Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Plain Dosa (Rice and Lentils Savory Crepes)

Hello friends,


I am sorry that I am not as regular for last few days. I also want to apologize to the blogger friends whom I follow and try to visit them regularly very religiously. But, I haven't been able to do that due to my busy schedule in last couple of days.


Here is a recipe from my mom. You will be surprised when I tell you that this is the first time I made simple dosa batter from scratch at home, except for Quinoa Dosa, I posted a couple of weeks ago. For those of you who think you cannot make the batter without grinder, let me tell you, you can. I have recently boughy Cuisinart Food Processor and it did the job perfectly for me. My son loves these and now I plan to do it more regularly :)


Plain Dosa (Rice and Lentils Savory Crepes)
Ingredients
Idli rice - 3 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup
Methi/Fenugreek - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Preparation

  • Rinse and soak rice, dal (add fenugreek to it) for about 4-6 hours (or overnight) separately in plenty of water.
  • After soaking well, grind them separately to a smooth batter (by not pouring a lot of water, but a little will be necessary to grind it).
  • Mix both the batters now in a bowl where it only fills upto 1/2 or 3/4 along with salt. It is important to leave at least 1/4 of the bowl empty as after fermentation, it will increase in volume and you don't want overflowing batter on your counter.
  • Leave the mixed batter for fermentation for upto 8 hours or preferably overnight. I usually soak the rice/dal during afternoon and then grind it before going to sleep, so that next morning it is ready to be used.
  • Once the batter is fermented, (you will get the fermentation smell and it would have risen, so you will know) mix it well. Make sure it is of pouring consistency (little thicker than that of pancake)
  • Heat the iron griddle at high heat. Once you start seeing smoke, sprinkle little water and oil on the griddle (you will get that hissing sound due to water touching the hot griddle, which would mean that your griddle is ready). Traditionally iron griddle is used, but like me if you do not have iron griddle, feel free to use non-stick and then you don't want it to obviously get smoking hot, so take care of that.
  • Pour about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter (depending on your griddle size) in the middle of the griddle and spread it using the same cup (if you are using plastic, then take some other spatula) into a circular shape, till it is spread thin. Reduce the heat a little bit (medium-high) and let it cook on each side till golden brown (as you see in the picture).
  • Based on how thin you spread, the texture of dosa will vary. 

Serving
Serve it warm out of griddle, with your favorite chutney, sambar or podi or a combination of all 3.



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That's all for now. Take care till next post.

55 comments:

thekitchenaffaire said...

Wow.. thats my favorite dosa :D Love it any day and all day :) .... Looks so yummy.. :)

thekitchenaffaire said...

In fact, I was wondering where you were. :) Missed you.. Really!

CinnamonNChillies said...

Lovely fresh batter dosa!!! I still prefer plain ones to masala ones.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Dosa looks perfect...I am a big fan of these...can have them any time..

Treat and Trick said...

It looks perfect and just right to be devoured!

Santosh Bangar said...

love the crispy and tempting dosa

Mugdha said...

looks soo crispy and delicious..adding fenugreek s new thing 2 me..must try it out..:)

ANU said...

very nice click....

DD said...

yeah! priya that is what I'm thinking you leave a super fast comment everytime in my blog, I miss your comments and recipes. :) dosa looks very crispy and yummy dear!

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Sweet Artichoke said...

Oh dear! It is bedtime here and I will dream of your delicious dosas!

Swathi said...

Dosa looks perfect and crispy.

Saras said...

Simply superb..so crispy and lovely color.
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aipi said...

that looks like really nicely done... thin and crispy just the way I like it. It makes me sad that our local Indian restaurants don't even come close to making a good dosa so I make my own as well. In fact made it this past weekend as well when my bro was visiting.
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Rinku Naveen said...

so perfect and crisp dosa..my fav breakfast..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and easy to prepare dosa.

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Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done dosa Priya looks wonderful for anytime of the day

Junia said...

love how you have both protein and healthy whole grain here! :D

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

perfect dosa !! looks YUM

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Nitha said...

Looks perfect Priya..

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Missing your visits and comments dear. This is a fav at my home too. Nice to have u back...

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Pushpa said...

Yummy crispy dosas I make it similarly too.

Priti said...

Love this any time ....looks gud

Vardhini said...

Perfect and crispy Priya. Love dosa anytime.

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Sanctified Spaces said...

There is nothing like eating a home made dosa. Love the flavor of fenugreek seeds.

sonu said...

hey priya dosa looks super delicious ..tht is my ratio too..3 : 1..perfect ! btw darling 10 more days to go ..still looking frwd for ur entries for flavours of rajasthan ..if ur too busy let me know..will pick those entries from the post which u specially posted for this event ;)

Babli said...

Dosa looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting. Perfect for breakfast.

Priya Sreeram said...

the good old dosa- they look great priya !

Prathibha said...

nice dosa...looks perfect brown n yumm

Cooking Foodie said...

This is yum... and for first time - perfect...

Vegetarian Zest said...

Yummy & healthy dosas.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Dosa looks perfect......

Kaveri said...

Crisp and delicious dosas...an all time favorite

Deeksha said...

Dosa looks crispy and yummy!

Suja said...

Crispy and delicious dosa

Vidhya said...

Wow your dosa has such a beautiful uniform golden color and looks so crispy,looking at the pictures is making me home sick.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow... super crispy dosas..
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Rajani said...

Hope your schedule is better now :). So, dosa from scratch? I have now moved on to ready made batter available easily here :D.

simply.food said...

Delicious looking dosa and very tasty too.

Wit,wok and wisdom said...

Very nicely made!The dosa looks so crisp and yummy.I've have had quite trying times making a dosa previously but I'm gradually improving;) so hope to give this a try pretty soon!Waiting for your recipe to my event...please post one soon:)

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Sanjana said...

Priya, how did you know this was my favourite? Beautiful recipe!

sunset said...

dosa ! i can have it any day , it came out very nicely, crispy
and like u have never made dosa batter form scratch

DessertForTwo said...

Looks delicious!

Taste Junction said...

Aah the fresh batter and the absolute crispness. Love it!!

Nithya said...

My all time favorite breakfast :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Crispy and lovely, looks fantastic.

Sayantani said...

I am yet to master this art of making perfect round crispy dosa. you did a fab job dearie.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

wow looks amazing! it been really ages that i had dosa, can't wait to have some :)

arthi said...

my anytime favourite..looks very tempting..

Anupama said...

Dosa looks simply gorgeous Priya. Making it tonight. Thanks for visiting F-n-M

Lipsy said...

Wow would love to try this yummy recipe:-)
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Rani acharyulu said...

Wow, crisp and golden color dosa looks yummy n delicious..

Dan said...

This is the second savory crepe recipe I've seen this week - I see a trend happening. I never knew crepes could be anything but sweet. I think I'll need to try this soon!

Archana said...

Ahh! My comfort food. I eat hubby makes.:0

Chaitanya said...

very yummy and perfect
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Gazal said...

i love dosas but never made one! thanks for sharing the recipe :)
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