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Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Dosas
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Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and deserve a spot on your table year-round. This recipe is from our fall, 2011, edition of Graze. A dosa is an Indian flatbread made with rice flour that is very thin and rollable, much like a crepe. 
serves 4 to 6




1 cup rice flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 (13 1/2-ounce) can coconut milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon grated fresh or jarred ginger

1 teaspoon sesame or olive oil (be sure it’s not toasted sesame oil!)


Sweet potato filling:

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 white onion, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 green chiles, minced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced fresh or jarred ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

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Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Dosas
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  1. Sift the rice flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the center. Whisk the coconut milk, egg, sugar, ginger and sesame oil together. Pour the egg mixture into the well in the flour and mix to form a smooth batter. Set the batter aside to rest for 10 minutes before cooking.
  2. In a cast iron or heavy pan, heat 1/2 teaspoon butter or oil over medium high heat. Ladle two or three tablespoons of batter into the pan. Cook until edges start to crisp. Flip the dosa to brown the top side. Set cooked dosas aside while you prepare the sweet potato filling.

  3. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling salted water until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.

  4. Melt the unsalted butter in a large skillet. Sauté the onion until golden, about 5 minutes. Combine the cumin, chilies, garlic, ginger, ground coriander, mustard seeds and turmeric and stir into the onions, stirring for one minute. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan with the onion mixture and combine. Stir in the chopped cilantro and the lemon juice. Season with salt

  5. Roll some of the sweet potato filling in a dosa and garnish with additional chopped cilantro and a dollop of plain yogurt.

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