Showing posts with label Dosa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dosa. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Navane /Foxtail Millet Crispy Dosa

Dosa/Dose is one of the good breakfast dish that most of us love to have it. It is healthy and loaded with urid dal and it is full of protein and energetic pulse. This time I have added  toor dal and channa dal to the batter while grinding. Dosa has tuned crispy and got golden colour.


The other secret is that you should keep the dough in the fridge at least 10 minutes before you prepare dosa. (After fermentation).
Fox tail millet is full of fiber, energetic and it is one of the siri dhanya/Millet. Millets help us to control blood pressure and is good for people who are suffering from diabetic problem.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients : 

Navane/Foxtail millet : 4 Cups
Urid dal : 1 Cup
Methi : 1 Teaspoon
Channa dal : 1 Tablespoon
Toor dal : 1 Tablespoon
Avalakki /Aval/Flattened rice : 2 to 3 Handful /3/4 Cup
Salt : As required
Oil /Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Clean and wash Navane /Fox tail millet, methi seeds, avalakki, toor dal, channa dal and  urid dal.
2. Grind all the ingredients nicely till paste.( I have used the grinder to prepare the batter).
3. Remove it from the grinder and add salt. Mix it well and let it ferment well. (Over night).


4. Next day morning keep this fermented the fridge for 20 minutes.
5. Take the batter out from fridge and mix it well.

6. Keep tava/dosa pan on the fire. Let it get hot.
7. Reduce the flame. Sprinkle little water on the hot tava and clean it well.
8. Mix dosa batter well and take a ladle of batter and put it on the tava.
9. Spread the batter around the pan and put a teaspoon of oil on the dosa. (Sprinkle oil on the top).


10.Cover and cook dosa for a minute. Turn the other side and cook for a minute. (Optional).

11. Dosa is ready to serve. Serve with your choice of side dish. Repeat the same and prepare the rest of the dosas. (Remaining batter).


12. Add a spoon of fresh ghee just before serving hot dosa.


Note : 

Do not try to spread dosa batter on very hot tava. It might stick to the pan and the ladle and it will be messy. Decrease the heat by sprinkling some normal water on tava and reduce the flame to low. Clean the tava completely with a kitchen tissue or clean towel. Adjust the batter consistency and pour the batter and spread it slowly
  Add little water if the batter is so thick. It should be into running consistency. ( Not very watery). Keep the flame very low while pouring the batter to the pan. Do not add oil first. Spread the dosa batter around and then sprinkle oil. This helps the dosa to be crispy.
Adding little channa dal and toor dal helps the dosa to be crispy. Keeping the ferment batter in the fridge helps in turning dosa very crispy and adds the golden colour.
cooking dosa on one side is optional. ( It gets cooked nicely once you cover the lid while cooking).

Time : Soaking Navane and urid dal 3 hours + grinding 20 minutes + fermentation Over night/5 to 6 hours and dosa preparation 30 Minutes.
Serves : 20 to 25 Dosa.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rava Urid Dal Dosa

Rava Urid dal dosa is god to have for breakfast, snack time or even dinner. It is easy and even you can prepare it with out fermentation. 
Varieties of  dosas with same batter
 I have prepared dosa without fermenting the batter, adding little curd and prepared spicy dosa, as set dosa and even thin and crispy dosa. Varieties of dosas can be prepared with this Rava urid dal dosa batter.
Let us see some benefits of using Rava/rave/semolina in our diet. 
Rava/Sooji/Semolina is rich in calcium, phosphorus,  potassium, iron, zinc, carbohydrates and proteins. They do contain vitamins B and E. It helps to loose weight. It is filled with fiber and good for digestion and easy bowel movement. It is low in cholesterol and sodium and is called as balanced food. Rava is digested slowly and keeps you full for a long time. Rava is good for people who suffer from diabetics. They help in building strong immunity system in our body. They also good for healthy metabolism and healthy muscles, nerves and bones.
Let us see the recipe now:
As I said earlier you can prepare dosas immediately as soon as you grind, then ferment and then use the batter for set dosas, thin dosas and spicy dosas.

Ingredients :

Urid dal : 1 Cup
Rava : 3 to 3 1/2 Cups.
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method : 

1.Wash and soak urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and then grind it with required water.

2. Remove it from the mixi jar to a big bowl.


3. Add a glass of water to rava and then mix it well. Add this wet rava to ground urid dal batter.
4. Add salt and mix it well.
5. Let it ferment for over night or 6 to 7 hours.



6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put little on the tava and clean it with a kitchen tissue.



 7. Mix the ferment batter nicely and take a ladle of dosa batter and spread it on hot tava in a circle shape. (Let the flame be low while spreading dosa batter).

 8. Cover and cook for a minute. Sprinkle little oil on the top. Turn the other side and cook for 10 seconds.

9. Remove dosa from the pan and serve hot dosa with curry /chutney/pickle.

10.Repeat the same with remaining batter.
Crispy Dosa ( From the same batter)

Note :

Do not make the batter very  watery. The consistency of the batter should be normal dosa batter consistency.

Preparing spicy dosa :


Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chilly to dosa batter and prepare thick /set dosas.
Dosa with out fermenting the batter.
Mix dosa batter nicely and prepare dosas as normal dosa.




Preparing dosa with out fermenting the batter.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Boiled Rice - Raw Rice Dosa

Boiled rice and Raw rice Quick dosa is good to have for breakfast/snack. One more traditional dish from Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.

