December 3, 2017

Butternut Squash Dosa/Oothappam w/ Beets Chutney

Looking for ways to have your family enjoy some veggies in their breakfast? Here's a beautiful and colorful way to do that. You can use up some of the fall veggies that you have stored after Thanksgiving too. As always, use organic, clean and wholesome ingredients when possible. 

Butternut Squash Dosa/Oothappam

  • Urud dal - 1/3 cup
  • Rice - 1/2 cup *
  • Steel cut oats - 1/2 cup
  • Butter nut squash - 1 cup (diced)
  • Red chilly - 1-2
  • Asaphoetida - a pinch
  • Sea salt - as per taste
* Use raw rice, idli rice or a combination. 

Directions for Dosas):

  • Soak urud, rice and oats for 6-8 hours. Drain and grind with enough water into a coarse batter.
  • Add remaining ingredients and grind into a smooth batter. Add enough water to get a pouring consistency.
  • Heat a cast iron griddle and make thin crispy dosas. 
  • Serve with your favorite chutney

Directions for Oothappams:

  • Soak urud, rice and oats for 6-8 hours. Drain and grind with salt and enough water into a coarse batter.
  • Keep aside in a warm place till the batter fermented. (Depending on weather time will vary).
  • When you are ready to make oothappams, grind squash, red chilly and asaphoetida to a coarse mixture, add it to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat a cast iron griddle and make thick pancakes or oothappams. You can optionally add chopped onions and coriander leaves on top too. 
  • Serve with your favorite chutney.

Beets Chutney:

  • Beets - 1/2 cup (chopped)**
  • Coconut- 1 cup (shredded)
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Kokum - 1-2 ***
  • Green chilly - 3-4
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Red onion - 1/2 cup 
  • Channa dal - 2 Tbs
  • Sea salt - as per taste
  • Coconut oil - 1 Tbs
**you can also use carrots instead of beets. 
***you might want to soak kukum to make it easy to grind. 

  • Heat coconut oil, roast channa dal till golden. Add onion, garlic, green chilly and coriander leaves and sauté till the raw smell goes away. 
  • Transfer to a blender jar along with remaining ingredients. Add enough water and grind to a smooth chutney.
  • Enjoy!!

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