Raw papaya is a wonderful vegetable which is packed with nutrients. They are good sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre & many more. Eating them has many health benefits including papaya improves eye health, it is immunity booster. Also it works as best cleanser as it is rich in fibre. It is believed to be useful in in case of intestinal worms. Hence it is good for any age group including kids to elders. Problem is feeding this kind of not so fancy vegetables to kids especially who are fussy eaters. Then comes this idea of hiding these veggies in the bread like dosa/ paratha…. This is not only delicious but also one cannot make out what it is made up of! The goodness is fed without any fuss.
Recipe goes similar to spicy cucumber dosa , which I have posted in this blog before.
Important note: It is not recommended to give raw papaya to pregnant women.
Preparation time: 5 hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 14-16 dosas
Rice- 2.5 cups
Grated unripe papaya -1cup (or roughly chopped papaya)
Green chilli – 2
Ginger – 1 inch
Curry leaves/ coriander leaves
Grated fresh coconut- 3-4 tbsp (optional)
Ghee & Oil – for preparing dosa
- Wash & soak rice for 4-5 hours. Peel off, remove skin and seeds of papaya.
- Grate it and keep aside (You can also chop roughly & grind with rice. Grating or grinding works fine).
- Wash the soaked rice once again and drain water.
- In grinder/ mixer grind rice along with chillies, ginger, grated coconut and salt to smooth paste (Add chopped papaya if you don’t want to grate).
- Consistency should be little thicker than neer dosa batter.
- To this batter, add papaya gratings, chopped coriander leaves, chopped onions and mix well.
- Heat a griddle on medium flame. Apply oil.
- Spread 1- 1½ ladle of batter on the heated griddle and cook covered.
- Apply ½ tsp of ghee and roast dosa inverted for few seconds.
- Serve hot with green chutney or any coconut chutney.
- Prepare dosa with fresh batter, or refrigerate the batter if using it later. Do not ferment it.