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Urad – Wheat flour dosa | “No rice” dosa

Though I had been trying different “no rice” dosas due to reader requests, it eventually has led to my kids loving it over rice based ones and now Ragi set dosas and Jowar flour dosas have become their favorite. It is easier for me too as I need to grind only urad dal and just mix in the flours. (Also saves my temper as running the mixy is like curfew time in my house as my daughter hates the sound. So she keeps asking every 30 seconds if it’s done. πŸ™„πŸ˜„ #justmotherhoodthings πŸ˜‚)

As I have already mentioned before, if anything keeps me sane sometimes, it’s music. Today when I finished my work and opened youtube to listen to cover songs (I am loving covers more than the originals now ❀️), I found a singer, Simran Sehgal. Loved her sweet voice and when I checked her videos, most of them were my favorite songs which I had forgotten about. Especially old ones like Hum Bewafa and Aap ki nazron ne.. I went mad at her song choices and beautiful singing (music crazy meπŸ˜‚). Here’s sharing the playlist for music lovers like me – Simran Sehgal songs. Hope you enjoy it. 😍

Finally here’s the dosa recipe which I learnt from my friend Vinanti Gouri through a common food group that we are a part of. They come out so delicious that we all love it very much and I make it atleast weekly once. Glad to share this recipe with all of you. Happy and healthy cooking! ❀️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 12 dosas }

1 Cup Urad dal (I use split ones)

1 Cup Wheat flour or Atta

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the Urad dal for about 4 hours. Drain the water completely. Add 1 Cup water or as required and grind with salt to a fine paste. Pour into a steel vessel.

2. In another vessel take wheat flour. Add water while whisking it to remove lumps bringing it to slightly thick, smooth batter. (It takes me 1 1/4 Cup water for 1 Cup wheat flour)

3. Keep the batters to ferment separately at room temperature overnight or for 8 hours. Might take longer in cold weathers. After fermentation, the wheat flour batter leaves water on the surface. Discard that water.

4. Now mix the wheat flour batter to the Urad dal batter.

5. Now heat a dosa pan and add a ladle of dosa batter onto the pan. Spread as thin as you can. Add ghee and allow it to cook. The below dosa is crispy. If you like it soft, remove when it browns only slightly.

6. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Refrigerate the remaining batter and use later.

Notes:

* Remember to ferment the batters separately.

* Remember to discard the water that leaves at the top after fermentation. Else the dosa batter might turn runny.

* These dosas can be made soft or crisp. For soft dosas, don’t allow the underneath to brown a lot while for crisp dosas, cook till it browns completely. Also serve hot as keeping at room temperature makes the dosas soft.

* I serve them with Raw Onion chutney. Just grind coconut with green chillies, ginger, onion, tamarind and salt with little water to a smooth paste. You can season if desired. I don’t as my daughter does not like mustard seeds.

* Other no rice dosas: Ragi set dosas and Jowar flour dosas , Broken wheat mixed dal dosa , Masoor dal dosa

Mushti Polo | Traditional Konkani style soft dosa

My 25th dosa on my Dosa Corner page!! And what’s better than this dosa, our very own Mushti Polo which I have grown up eating almost every week as a kid. This super soft dosa with raw mango chutney is a combination that brings back all the nostalgia of childhood (and how carefree and fun that was! 😍)

Though I never realized the value of how much my grandmother and mother tried to make us eat healthy then, I understand it very well now after becoming a mother. Guess that’s what is called “Life is a full circle!” (also, I remember my mother’s dialogue whenever she got angry ” You will know this after you become a mother in future 🀣🀣).

Yes, I truly understand now. πŸ˜‚ All these traditional recipes are all that we need in our life to eat healthy. Dosas especially being fermented or probiotic food and very good for our body. Pair it with a chutney or sambar and it is a complete meal in itself.

Hope you all try this dosa. All amchis know this dosa. It is actually called Mushti dosa meaning all ingredients are added in fist measurement using hands (Mushti is fist in Konkani). I thank my Amma for sharing her recipe with me. ❀️ Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 8 dosas }

1 Cup Raw white rice ( I use any medium grain rice available here )

3 Tbsp Urad dal ( I use split ones )

1 Tbsp Methi / Fenugreek seeds

1/2 Cup thick or thin Poha / Beaten rice

1/2 Cup fresh or desiccated Coconut

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Take rice, Urad dal and Methi in a large bowl.

