Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dudhi Dosa (Bottle Gourd / Lauki / Sorakkai Dosa)

This Is A Try To Innovate Dosa With One Af A Healthy Vegetable

Dosa is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in South India. This variation is made with Bottle Gourd / Dudhi.
Bottle Gourd / Dudhi /  Lauki  / Sorakkai

Lauki, which is also known by a variety of other names like bottle gourd, calabash gourd, doodhi and ghiya, (Sorekai/Chorakkai) in Tamil, ‘Chorakaa‘ in Malayalam,(Sorakaya/Anapa Kaya) in Telugu,(Sorekai/Esugai Balli) in Kannada, ‘Lau‘ in Bengali, ‘Dudhi‘ in Gujarati, (Pandharabhopla / Dudya Bhopal) in Marathi and ‘Ghia Da Sag‘ in Punjabi. Lauki is a staple item as far as Indian cuisine is concerned. It is a vegetable with pale, smooth and waxy green surface and white spongy pulp. The juice of lauki is consumed by thousands of people because they believe that it would benefit their health in many ways. Vegetable Peeler @ 195

Bottle gourd – Calorie Content

100 g of bottle gourd contains 15 calories.
100 g for edible portion contains 1 g fat. Its water content is 96%.
It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, Vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium and manganese

How To Make Dudhi Dosa (Bottle Gourd / Lauki / Sorakkai Dosa)

Dudhi / Lauki / Bottle Gourd / Sorakkai

Bottle Gourd (Dudhi / Lauki / Sorakkai) – 250 gms, sliced
Rice – 1 to 1 1/2 cups, soaked for 4 hours
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Green Chillies – 1
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Coriander Leaves – handful
Salt as per taste
Oil – 1/2 tblsp

1. Drain the rice and grind to a coarse paste.
2. Add the bottle gourd pieces, cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies and salt.
3. Add a little water and grind to a smooth batter.
4. Add a little water and stir well to make it a semi-thick batter. It should not be too thin.
5. Heat a tawa over medium flame.
6. Apply a little oil.
7. Pour a ladleful of the batter and spread to a thin dosa.
8. Add oil around the edges and cover it with a lid.
9. Coook till crisp and done.
10. Remove and serve hot with green chutney.

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Health Benefits Of Including Bottle Gourd In Your Diet

 Bottle Gourd has multiple health benefits, few of them are:

1) Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fibre, both, soluble and insoluble. Hence, it helps in curing constipation, flatulence and even piles. It is also easy to digest.

2) It promotes weight loss. The vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre in lauki keep the body well-nourished and curb unnecessary appetite, especially if you drink its juice in the morning on an empty stomach.

3) Its fat and cholesterol content is extremely low.

4) It consists of approximately 96% of water and is therefore a great thirst quencher. It also prevents fatigue and keeps the body cool and refreshed during summers.

5) Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and C, and helps in anti-oxidative actions.

6) It also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements, which regulate blood pressure and prevent the risk of heart ailments.

7) High in sodium and potassium, bottle gourd is also an excellent vegetable for people with hypertension.

8) It is a suitable vegetable for light, low-calorie diets as well as for children, people with digestive problems, diabetics and those recovering from an illness or injury.

9) Bottle gourd is recommended by Ayurveda physicians for balancing the liver function, when the liver is inflamed and unable to process food efficiently for nutrition and assimilation.

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