Broken wheat or cracked wheat is the cracked berries of whole wheat. You should not confuse between broken wheat and bulgur wheat. Bulgur is also made from wheat kernel which is cracked after they are steamed and cracked. But in cracked or broken wheat, the whole raw wheat is cracked. So it contains outer bran which is rich in nutrients. Cracked wheat is also rich in fibre.
Broken wheat helps in maintain body weight. It helps to decrease the metabolic syndrome when it is included in daily diet. It is also a source of magnesium.
- ¾ cup broken wheat
- ¼ cup chana dal
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 green chillies chopped
- Small piece of ginger, chopped
- ¼ cup grated coconut
- Salt to taste
Take broken wheat and chana dal in a bowl. Wash properly. Soak it for 1 hour. After 1 hour put broken wheat, chana dal, grated coconut, chopped onion and ginger in a mixi jar and prepare dosa batter. Transfer the batter to a bowl. Add required salt. The batter should not be too watery.
Keep a non-stick dosa pan over alow flame. Pour 1 spoonful dosa batter. Make it round using the back of the ladle. Use a spatula to lift the dosa and flip it over. Let both the sides become light brown colour. Transfer the dosa to a plate. Prepare dosa with the remaining batter. Serve hot with coconut chutney.