methi dosa recipe | vendhaya dosa | menthya dosa | menthe dosa recipe

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methi dosa recipe | vendhaya dosa | menthya dosa | menthe dosa recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. an amazingly popular and flavoured dosa recipe made with rice batter with fenugreek flavour. compared to the traditional dosa recipe, it has a savoury and bitter taste which makes it ideal breakfast recipe. it tastes great when served with a scoop of coconut chutney or a spicy coconut based kurma.
methi dosa recipemethi dosa recipe | vendhaya dosa | menthya dosa | menthe dosa recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. dosa recipes have a huge fan base across india and are known for its taste and flavour. the flavour part generally comes from the additional and optional flavouring agent which would describe the dosa recipe. one such easy and flavoured dosa recipe is methi dosa recipe with loads of bitter and savoury taste.

as i mentioned earlier, there are myriad types of dosa variants which mainly differs with its flavouring agent. out of these recipes, methi dosa variant is a unique one to be noted. by its appearance, it does not have any distinctive feature, but it does have a strong taste in it. the addition of fenugreek not only adds bitter taste to it, but also helps ferment the dosa batter. as matter of fact, i have not added urad dal to make the batter and hence there isn’t any fermenting agent. yet it ferments properly due to bitter taste added. in addition to it, the first bite may be awkward for you, but as you start consuming it, you would certainly start liking it.

vendhaya dosa

anyway, i would like to highlight some of my tips, suggestions and variations to methi dosa recipe. firstly, as i mentioned earlier i have used only rice to make the dosa batter with fenugreek seeds. yet you can experiment the recipe further with rice and urad dal batter which should taste equally great. secondly, if you are living in a cold and dry place the fermentation process may take extra time. to hasten it, you can either store it in a preheated oven or direct in sun light. lastly, the ideal combination for this bitter dosa is to serve it with a spicy and savoury chutney or curry. when a spicy side, mixed with bitter dosa, it makes a nice combination.

finally, i request you to check my other dosa recipes collection with this post of methi dosa recipe. it mainly includes recipes collection like rava dosa, ghee roast dosa, poha uttapam, set dosa, oats dosa, uttapam, kara dosa, tomato dosa, adai, onion rava dosa with aloo masala. further to these i would like to highlight my other recipes collection like,

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methi dosa recipe | vendhaya dosa | menthya dosa | methi dosa recipe

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Fermentation Time: 8 hours
Servings: 10 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: Breakfast, dosa
Cuisine: south india
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Ingredients

  • 3 cup idli rice
  • 3 tbsp methi / fenugreek
  • water , for soaking and grinding
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

idli and dosa batter preparation:

  • firstly, in a large bowl soak 3 cup idli rice and 3 tbsp methi.
  • soak for 5 hours with enough water.
  • drain off the water and transfer to the blender or grinder.
  • blend to smooth batter adding water as required.
  • prepare slightly watery consistency batter as methi absorbs water and thickens batter.
  • ferment the batter for 8 hours or till it doubles.
  • mix the batter gently without disturbing air pockets.
  • add 2 tsp salt and mix gently. idli and dosa batter is ready.

methi idli or vendhaya idli preparation:

  • firstly, grease the idli plate with oil.
  • pour a ladleful of batter in each idli plate.
  • place the idli plate in steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes.
  • finally, enjoy methi idli with kurma or chutney.

methi dosa or vendhaya dosa preparation:

  • firstly, pour a ladleful of batter on hot tawa and spread gently forming slightly thick dosa.
  • sprinkle oil over dosa.
  • cover and cook for a minute or until the dosa is cooked completely.
  • finally, enjoy methi dosa with kurma or chutney.
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how to make methi dosa with step by step photo:

idli and dosa batter preparation:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl soak 3 cup idli rice and 3 tbsp methi.
  2. soak for 5 hours with enough water.
  3. drain off the water and transfer to the blender or grinder.
  4. blend to smooth batter adding water as required.
  5. prepare slightly watery consistency batter as methi absorbs water and thickens batter.
  6. ferment the batter for 8 hours or till it doubles.
  7. mix the batter gently without disturbing air pockets.
  8. add 2 tsp salt and mix gently. idli and dosa batter is ready.

methi idli or vendhaya idli preparation:

  1. firstly, grease the idli plate with oil.
  2. pour a ladleful of batter in each idli plate.
  3. place the idli plate in steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes.
  4. finally, enjoy methi idli with kurma or chutney.

methi dosa or vendhaya dosa preparation:

  1. firstly, pour a ladleful of batter on hot tawa and spread gently forming slightly thick dosa.
  2. sprinkle oil over dosa.
  3. cover and cook for a minute or until the dosa is cooked completely.
  4. finally, enjoy methi dosa with kurma or chutney.
    vendhaya dosa

notes:

  • firstly, adding methi helps to ferment the batter.
  • also, adjust the consistency of batter as the batter thickens due to methi.
  • additionally, fermentation best ferments in summer.
  • finally, methi dosa recipe tastes great when served with spicy chutney, kurma or sambar.
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