Mudakathan Keerai Dosa/ballon Vines Dosa

Mudakathan keerai ( Cardiospermum halicababum/Ballon vines ) is a special variety of herb ( greens ) commonly seen in villages.In Hindi it is called as Kanphata. This creeper has amazing health benefits & nutritional content. It is very helpful in curing joint / knee pain , for treating Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, cough, nervous disorder, piles, dysentery, diarrhea etc.
This green is slightly bitter in taste, but the bitterness will reduce on cooking. This goes well with any chutney of your choice.

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Mudakathan keerai - 1 bunch
Idly rice / parboiled rice- 2 cups
Urad dal-1/2cup
Fenugreek seeds - 2tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin - 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns - 1/2tsp
Salt-to taste
Wash & soak rice, urad dal & fenugreek seeds together for about 4 to 5 hrs. Grind it to smooth batter. ( add enough water, to make the batter slightly thin )
Wash and chop mudakathan keerai to small pieces. Grind it to puree in a mixer with little water. Pour it to the rice batter , add salt and stir well.
Allow the batter to ferment for 6 hrs.Heat 1 tsp of oil on a dosa tawa / girdle. Add coarsely crushed cumin and black pepper corns. Saute for a while and add asafoetida. Transfer the contents to the batter.
Combine well. Pour one big ladle of batter on the hot tawa and spread it round. Drizzle one tsp of oil to the sides and cook both the sides to crisp. Serve hot with red chutney.
Healthy & delicious mudakathan dosa is ready.
This keerai can be made to ground paste and mixed well with common dosa batter also and crispy dosai's can be prepared.