Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whole Wheat Dosa, Coconut - Jaggery Laddoo

A Big Happy Hello! Great to be back to blogging after a long and fulfilling break. The days that went by kept me occupied by yet another relocation. Shifting has always petrified me and will continue to ... :P
Now that we are settled in our new home and life has come to normalcy, I decided to get back to what I missed the most.
In the last couple of days there were invitees over for lunches, dinners and tea. I used my best known culinary skills to impress the aunts, uncles and cousins, hopefully succeded to a good extend. I'd rather not discuss the menu in this post as my camera was not put to use for what it was meant for :)
Today's post would include two simple recipes that I make more than often, one is a breafast quickie and the other a sweet meat. Read on...

Whole wheat dosa:


1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups water
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1/2 a handful, chopped coriander leaves
1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
1" ginger grated
sugar 1/4 tsp
salt to tasted
oil/ghee for cooking

1. Mix the whole wheat flour and water in a wide mouthed vessel and stir/whisk it well to make it lump free.
2. To this dough add curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, salt, sugar and mix well to combine all the ingredients evenly. The batter is runny compared to the regular dosa batter.
3. Heat a tava on medium flame and pour a ladel of dosa batter on it and spread it in circular motion.
4. Sprinkle a little ghee/oil on the dosa and on the edges as well. close and allow to cook till done and flip the dosa on to the other side and cook till some brown spots and seen here and there.
5. Continue the same process with the remaining dosa batter.
6. Serve the dosas hot with chutney or sauce.

Coconut-Jaggery Laddoo:

2 cups freshly grated coconut
2 cups grated jaggery
1 tsp and a little more ghee ( clarified butter)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1. In a wide mouthed vessel mix the grated coconut and jaggery using a ladel
2. Put this mixture in a kadhai and place in on a medium flame and keep stirring.
3. The coconut and jaggery will give out some amount of oil and water respectively. Keep stirring.
4. Gradually the mixture begins to tighten as the water evaporates, add a teaspoon of ghee and the cardamom powder and mix well and take it off the flame. Let it cool a bit.
5. When the laddoo mixture is hand managable, apply ghee on ur palms, take enough mixture and make them into perfect rounds.
6. Place the ready to serve laddoos on a greased plate.
7. If u prefer it harder than the regular consistency chill it in the refrigerator.

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wishing you wellness and joy!


sangeeta said...

Welcome back....
both the dishes are my favorite ...i make the whole wheat or rawa dosa with curds to make the batter ( whenever i have some leftover khatti dahi ).
This nariayal laddoo is called nadu in bengali n i have tasted the yummiest of them at my bong frns place .

Jaya said...

So good to see you back..and with these yum goodies.. and is such a co-incident that I made narkel nardus yesterday night :-) minds always think the same I guess..
Wish you and yours a very happy Diwali ..
hugs and smiles

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

welcome back... was wondering where you were!
Yummy laddoos and dosas... We make the similar one with besan...

Pari said...

Hi. Welcome back dear.
I agree with Sangeeta and I also make it that way. Love the laddoos with jaggery.

Suparna said...

Sangeeta, Jaya, Pari,somoo thanks for the visit.
I would love to try the dosa batter adding sour curd as mentioned :) thanks.
Keep visiting,

Paaka Shaale said...

Just loved the recipes suparna. The laddus looks so delectable. Great post :)

Bharathy said...

Nice to see you back Suparna :)..Lovely dishes as always.. :)

BTW my name is not Shobha..:)
Happy Diwali to you and your family, Suparna :)

God Bless!

Take care

Suparna said...

Thanks ladies :)
@ sorry for that Bharathy :)

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Suparna,

Both the dishes look yummy dear...Happy Diwali wishes to you!!:)


G.Pavani said...

Hi Suparna

Well back and wish a happy deepavali..both the dosa and laddos are my favt and looking yummy..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Wheat dosa in my fav instantness dosa, they look fabulous and yum ladoo :)

Varunavi said...

Welcome back,nice to see a post here and hope to see more.

Yummy ladoos :)

Happy diwali to u and to ur loved ones.

Srimathi said...

Wheat dosai is nostalgic for me. My grand mother used to make it for us all the time. Like that you have used jaggery in making ladoos. It must have tasted wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Great to see u back after a long Suparna, wheat dosai and ladoos both together tempts me a lot..Diwali wishes to u and ur family dear..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Coconut wth jaggery sounds yum....Looks very tasty

Umm Mymoonah said...

Both recipes looks awesome. Love your coconut jaggery ladoo.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow.. love the ladoo very much... 1st time here.. u have a great blog and love your template too..

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new home Suparna. You must be so proud and happy :) The dosa and the laddoo looks yummy!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. lovely and mouth watering recipes.. Nimma laddu recipe thumba chennagide.. Nanige coconut recipes thumba ishta aayitu... Nanage kannada swalape gotthu.. Sorry for the mistakes :).. have a nice day !!

Hari Chandana

Lisa said...

All the best for the New year. Love your blog and hope you will keep posting in 2011.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Ladoo looks yum.. Congrats on your new home :)

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Nice dosa.