make a small batch of the Dosa mix, and try your hand at making your very own home-made Dosa. If you try out the recipe, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Or tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can see your creations.