Saturday, September 26, 2015

Mudakathan Keerai Dosai/Balloon Vine Leaves Dosa

Hope you all enjoyed this week's theme of blogging marathon. After a couple of international breakfast dishes, today am taking you all to India, especially to South India. Tamilians makes fabulous dishes out of many medicinal leaves aka greens. Very few people know about the medicinal uses of mudakathan keerai. This plant is scientifically called Cardiospermum halicacabum and is widely known as Balloon vine available in village side.   The leaves, roots, seeds and the baby leaves of the plants are used for medicinal purposes. The plant is used for gastric problem, it is used as a mild laxative, and it also works as an effective anti-inflammatory. People take mudakathan keerai dosai and soup, juice, sambar, kootu, masiyal recipe often to get its nutrition health benefit.

I dont get this leaves here in Paris apart from Drumstick leaves and fenugreek leaves, that too not that much fresh. As i told earlier, i prepared couple of dishes during my stay in India, one among those dishes is this Mudakathan keerai dosai/ balloon vine leaves Indian crepes aka dosas.These leaves are easily available in every markets, though i got these leaves from my aunt's place. She grows couple of vegetables, flowers and greens at home and nothing can beat this fresh and organic home grown vegetables na. When i saw those super fresh balloon vine leaves, i couldnt resist to make this dosas and clicked few pictures to use it later. Thank god, finally i can post this dosas in my space for this week's theme.

Mudakathan Keerai Dosa, Balloon Vine Leaves Dosa

Mudakathan keerai dosas served along with some spicy chutney makes an excellent breakfast dish. My mom used to make this dosai quite often when i was young, seriously i hate this dosas earlier but after knowing all the health benefits of these leaves i felt like making many dishes out of it. Unfortunately its not that much easy to get these greens here. But somehow am happy to post atleast this dosas in my space.

Obviously when my aunt gave me some fresh balloon vine leaves, i simply made this Indian crepes for my breakfast and enjoyed with simple tomato chutney.If you get this leaves dont forget to make these Indian crepes, these dosas are very healthy with many medicinal values. This green dosas makes a super filling breakfast, you can feed easily greens to kids this way.

Balloon vine leaves Dosa, Mudakathan keerai dosai

2cups Idli Batter
2cups Mudakathan keerai /Balloon Vine Leaves
4nos Green chilies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Salt

Clean and wash the mudakathan keerai/balloon vine leaves.

In a mixie jar, take mudakathan keerai/balloon vine leaves, green chillies, cumin seeds and salt.

Grind as a smooth paste using little water.

Take the idli batter in a bowl and add the grounded paste to it.

Mudakathan Keerai/Balloon Vine Leaves Dosai

Mix the batter well. Add little more water if the batter is too thick until the batter turns thin to
pouring consistency.

Heat a tawa or girdle, once it hot pour a ladle full of batter and spread it as a dosa.

Drizzle a few drops of oil around the dosa and let it cook in medium flame.

Flip the dosa and cook the other side.

Serve hot with tomato chutney.

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The Dosa looks cool..very healthy with so many properties. These leaves are new to turned the Dosa to be a real healthy treat.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I am trying to lay my hands on this delicious keerai... But I am not getting it here... The dosai is looking awesome

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of these leaves .The dosa looks super tasty and healthy.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ballon vine leaves are new to me. Dosas got a nice green color just like pesarattu. Such a healthy breakfast to start the day.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I should check with my MIL. I am sure she knows of this but I am not aware of these leaves. But the dosa definitely looks appealing.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's one healthy dosa Priya...very good way to end your breakfast series!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

It's in my todo list for long time, now yor're tempting to try it immediately. Beautiful colored dosa.Yummy.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I so wish I could get this spinach variety here. Missing it. Love this dosa.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy & delicious dosas. Good to know about a new leaf varity. Not sure if we get this in Andhra.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

These leaves are new to me. Love the way you have turned breakfast in a delicious medicine.

Sneha's Recipe said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this plant, an interesting dosa.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Those are some colorful and healthy dosas. Have to checkout what those leaves are.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

new type of keerai for me....even keerai as a word is recent addition to my vocab..but i like the sound of it and also the look of your dosa