2. Wash well and soak in enough water for atleast 4 hours. Now drain the water and add to a mixer. Also add poha and coconut.

Note: I don’t wash poha as it’s really clean here. You can wash it in running water and then add if it has grains in it.

3. Add about 1 Cup of water along with salt and grind to a smooth paste. Pour into a large bowl.

4. Keep it in a warm place at room temperature for about 8 to 10 hours. Since it is winter season, you may need to ferment even upto 12 to 14 hours for the batter to ferment well.

5. Now heat a dosa pan and add a ladle of batter in the center of the pan. Do not spread this dosa. Cover and cook on medium flame adding oil or ghee till the surface cooks.

6. Remove and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* I make Ambuli Chutney or Raw Mango chutney with this. Since we don’t get raw mangoes readily here, I use the ones leftover from pickle jars.

* Just grind three to four small mangoes from pickle jars (or about 1/4 Cup of fresh raw mango) with 1/2 Cup Coconut, 3 to 4 red chillies, Hing and salt with water to a smooth paste. This is a thick chutney.

* You can substitute Hing with 3 to 4 garlic cloves instead. I use Hing during fasting or Pooja days and garlic on other days.

* You can also use green chillies instead of red chillies.

* This dosa is a thick one and to be roasted only on one side on medium flame.

* I get many queries about the kind of rice I use. I just use raw white rice of any brand which is available here. Not basmati nor any idli/ dosa rice. Just medium grain white rice which we get from nearby supermarket.

* You can check all my 25 dosas on my Dosa Corner page.

Charmbure dosa |Puffed rice Dosa | Both soft and crispy dosas with one batter

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In my house, breakfast any day is either any variety of dosa/Idli or upma/poha. I make upma/ poha only on days when I have dosa batter handy for kids (they are HUGE dosa fans and for them breakfast means only bobbo or iddi {dosa/idli}). So, any new variety of dosa instantly grabs my attention and I have to try it out.

In one of the Konkani food groups that I am in, an amazing cook Anusha Mallya shares beautiful pictures of her dishes and I am always mesmerized specially by her dosa pictures. The dosas look so attractive that I had to try it as well. I saw that it had more rice than I regularly use and also had puffed rice in it which I found unique. So there I went as a dosa explorer (like Dora – the explorer, I could be Mitha – the dosa explorer πŸ˜…πŸ˜…).

And imagine my excitement when it came out so well. Like magic, I could make it super crispy (the way my daughter likes it), medium crispy for my son and husband, soft ones for me (ek teer se teen nishaane! πŸ˜‚) In all three ways, the dosa tasted amazing. It is definitely a keeper of a recipe. Thank you Anusha for your great recipe share! πŸ™

Hope you all try and love it too. If nothing, a wonderful change from the regular breakfast. Do try with tomato chutney. They make a great combination. Happy and healthy cooking! ❀️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 25 dosas }

3 1/2 Cups Raw white rice or Idli rice or Dosa rice

1 Cup Urad dal (I use split ones)

2 tsp Methi or fenugreek seeds

1/2 Cup Bhel or puffed rice or Charmbure

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak rice in atleast double the amount of water for atleast 4 hours. Wash well and soak the Urad dal along with Methi for atleast 4 hours. Now drain and add the Urad dal- Methi to the mixer.

2. Grind with about 3/4 Cup water to a smooth paste. Water amount depends on your mixer. Pour in a bowl. Now add the rice to the mixer along with puffed rice.

3. Grind the rice-puffed rice mixture to a smooth paste. It took me 3/4 Cup water to grind this too. Mix both the batters with hands adding salt.

4. Ferment the batter overnight or for atleast 8 hours.

Look at that well fermented batter 😍

5. Now heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of batter onto it and spread into circle.

6. Cover and cook till dosa cooks. Add ghee while it cooks. Flip and cook for about half a minute.

7. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice. I have served with my Amma’s tomato chutney.

Notes:

* I use any variety of raw white rice available here for my dosas and idlis.

