Plantain Pith Red Rice Dosa

Dr Sangeeth Somanadhap...

Natural Healing Advisor

11:36 AM | 14-10-2019
Prep Time
2 hours
Cook Time
16 minutes
Servings
4 servings

Plantain pith is a very common vegetable in few parts of coastal India. This vegetable is known for various health benefits.

Plantain pith is made up of a number of layers of fibrous tissue which makes a rich source of fibre. It is full of dietary fiber and is used as a home remedy for many illnesses such as obesity, kidney stones, kidney stones, acidity, constipation,

Some notable benefits are:

  • Good in detoxification and enhances digestion. The juice of the banana stem helps in flushing out toxins from the body. ...
  • Beneficial in treating kidney stones and UTI. ...
  • Good for weight loss. ...
  • Good to manage cholesterol and blood pressure. ...
  • Good in treatingacidity and gastric problems.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fine grated plantain pith
  • 1 cup red rice (washed and soaked in water minimum 2 hours)
  • 1 cup variety of onion
  • some curry leaves and coriender leaves
  • 1¼ teaspoon of black salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 to 5 green chillies minced or grind it along with soaked rice
  • 2 to 3 cups of water

Method

  1. Peel the skin of the plantain pith, outer few white fibrous layers until the stemmy layer is reached and grate it with a fine micro pieces.
  2. First grind the soaked red rice along with water (If you want to grind chillies, add them now).
  3. Then add grated plantain pith and add more water. Grind it to fine paste (dosa batter consistency).
  4. Transfer it to a container, add onion, jeera, curry and coriander leaves, and black salt, mix well.
  5. Now the batter is ready.

To make plantain Dosa:

  1. Heat andgrease the tava with raw onion on medium heat. Raw onion is used to avoid the use of oil
  2. Once it is hot enough (to check, sprinkle water on the tava, you should hear a strong sizzling sound), pour a ladle of dosa batter in the center. Spread the batter from the center in a circular motion to make a circle.
  3. Once the dosa turns golden yellow, remove it from the tava and serve hot with coconut chutney or chutney of your choice.
  4. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining batter.

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