Thursday, 9 February 2012

Crispy Dosa

Idli Rice 1 Cup
Urad Dal 1/3 Cup
Poha 1/2 Cup
Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil as required
Method of preparation:
Soak idli rice in fresh water for around 6 hours or overnight.
Soak urad dal, poha and fenugreek seeds together for around 3 hours.
Refresh the rice with fresh water and grind it into fine paste adding minimum amount of water.
Then add the remaining soaked ingredients, salt and grind again into fine smooth paste.
Take the ground dosa mixture into a bowl and keep it covered in a dark warm place to ferment for around 5 – 8 hours.
Adjust the fermented mixture into dosa batter consistency with sufficient water if required.
Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply half tsp of oil with back of a spoon.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of dosa batter in middle of pan and spread it in circular motion with back of the ladle into thin dosa (around 7 inch diameter).
Cook covered for a minute if desired.
When edges of the dosa start to turn light brown, carefully turn the dosa on other side.
Cook on this side for a minute and turn and crisp the other side again before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining dosa batter.
Serve crispy dosa with besan chutney or with any chutney of your choice.