brown rice is a nice and healthy substitute to the regular rice in making dosa.One need not to even compromise for the taste of dosa as I felt there is no major difference between the regular and brown rice dosa
Brown rice is rich in fiber, more nutritious and is always a better choice over white rice when it comes to health. It helps lower cholesterol and prevents weight gain.
I have used India gate brown basmati rice for making this dosa.You can try any variety of brown rice. You need to soak the rice a bit longer as brown rice is more harder
Let us proceed to learn to make healthy and delicious brown rice dosa following below easy recipe.
Recipe source :chef and her kitchen
3 cups basmati brown rice(I used india gate brand)
1 cup whole urad dal(skinless)
1 cup mix of toor dal,chana dal,moong dal (approx 1/3 cup each)
1 cup beaten rice(poha)
1 tsp methi seeds
salt to taste
oil/ghee to roast the dosa
1.Soak brown rice and dals together for 5-6 hours after washing for 2-3 times in running water.Soak urad dal along with fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hours.
2.Next day morning soak poha for an hour before starting the grinding process of the batter.
3.Grind urad dal along with fenugreek seeds until light and fluffy adding water from time to time. Remove it in a vessel. Grind both dal and rice together until smooth.
Once you finish grinding the rice, add the ground urad dal batter to the rice batter and grind for another 5 minutes.
4.Remove the batter from the grinder, add salt and mix well with your hands.let it ferment for 9-10 hrs at room temperature or keep it in hot oven in winters for speeding up the process of fermentation.
5.Heat a tawa, add a ladle of the brown rice batter in the center and spread it in a circular motion.
6.Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa, when the corners start lifting up, turn dosa to the other side and drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil.(But do not try to turn the dosa in between while it is roasting.You should remove it only when you are sure that the dosa is perfectly roasted.)
Once the other side is cooked, remove from tava and serve hot with sambar or chutney of your choice.