Friday, April 10, 2015

Rava dosa from broken wheat.

Crunchy, crisp and flavorful, it melts in your mouth. Savory crepes or dosa made from broken wheat and rice. 
Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

Pour some oil, heat the griddle and sprinkle some water on the hot griddle - perfect surface for dosas. 

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

Soaking in the sun is probably my recipe for nourishment of my soul ....
As a child, youth and now an adult, warming my ever so cold feet to the warmth of the sun is soul filling. It’s so strange, loft philosophy, esoteric art, poetry,   does not touch my soul like the light from the sun, playing hide and seek in the forest, glittering streams of waterdeep blue skies, the smell of freshly cut grass and buzzing of the bees. I am so ready to welcome spring with my arms wide open. 

This has been a good year so far in terms of the blog and photography. I am digging the creative journey.  I am not pushing myself, I am not sure if this is a good thing but it’s making me creatively more aware. I spend a lot of time wandering around trails and waiting for spring to sprout. I watch the rain pour down on my window and enjoy the water drops slipping on the glass and trickling down. The dark rainy April evenings followed by bright blue skies the next day…it’s all so beautiful. Sometimes, I consciously make an effort not to cary my camera, so I can soak the moment. Hopefully to carry that energy back to my kitchen to create something on my gas stove or with my camera and if I am lucky both.

I shared ‘A life of Spice’ with Andrew Scrivani (you guys know I am a HUGE fan of his work) and here is what he had to say. I am absolutely ecstatic and literally dancing …

It is clear that Simi's influences, both cultural and artistic shine though her photographs. The richness of color, the dynamic range of light to dark and the recognition of the beauty and simplicity of her subject matter speak to her artistry. Her work embodies the less is more mantra. 

-Andrew Scrivani 

Kimberly - The Hungry Goddess and Sara  invited me over for a podcast. It’s an informal chat about food photography, and we girls had a blast, if you want to listen to the recording click here. I share few tips on food photography. We are planning to do another podcast on spices - stay tuned. Thank you so much Kimberly and Sara for having me over.

This is a picture heavy post, I really got carried away…

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

1 cup broken wheat
1 cup rice
1 cup semolina rava
1 tbsp cumin seeds ( not roasted)
1 small onion
cilantro finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped  (optional)
salt to taste

Soak the rice and broken wheat for 3-4 hours. Blend rice, broken wheat and onion into smooth paste.

Add semolina, cilantro, cumin, green chillies and salt.

Make into pan cake consistency by adding water.

Heat griddle - 1/2 tsp oil and spread. Sprinkle water on it. the surface is perfect for the dosa.

Pour the dosa batter and make circular motion, let it cook a bit, add oil. Roast to golden brown and turn around. Serve from griddle to plate.

For the filling 

1/4 cup radish
1/4 onion
1/4 green bell pepper
1/4 cup tomatoes
1/4 cup boiled cubed potatoes
1 green chili
1/2 inch ginger

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp mustard

Heat oil, add mustard and cumin, let it splatter. Add ginger, green chili, and onion sauté. Add the rest of the veggies and sauté. Keep aside for filling.

Serve the filling, inside the dosa with a dollop of ghee.

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

Vegetarian Rava dosa, easy healthy recipe

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  1. Beautiful and extremely appetising!

    Congrats on getting praise by the great Andrew Scrivani. Your photography is amazing.



    1. Thanks Rosa, coming from a talented photographer like you is a compliment indeed.

  2. Awesome post!!! Rava dosa is favorite in our place. But I have never tried it with broken wheat. I guess I will be trying your version of dosa very soon. I just loved the first photograph simi!! It's so rustic

  3. Awesome recipe Simi. Just tried it this morning.

  4. Never tried this version! looks awesome!

  5. Onion Rava Dosa is one of my favourites.. Never really attempted at home...The pictures specially the tart tin ones and the first one are an eye candy... I have to buy the mini tart tins soon...

    1. Sandhya, thanks the tart tins are so versatile as props. The recipe is so easy, let me know if you tried it.

  6. Hi
    Mesmerized by your photographs and the innovative ingredients for this dosa, I tried it on the very first day I stumbled upon your blog and it came out superb. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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