Bottle Gourd Dosa
Ingredients For Tempering
- 1 cup idli rice (soaked for 3 to 4 hours in water)
- 3/4 cup Bottle gourd, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 Red chilies
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafetida
- Salt, to taste
|Serving Size||1 Serving||Saturated Fat||1.0g5%|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*||Cholesterol||0mg0%|
|Calories from Fat||5||Potassium||484mg14%|
|Protein||15.7g||Vitamin A||3% ·|
|Vitamin C||24%||Calcium||8% ·|
|Serving Size||1 Serving|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Vitamin A||3% ·|
- Drain water from the rice and keep aside.
- In a blender, grind together red chilies, asafetida and salt. Add drained rice to this and grind to a smooth consistency. (Add water little by little till you get the desired consistency)
- Transfer the rice mixture to a bowl. Grind the finely chopped bottle gourd separately and add this to the rice mixture. Stir to combine. Adjust quantity of water to get desired consistency. It should not be too thick or too watery.
- Heat oil in a wok and prepare the tempering with the ingredients listed under ‘Ingredients For Tempering’. Add this to the batter and mix well.
- Heat oil on a tawa or pan, spread the batter evenly like you would for a dosa. Cook covered for a few minutes and flip and cook the other side until done.
- Serve hot with a chutney of your choice or sambar.
This dosa doesn’t need fermentation. So it is super easy.
You can add finely chopped onion while tempering.
Lauki or bottle gourd is one of the well known vegetables in the market which has a wonderful taste. Along with its wonderful taste, it also has variety of health benefits.
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.
Health benefits of including bottle gourd in your diet:
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.
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.
Its fat and cholesterol content is extremely low.
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
Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and C, and helps in anti-oxidative actions.
It also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements, which regulate blood pressure and prevent the risk of heart ailments.
High in sodium and potassium, bottle gourd is also an excellent vegetable for people with hypertension.
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.
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.
This dish is: Very low in saturated fat, No cholesterol, Low in sugar and High in thiamin.