Yields: approx. 6 cups
Prep Time: 24 hrs
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 3 cups Organic Rolled Oats (or grains of preference)
- 1 cup lentils (white, red, green)
- 1 cup rice (your choice)
- 1 tsp. Fenugreek seeds*** (optional)
- Filtered water to soak
- 2 tsp. salt (to taste)
- Oil or butter for frying
- Water Kefir or Kombucha to blend mixture (add 1/4 c. at a time)
- Soak all you grains + Fenugreek in a large container, for at least 10 hours. Mixture WILL expand! Add more water if necessary. Approx. 1 part grains to 4 parts water.
- You might have to break your soaked grains down into batches - to process, unless you have a large blender. I use my Nutribullet about 1/2 full. Works great! Add water kefir/kombucha as needed to blend into a batter like consistency. Not too wet!! You can always add more liquid, but you can't take liquid out.
- Once your grains + Fenugreek are blended down to a nice paste consistency*, you can add the remaining ingredients to your batter.
- Set in a warm place, covered with cloth, and allow the batter to ferment another 8-12 hours. The longer you leave it, the more sour it will get.
- Cook as you would pancakes or crepes. Medium heat, skillet - wiped with grease/oil/butter. If doing crepes/dosa - no need to flip.
- Keep batter in the fridge from this point on. Will still continue to sour slightly. Will last about a week, before it gets really sour. Adjust recipe amounts (maybe 1/2, if it's just you).
- * Get creative and add whatever you want during the blending phase - fresh herbs, spices, onion or garlic, sundried tomatoes, or fruit. A little enhancement goes a long way, so be sparing.
- Great for wraps, when you're not eating bread or cutting out wheat products.
Here's video recipe and instructions from showmethecurry.com. I subscribe to their channel which is fun and informative. Click on the link above to get their recipe, and find other great ideas. I'm gonna post roughly the same recipe below, but grossly edited....to make it easy. It is EASY (lol), not sure why their recipe is so involved?!? Also think it's funny how these women are so 'proper' that they don't want to mix the dosa batter by hand. They say the warmth of your hands helps the fermentation process, but it's actually the bacteria that lives on your skin. They avoid saying that, which is silly.
Wash/rinse your grains and lentils first, then just toss all the ingredients (NOT SALT) in a large container, making sure there's more water then not. Try for 1 part grains to 4 parts water, thereabouts. Soak it all overnight. The water you drain off your grains is called "Rejuvelac". DON'T POUR IT DOWN THE DRAIN!!! So, this is actually 2 recipes in one!
Rejuvelac, a drink made from cultured grains. It's an amazing and FRUGAL way to make your own probiotic rich drink at home. It contains high levels of enzymes, that aid and soothe your digestive system. Rejuvelac replaces the missing enzymes that cooked foods have taken out. Full of friendly bacteria that are necessary for a healthy colon, which helps draw toxins from your body. It's also filled with vitamins B, C, and E.
A NOTE ON THE BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK
I didn't have any on hand, so I left this ingredient out, but will have to get some for the next batch.
Didn't know anything about it really, but....turns out it pretty amazing stuff!
- Highest levels of DIOSGENIN which is used to make synthetic estrogen. Found to promote the growth of new breast cells, increase breast size, and ease PMS and menopause symptoms.
- Aids in sexual stimulation (Aphrodisiac)
- Increases lactation
- Balances blood sugar. Currently being studied in Diabetic research.
- Has high levels of choline which help the thinking process
- High in Antioxidants
- Also used as an herbal for bronchitis fevers, sore throats, swollen glands, skin irritations, uclers, and the treatment of cancer.
- Some research suggests it may reduce the amount of calcium-oxalate in the kidneys, which prevents kidney stones. In mice, it reduced the development of color cancer, by blocking certain enzymes