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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brown Rice and WaterMelon rind Dosa

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
After one week, I am here with the recipe. Its hectic now a days. My school, my kids studies, house work.. and what not!!
I will be so tired by the time I sit in front of the computer, my eyes won't listen to me.. Thats how my blog posting keeps on delaying. Today, I decided to sit and do it for at any cost, as I feel I have missed something in my life, if I do not blog regularly.
Here I am with the recipe which is very common breakfast of South India.(its world wide now)
But with little twist: I have added Water Melon rind(white part) and the brown rice. Its not the new recipe. But for me, I have tried it the first time.
My younger daughter loves Water Melon. Last week when I brought one from the market, she was very happy and dancing. But when I cut it,  it was not fully ripened(???? is it the right past tense for Ripe).
I thought of using it in some or the other recipe. Then I remembered that before marriage, I used to use the water melon rind in Dosa. But this time I thought of using brown rice with normal rice.
Here is the recipe,

Normal rice - 1 cup
Brown rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Methi seeds - 1 tbsp
Water melon rind - ONLY THE WHITE RIND - 2 1/2 cups, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Oil to roast each dosa.

Soak both the rice, urad dal, methi seeds and the watermelon rind for 4 to 5 hours.
Grind in to fine paste.
Transfer the batter to a big steel vessel. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
Keep in a warm place for 8 hours.
The batter will be almost double. If not also, do not worry. Its fine.
Check the batter consistency. It should not be very thick, nor very thin.
Heat tawa, sprinkle water to check how much hot the tawa is.
Take one big spoon of batter and spread it on the tawa slowly in a circle.
Roast it  covered on both the sides on medium flame.

Serve hot with your choice of sabji. We had it with (Onion Sabji)

Dosas came very crispy and thin. It was a surprise for me. Because when I used to make before, I never got the thin dosas. I was expecting the same but was very happy to get thin and crispy and brown dosa. I had to save the batter for my daughter's dinner. :-)

Sending this to two events:
Food palette series brown from  Torviewtoronto 


Keep Smiling,

Monday, January 31, 2011

This is how Oats is used in my kitchen...

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Without much introduction about oats and its preparations I will give the recipes.
First is 
Oats and Poha dosa:

Oats - 1 cup
Thick or medium Poha - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Wheat flour - 2 tbsp
Fresh curds - 1/4 cup
Put the oats and poha in a grinder and make it a powder.
Add salt, wheat flour and  fresh curd. Add the powder and mix well.
Keep the tawa to heat.
Take big spoon of batter and spread it on tawa. 
Cover and cook both the sides.
Second is 
Oats and onion pakoda: Avery common snack which is posted in most of the blogs, here is my version(many of us follow the same recipe) which I love to make for a quick snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Oats - 1 cup
Gram flour -1 cup
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Curry leaves few
Fresh coriander - handful
salt to taste
Green chilly - 1 or 2 big, finely chopped
turmeric powder  a pinch
Hot oil - 1 tbsp

Oil to fry
Method :
Mix all the ingredients(Except oil to fry) in a bowl with little water to make thick batter.
Heat oil. 
When its very hot, reduce the flame and take small portion of the batter and put into the oil. Fry the pakodas till golden color. 
Remove on a kitchen tissue and serve hot.

Third one is 
Rava and oats Dosa
Fine semolina or rava - 1 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup
Jowar atta - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water to make the batter.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp(optional)

Oil for each dosa - 1 tsp

(The onion kept aside, helps for dosa to spread properly, a very old tip from granny)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with more water to make it very thin batter.
Heat tawa. 
Spread or actually you should throw the batter on a very hot tawa to get thin dosas. YOU CAN NOT SPREAD THIS BATTER WITH A SPOON.
Put oil. 
Cook both the sides till crispy on  medium flame.
Serve with potato sabji.
The last one (As I have time limitations :-(  ) is
I know I have given 3 dosa recipes, but I feel its the best way to feed my kids the oats.
Oats uttappa:
Idly batter - 1 cup( a day old is also fine, best way to finish the batter)
Oats - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Green chilly - 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few, chopped finelly
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp(optional)
Grated ginger - 1 tbsp(my daughter loves the taste, you can skip if you don't want)
Oil for each dosa

Mix all in a bowl except oil.
Heat tawa, spread the batter to make thick uttappa.
Cover and cook on both the sides.
I enjoy it just like that with a spoon of ghee over it :-))))))'

Even though there are three recipes for dosas, each dosa tastes different.
I wanted to post few more recipes as oats is very common thing for me in the kitchen. 
But sorry, I am not able to manage the time to post the recipes.
Hopefully, will post few more in coming months.
The last minute entry to 

(Which was started by Kiran.. )

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Remixed dosa and onion sabji for the event.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
As I have already done this before, one more remixing of my posts for the event. 