* Puffed rice gives it the crispy texture but also a softness if the dosa is made thick. If you don’t have puffed rice, substitute with equal amount of flattened rice or poha.

* If you like extra crispy dosa, cook till the underside turns really brown and looks like this.

* If you like soft dosas like set dosas, just pour a ladle and don’t spread much. Also cook only one side. It will turn out like this.

* Below, I have made the dosas medium crispy. So these dosas can be made in three ways which is the best part of this batter.

* I have served it with my Amma’s style of tomato chutney and it makes a great combination.

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Kharbas dosa | no fermentation dosa

My husband is on vacation since two weeks now and has been looking out for new recipes to try for me. It has actually made my job easier as I no longer have to think what to cook (which is a huge task in itself πŸ˜…). He searches for unique recipes (his current hobby πŸ˜€) and sends it to me. I just have to make it (which I don’t mind at all as I love cooking ❀️)

So last week he sent me this recipe of Kharbas dosa which he found in a video. I was amazed as it did not need fermentation at all and even then turned out super crispy. It also came out so tasty that I had to share the recipe with all of you. 😍

Hope you all try and love this dosa too. Our dosa loving family could not get enough of it and I made it again today for them. Happy and healthy cooking! ❀️

RECIPE:

Recipe credits: jyoth youtube channel

Ingredients: {Gives about 12 to 14 dosas}

2 Cups Raw white rice or Idli rice (I use any variety of short grain white rice available here)

1 Cup Urad dal (I used split ones)

2 tsp Methi or Fenugreek seeds

2 tsp Peppercorns or to taste

2 Kashmiri long red chillies

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the rice, Urad dal, Methi along with pepper corns and red chillies for atleast 4 hours.

2. After it gets soaked, drain water completely and add to the mixer jar along with salt.

3. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 Cups water and grind to a smooth paste. Pour into a bowl.

4. Now the batter is ready to make dosas. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of the batter. Spread into a large circle. Cook till the surface looks cooked and the underside turns crispy adding ghee or oil in between..

5. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* Methi is a very important ingredient in this dosa as we are not fermenting it. Do not skip Methi.

* The amount of pepper is to taste. If you don’t like pepper, you can skip it but I suggest to add atleast 1 tsp of pepper and 1 red chilly for the great flavour.

* Since I am a huge fan of fermentation as it increases the nutritional value in manifold, I do ferment this dosa batter as well but it makes no change to the texture of the dosa. It is crisp even before fermentation. The taste is also the same. So I suggest if you have time, ferment it for few hours. Else it’s okay as this dosa really does not need fermentation.

* The chutney I make with this dosa is ginger chutney. Just grind coconut with green chillies, ginger and tamarind paste along with salt and water to a fine paste. Pour into a bowl and add little water to bring it to chutney consistency. Season with spluttered mustard seeds and curry leaves in coconut oil.

Rava Bhakri /Rullanva Doddaka/ Instant Semolina savory pancakes

I am a huge fan of our age old amchi (Konkani) dishes. They are not only easy to make but very healthy and super delicious too. Also, I am a firm believer that breakfast should be the most filling meal as it gives us energy for the day and keeps us away from snacking often.

This Rava Bhakri is exactly that. Very filling and super tasty too. It’s my go to breakfast when I have forgotten to soak for dosas or idlis. My kids call it “Rullanva bobbo” and demand it whenever they feel hungry. So this “bobbo” becomes their snack too when they come tired after playing. And the best part is, it hardly takes 10 mins from start to finish to make this.

Now that’s how I love my dishes. Less time in the kitchen, yet healthy, kid friendly and delicious. Most Konkanis know this recipe but sharing for those who don’t know. Hope you all try it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

2 and 1/2 Cups Semolina (wheat rava, upma rava, sooji)

Approx 3 Cups Water

1/4 Cup Wheat flour (Atta)

1/4 Cup freshly grated Coconut

1/4 Cup Yogurt/ Buttermilk (optional)

2 to 3 Green chillies

1 inch Ginger piece, grated

1 Tbsp Sugar

Salt to taste

Ghee or coconut oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Take Semolina, wheat flour, sugar, salt and coconut in a mixing bowl.

