Mmm…the Indian dosa. Whenever I return from a trip around India I long for these golden pancakes. Crisp on the outside and spongy on the inside…just the thought of them makes my mouth water. They are a speciality of South India and are perfect for breakfast.
They need thought beforehand to make them because you need to soak some of the ingredients overnight. The following is a recipe by the wonderful Mrs. S. Mallika Badrinath from her cookbook 100 Tiffin Varieties.
SET DOSA INGREDIENTS
2 cups par boiled rice
2 cups raw rice
1 cup dehusked black gram
3 pinches kesar colour
1/4 tsp cooking soda
4 heaped tsp salt
Oil (enough for frying)
1. Soak rice and dhal together in water for 4 hours.
2. Grind to smooth paste.
3. Add salt just before taking out of grinder.
4. Allow to ferment for 15 hours.
5. Next day morning add colour and soda to the batter.
6. Mix well. Pour onto hot fry pan or tawa.
7. Fry both sides with oil.
8. Serve hot.
Mrs Badrinath also includes the calorie value (Ganesha bless her) 1 dosa = 121 calories. Sounds pretty good to me. Do try it and see if you agree.
For those of you who like my recipes I thought I would let you know I have started a new blog called A REALLY EASY RECIPE. I hope you will be tempted by lots of quick, easy recipes and cooking tips. All of the recipes have been road tested by Rahul and my boys.
I will continue to post my Indian recipes for you on Lakshmi Loves To Shop as well. Thank you for your support.
Rahul is always out-doing me in the Indian cooking stakes so last night I turned the tables and whipped up a delicious pea and mushroom curry. However Rahul still had a major input into the meal with his yummy chappatis…
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