Sorghum (called Jowar in Hindi) is a grain common in the Kongu region of TamilNadu used mainly for fodder but it is a delicious fodder for humans as well. Chola Paniyaram is one delicious dish that can be made with sorghum. If paniyaram is made and enjoyed can dosai be far behind?
Chola Dosai (Sorghum Dosai)
1 cup of cholam
1/4 cup of urad dal
1/2 red onion
3 red chilies
1 tsp cumin seeds
a small piece of asfoetida
few curry leaves
salt to taste
Blend the cholam and urad dal and when half done add the rest of the ingredients, add salt remove to a vessel. Add enough so the consistency is that of pancake batter
Head a griddle and pour a laddle of batter on to the hot surface
Spread the batter around in a circular motion
Spray oil on the sides, when one side is cooked flip and cook on the other side
Serve with chutney of choice
I had a packet of lotus stem laying around in the freezer for a while. This recipe on Alka's Sindhi Rasoi meant I had no more excuses for giving this a try and putting the lotus stems to good use. The simple ingredient list for the Bhee Patata/Lotus Stem Potato curry meant I could make them almost the very next day. I had soaked Black chana the previous so used those instead of the green peas.