Baalehannina Dosa | Banana Dosa | Dosa Recipes

Soft, sweet, traditional malnad special, baalehannina dosa
02/11/2018 9:35:56 PM vindhyadesai

Baalehannina Dosa

Bananas are such a versatile fruit. It pairs up so well with so many dishes. Fruit salads, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, I pretty much use bananas for everything. This time, banana in the form of traditional dosas for breakfast or for a snack. Soaked rice ground with mashed bananas result in a sweet and soft baalehannina dosa.
These are fun to eat for everyone and the elaichi added to these dosas make them very flavourful. But making dosas means the need to make sides like chutneys. Good news, these dosas do not require any side dishes at all. Baalehannina dosa taste good with just a small piece of mango pickle (maavina midi especially) or a just a little ghee.

This dish is a hidden gem from beautiful Malnad part of Karnataka. Other variations include halasina hannina dosa (jackfruit dosa), maavinahannina dosa and so on. This baalehannina dosa is especially easy to prepare as bananas are a common ingredient at home. I have added a pinch of turmeric to give a golden hue to these delicious dosas (I had seen this on a blog a few months ago, cannot find the link anymore).
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Baalehannina Dosa | Banana Dosa | Dosa Recipes
 
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Soft, sweet, traditional malnad special, baalehannina dosa
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 7-8 dosas
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup idli rice
  • ½ Cup avalakki/poha
  • ¼ Cup jaggery/bella/gur
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3-4 elaichi
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • ½ Cup grated coconut
  • Oil to make dosas
Method
  1. Take idli rice in a bowl, wash 2-3 times, pour more water
  2. Add poha and let it soak for 4-5 hours
  3. After 4-5 hours, drain water, and add into a mixie
  4. Add grated coconut
  5. Next add chopped jaggery grind all into a batter
  6. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and peeled elaichi seeds
  7. In another small bowl, add chopped ripe banana, mash well with a fork
  8. Pour this into the mixie and also, add a pinch of turmeric
  9. Slowly pour a little water (about ¼ Cup to start with)
  10. Grind into a thick, pourable batter
  11. Take this into a bowl
  12. Set this aside for half hour or you can make immediately
  13. To make dosas, heat a tawa
  14. Pour a small ladleful of batter and slowly spread into a small dosa
  15. Drizzle little oil and let it roast
  16. When the underside is cooked and golden, flip and cook on another side
  17. When both sides are cooked and the dosa is soft remove from tawa
  18. Serve immediately with mango pickle
Notes
Do not keep this batter for a long time

You can even serve these dosas with chutney

Add more jaggery if you want extra sweetness

Baalehannina Dosa Stepwise:
Take idli rice in a bowl, wash 2-3 times, pour more water
Add poha and let it soak for 4-5 hours
After 4-5 hours, drain water, and add into a mixie
Add grated coconut
Next add chopped jaggery
Sprinkle a pinch of salt and peeled elaichi seeds
In another small bowl, add chopped ripe banana, mash well with a fork
Pour this into the mixie and add a pinch of turmeric
Slowly pour a little water (about 1/4 Cup to start with)
Grind into a thick, pourable batter
Take this into a bowl
Set this aside for half hour or you can make immediately
To make dosas, heat a tawa
Pour a small ladleful of batter and slowly spread into a small dosa
Drizzle little oil and let it roast
When the underside is cooked and golden, flip and cook on another side
When both sides are cooked and the dosa is soft remove from tawa
Serve immediately with mango pickle

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