Dosa- A desi pancake

An irresistible south Indian dish enjoyed all over the country. India’s love for dosa is well known. A desi pancake loaded with flavorful masala takes you to heaven. The beauty of dosa is that it is such a versatile dish and you can change the stuffing, the covering or the chutneys as per your taste and cravings. It is one of the top 10 Indian recipes and is listed among world’s 50 most delicious foods. Preparing dosas at home seems quite a task and many of us prefer to go to lavish south Indian restaurant to enjoy the authentic taste. But my lovely ladies, these simple and quick recipes to make dosa at home are surely going to give you a kick.

1. Plain dosa

Crispy and golden colored crepes, made up of rice and urad dal. A perfect breakfast treat.

• ½ cup urad dal
• 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
• 1 cup raw rice
• 1 cup parboiled rice
• Salt to taste
• Ghee for cooking

1. Wash and soak urad dal along with fenugreek seeds with enough water for 4 hours.
2. Wash and soak rice and par-boiled rice for 4 hours.
3. Drain urad dal and fenugreek seeds and blend it to a smooth paste.
4. Drain the rice and parboiled rice and blend it to a smooth paste.
5. Transfer the rice batter to urad dal batter and add salt. Mix well.
6. Cover it with a lid and keep for 12 hours for fermentation..
7. Mix it well after fermentation.
8. Now heat a non stick tawa or a dosa tawa and make thin dosas.
9. Serve it with chutney or sambhar.

Note: You can make masala dosas by using the same batter for covering and boiled and mashed potatoes for stuffing.

2. Rava Dosa

Another healthier and stunning version of rava which is a quick fix to the long process of making dosa batter. It does not require any grinding or fermentation and can be made in no time.

• 1 cup rava
• 2 tsp plain flour
• ½ cup fresh curd
• 1 tsp chopped green chillies
• ½ tsp cumin seeds
• 2 tbsp fresh coconut
• 2 tbsp cashew
• Salt to taste
• Oil for cooking

1. Combine rava, curd, maida together. Add ½ cup of water and make a smooth batter.
2. Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Add green chillies, cumin seeds, coconut, cashew nuts and salt and mix well.
4. Now add approx 2 ½ cups of water to make a runny batter.
5. Heat a dosa tava and sprinkle some water. Wipe it with a muslin cloth.
6. Pour the batter and tilt the tava in all directions to make a circle.
7. Drizzle some oil and let it cook till the dosa becomes crisp and golden brown.
8. Fold over to make a semi circle.
9. Serve the hot dosas with sambhar and coconut chutney.

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