2. Add yogurt, water, Ginger and green chillies. Mix well and make a lump free batter of thick consistency. (It took me 3 Cups water for 21/2 cups rava. Might vary depending on the brand of rava.)

3. Now heat a dosa pan and add a ladle of dosa batter. Spread it into a thick dosa.

4. Cover and cook till the surface cooks. Add ghee or oil on top.

5. Flip and cook for a minute.

6. Serve hot with butter and pickle.

Notes:

* Rava absorbs a lot of water very quickly. But it varies with the brand of rava. So best is to add water one cup at a time in the beginning and then add little by little to make a batter thicker than dosa batter consistency.

* This batter can be made before hand and refrigerated. I make it at night and refrigerate for breakfast the next day as it saves a lot of time in the morning. Just that the rava absorbs all the water. So it needs and addition of about a cup of water to bring it back to pourable consistency.

* The addition of yogurt or buttermilk is optional but gives a nice tangy flavour to it.

* You can also grind the coconut along with Ginger and green chillies. Then add to the batter but I love the bite of green chillies. So I don’t do that way.

* I don’t even need pickle with this. Butter is an excellent accompaniment to this bhakri.

* You can also add an mashed overripe banana to this batter. Tastes really delicious!

* You can also add grated cucumbers to this to make Instant Cucumber dosas or Thoushe Bhakris.

Urad – Whole moong dosa and idli | “No rice” recipe

Some dishes may not look as appealing to the eyes but they are simply delicious. These whole moong idlis are the perfect example of that. They are not as pristine beautiful like regular idlis but taste so good and are very healthy too.

I got the idea of this recipe from my friend Ashwini Kulkarni who always sends me pictures and recipes of dosas that she makes for her “dosa loving” family (just like mine). She did not make idlis with it but I made them as my son is a huge fan of “iddis(as he calls them πŸ˜€). Since I planned to make idlis, I added methi seeds too to the batter and it made the idlis very soft.

This is a “no rice” recipe like many of my idli and dosa recipes. So it’s good for those who want to avoid rice in their diet. Hope you all try and love it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Gives 13 Idlis and about 6 dosas}

1 Cup Urad dal (I used split Urad dal)

1 Cup Whole moong / Green gram

1/2 Tbsp Methi / Fenugreek seeds

Salt to taste

Oil to grease the Idli plates and ghee to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Take Urad dal, whole moong and methi in a bowl.

2. Wash well and soak in atleast double the amount of water for about 4 to 6 hours. Now drain the soaked water and add the soaked urad-moong-methi to the mixer.

3. Grind to a smooth paste. It took me 1 Cup water while grinding (this information is for people who ask me for water measurement). Pour in a large preferably steel vessel.

4. Keep covered at room temperature for fermentation overnight or for about 8 hours.

5. If making Idlis, add the batter to greased idli moulds.

6. Steam for 20 mins or till done.

7. If making dosas, heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of the batter. Spread using the back of the ladle to circle shape.

8. Add ghee or oil to the dosa. Cook till the surface cooks. Then flip and cook for few seconds.

9. Serve both dosas and Idlis with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* The whole moong might not grind fully but have little skin in the batter. That is okay.

* Cook the dosas only one side if you like soft dosas and cook both sides till crisp for crispy dosas.

* I served this with two kinds of chutney:

** Peanut Hing Chutney: Grind coconut with ginger, green chillies, hing powder, salt and skinned peanuts with little water to a smooth paste.

** Mint Coriander Chutney: Grind coconut with mint leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and salt to a smooth paste. Add lemon juice over it.

Both these chutneys don’t need seasoning and goes well with Urad moong Idlis and dosas.

Broken wheat & mixed dals dosa | No rice dosa

One more dosa addition to my Dosa corner page. This one is for those who want to reduce rice in their diet but still want to enjoy dosas. I have posted many “no rice” dosas and idlis before and they have been a hit with my readers especially this Masoor dal dosa and these Ragi Urad idlis.

My main reason to make these dosas is for protein in our diet as we are vegetarians. In this form, all kinds of lentils are included and we don’t even realise it. My kids love dosas and it makes things so much easier for me.

I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day and these dosas are so filling that it keeps us full for a long time. It’s very important to have a healthy and filling breakfast so that we don’t keep snacking often.

