April 7, 2008

Kollu Dosa & Sprouted Green Gram Amti

A healthy dosa using kollu. Kollu helps in weight reduction, reduces blood pressure and it is an excellent source of iron.
Kollu/Muthira/Horsegram - 1 cup
Parboiled rice (puzhungalarisi) - 4 cups
Methi seeds(vendhayam/uluva) - 2 tspn
Salt as required


Wash and soak kollu,rice and methi seeds together for 6 hours.
Grind all the ingredients together to a fine paste. Ferment overnight or 8 hours. Batter consistency is of normal dosa batter.
Make little thick dosas. Add little oil on sides.

Cover and cook. Turn over and cook for a minute.

The best thing about this dosa is you can make this using less oil. Very tasty too.
Serve with molagapodi or any chutney of your choice. I served with sprouted green grams amti.

Kollu dosa is joining the dosa mela hosted by Srivalli.

Sprouted Green Grams Amti

Source: Mrs. Mallika Bhadrinath


Sprouted green gram - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 2 tblspn
Tamarind extract - 1 tblspn
chopped coriander leaves - 1 tblspn
mustard seed - 1/2 tspn
curry leaves few
Since I didn't have enough sprouts, I added one chow chow also to the recipe to increase the quantity.

For grinding
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup (Dry roast coconut till brown on stove top or MW for 2 mts)
Onions - 2 (Chop and fry in onion till brown)
Red chilly powder - 1 tspn
Roast the following spices in little oil
cinnamon - 1 inch pice
cumin seeds - 2 tspn
cloves -3

Grind all the above ingredients to a smooth paste.

Steam cook the sprouts in a cooker for 8 minutes. (No need to keep the weight)
Heat little oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and ground paste.
Stir for few minutes, add tamarind extract, salt and cooked gram.
Pour just enough water and cook till it becomes thick.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. Haven't tried this but it sounds good....

  2. looks delicious, nice entry.

  3. Yummy and healthy dosa Jaya. Adding horsegram is a smart way to make it more nutritious!


  4. Looks wonderful! I have an entry with horsegram on its way, too! :)

  5. oh nice one never tried green gram looks good

  6. great entry:))healthy one too

  7. jayashree- thanks. do try , you will not be disappointed.

    thank you Uma.

    kamala, thanks. do try this healthy dosa.

    Siri -thanks. You have one more dosa recipe to try.

    Kalai, thanks. Looking forward to your entry.

    Vanamala, thanks. Another easy method to cook sprouts.

    dhivya, thanks.

  8. Healthy dosa and i never know that we can use kollu to make dosa :) Innovative idea.

  9. never heard of using horsegram in dosa. loved this protein packed recipe:)

  10. cham, sia thanks.
    Yes it is very healthy and good way to eat horsegram.

  11. Wow! That is a protein power punch! I can do that with the kollu I still have!

  12. SSMom, you still have some kollu left !!!! Then this is an option to use it up.


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