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Cranberry Savory Dosa Batter Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Cranberries Cleaning Time
30 mins

Healthy Savory Waffles Using Idli Dosa Batter

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 3 People
Author: Sangeetha Priya
  • Fresh Cranberries - 1 Cup
  • Idli Dosa Batter - 2 Cups will be coming with detailed video recipe in a week
  • Cumin Seeds / Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Optional Curry Leaves Chopped - Few
  • Split Whole Red Chili - 1 OR
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp As Needed
  • Salt - As Needed
Variation 1 : Making Waffles using Fermented Batter
  1. Soak Cranberries in water for 30 minutes and later wash 3-4 times as needed.
  2. Damp dry over a cloth and cut them in to halves.
  3. In a pan heat oil, add chopped Cranberries saute with red chili powder.
  4. In 3-5 minutes it mashes and forms a thick paste as shown in the Video.
  5. Let it cool, meanwhile peel, cut and grate the avocado.
  6. In a bowl take 2 cups of Idli dosa batter.
  7. In a pan add little oil temper mustard or cumin seeds.
  8. Add tempered cumin / mustard seeds and cranberry paste to the batter mix it well.
  9. Look at that gorgeous color of the batter.
  10. Now add grated Avocado and adjust salt, mix everything well.
  11. In preheated waffle maker add the batter as shown.
  12. Flip and cook until Green signal is ON / Ready in the waffle maker.
  13. Instead of adding oil in the waffle batter I used enough while sauteing Cranberries.
  14. If not do add 1-2 Tbsp oil in your waffle batter not to stick in the waffle maker.
  15. Serve with coconut chutney its a best combo.
Variation II : Preparing Batter in Instant Pot
  1. Grind Fresh berries with 1/2 cup fresh idli dosa batter.

  2. Mix the ground stuff with rest of idli dosa batter.

  3. Add salt, mix the batter well and let in ferment for 8-12 hours

  4. For that Add 1.5 cup water to the inner pot of Instant Pot and place the trivet.

  5. Place the prepared batter carefully on the trivet by closing the pot with stainless steel plate.

  6. Set the Instant pot in normal Yogurt mode for 8-12 hours depends on the quantity of idli dosa batter.

  7. Cover the Instant pot inner pot with glass lid (Pic 4) and let the timer starts and wait for the hours you set to get the fermented batter.

  8. Once fermented temper with rest of ingredients, add rest of sesame oil and make waffles.

Recipe Notes
  1. One day I used Cranberry Pickle / Thokku in the Idli Dosa batter and it tasted yum.
    Chopped Ginger, Chopped Onion enhances taste of this waffles, since he is picky I make it plain.
  2. Instead of chopped curry leaves you can use Curry leaves or Moringa leaves powder in the batter.
  3. Also you can add Chana or Urad dal while tempering to enhance it up.
  4. As I mentioned in my previous Cranberry Almond Chutney and Cranberry Pickle Recipes, this Cranberries can be well replaced with Koronda (In Hindi) / Kalakai (In Tamil).
  5. If you are in a place where you don't get Cranberries or Kalakai try with beetroot in this method and add grated mango instead of Avocado.