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Nov 15, 2009

Pinto Beans Dosa - Spicy

Pinto Beans Dosa

I recently made a yummy dosa with pinto beans. DH said it tasted soooo delicious. I felt like eating a pesarattu.

Pinto beans are so rich in fiber and iron. Here are some health benefits of these beans:

Pinto beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. In addition to lowering cholesterol, pinto beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, pinto beans provide virtually fat-free, high quality protein. But this is far from all pinto beans have to offer. Pinto beans are also an excellent source of molybdenum, a very good source of folate and manganese, and a good source of protein and vitamin B1 as well as the minerals phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, and copper. Source: WHFoods.

Pinto Beans Dosa
A closer look

Pinto Beans Dosa
  • 1 cup Pinto Beans
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • 2 or 3 Green Chilies
  • Handful of Cilantro Leaves
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt as required
  • Oil
Pinto Beans Dosa
  1. Wash and soak pinto beans in plenty of water overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. When they become soft, grind the beans into a fine paste along with ginger + green chilies + cilantro. Add more water if needed. It’s ok if it doesn’t grind so smoothly, it still tastes great.
  3. Note: You can also grind ginger + green chilies + cilantro separately instead of adding it to the beans and then mix with the batter.
  4. Transfer this pinto bean batter to a big bowl and add rice flour + cumin seeds + salt and mix well. Make a thin batter.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan and pour a ladleful of the batter in the center and spread quickly into a circle. Pour little oil around the dosa and leave it for some time until it comes off easily from the pan.
  6. Flip over and pour little more oil (optional) around the dosa and let it cook for some time. Remove from the pan and place on a serving plate. Repeat the same process with remaining batter.
  7. Enjoy these hot dosas with your favorite chutney. 
  8. Yummy!!

Pinto Beans Dosa


Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Never thought that we can make a dosa using this beans.

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Such a healthy dosa!!!looks perfect dear...

Rohini said... [Reply]

Interesting and healthy!!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Very unique, creative and protein packed dosa..thanks for sharing Uma..

Chitra said... [Reply]

I've never seen this here..Looks very nice:)

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Mmm.. looks like peasarattu.. this beans dosa looks new and delicious uma!

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice try..looks perfect and yummy

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

woow..you are a creative cook Uma. Thanks for the useful info about Pinto beans too.

Finla said... [Reply]

Wow i would have never ever thought about using these beans, really clever and creative.

Tina said... [Reply]

Never tried any dish with this...Dosa looks delicious and soft...

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! It's an innovation of a dosa! It looks delectable and appetizing! The rectangle dosa pan looks like those in hotels! Lovely presentation!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

this looks yum

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Awesome and healthy dosa Uma....making dosas with pinto beans is such a unique and great idea :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Innovative dosa...must try this healthy one

Unknown said... [Reply]

Those dosa look marvelous,healthy and delicious!! Nice presentation!

prasu said... [Reply]

very innovative idea dear........it sounds yummy and healthy....way to go dear.

Shri said... [Reply]

You make some healthy and mouthwatering dosas, Uma!This looks delicious, the closer look pic looks good!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Very innovative dosa, looks delicious and very healthy one.

Padma said... [Reply]

Innovative dosa Uma... and also so healthy :)

Anupama said... [Reply]

the dosas seem to have come out very well... yummy!

Mythreyi Dilip said... [Reply]

Pinto beans dosa is so innovative!

First time here, u have a great blog with interesting dishes!

Unknown said... [Reply]

good one..not crazy at all..is awesome...infact wanted to try idlis made using chick pea..saw in madhuram's blog..sure going to try this too..

Cham said... [Reply]

Beans dosa very interesting and tasty dosa!

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Innovative one,looks really good, must try

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Pls..Collect ur awards from my blog Uma...

Raks said... [Reply]

Never bought this bean before,sounds good!!

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Thats an interesting variation, nice entry...liked your presentation as well:)

San said... [Reply]

Attractive dish n way healthy.Neat space.Following you.

Urmi said... [Reply]

Pinto beans dosa is absolutely new and innovative dish. I will definitely try it. Dosa looks crispy and yummy.

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

woo this is soo good and healthy ..

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Very innovative way of using pinto beans....dosas look really soft.

Namitha said... [Reply]

That's new to me...Looks great :-)

Archy said... [Reply]

wow, dosa with pinto beans.. yummy !! gud one!!

Meera said... [Reply]

Very creative, as always, Uma!

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

Wow chaala innovative idea. photos bhale tempting gaa vunayi.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Indo-Mex dosa! Looks yummy Uma!

My cooking experiments said... [Reply]

First time here!You have a lovely blog with healthy recipes.Visit mine when you find time.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

I too make dosas or adai with any available beans or mix them up together. Each comes up with a distinct flavour and taste. Do pinto beans taste similar to rajma? I don't think we find them here.

The dosa looks very good. If they taste like pesarattu then this will definitely work for me!

Unknown said... [Reply]

hi Uma, now u r one innovative cook!!!!!!!!i want to know if they r availabe in india? and what are they called here ? ur dosa looks mouthwatering!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Delicious dosa, Uma. You always come up with such creative ideas for making dosas.

Aruna Manikandan said... [Reply]

A healthy version of Dosa.
Thanks or sharing it

With luv,
Aruna Manikandan

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

A Very Creative way to make Dosa. Never thought abt using Beans. Healthy and delicious.
First time. Love ur space. Good presentation. Would love to have you drop by my blog as and when u get some time...

Dolly @ http://curryandbeyond.blogspot.com

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