The rain fall is more in Karavali and the land is very good for growing paddy/rice in these areas. I have seen my aunt struggle to get workers to work in fields. It was really a struggle that she won't get people for working on time. Though there used be many workers they would flee to work in other fields. She has to plead them for coming to work in our field. Some time the rain used to play a big role. People there depend upon the rain for water supply to the field during the rainy season. Less rain means the plants dry and the more rain spoils and rotten the plants. The struggle behind the farmer is so much, at the end some or other things happen and the farmer is at the great loss.
Since my aunt used to grow paddy, we used to have home grown rice to have our food. Most of the dishes are prepared using rice. This is one of the famous and traditional dish that I learnt from my aunt.
Coming back to recipe I have used boiled rice, raw rice and little grated coconut. It makes the dosa tasty. No urid dal is used here and the batter need not to be ferment.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients : 

Boiled Rice : 2 Cups
Dosa Rice /Raw Rice : 1 Cup
Coconut : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Water : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons ( To Prepare dosa).

Method :

1. Wash and soak boiled and raw rice together for over night or 5 to 6 hours.
2. Grate coconut and grind rice with coconut till it turns very fine paste.

3. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a big bowl. Add required salt.
4. Add water and make the batter consistency as little thicker than normal dosa batter.

5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on the top of tava.
6. Spread the oil around the tava. Take a ladle of the dosa batter and pour it slowly like round shape. ( ( Use your fingers to spread dosa on the tava. It turns thin and nice). Let the flame be low while spreading batter on the tava.


7. Add a teaspoon of oil /ghee and let the dosa cooked . (low and medium flame).
8. Turn the other side and cook for a minute /till it gets slightly brown.


9. Boiled Rice - Raw Rice Quick Dosa is ready to serve.


Note :

You can prepare rotti instead of dosa. Let the batter be bit thick. Cook on medium and low flame to get the tasty rotti. I have added little more water and prepared dosa. No onion or any other ingredients added. This dosa taste very good with sambar. Use of ghee or coconut oil is optional Use of coconut is optional. (for grinding). No need to ferment the batter. Use of grinder to grind rice is optional.
Time :  5 to 6 hours Soaking time : Grinding 5 minutes. (Mixi ). Preparing dosa : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Monday, February 26, 2018

SET DOSA (URID -CUCUMBER SET DOSA)

Set Dosa..Who does not like it? It is soft, Its fluffy, it is simply super to have. Healthy to the core. I have prepared this "Set dosas " with same ingredients but added something while grinding and let it for fermentation and the wonderful dosa we prepared the next morning and it was just Wow.
I have used cucumber, urid dal, raw rice.

Let us see some benefits of eating Cucumber in our diet.
Cucumber is filled with nutrients. It is good for overall health. Cucumber is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folic acid and it is rich in fiber. This vegetable is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium and silica. Cucumber is very good for skin health and eye health. It helps to cool the body and mind. Cucumber is for preventing acidity and helps to keep our skin well toned. It helps to prevent constipation. Helps in managing diabetes. Lowers the blood pressure. Helps to reduce the risk of kidney stone. Keeps our body functioning well.


You can prepare dosas with same dosa batter in different ways, like fluffy dosa ( set dosa), crispy dosa and soft dosa) as above shown in the picture.

Lets see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Urid Dal : 1/2 Cup
Methi Seeds/Fenugirk Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Avalakki/Poha/Aval/Flattened rice : 2 Handful
Cucumber : 1 Medium size
Salt : As required
Oil /Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons.

Method : 

1. Wash and soak rice, urid dal, methi seeds together for 2 to 3 hours. Soak Avalakki separately.
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of cucumber and grind it with all the ingredients.

3. Use very little water to grind. (Cucumber helps to grind the ingredients).
4. Put the ground batter to a big bowl and add salt. Mix it well and let it rest for fermenting.
5. It should be fermented well to get good fluffy dosas. ( Over night or 6 to 7 hours).


6. Mix the batter well. Add water if require and it is ready to prepare dosas.
7. Keep a pan/dosa pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil and clean it with a kitchen tissue.
8. Take a ladle full of batter and just put it and spread it. ( It should not be pressed while spreading).
9. Add little oil/ghee on the top, cover and cook for a minute on medium flame.


10. Remove the cover and turn the other side of dosa and cook for 10 to 20 seconds.
11. Repeat the same with remaining batter and prepare dosas.


12. Set dosas are ready to serve. Serve with your choice of side dish.

Note :

Removing the outer layer of cucumber is optional. The batter should be fermented well to get good fluffy dosas. Adding ghee is optional. Do not make the batter too watery while grinding.
I have not added the cucumber with its cover. Wash it well and dip in plain water for at least 20 minutes before using the cucumber.
Do not add any cooking soda or any other substance like Eno.
Time : Soaking Time : Rice 3 Hours , 
Grinding : 10 minutes in Mixi jar/ 30 minutes or little more in Grinder. (Grate the cucumber and then add cucumber while grinding rice).
Fermenting the batter : 6 to 8 hours /Over Night.
Preparing Dosas : 30 Minutes.
Serves :  5 to 6 . (According to size ).
South Canara Recipe : India : Karnataka : Udupi.

Dosa turns green when add cucumber without removing the outer layer.  (Green dosa).
 Fluffy dosa:

Crispy dosa from cucumber -urid dal dosa batter