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Dosa

Category: Starters

Dosa Prep time: 8 hours
Cook time: 15 mins
Serves: 6 persons

Ingredients

For the dosa batter

  • 1 cup whole skinned urad dal
  • 3 cups idli rice
  • Salt as needed

To make dosas

  • 4 cups of fermented dosa batter
  • 1-1.5 cups of water
  • 4 tbsp of gingili oil (indian sesame oil like idhayam)

Direction

To prepare dosa batter

  1. Soak the rice and dal separately for 3 hours.
  2. Grind dal first into a smooth consistency adding enough water.
  3. Grind rice into a smooth batter by adding just enough water to get it going.
  4. Combine the two, add salt, and let it ferment in a large enough bowl lightly covered, for about 6-8 hours in a warm place.

To prepare the dosas

  1. Add enough water to the fermented batter until you have a smooth, pouring consistency. Make sure the batter is not too watery though, it should be thickish.
  2. Heat a tawa or iron griddle and grease with the oil lightly. Pour about cup batter to the centre of the tawa.
  3. Using the back of your ladle, gently spread the batter with a circular motion from the centre towards the sides of the tawa (iron griddle)
  4. The dosa should be more or less evenly thick.
  5. Drizzle about 1 tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa and add a few sprinkles on the top as well.
  6. Use a spatula to gently lift the dosaand flips it over. Cook the other side for another 40 seconds or so and remove from pan.
  7. Serve with chutney or sambar.

Recipe by: http://www.cookingandme.com/2013/11/19/plain-dosa-recipe-how-to-make-dosa/

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