Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The all so famous Dosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dosa or rice pan cakes is a very light and hearty meal which can be served at the table in no time although it does require a little bit of preparation ahead of time as the dosa batter needs to ferment and that does require the rice to be soaked along with the lentils for 4-5 hours and it further needs to be blended and then fermented in a warmer place overnight. Though it requires a little preparation but the result of the batter turning into the " All so famous Dosa" is worth the effort and to add icing to the cake serve the dosa with sambar and cocunut chutney. Awesome!!!!!!!!


1 cup rice
1/4 cup urad dal
1 tsp methi dana
1/2 cup poha (pressed rice)
Salt to taste
Water to blend


Soak the rice, poha, urad dal and methi dana in a bowl for atleast 4-5 hours. Drain the water completely and transfer the soaked rice and dal to the blender. Blend the rice and dal along with poha and methi dana adding water in small amount to the blender to form a thick batter of pourable consistency. Transfer the batter to a bowl and cover with a lid and keep it in a warm corner overnight or atleast for 8 hours. The batter will rise and ferment during this time.

Now add salt and enough water to the batter incase the batter is thick enough. Heat a non stick tava and add the laddle full of the batter and gently move starting from the center in circles across the pan till the batter is thiny distributed. Let it cook from one side. Roll the dosa and serve in a plate along with sambar and chutney.