Andrea Brachfeld – Adai Dosas Pancakes

This beautiful song will be the perfect ingredient to add that extra spice to these delicious pancakes. 

Voces da Rua from Andrea’s Into The World – A Musical Offering CD

AndreaBrachfeld_DosasAndrea Brachfeld – Flutist, Composer, Bandleader and Educator
Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and Manhattan School of Music, began her musical career at 16 and has associated with artists from all genres including Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentín, Paquito D’Rivera, Wycliffe Gordon and Wallace Roney, among others.

Andrea is the first female flutist to play “Charanga” music in the United States. She has recorded six CDs with the latest in 2012. She currently tours with her band and presents workshops nationally. She plays in Wallace Roney’s “Universe Orchestra” playing Wayne Shorter’s music written for Miles Davis.

Andrea’s Comments
This recipe is significant to me because it is totally vegan, vegetarian, and adheres to the Krishna diet of no animal products, no garlic, no onions, no mushrooms, and no eggs. It is a complete food filled with protein which is very filling and very healthy. I have never tried it with brown rice but I would think it would be just as yummy!
All the ingredients can be found at an Indian store in your town.

Adai Dosas Pancakes
Soak ½ cup of channa or urdu dal and ½ cup of moong dal for 2- 3 hours
Soak 1 cup of green peas for five hours
Coarsely grind all in a blender
Add ½ teaspoon of salt
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric
Add ¼ teaspoon of asafetida
Add ½ teaspoon chili powder or to your taste
Add enough water to create a smooth but lumpy batter

Chop up cilantro and vegetables of your choice like squash, pumpkin, or carrots and lightly sauté them before adding to the batter.

Gently spray frying pan with cooking spray or use the oil of your choice.
Cook until the pancake holds together well when flipping about 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the pancake.
This may be eaten as is or with any chutney of your choosing.

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