Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dosa with Sesame Powder

Urad Dal 1/2 Cup
Rice Flour 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Oil as required
Spice Powder:
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1/4 Cup
Whole Red Chiles 2 – 3
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
Soak urad dal in water for around 3 hours.
Refresh the urad dal in fresh water and grind it into fine paste adding enough water.
Remove the urad dal onto a mixing bowl, add rice flour and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly and keep covered in a dark place for 6 – 8 hours.
Grind all the spice powder ingredients except red chile powder into fine powder using a spice blender.
Remove the ground sesame seeds powder onto a bowl.
Mix red chile powder with a pinch of salt and keep aside.
Heat a flat pan on medium – high heat.
Pour a ladle full of fermented dosa batter and spread with back of the ladle in circular motion into thin dosa.
Layer the dosa with around a tablespoon of the sesame powder and few pinches of red chile powder.
When the bottom of the dosa starts to change color, turn on other side and pour around quarter tsp of oil around the dosa.
Cook for a minute and carefully remove the dosa from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining batter.
Also, store the dosa batter covered in a refrigerator for couple more days.
Serve dosa with sesame powder with chutney of your choice.