Waffles dosa is a no secret recipe. It’s same old millet dosa batter with few veggies. Instead of preparing the dosa in the regular tawa, I prepared the dosa using the waffle maker and tada, waffle dosa is ready. All we want is the kids to sit and eat a healthy and a proper meal. Creating and presenting the traditional recipes in a kid’s friendly way makes a whole difference.
This month, our Toka box focuses on creativity and imaginative thinking. So I wanted to try a simple recipe but presented altogether in a different way. That’s when the idea of waffle dosa struck in my mind. I tried it right away and to be honest I felt these waffle dosas were super spongy and soft than the regular kal dosa and with cheese topped up, kids would definitely love this easy grab and go dosa. You can use the sweet paniyaaram batter to prepare these dosas too. Stay tuned for the millet paniyaaram recipe which is coming in e-book. 🙂
Given the health benefits of millets, I try to incorporate millets in our day to day recipes as much as I can. Replacing rice with millets for idli and dosa is one easy way to incorporate the same. For this dosa batter, I used Little millets or Saami. I usually go with 4:1 ration of rice/millets to dal. But you can prepare the dosa batter as per your preference. Here is how I prepared my waffles dosa,
- Dosa batter – 2 cups
- Finely Chopped Onion – 2 tbsps
- Finely grated carrot – 1 tbsp
- Chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 1/8 tsp
- Baking Soda (optional, if the batter is not fermented) – 1/8 tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
- Water – 3 tbsps
- Oil for greasing the waffle maker
- Cheese of your choice – as required for topping
- Add the chopped onion, grated carrot, chopped cilantro, salt and baking soda to the dosa batter and mix well.
- Now add the water, if required and also the cumin seeds and mix well.
- Please follow your waffle maker instructions to prepare the dosa. I have oyster brand and this is how I made,
- Grease both sides of the waffle maker with oil.
- Once the waffle maker is hot, pour the batter slowly. I poured approx 1 cup of batter to fill my waffle iron.
- Now close the waffle maker and let it cook. Once it’s cooked, the ready button peeps up in my waffle maker.
- Open slowly and remove the waffle dosa and sprinkle the cheese right away.
- Serve hot with honey, or chutney or sambar.
- You can grease the waffle maker with oil or ghee or butter.
- If you open the waffle iron in the middle, the dosa might become sticky. Let it cook completely for two minutes and then try opening. I rely on my waffle maker’s alarm for opening it up. 🙂
- You can add more or fewer veggies as per your preference.
- You can mix jaggery to dosa batter and make it like sweet waffles too.
The sky is the limit. You can create any variation and make the food fun for your kids.