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Friday, June 5, 2009

Dosa - A South Indian Crepe With Instant Tomato Chutney

Dosa finds it's origin in Karnataka, a southern state of India. There are many ways and variations in making this dosa(s). A simple dosa is prepared by soaking rice and urad dal (black lentil) for 6-9 hours, grinding the mixture and leaving the batter to ferment for another 5-6 hours. This fermented batter is then poured on a hot tavva/pan to make thin crepe(s)/dosa(s). Though the process sounds bit time consuming, the result is gratifying. Dosa's make a good and filling breakfast, savory snack and delish dinner.

The first thing in my mind as I lie back on bed in night is what is for tomorrow's breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the menu is set for the next day, then only I can sound sleep. In such cases a whole bowl of dosa batter/idli batter resting in the fridge give me a peace of mind. I always wash and soak rice and urad dal in the morning as soon as I start my day. Later in the evening I will grind them by adding little salt and leave the batter to ferment overnight. Next day you will get nice and fluffy batter to prepare yum dosa's. If there is any leftover batter I will tranfer it into fridge. You can store the batter in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Dosa

Dosa can make a salubrious meal. As there are multiple variations of dosa(s) there are multiple side dishes accompany these dosa(s). You can have dosa with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, allam pachadi (ginger pickle), pea chutney, sambar, karivepaaku podi (curry leaf powder)or even with any pickle or sugar. Today I made this instant tomato chutney to go with dosa's. A spicy hot karivepaaku podi with a drop of ghee in it and to add tangy flavour an instant tomato chutney with thin, crisp, rice and lentil medley is an perfect way to start my day on a yummy note.

Dosa

Piping hot dosa's are going to participate in Monthly Mingle #33 - Ravishing Rice Recipes hosted by Nags of Edible Garden, event by Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?. Dosa and instant tomato chutney is going to participate in Show Me Your Breakfast! by Divya of DilSe.....These dosa's are also going to participate in MLLA - Twelfth Helping hosted by Apu of Annarasa, event by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.

Dosa

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup Urad dal/black lentils
  • 2 cups Rice/chawal
  • 1/2 tbsp Methi seeds
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil

Dosa

PREPERATION:

  • Wash and soak urad dal, methi seeds and rice for at least 6 hours. Drain the water and grind to smooth batter by adding little water at a time. Now add salt and grind again. The consistency of the batter should not be too thick nor too watery. Take out the batter in a bowl and cover it with a lid and leave overnight or for 6-7 hours for fermentation.
  • Heat non-stick pan on a low flame and wipe with dry kitchen towel and grease it with a drop of oil or slice of onion. Now pour spoonful of batter on the pan and spread it in clock-wise direction or anti clock-wise direction (but not both at a time) to form a nice circle.
  • Leave the oil from the sides around the dosa. Flip around and cook till done.
  • Serve hot with any chutney/pickle/sambar/podi/sugar.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

    TIPS:

    1. Always pour the batter in a big vessel, double the size of the batter so that when the batter ferments it will not spill down.
    2. Adding methi seeds give soft dosa's.
    3. For giving dark color to your dosa(s) add 2-3 tbsp boiled rice (leftover rice).
    4. Always grease your pan with oil or onion slice before pouring dosa batter. This will help you in lifting the dosa from the pan easily.
    5. Don't over heat your pan, this may burn the dosa or dosa will get stick to it.
    6. Here is a simple video showing preparation of different varities of dosa's.

  • INSTANT TOMATO CHUTNEY:

    Dosa

    INGREDIENTS:
    • 2 ripe Tomatoes, washed, deseeded and cut into pieces
    • 1Green chillies, deseeded and chopped
    • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
    • a pinch Turmeric powder
    • Salt
    • Oil
    • 2-3 fresh springs Coriander, chopped

    TEMPERING/TADKA/POPU:

    • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tbsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
    • 1 dry Red chilli
    • 6 fresh Curry leaves

    Instant Tomato Chutney

    PREPERATION:

    • Heat oil in a heavy bottom cooking vessel/kadai and add the ingredients listed under tempering. When the curry leaves start to change color, add tomato pieces, chopped green chill, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cook and cover till tomato pieces are soft.
    • Mash using a spoon and add chopped coriander leaves.
    • Instant tomato chutney is ready to serve with hot dosa/idli.
    • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

    56 comments:

    Uma said...

    Wow, triple temptation!! love that yummy dosa with karivepaku podi and tomato chutney. Just had dinner and again getting hungry looking at that tempting picture.

    Andhra Flavors said...

    Hey Its a great idea. Iam always suffering with chutnies.

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Thank you Uma and Andhra Flavor.

    notyet100 said...

    u r so good with clicks,..lovely presentation ,..i am cravin for one now,.:-)

    SAILAJA said...

    nice chutney...colour is great

    Suparna said...

    hi,
    my god! food on th plate looks so heavenly!! it's lunch time here but I wish to eat dosas with chutney ......liked the instant chutney recipe :) BTW ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo snaps are to die for!!!

    Chitra said...

    dosas r my favourite..gimme the plate i'll finish it now;)chutney looks yumm and new to me..will try once!

    Shama Nagarajan said...

    tempting breakfast...yummy

    Varunavi said...

    Wow delicious tempting dosa and karvapaku podi,just today has this :)

    Prathibha said...

    I love dosa's..loved the combo of instant tomato chutney n dosa.

    rekhas kitchen said...

    Yes really a filling breakfast so tempting with that tomato chutney yummmy.

    RAKS KITCHEN said...

    Love the colour of the chutney and beautiful pics!

    indosungod said...