Hope you all try and love these dosas too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes about 15 dosas}

2 Cups Mixed dals (I took half Cup each of Urad dal, moong dal, Masoor dal and toor dal)

1 Cup Broken wheat/ Daliya / Gonva khan

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil while cooking the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the broken wheat along with mixed dals for atleast 4 hours.

2. Drain the soaked dal and add into a mixer.

3. Grind into a fine paste. Pour into a large steel vessel. Add salt and mix well with hands.

4. Ferment overnight or for 6 to 8 hours.

See how well the batter ferments 😍

5. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of dosa batter. Spread into a thin dosa. Drizzle ghee or oil and cook till it turns crisp.

6. Remove and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* Leftover batter can be refrigerated and used later.

* This dosa actually does not need fermentation but I love fermenting the batter as it becomes more healthy and also tastes really delicious.

* If you don’t like the fermented batter smell, then don’t ferment this dosa batter for more than 8 hours during summers. Even 4 to 6 hours is sufficient for regular fermentation.

* You can use any variety of mixed dals but don’t skip Urad dal if possible as it gives a good texture to the dosa.

* This dosa turns super crisp if you make it thin and cook longer. My kids love it that way.

* I have served it with coriander leaves chutney. For the chutney, I grind coconut with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, little tamarind with water to a smooth paste. This chutney does not require seasoning.

Snake gourd seeds spicy dosa | Poddale beeye Sannapolo

After I posted Ridgegourd skin chutney, it reminded me of another “taste from waste” which my grandmother made regularly. It is these small dosas from the seeds of snake gourds. They are not the dosas that we have for breakfast but had with rice meals and called as sannapolo in Konkani.

There are so many varieties of sannapolos made with onion, cabbage, moringa leaves and many others. Those require soaking and grinding rice and toor dal. But this variety of sannapolo can be made instantly as it uses rava instead.

And anything that can be made instantly becomes instantly my favourite too πŸ˜‰. What better way to use up the healthy part of this vegetable in a delicious way. A meal of these dosas with upkari and ukde pej (Matta rice congee) becomes a soulful meal for us. Something I can never get tired of. ❀️

Hope you all try this and love it like we do. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Snake gourds seeds (I took the core of two regular sized snakegourds)

1/2 inch Ginger piece

3 Green chillies

1/2 Cup Coconut (fresh or desiccated)

1 Cup Rava or Semolina

Salt to taste

Coconut oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. * Wash the snake gourd well and scrape the white skin with a knife.

* Then slice lengthwise and remove the core. Keep it aside.

* Chop the snakegourds to small pieces and keep it in another bowl to make Upkari. (Will share the recipe in notes) Soak 1/4 Cup chana dal for the Upkari for about 30 mins.

2. For the spicy dosa or sannapolo, grind the seeds along with coconut, ginger and green chillies to a slightly coarse paste.

Note: Don’t grind too much or it can taste bitter. Just pulse two to three times so that the seeds are crushed.

3. Add this paste to a bowl. Add rava and salt. With little water, make a thick batter.

4. Heat the dosa pan and make small dosas. Drizzle coconut oil and cook the dosas on both sides till they turn brown and crisp.

5. Remove and serve with rice meals. This is not the regular dosa had for breakfast. It tastes best with rice, rasam or dal and snake gourd stir fry (Upkari).

Notes:

* If the snake gourd seeds are very small and easily crushable with hands, then no need to grind it along with the other ingredients in the mixer. Just mix it with the ground paste.

* While grinding the seeds, don’t grind for too long. Just pulsing is enough. Grinding for too long can cause a bitter flavour.

* The rava that I use is normal upma rava. Since this is a thick dosa, don’t add a lot of water. Just enough water to make a thick batter.

* For the snake gourd Upkari, heat coconut oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add the soaked chana dal, green chillies and curry leaves. Add chopped snake gourd and hing along with salt and little water. Cook till the snake gourd turns soft. Garnish with grated coconut.

Sabudana Dosa | Sago and Rice Dosa

I know I am posting a lot of dosa recipes which is evident from my Dosa corner page but it is the most requested from my readers too. I guess making different yet tasty breakfast everyday is a challenge which everyone faces (just like me πŸ˜…).

