What do you do when you have some excess amount of dosa stuffing? I find different ways to use it rather than making dosa again :P I already tried out paratha once and this time, I was craving for some quick snack. Well, I had 2 options: Either to add garam masala and ginger-green chillies paste etc. in stuffing and bake some samosas… or use the stuffing as it is with some crust outside. And my laziness showed up… I just kneaded a shortcrust pastry dough and prepared dosa pockets!!!
Use your imagination… Prepare your favorite stuffing… And do follow the same method!!! You can try spinach-feta, mixed beans, chinese stir-fry, moong dal-spinach etc. etc. Options are endless :)
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2-3 tbsp Cold Butter, cut into cubes
Salt, to taste
Chilled Water, to knead dough
1 Potato, boiled
2 tbsp Green Peas, boiled or thawed if frozen
2 tbsp Onions, finely chopped
2 tsp Chana Dal
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp Oil
2 tsp Lemon Juice
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Give a nice mix to flours, baking powder and salt together in a big bowl.
- Add chopped butter into it and mix well until fine crumbles are formed.
- Knead a dough by adding chilled water as required.
- Cover it with a cling wrap and let it rest for half hour.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds in it. Once it splutters well, add cumin seeds, chana dal and asafoetida.
- Once cumin seeds crackle and chana dal changes color to light brown, add onions and green peas.
- Saute it for a min and then add roughly mashed potatoes in it along with the spices and lemon juice.
- Mix everything well and cook for a min.
- Turn off the heat and let it cool down to room temp.
- Divide the dough in 8 equal pieces and roll them out to make thick bhatura in size. Cut them from sides and make a square piece.
- Put a tablespoonful of stuffing in center and fold them carefully into half.
- Use a fork and make sealing pattern on the edges.
- Bake them in pre-heated oven for around 20-25 mins on 180 degrees.
- Serve hot with ketchup!!!
- You can replace chana dal in stuffing with urad dal. I personally like the crunch we get with this one!
- To make the authentic one, you also need to add curry leaves along with cumin seeds.