Friday, 30 May 2008

Instant Dosa

Learnt this from a tv show.

Need :

Bread slices - 5 to 6 pieces
Rawa ( sooji / semolina ) - 2 cups
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Dahi / curd / yogurt - 2-3 tbsp
Garlic - 1 or 2 cloves
Salt - to taste
Fresh green chilles 1 or 2 pieces
Water - enough to make a batter
Cooking oil - to fry.

How to :

Soak the bread slices and rawa together in water till well soaked.

Add into it salt, dahi, garlic, green chillies and grind to a paste.

Add water to adjust consistency of dosa batter - it should fall easily when poured.

Add cornflour to it and mix well.

Heat a tawa / gridle.

Smear a little oil and pour in a big spoonful of batter and spread into a round shape.

Let it cook till the sides leave. Flip it over and brown the other side also.

Serve the crisp dosas hot with sambar and coconut chutney.

I make it directly in the pressure cooker.
You can add vegetables to it too.

Need :

Toor dal - 1 cup , washed and soaked
Sambar powder - 2 to 3 tbsp ( I use Everest Sambar powder )
Sliced onions - 1 medium sized
Whole dry red chillies - 1 to 2 pieces
Curry leaves - a few
Tamarind pulp - 4 to 5 tbsp
( soak the tamarind in water for about an hour and extract the pulp )
Haldi / turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Cooking oil - 1 tsp
Rai / whole black mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Water - around 4 cups

How to :

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.

Add the mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add the chillies and the curry leaves.

Now add the sliced onions and fry well.

Add the dal, haldi, salt and sambar powder and stir well.

Add water and the tamarind pulp.

Close cooker and cook on low heat till 3 whistles.

Cool and remove cover.

Adjust water, check seasoning and simmer for a few more minutes or till desired consistency.

Serve hot with dosas.


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  2. This is such an easy way to make dosa, looks really great


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