Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bhaji Dosa

Dosa is a popular dish  in southern part of India . Each region have their own style of making Dosas.These dosas are prepared  with lot of variations and combinations according to their own taste. Once the batter is prepared, it is all upto your taste and creativity to create numerous variety of dosas.

Few famous dosas to name are ghee dosa , masala dosa , karam dosa , podi dosa , onion dosa. Anything..any stuff..blended with spices when melt with butter or ghee as a  topping for dosa gives the recipe a rich aroma and tempt people to have more and more..

This was the special one which i tried when i had Bhaji (pav bhaji) with me. I used the bhaji as topping for the dosa, mixed with few chopped onions and a cube of butter. It was very delicious  and hope you would like the taste too..

Ingredients :

 Dosa Batter:
  • Urad dal : 1 cup
  • Rice (sona masuri preferred) : 3 cups
  • Salt : as per taste
  • Cooking soda : a big pinch
  • Fenugreek seeds :1 tspn
  1. Soak the urad dal , rice and fenugreek seeds for 5-6 hours .Wash them properly for 4-5 times in water.
  2. Drain all the water. Grind  dal and rice in a mixer-grinder by adding a little amount of water during the process to make a fine paste.
  3. It should be soft like a pancake mixture.
  4. Put it aside closing the lid. Leave it over night for the batter to get fermented.
  5. Next day morning mix the batter well with a laddle. You can observe that the volume of batter is increased a bit.
  6. Now add salt ,soda and little water if necessary.
 You can also simply buy a ready made Dosa mix if you want instant dosa :) 
Making dosa :
  1. Heat the Aluminum tawa/pan and then rub it with a slice of onion. This will avoid dosa sticking to the pan.
  2. On a medium flame , take two ladle full of batter on the tawa  , and keep circling the laddle on the batter from the centre to the edges to form a dosa in circle shape.
  3. Add a tspn or a little more oil over the dosa ,covering  all the sides .
  4. When the color changes, turn the dosa to the other side and let it be on there other side for 2-3 mins.
  5. Now turn the dosa again ,simmer it and apply the Bhaji (refer making of bhaji in pav bhaji recipe) as a topping , spreading all over the dosa.
  6. Add chopped onions ,and a block of butter to spread all over the dosa.
  7. Let the dosa become crispy , then roll it and cut into pieces.
  8. Garnish with chopped onions and coriander leaves.
Tip :
  1. If you want to make dosa for tomorrow's break fast start doing the procedure today afternoon.
  2. Once the batter is fermented, store it in a refrigerator and it can be used for 2-3 days.

Step-by-step procedure:

Batter Preparation:

Making Dosa:

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