Actually this is my daughter's favorite lunch, which she loves to take often. So I thought of remixing two recipes and sending this to RV's event.

For Dosa recipe, ( for previous recipe, click here)
In first entry I make large dosas, but my daughter likes to take mini dosas as they remain soft till lunch time, I started making mini dosa.                           

Raw rice - 2 cup

Urad dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 big, chopped
Red dry chilly - 2
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosas
You can skip all masalas and add only tomatoes while grinding the atta. This also tastes good.                                                         
Soak the rice and urad dal for 4 to 6 hours. Before grinding, wash both and add other ingredients except oil. Keep it over night or 8 hours.
Heat tava, spread the batter to make mini dosas. Spread ghee or butter on dosas. You can make 3 to 4 mini dosas at a time. Remove it and keep aside.

Now coming to Onion subji recipe, (for previous recipe, click here)

Onion – 1 big (Chopped lengthwise)

Tomato – 1big (Chopped finely)

Curry leaves – 4 to 6
Chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Mustard seed – ½ tsp
Crushed peanut and almonds – ¼ cup(crushed to big pieces)
(If you like add cashew nuts also), optional

Jeera – ½ tsp                                                                      
Salt to taste                                                                                                     

Haldi -1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Hing – a pinch
Sugar – 1 tsp
Fresh coriander – 1 tbsp
Only extra ingredient in this is adding Crushed Cinnamon stick - 1 big, which really gives an unique taste.
Add mustard seeds and jeera in hot oil. Now add curry leaves, hing and onions with crushed nuts. Cook till brown, add tomato. Let it cook till oil separates. Add Chilly powder, salt, sugar and haldi. Add little water and boil it for five minutes. Mix with chopped fresh coriander.

Pack both together for lunch box. 

I want to send this lunch box  to RV's  Food for 7 Stages of Life - Kids Special Event Announcement 
and it is essential to give credits to Sudeshna of
 Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong( page.

Keep smiling,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

5 flour dosa for kids

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Hi All,
Toddlers are very particular about eating. We have to do so many tricks to feed them healthy food. I always try to mix and match alot of healthy ingredients to prepare a recipe to give my children.
This five flour dosa is very common recipe, but I am giving this to both my kids from the age of nine months. And they both eat without any problem and its the quickest and healthiest recipe to make as per me. I am giving qty in TBSP measurement, as I make only for them.
Here is the recipe:
Wheat flour - 5 tbsp
Soya flour - 3 tbsp
Maida(All purpose flour) - 2 tbsp
Rice Flour - 3 tbsp
Gram flour - 2 tbsp
Curds - 2tbsp
Salt as per taste
Jeera - 1 tsp
Hing - 1tsp
Onion - 1 small chopped(1 tbsp for each dosa)
Cucumber - 1 small grated(1 tbsp for each dosa)Carrot - 1 small grated(1 tbsp for each dosa)
Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp for each dosa
Fresh coriander to garnish
It looks like so many ingredients, but all are easily avialable at home.
Mix all the flours with curds,salt,jeera powder and hing. Bring it to dosa atta consistancy. Keep it for five minutes aside.
Heat tawa, spread a small puri size portion of atta on tawa. First spread coconut,then onion,cucumber,carrot and coriander.THIS SHOULD BE VERY FAST. Leave oil on the sides, afte a minute turn it and cook other side also.
Serve hot with ghee.
If you have a big kid, you can spread large size atta on tawa and spread all the grated vegetables and prepare large dosa.
My younger daughter gets attracted to small dosas as it looks colourful and she tries to eat herself.
I am sending this recipe to PJ's Tasty Bites For Toddlers.Thanks PJ for encouraging me to take out time and post the recipe.

This recipe is going into Padma's

Keep smiling,

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tomato Dosa

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All

Now a days, as I am at home, and getting chance to watch TV, I am watching some cookery shows. My mother watches all the cookery shows, and writes down the recipes. She tries most of the recipes also. Now I have joined her!!!

Yesterday, we were watching one show in Kannada channel, and she prepared tomato dosa, which was different from other normal dosa(I felt it!!) And in my mind, came the event hosted by Padma. So I am preparing the same for her event.
Here is the recipe:
Raw rice - 2 cup
Urad dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 big, chopped
Red dry chilly - 2
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosas

(The guest garnished the dosa with few ingredients. But it is optional and according to your taste and time)
For garnishing,
Onion -1 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 grated
Coriander - chopped
Green chilly - 1 chopped

Soak the rice and urad dal for 4 to 6 hours. Before grinding, wash both and add other ingredients except oil. Keep it over night or 8 hours.
Heat tava, spread the batter to make thin dosa. Spread the garnishing ingredients if you like. Let it roast. Add little oil. Remove it and serve hot.
I am sending this to Padma's
Announcing my first event "DosaCorner".

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