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.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Maddur Vada ( NoMaida )

Maddur Vada is a fried fritter which has become very famous. It can be prepared in many ways. I have used wheat flour and little semolina/rava and rice flour.


Maddur is a small place near Mandya in Karnataka/India. May be this type of Vada is prepared first time in this place and must have got the name as Maddur Vada. You can lots of vendors selling Maddur Vada even in trains and bus stops.
I have used prestige vegetable cutter to cut onions, curry leaves and green chilly. The vegetable chopper helps to chop onions into thin pieces and it helps very much for mixing all the ingredients.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Rice Flour : 2 Cups
Wheat Flour : 2 Tablespoons
Rava/Semolina/Medium sized : 1/2 Cup
Onions : 2  (Medium sized)
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Curry Leaves : One handful
Salt : As required
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cooking Oil : 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it.  Cut it into big pieces ( 1 into 4 )
2. Wash green chilly, curry leaves and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and dry roast wheat flour till the raw smell goes off.  ( 2 to 3 minutes).
4. Take a big bowl and put rice flour and rava/semolina. Add roasted wheat flour to it. Add required salt.


5. Now chop onions, green chilly and curry leaves into small pieces.
( I have used a prestige chopper to chop all the above ingredients).

6 Put all the cut onion mixture to rice flour bowl.
7. Keep a small pan on the fire and put 2 tablespoons of oil. Heat it till its hot.
8. Pour this hot oil on the rice flour and leave it to cool.

9. Mix it well and then add water and prepare thick dough. ( Be careful while adding water).
10. Divide the dough into small portion.

11. Wet /take a drop of oil to your palm, take a small portion of dough and flatten with your fingers.
12. Keep  a frying pan on the fire. Add oil and heat.
13. Fry flattened Madduru vada in low and medium flame. Fry on both sides till golden brown.


14. Remove it from the hot oil and put it on  kitchen tissue.
15. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining vada.


16. Maddur Vada is nice to eat with a cup of coffee or tea or at any time of the day.


Note :

Do not put more water while preparing the dough. It the dough turns watery add little rava or rice flour to make the dough bit thick. Adding more hot oil might turn Vadas very soft and it might break in to small pieces while frying. Adding more onion is optional. Adding garlic to vada is optional.
I have not added garlic, since I do not like it. Let the dough be bit thick. I have used prestige manual chopper to cut onions, chilly and curry leaves. It helps the vegetables cut very thin, easy and avoids messy work.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 15 to 20 Maddura Vada can be prepared. According to size.