Banana dosai is soft smooth dumpling like pancake spongy in texture and very delicious to taste. Banana dosai can be eaten as a dessert, snack and appetizer or for breakfast. It is a dish that has the right nutrition and is very healthy too for kids especially growing kids. This dish could also be prepared as sweet dessert for festivals and a preferred sweet for Diwali.
Banana dosa pancake looks crispy on the exterior side and spongy interior. Banana dosai is completely different from a normal dosa and also a sweet with difference than other normal sweets. Banana dosa pancake comes under the class of Indian foods. As the state of Kerala is abundance in plaintains, the banana dosai is similar to the banana fritter or the payam pori a common snack in Kerala. Banana as such is a fruit that is natural and unique which is said to be offered during auspicious poojas and festivals. The banana dosai is prepared of ripened bananas that has its natural sweetness and is loaded with nutrition, low in sodium and high in vitamins and fiber. It’s truly a pure vegetarian sweet.
Banana dosai is popularly prepared in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu especially from the Palakkad Iyer community. For preparing the Banana dosai you do not need any fermentation or grinding of the batter and the process of cooking too is very simple. These tiny pancakes are made of ripened bananas, rice flour, all purpose flour and little sugar and cardamom powder. This pancake looks and tastes completely different from the normal savory dosa and can be prepared freshly on the same day.
For preparing the Banana dosa, firstly peel the banana and put them in a mixing bowl. Mash the banana with the potato masher or with hand. To this add chopped raisins, cashew nuts, rice flour and all purpose flour (maida) and little sugar and mix all the ingredients well. Add cardamom powder and mix again. The consistency of the batter should be thick and not like the regular dosa batter. It should be like the vada batter. Heat the tawa or griddle and put the batter as dumpling on the griddle and add ghee (clarified butter) over the dumpling to cook. Cook the dumplings over medium flame or else they would get burnt. Flip and cook on the other side too till it turns to a nice golden in color. Remove and serve hot with nice spicy chutney. Banana dosa can be served with spicy tamarind chutney, mango or lemon or tomato chutney. Remember that the chutney should be really spicy to compensate the sweetness of banana and sugar. Remember that you must prepare this dish with ghee as it enhances the flavors and gives a nice aroma in the whole house. Banana dish is an aromatic and luscious dessert that really makes one go crazy and kids would really pounce on them to eat. I am sure you will definitely prepare this healthy dish for your family and friends and will also not miss out watching the making of the banana dosai at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Banana+Dosai:3286
Banana is the most unique of all fruit because unlike any fruit it does not come from trees at all but from large plants that are giant herbs and are related to lily and orchid family. Bananas are a perfect part of your diet and they are the most popular fruit in America. Bananas are available all year and they are a great source of instant energy whether you are watching your diet or just trying to eat healthy. Like other fruits and vegetables, bananas contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol. It is a known fact that a low fat, balanced diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Lack of B6 in a diet can cause weakness, irritability and insomnia. The potassium found in bananas helps to regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Potassium is also essential for helping muscles to contract properly during exercise and reduces cramping up. A medium-sized banana provides 400 mg of potassium -11% of daily value- and contains 110 calories and 4 grams of fiber. Bananas also contain plenty of carbohydrates which are the body’s main source of energy. They are also easy to digest. Because of their great taste, they can also serve as a substitute for sweets and satisfy sugar cravings.
Researcher also shows that serotonin and norepinephrine in bananas may naturally help sufferers overcome depression. They are the good mood food. During long exercises your body loses vitamins and minerals and a banana replaces these nutrients as well as giving you the energy you need. Bananas are also one of children’s favorite snacks because of their taste and they meet the energy needs of the growing children. As the bananas ripen, they will taste sweeter because the starch in the fruit will turn to sugar. To ripen a banana faster, it should be put in a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato overnight.
Raisins are made by drying grapes. They are rich in sugar content and considered an excellent food in all cases of debility and wasting diseases.
Dry fruits are excellent source of minerals and contain substantial quantities of essential nutrients. Dry fruits are considered rich source of nutrients and regarded as delicacies. Raisins are natural sweetners and used in various food items to enhance the taste. Raisins are consumed either raw or mixed in various other preparations, e.g. Cakes, rolls, pies, or in combination with dried fruits. Cashew nuts provide protein and fiber to body. They are rich in mono-unsaturated fat that prove helpful to prevent the heart problems. Cashews are a good source of potassium, B vitamins and folate and contain useful amounts of magnesium, phosphorous, selenium and copper.
Thus by now you will surely agree with me that the Banana dosa is a healthy and nutritious dish. Do prepare and keep you kids happy. Enjoy cooking!
|Recipe of Banana Dosai|
Directions | How to make Banana Dosai
|Take banana peel and mash banana in a bowl,rasins,almonda,rice flour,maida,sugar mix well and add cardaom powder mix again.
can you grill or in pan, take a tsp and put as a small dumpling, cook in ever slow flame.
Cook till the banana becomes brown in colour add little ghee.