Tuesday 14 June 2016

Mudakkathan or Balloon Vine Dosa (முடக்கத்தான் தோசை)

Mudakathan keerai (முடக்கத்தான் கீரை) or balloon vine is a herb, used in Indian medicine to treat joint pain. Balloon vine has a mild bitter taste, which gets masked by cooking. I have already shared the properties of balloon vine in my previous post. Today I wish to share an easy method of incorporating this herb in your daily breakfast.
Mudakathan keerai or Balloon Vine,
with balloon shaped seed pods

Ingredients: (Makes 7-8 dosas)

Mudakathan leaves / balloon vine leaves – chopped finely, 1½ teacups
Dosa batter – 2 teacups (salted)
Salt – ¼ teaspoon (add to the leaves)
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Oil – for making dosa

Method: Wash and finely chop mudakathan / balloon vine leaves. Sprinkle salt on the leaves and mix well. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Add the leaves and cumin seeds to the dosa batter, and mix well. Click here to find out how to make dosa batter.

Mudakathan dosa batter
Heat a tava on medium flame. Once hot, spread a large ladleful of batter on the tava evenly. Add a teaspoonful of oil around the dosa. Cook for a minute. Turn the dosa over and cook the other side for 30 seconds. Remove from the tava. Repeat the process to make more dosas. Serve hot with any spicy chutney. 
Mudakkathan Dosa (முடக்கத்தான் தோசை) served with coriander chutney
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