Dosas are crispy crepes, originating from South India. Authentically they are made by grinding soaked rice, split black gram, fenukgreek seeds & fermenting the batter.
In this post we will be making an Instant version of dosa i.e. “Corn Dosa” using sweet corn kernels. The best part about it is that you don’t have to wait for the batter to ferment. It is entirely vegan & gluten free recipe.
With more & more people opting for plant based diets these days, I felt that this post will be really helpful as all the ingredients used in this recipe are easily available at home & also takes less time & effort in preparation. These crispy corn dosas are perfect for breakfast or snacks. You can have them with South Indian style coconut or onion-tomato chutney. As these dosas are slightly sweet in taste, I prefer eating them with tangy Onion-Tomato Chutney. You can check out the different Chutney recipes below:
- Instant Coconut chutney (using desiccated coconut)
- Onion-Tomato Chutney
- Chana Dal Chutney (Lentil dip)
I had shared one more instant version of dosa – Mixed Lentils Dosa. This dosa recipe is also vegan, gluten-free & completely protein packed as it involves a blend of different lentils. You can check out its recipe by clicking here. At my home, it was always casually referred as “Dal ka Dosa” but after coming to Hyderabad (in India) I got to know that the dosas made using lentils are authentically called “Adai Dosa”. However “Adai Dosa” also include some rice in the batter.
Sweet corn is a good source of antioxidants, fibre, vitamin B3 and other essential minerals. It is beneficial for eye health & aids in digestion too. However they should be consumed in moderation as it can cause blood sugar spike & cause hindrance in weight loss. I try to use organic sweet corn as much as possible & avoid using the GMO variety.
Most of the recipes shared by me on this blog are either passed on by my mother or grandmother (maternal side). During this current lockdown situation, me & my grandmother talk frequently and as always she is concerned about what & how much I am eating every day 😂. While giving this recipe she especially said that you can make this anytime and at least make them in breakfast as it won’t take long to prepare😊💟.
In this Corn Dosa recipe the major ingredients it going to be sweet corn but along with it we are adding some small yellow lentil (moong dal too) & rice flour too as it helps in making the dosa crispy balancing the moisture from corn kernels. You can adjust salt & spices as per your taste. Also the water should be added gradually in water while grinding as too much water will make the dosa batter thin & then they wont turn our crispy. Instead of red chilli powder I have added crushed black pepper as it tastes better. One of the key points while making this recipe is to NOT boil the sweet corn kernels. Using boiled kernels will increase the moisture content in our batter which we obviously don’t want.
Other recipes which uses sweet corn are:
You can give this dosa in Kids lunch box also as it is nutritious and will give an instant boost of energy. If they are cheese lovers, you can even grate some mozarella cheese inside the dosa before finally folding it.
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List of Ingredients: (Makes 3-4 pieces)
- Sweet Corn Kernels (Unboiled)-1 cup
- Split Moong Dal (Small yellow lentil)-1/4 cup
- Green Chillies-2
- Ginger Paste-1 tsp
- Salt- To taste
- Black pepper-1/4 tsp
- Rice Flour-3 tbsp
- Water-3 to 4 tbsp
- Cooking Oil-2 tbsp
Steps To Prepare:
Soak yellow moong dal in water for 1-2 hours. Yellow moong dal is deshusked & split whole green gram. The soaking helps in softening the lentil & it can be easily grinded. If you are making this recipe for breakfast, then you can even soak it a night before.
We will be using unboiled sweet corn kernels. I am using frozen sweet corn kernels here. I have just thawed & washed them once, You can use fresh corn kernels as well.
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In a blender or grinder, add soaked lentils, sweet corn kernels and all the other ingredients (except oil). Blend to form a smooth batter. The water quantity may vary slightly so add it gradually while blending this batter.
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Transfer this batter in a bowl.
Once the batter is ready. Heat a non stick pan or tawa. Before making dosas, I generally spray or brush some oil on pan & wipe with kitchen tissue.
The tawa should not be very hot else the batter would stick. So turn the flame to Medium-Low. Take a laddle full of batter and starting from center, spread it on tawa using back of laddle. The movement should be in circle while constantly pushing the batter outwards.
Switch the flame to Medium-High now. After few seconds drizzle some oil on the edges and centre of dosa. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Once the dosa starts cooking it will itself start leaving the edges of dosa. If not, you can check it with the help of a knife.
When the dosa seems to be golden brown, fold the dosa using a spatula into half.
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