Friday, June 26, 2009

Spinach Mini-Dosas & Vegetable Kurma

Spinach is a leaf vegetable which grown in the temperate regions of the world. It is green in color and is a good source of iron and calcium. There are three main types of the vegetable: Savoy, smooth leaf and semi-savoy. Savoy has dark green, crinkly and curly leaves and is the most common type available in supermarkets. Smooth leaf has smooth, broad leaves that make it easier to clean than the savoy variety. This type is usually grown for use in canned and frozen spinech and soups. Semi-savoy is a hybrid with slightly crinkled leaves and the same texture as savoy, but it is not so tricky to clean.I do often prepare dishes with spinach greens from dals to stir fries but never tried to make breakfast dishes with spinach green, after a long hesitation i added few spinach leaves grinded with green chillies, ginger pieces and coriander leaves to the left over idly batter to make out as spinach dosas, i prepared as mini dosas and the little ones at home like it much with vegetable kurma..even for my surprise, everyone at home liked much this green dosas..

Spinach Mini-Dosas:
2cups Left over idly batter
1cup Spinach leaves (chopped)
1tsp Ginger pieces
2nos Green chillies
3tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

Grind together the chopped spinach leaves, ginger pieces, green chillies and chopped coriander leaves into fine paste, add this paste to the idly batter and add a quarter cup of water and mix everything well..heat a non stick pan, grease the pan with oil and paper towel or with a slice of pour a spoonful of batter and turn in clockwise to small circles..drizzle few drops of oil around and flip the other side and cook well..Serve hot..

Vegetable Kurma:
2cups Mixed Vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green peas)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomato (chopped)
2nos Whole spices (cloves, cinnamon stick, bayleaves, cardamom)
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
Few mint leaves

To Grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tsp fennel seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
2tbsp Coriander leaves
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
4nos Green chillies
1cup Yogurt

Grind everything from the list 'To Grind' as fine paste and keep aside...heat enough oil and add the whole spices, fry them until they turns brown, add the chopped onion pieces, tomato pieces, garlic paste, ginger paste and cook everything until the oil get separates, add immediately the mixed vegetable and saute everything until the veggies turns bit tender...add the already grounded paste to the veggies and stir everything well, add enough salt to the gravy also add enough water to the gravy as per ur need..cook everything in medium flame until the veggies get well cooked..finally add the mint leaves and put off the stove..

Serve hot as side dish with hot spinach dosas!!!!..


  1. one day I dint access the blog, and u have abt 3 posts..its a nice idea to include greens in the dosa..and the kuruma with it is a gud combo

  2. Great idea to add spinach and dosa looks colorful :)

  3. paatti used to make mini dosas when we were kids..that way we used to eat a lot :)

  4. My mom used to give me a mini dosa, whenever I asked her for half-a-dosa... addition of spinach surely does make it healthy!

  5. Yummy twist!the dosa & kurma is a tempting combo:)

  6. Wow this is a delicious combo! Spinach dosas look lovely! So healthy! And the kurma looks tempting too!

  7. Absolutely yummylicious combo! Nice entry! :)

  8. arre wah! what a helthy dosa :)that plate is inviting :)

  9. Wow...thats such a delicious combo Priya...slurp :) Thanks for sharing the info about spinach dear.

  10. what a great combo..spicy dosa's..:)

  11. wow..mouthwatering priya..i am surely gonna try that kurma...

  12. priya i make spinach dosa too and my kids love it :) looks bright n good :)

  13. Spinach dosa is new to me...sounds yumm...I`ve gotto try it soon..

  14. looks yumm...good healthy one ..

  15. of course this is a new conboination for me. i never new about it before. miss priya i m looking a dish called -dosa roll- it is some how prepared like this -mini dosa stufed and covered with vermicilly and deep fried. i dont know properly- will u pls give me. thanks

  16. What a lovely combi! Looks great

  17. Delectable recipe Priya .the dosas are really yummy.The kurma looks hot and spicy and inviting

  18. wow what a great idea of adding green in dosa batter healthy break fast yum yum .


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