Veggie Batter

Batters

What do children love? Colour. Imagine a breakfast overtly loaded with a riot of colour and secretly packed with more goodness than you can imagine. Leafy spinach. Fresh coriander. Carrots. Beetroot. All chopped fine. Really fine. Stirred in gently with the grainy blended goodness of whole grains and you have a batter that’s rich in calcium and protein and high on iron and minerals.

I make a fresh batch of this batter every day without any preservatives. You’ll need to refrigerate at all times and use it within three days. You can also store it in the freezer for up to three months. Make the prettiest idlis and dosas and season with ghee for double awesomeness. Your little ones won’t know what hit them. Go ahead and eat them yourself too.

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Ingredients

Ragi (Finger millet)
Renowned for its nutritional value, ragi has amino acids, vitamins and fibre. It is rich in calcium and iron and has a cooling effect on the body.

Jowar (Sorghum)
A treasure trove of nutrients such as calcium, fibre, iron, phosphorus, thiamin, and protein. It improves digestion and boosts the immune system

Bajra (Pearl millet)
An effective remedy for stomach problems, Bajra also has phytic acid and niacin that lower cholesterol. It has a very low glycemic index and is an effective control for blood sugar.

Horsegram
Widely used in Ayurveda to treat health disorders, this bean has astringent and diuretic properties. It lowers cholesterol levels helps with menstrual problems.

Brown rice
A fibre-rich seed, brown rice aids digestion, supports blood sugar regulation, and works to lower cholesterol

Maize
Packed with proteins, lipids, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. It has high fibre content, increases blood circulation and promotes tissue regeneration

Urad dal (Split black gram)
A source of protein, urad dal also comes loaded with fats and carbohydrates. Full of Vitamin B, it is also good for women’s health as it has folic acid, iron and calcium.

Fenugreek seeds
Great for the hair and heart, fenugreek seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, copper and manganese, dietary fibre and iron.

Beetroot
A great source of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, sodium, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin.

Carrot
rich in beta carotene for anti-aging and healthy vision, as well as vitamin A, which assists the body in internal cleaning and promotes gorgeous, glowing skin

Spinach
A powerful green full of bone-strengthening vitamin K, spinach also is high in vitamins A and B, iron, magnesium and dietary fibre, supporting the eyes, liver and digestive system.

Coriander
Packed with fibre, magnesium, manganese, protein and iron, Coriander has eleven components of essential oils and six types of acids, including ascorbic acid or vitamin C.

Salt
One of the four essentials of good cooking, salt has many essential nutrients and minerals that are valuable for healthy functioning of the body.

Instructions

Bring the batter to room temperature and stir it well before making your idlis. It’s mildly salted so give it a taste before you add more. If the batter is too thick, I thin it down with a little water for dosas. Cook the dosa on both sides for extra crispy goodness. For fluffy idlis steam on high flame for 5 minutes. Let them cool down a bit and scoop them out gently with a spoon.

For bragging rights, share a picture of your fluffy idlis and crisp dosas on Instagram and Facebook. Extra points if you’re in the photo too. Don’t forget to tag @attagirlindia

Goes well with Hummus

Method

In a food processor, combine the tahini and olive oil. Pulse until smooth. Add the garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice, water and salt and process until smooth. Add more salt or lemon juice as needed.

Spoon into a serving dish, swirl a little olive oil over the top and garnish with a little paprika, fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts.

You can also spread the hummus onto a veggie batter pita and load it with shredded lettuce, sliced onions and capsicum and chopped jalapeños to make a quick roll.

What they're saying about Attagirl

Authentic. Consistent. Innovative. These are 3 words I think of whenever I try a weekly dose of Attagirl's batter at home. Sangita's personal touch, her hunger for constant and candid feedback, the sheer flashback of memories of southern flavours are all the ingredients that have created an authentic and tasteful variety of delicacies.

Rajiv Raj

I have tried multiple batters and finally I have found the batter I thoroughly love and enjoy. The Attagirl Ragi batter is phenomenally excellent and healthy. It has more than 70% ragi making it super super nutritious. You have to expand to other cities!

Rajni Varma

The star of Attagirl's whole range for me is the Appam batter. The appams come out with a spongy centre and lacy sides that are absolutely perfect. Makes for a great weekend breakfast.

Sanni George

I am not much of an idli-dosa person. A South Indian meal perhaps never fits into any of my menus. I happened to taste a dosa made with Attagirl's Ragi batter and I was an instant convert. It's not your usual batter - It's tasty, healthy and definitely a cut above the rest. I like mine crisp with a dash of butter.

Tavishi Paitandi. Editor, HT Cafe

I trust this brand with my 3 year-old daughter. She loves eating the idlis we make at home using Attagirl's special idli batter more than any idli or dosa she eats at any restaurant. The idlis are amazingly soft and delicious. The best part is these batters are all natural, without any preservatives or soda. I personally love the coffee decoction. More power to you Sangita for making home food so easy to prepare and so delicious!

Sharan Sharma. Vice President, DBS Bank

I am so glad I came across Attagirl's special idli batter. Coming from Bangalore and growing up eating idli everyday for breakfast, I have tried various off the shelf batters and even those at famous local shops. Nothing comes close to fluffy, super soft, melt in the mouth idlis from Attagirl. All I can just say is, THANK YOU!

Pratiksha Mittal

My family and I simply love the batters from Attagirl. My personal favourite is the multigrain batter. Makes for a tasty and very healthy anytime meal.

Mausama Lalwani

The Attagirl appam batter is one of my favourites among the other batters. Appams turn out very lacy and soft. My entire family loves it especially my kids. These batters have made my dinner time so simple and easy. Thank you Attagirl.

Neetu Agarwal

For the perfect healthy start for the day for my entire family I choose Attagirl's batters. My favourite is the veggie batter. Dosas come out so well. My 8 year old daughter is a big fan of these dosas. You have to try it. Don't miss her filter coffee decoction too. I love to serve it to clients in my store. Well done, Attagirl!

Reena Malik

If you wanna resolve your life, move to Attagirl batters and never look back. No fuss, no effort. Just crispy and tasty goodness!

Pooja Jhunjhunwala

Attagirl's Appam batter leaves me craving for more. I am an amateur but can make excellent, lacy appams for my family using her batters. All of us love them. Thanks Sangita for making it so super easy for people like me.

Richa Bhagat

Attagirl has completely spoilt me. I haven't made batter at home since the last 2 weeks.

Preeti Ambani

The Kanchipuram batter makes fresh, soft and delicious idlis. The taste is on par with what we get at the Udipi joints with the added comfort of eating it at home. We've been ordering the batter for over a year and there is no change in the taste and consistency. Sangita, wish you success and hope you keep innovating and making newer flavours.

Deepti Achan

I love Attagirl's ragi batter - it's freshly made and rich in iron, calcium and vitamins - great for the kids. And very very tasty as well.

Ruchita Viveria Dias

I'm super fond of Attagirl's multigrain dosa batter! It's healthy, tasty and sumptuous. Everyone in my family loves it too!

Kamini

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