I have been reading lately about the many non-waffle recipes you can make in your waffle iron. There’s even a blog (waffled tofu & frozen fries!) & cookbook called “Will it Waffle” – 53 “unexpected” recipes!
I decided to experiment with a dosa recipe (Indian lentil pancakes) using green moong dal. It is quicker & easier than making dosas on the stove, one by one! I did have to add a few extra ingredients (oats & baking powder) but they turned out great.
The dosa-waffles can be served with cilantro chutney or even with a spicy ketchup (make your own by mixing regular ketchup with a little of Siracha or hot sauce). These also reheat well and can be frozen.
1 cup whole green moong dal, (soaked for about 4 hours)
1/2 small onion
2 whole green chillies
1/4 cup oat flour (you can also grind oats in a blender)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup water
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and process till smooth.
Add a little more water, slowly, to get a thick pouring batter (like waffle batter!).
Preheat the waffle iron, brush the grids with a little oil, add about 3/4 cup batter (depending on the shape and size of your waffle maker) and cook them.
Remove and place on a wire rack.
Serve hot with chutney or spicy ketchup.