The Lean Green Life! 


Oats, Kale & Mungdal Dosa With Avocado, Jalapeño & peanut chutney 

What’s the first thing that you eat when you’re back home from a long vacation in a country far far away? On the flight back home from Italy I literally dreamt of “dal chawal” (Indian lentils and rice) ! And papad, I vividly remember dreaming of truck loads of papad! Of course, I made it happen too. The yellow dal that I finally made, had lots of “extra” tadka and my kitchen overall had “extra” Indian food for that entire week until I got a not-so-subtle hint from my family to give it a rest. 

This dosa is a love child of my extreme desire for Indian khana & of my extreme need to address the holiday weight I’ve been ignoring since Italy 🇮🇹! So nutritious & healthy!! Also so delicious that you’ll never be able to tell that it’s healthy! 


Ingredients (for dosa batter) 

  • 2 cups soaked mung dal* (green split lentils)
  • 2 cups Old fashioned rolled oats (soaked for about 5 mins and drained) 
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale (stalks removed)
  • 1-2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • Water to grind 

*after soaking for about 6-8 hours, the mung dal more than doubles up in volume, so soak accordingly. 

Preparation (for the dosa batter)

  1. Add the first three ingredients in an electric grinder and blend adding as little water as possible since these ingredients are well hydrated to begin with. 
  2. I used a ninja mixer and got a fairly fine & smooth paste and did it in 3 small batches. (Think crepe batter, slightly runnier than pancake batter)
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric & cumin powders and salt. 

Ingredients & Utencils  (for making Dosa) 

  • Dosa/ crepe pan / flat bottomed non-stick large pan 
  • Ladle or a steel cup to spread the batter 
  • Spatula 
  • Prepared batter
  • Butter to spread 

Preparation

  1. Heat the pan/ griddle.
  2. Once really hot, turn the flame to low and spread out the batter in a thin circle using a ladle.
  3. Spread some butter on it using a metal spatula. 
  4. Turn on high till it starts to brown . 
  5. Roll it up using the spatula and serve.
  6. Repeat 

Or (and I highly recommend) 

  1. Once you got all of the above ready, all you need to do is watch a dosa making YouTube video and go for it! 
  2. Serve with the Avocado & peanut chutney. 


Ingredients (for the chutney) 

    • 1 avocado: pitted and scooped 
    • 1 cup chopped cilantro 
    • 1/2- 1 jalapeño 
    • 1/4 cup peanuts 
    • 1-2 tbsp chipotle chili powder/ taco seasoning 
    • Salt n pepper to taste
    • Lime juice to taste 
    • Water to adjust the consistency 

    Preparation (for the chutney)

    1. Blend all the ingredients together using just enough water to get a thick non-runny chutney. (Think ketchup) 
    2. I would save the salt & lime for the end, so you can adjust the consistency without stress! 

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      2 thoughts on “The Lean Green Life! 

      1. Ok, this comment isn’t related to the post at all. Nonetheless, I made a new friend out of a colleague whom I fondly refer to as Karam which is short for their long name. And I would be lying if I tell I don’t remember your son at times on telling the name 😅 Life is strange 🙂

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