Herbs Barley Lentil Dosa with Almond Sesame Chutney

There are infinite variations to a Dosa.Too bad only one was posted.A poor performing blender kept me from making dosas for long.That changed after buying the Vitamix.Now I can make Dosa at ease in unlimited varieties.

This combination Dosa with Barley,lentils and Herbs like Methi and Spinach, no fermentation required ,is the one I'm making more often for weekend brunches.

Recipe : Herbs Barley Lentil Dosa
Makes a dozen large dosas
1 cup Barley ,hulled
1/2 cup Yellow Mung dal(lentil)
1/2 cup white Urad dal(lentil)
1 inch ginger root ,peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh Methi(fenugreek) leaves
1 cup Spinach
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon Canola Oil

Soak barley and the lentils in water over night.
Drain all the water.Transfer in a wet grinder ,add the greens,salt and ginger.Add 1/2 cup of water and grind it smooth.Add another cup of water through the grinding process until the batter is little runny,as the pancake batter.
Heat the non stick pan on medium high. Pour one ladle of batter right in the middle. Spread by making circles. let cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and let cook for another minute.Sprinkle some finely chopped onions and serve warm with chutney.

Brown Sesame Almond Parsley Chutney\Spread

Same with the chutneys,since Vitamix has made the job simpler,I'm on chutney spree.
Brown sesame seeds need to rinsed and toasted before grinding for best results of smoother spread\chutney .

Recipe : Almond Sesame Chutney
Makes 1 cup
3/4 cup Brown sesame seeds
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup fresh Parsley(or used cilantro or mint)
Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lemon
2-4 dried red chillies(or use any kind of hot chili peppers dry or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water
Using a fine mesh strainer,rinse the sesame seeds under cold running water.Drain all water.Let sit for about 30 minutes.
Heat a pan on medium.Toast the seeds until all dry and toasted,add the almonds and chillies in to the pan during last 2 minutes.
Transfer in a grinder,cover and run the machine until coarsely ground.Then add the water,greens,lemon juice and salt,and grind until smooth.Store in clean air tight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.Perfect on sandwiches,burgers , dosa or with Brown rice.
The chutney is my entry for Priya's Cooking with Seeds: Sesame


Asha said…
YUM! I just saw a Barley dosa today and another herby one here. Looks yummy. Sesame chutney looks delicious, great entry. I haven't made dosa in a while, got to do it! :))
SE said…
yummy delicious...for busy days I use the lentils flour just easy to mix with water !! chutney sounds delicious !
Rachana said…
Wow!!! Very innovative recipes:) Sesame chutney looks absolutely great:)
Pari Vasisht said…
Wow. The chutney looks so good. I have made dosa with greens, barley i must try..
Very original! That combination sounds delightful!


Faiza Ali said…
WOW!! yummy recipe dear..love that color of the chutney..very nice combination.
Anu said…
Healthy and yummy recipe..
Anonymous said…
I love the pretty green color of the dosas!
Finla said…
Love that green colour. Looks so delish.
Shri said…
Gosh!That dosa looks real good, Yasmeen.Cld you pass me that?:)I am always in awe of the dishes you prepare..Very 'out of the box'!
ruchikacooks said…
Yummy..That is so new and creative..Have made dosas with legumes and lentils but not with barley..it look so soft..almond chutney is also new to me :)
sathya said…
Wonderful dosa and chutney ! love the dosa recipe, quick one for a lazy day !
Gita Jaishankar said…
Innovative and healthy dishes Yasmeen...this combination sounds awesome...I am going to try this for breakfast soon :)
Unknown said…
have to try barley in cooking..seen in so many blogs and love the addition..the chutney is awesome..
Ayesha said…
Those look excellent to me.
Soma said…
Love everything about these two recipes. But the chutney is soooo appealing.
Deepa G Joshi said…
wow..such beautiful dosas..too good.
Namitha said…
Dosa with herbs..love the color. Also the chutney sounds very healthy. We have a post on egg dosa and dal chutney today :D
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Dosa looks tempting and chutney sounds divine.
So creative, Yasmeen. The color is so vibrant, and I'm loving the use of barley. Barley's such an unsung kitchen hero!
tasteofbeirut said…
I have never had dosa but I would love to try!
jayasree said…
The green color of dosa looks very inviting.. chutney looks good too. Have never tried grinding the greens along with the other ingredients. Should try it soon.
Unknown said…
Barley dosa sounds so wholesome n hearty. Love the addition of spinach. lovely green color!
Azita Mehran said…
looks very delicious, love to try it.
Spice said…
Barley in dosa I yet have to try....using it in soups only...dosas look crispy.
Lori said…
Mmmm...everything about this sounds so good. It's definitely some new dishes and flavors for me. Just the kind of thing I need to try.
Anonymous said…
Green is always good to eat.Nice food.
Hi Yasmeen,ur blog looks great with great recipes.keep it up!!!
Sarah said…
Great meal Yasmeen.How do you come up with such brilliant ideas =)
Unknown said…
wow thats a interesting recipe Yasmeen both dosa nad chutney looks so delicious will try this for sure. thanks for the idea dear.
information is very interesting and actual. thank you
Sandhya N said…
Hello Yasmeen , u really have a good healthy collection!! I wanted to check with you about Barley. Have u used HULLED barley only for dosas or do you use on soups and also a substitute for rice. I am starting to use barley as main carb in my diet but i dont know how the Hulled variety would be .. i now use pearl barley. Please advice. Thanks for the great healthy innovations... Sandhya