Saturday, 23 August 2014

Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa

A Mentya / Fenugreek seed has lot of medicinal values. They improve digestion, prevent constipation, gastritis, reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In India Fenugreek seeds are also traditionally used to enhance milk production in lactating mothers. As the name suggests, Mentya / Fenugreek seeds are the star ingredients of this Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa. Easy to prepare and healthy to eat.  

Ingredients for Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa :

2 cups Rice
1/4 cup Mentya/ Fenugreek seeds
Salt or as per taste
Oil for making Dosa

To prepare Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa :

1. Wash and Soak both Mentya / Fenugreek Seeds and Rice separately for min 4 hrs.
2. Now grind only Mentya / Fenugreek Seeds with water in a grinder or mixer for about 5-10mins. Batter will become fluffy and little smooth. Then add the rice with the required quantity of water. Grind both the ingredients together to get a smooth batter. Ferment this batter for overnight.
3. In the morning, take fermented batter, add salt and water if required and mix well using a laddle.

4. Heat a tawa and spread one ladle-full of batter into a dosa. Spread it thicker to get soft dosa, it's entirely up to you. Drizzle with some oil cover it and cook. Turn the dosa and cook without covering.
5. Super soft and healthy Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa is ready. Serve hot with ghee and chutney or chutney pudi or sambar.

Tips / Notes:

·        In the morning , to the fermented batter, you can add jaggery powder and make sweet Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa.
·        This dosa would be super soft because of extra quantity fenugreek seeds. In case for some reasons, your dosas are sticky, you are having problem making them or taking off from tawa , don't panic, add some rice flour to the batter and mix well.
·        u can add chopped veggies to formented batter and can prepare Vegitable Mentya Dose / Fenugreek Dosa.

Health Benefits :

Increase breast milk production
Induce and ease child birth
Ease women’s health problems
Reduce cholesterol & Control diabetes
Cure acid reflux or heartburn
Lose weight by suppressing appetite

Beauty product
Fenugreek can be an excellent ingredient for your home-made beauty product. Fenugreek can be used in face packs to help prevent blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, etc. Washing your face with water boiled with fenugreek seeds or applying a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves for twenty minutes on your face can work wonders for your skin.
Solution to hair problems
Using fenugreek as a part of your diet or as a paste to directly apply on your hair makes your hair shiny and Black. Massaging your head everyday with boiled fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in coconut oil can be an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall.

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

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