I have been making this Sabudana dosa which I found in Asha Satish Philar mai’s cookbook since many years now. It turns so soft and fluffy. The texture resembles set dosas available in restaurants. My kids love it with ginger chutney and butter.

So here is yet another dosa (hope you all are not bored πŸ˜‚). Happy and healthy cooking!

I thank Asha Satish mai whole heartedly for this amazing recipe of hers. Thank you mai. πŸ˜πŸ™

RECIPE: { Adapted from “The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook” by Mrs Asha Satish Philar }

Ingredients: { Makes 18 to 20 dosas}

3 Cups white Rice

1 Cup Sabudana/ Sago

1 Cup Urad dal

1 Cup Poha / flattened rice

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak Urad dal, sago and poha together in a large bowl with enough water. Wash well and soak rice in another bowl. Soak for atleast 4 to 5 hours.

2. Grind the urad-sago-poha mixture to a smooth paste. Remove in a bowl. Grind rice with little water to a smooth paste.

3. Mix both the batters and keep in a large bowl. I divided the batter into two bowls to avoid spills after fermentation.

4. Ferment the batter overnight or for atleast 8 hours.

5. Heat the dosa pan and add a ladle of the dosa. Make a thick dosa. Cover and cook on medium flame till the surface cooks. Add ghee or oil.

6. Remove from flame and repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Serve with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* Leftover batter can be refrigerated and used the next day.

* This dosa is very soft and needs to be cooked on medium flame on one side. No need to flip the dosa.

* Both thick or thin Poha can be used. Does not make much difference.

* I have used the small size sago seeds. I am sure it will work well with the big sago seeds too. Just that it might need extra soaking time.

Paper dosa | Restaurant style crispy dosa

I keep making different dosa types for my kids as they love dosas. For soft dosas, my go to recipe is this Cotton dosa but for restaurant style crispy dosas, this Paper dosa from Jayashree Prabhu mai‘s cookbook “99 Delightful Dosas” is simply the best. The dosas turn out super crispy and very tasty.

My daughter loves ghee roast dosa from restaurants a lot and the least I can do is recreate it at home now since we have stopped restaurant foods since many months (due to the covid situation). She enjoys it a lot and I feel how much even the kids have adapted well to this “new normal” of eating only homemade foods. Hats off to all kids!

But one thing is sure. All this completely cutting out fast food and restaurant foods must have given the much necessary detox to our system and we will come out healthier for sure.

Hope you all will try and love this paper dosa too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE: {Adapted from “99 Delightful Dosas cook book by Jayashree Prabhu}

Ingredients: (About 20 dosas)

2 Cups Rice

1 Cup Urad dal

4 tsp Methi seeds

1 Cup Rice flour

4 Tbsp Besan or chickpea flour

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak rice in a bowl and soak urad dal along with methi in another bowl for atleast 4 hours.

2. Grind the Urad methi mixture to a smooth paste using water as needed. Pour into a large steel vessel. Now take the soaked rice in the mixer. Add rice flour, besan and salt.

3. Grind the rice mixture using little water to a smooth paste too. Add it to the Urad batter and mix well with hands.

4. Ferment overnight or for atleast 8 to 10 hours.

Love how well the batter ferments!

5. Heat a flat dosa pan and pour a ladle of batter over it. Shape using the back of the ladle into concentric circles to a thin, large dosa.

6. Add ghee and cook till the dosa turns crisp.

7. Fold and serve hot with a chutney of your choice. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.

Notes:

* The addition of rice flour gives a very crisp texture to the dosa while besan or chickpea flour is just for colour. So that can be skipped if you don’t have.

* For making perfect dosas, first heat the dosa pan to high and when it heats well, reduce the flame and spread the dosas as thin as you can. Then cook the dosas again on high flame till done. For very crispy dosas, just cook a little while longer and add a extra dash of oil or ghee.

* Leftover dosa batter can be refrigerated but the texture of the dosa did change the next day. It came out soft like regular dosas and not as crispy as the first day. We loved it both ways though.

* For this way of hing chutney that I make, just grind coconut along with ginger and green chillies with salt and little water to a smooth paste. Now season mustard seeds and hing (I use powder) in coconut oil and pour over this ground paste. Mix well. Done!