    Just looking at it is enough to make hunger evaporate.

    Oh most definitely batter in the fridge gives immense peace of mind.

    Happy cook said...

    Pass me theplate with the dosa and the chutneylooks so so delicous.

    Parita said...

    Gorgeous pics dear..i just had my lunch and now again feeling like having :) i loved the tomato chutney..looks delicious

    Padma said...

    Beautiful click with those 2 cute glass bowls....and nice combo with those yummy chutney's :)

    Lena Rashmin Raj said...

    too tempting chutny..looks delicious... :)

    Anushruti said...

    The dosa wins hearts and is number one on my breakfast list. Nothing can beat this southindian staple to be savoured with coconut chutney.

    Gita said...

    Can I join you for dinner...thats such a delicious platter...yummy :)

    DEESHA said...

    i love dosas .. nice pic ..

    Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

    Those crepes look delicious! Mmmhhh, with chutney... Very tempting!

    cheers,

    Rosa

    Kalai said...

    I definitely agree that having idli or dosai batter in the fridge gives me immense peace of mind! Awesome dosais and that tomato chutney is to die for! :)

    A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

    looks yumm. anytime favorite. Beautiful clicks.

    Pavithra said...

    wow lovely comfort food nothing can beat this hah.. pass me the plate. Really mouthwatering and feel like eating now.

    Pooja said...

    Lovely dosas with chutney n podi! Looks so delicious! And the video was very interesting too. Thanks for including the link :)

    Ivy said...

    OMG crepes are my favourite and this tomato chutney sounds so good.

    Priyameena said...

    Gorgeous presentation...Chutney looks Yummy and tempting..

    Pooja said...

    Never get bored of dosas..looking yummy...Nice clicks..

    Preeti Singh said...

    This is my favorite ...love all kinds of dosa and can eat any time...looks very nice and satisfying.

    Varsha Vipins said...

    Oh..just yum..awesome combo Lubna..:)

    Priti said...

    Just the thing I have in my mind now...looks so gud..lovely pic

    kittymatti said...

    wow love dosas! I can eat them every day..lovely presentation and super chutney

    rekhas kitchen said...

    Thank you so much dear for every thing you have done for me. I never forget that.I am very glad that I have a friend like you Thank you so much for the support once again.

    Divya Vikram said...

    Thanks for sending this to 'Show me your Breakfast' event!!Lovely pictures!

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Thank you Priyanka, Sailaja, Suparna, Chitra, Shama, Varunavi, Prathibha, Rekha, Raks, Indosungod, Happy Cook, Parita, Padma, Lena, Anushruti, Gita, Deesha, Rosa, Kalai, A2Z vegetarian Cuisine, Pavithra, Pooja, Ivy, Priyameena, Pooja, Preethi, Varsha, Priti, Kittymatti and Divya.

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    No seed to say thanks dear. Anytime for you Rekha.

    Hari Chandana said...

    woww great idea.. good one!!.. :)

    Mangala Bhat said...

    wow! what a pics just mindblowing ..Dosa with that chutneys just love it :) Thanks for sharing ..
    Thanks for ur comment@my blog kepp visiitng :)

    Renu said...

    nice tips...will keep that in mind next time:))

    shaikh said...

    yummy.! and excellent way of explaining and supreb discription about dosa.will u please say me something about dosa rolls? i have heard something like- dosa stuffed with veg.and coated with vermecilly and deep fried. please tell me if there is some recipe like this. thanks.

    Anitha said...

    Yummm...very tempting pictures, Nice presentation.

    Handy dosa batter is sure a quick fix meal :-)

    Lori Lynn said...

    A great contribution to MLLA! Your photos are just stunning.

    Please be sure to check Taste With The Eyes late Sunday night (our time) for the MLLA 11th Edition round-up. Thanks again for your participation and awesome dish!
    Lori Lynn

    Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

    Wow what a yum chutney and dosa...
    Love the color of the chutney!

    Red Chillies said...

    I amde some dosas too, but the instant ones These are our all time favorites.

    ARUNA said...

    this combo is my anytime favourite.....tempting!!!!

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Thank you Hari, Mangala, Renu, Shaikh, Anita, Lori, Home Cooked Oriya Food, Red Chillies and Aruna.

    burpandslurp said...

    I once had this in a pretty authentic southern indian restaurant...I stupidly asked it with this really spicy chutney inside...it was overbearingly spicy and sour! I liked the crepe, but not the chutney...I was so shocked, because I usually can hold my spice pretty darn well!
    anyway, bottom line: please come to my kitchen and cook this for me so I can forget that unpleasant memory! :-)

    Girl Japan said...

    Exactly triple temptation, Chutney is the best, how do you get the crepe not to stick = ) Everything looks fabulous.

    homecooked said...

    My favourite breakfast dish! Lovely.

    Bombay-Bruxelles said...

    Thanks for your comment on my blog :-)!

    I love your blog - I'm a regular here although I have never left a comment.

    Valarmathi said...

    Yummy dosas and lovely tomato chutney. I too prepare this often. Delicious.

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Burpandslrup - The chutney made by me is not so spicy...you can try this version. Hope you like this and forget that experience......Wish I could make those crepes and chutney for you..... Thank you for dropping by...

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Thank you Girl Japan, Homecooked and BB.

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Thank you Valarmathi.

    Anonymous said...

    dis dish z realli awesome, i cuked at noon and mi boyfrnd liked it so much..
    realli thnk u..

    The Rite-Bite said...

    Hey..Thanks a lot for posting such instant chutney recipe...m not good in making chutneys..and today m making some masala dosa..m gonna try your chutney for sure..its looks Yummy!

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