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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Dose Type - 2


8 large Raw Banana / Balekayi (Preferred: Amunda / Manga Balekayi)
2 cups White Rice
1 cup grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Sambar powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
3 - 4 Red Chillies
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Jaggery
Grape sized Tamarind
Button sized Asafoetida
8 - 10 strands of Curry Leaves
Salt to taste


Soak rice in water for about 4-5 hrs. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and keep it aside. Grind soaked rice along with red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, grated coconut, curry leaves, salt, asafoetida, sambar powder, jaggery, tamarind, turmeric powder and water into smooth paste. Pour this ground mixture in a vessel and add water if required. Don't make the batter too thin.

Remove the outer fibre of raw banana and cut them into thin pieces as shown in the picture below. Put this in a vessel containing salt water. 

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Dip the banana pieces pieces in the prepared rice batter and place it over the tava as shown in the picture below. Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee on top of dosa, cover it in a lid and cook it for a minute in medium flame.

Cook other side of the dosa as well for about 2-3 mins by covering the lid.

Serve hot along with any chutney/ sambar.  It also goes well along with chutney powders. The ingredients mentioned above will serve 8-10 Balekayi Dosas.