Gavhache Dhirde

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We are at the end of the first week of this Mega Marathon and today’s alphabet is ‘G’. I had quite a few choices for this alphabet but I wanted to cover as many states of India as possible and so I picked this Maharashtrian dish. There was also Ghavan from Maharashtra but I thought it would be good to give the rice family a break and go with wheat. Also, I recently got a free packet of 5kg of wheat flour from my online vendor and so I need more ways to use it up. Of course, there is going to be more wheat bread but I thought I would try some dosas with it too.

This Gavhache Dhirde is quite similar to the Tamizh ‘Karacha Maav Dosai’ but it uses only wheat flour as against a mix of wheat and rice flour in the latter. Also, there are quite a few vegetables added which makes it a soft, healthier and less crispy version of Karacha Maav Dosai.

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Makes 5-6 Dhirdes

WHAT WE NEED

1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour

2 tbsp Grated carrot

2 tbsp Finely chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp Finely chopped capsicum

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

a pinch of red chilly powder

1 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp Chopped ginger

Salt

Oil

Water

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Mix the wheat flour with water to make a slightly runny batter
  • Add the carrot, tomatoes, capcisum, coriander, turmeric, ginger, cumin seeds and salt
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter
  • Spread the batter in a circular shape
  • Drizzle some oil on the sides
  • Once it starts browning at the edges, use a steel spatula to disengage the dhirde from the tava and turn it over
  • After a minute, take it off the tava
  • Repeat the process for rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with peanut chutney or sesame seed chutney
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  1. You can add green chillies too. I didn’t because I had to feed this to my 5 year old

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