As a kid I used to think that making Dosa, idli etc was a very complex thing! Though amma used to always say that she used to enjoy making dosa as it would save her time the next morning! Now I am following her.. I prefer making dosa,idli for breakfast as I do not have to worry in the morning after waking up and think!!
This is one such simple dosa that I have been making every now and then. It is simple and I get the same crispy dosa everytime.
Here is what's needed:
1 cup Urad Dal
2 cups Rice (I used Idli rice as this is the only one available. You can use Sona masuri/Ponni rice too)
1/2 tsp Methi seeds
2-3 tbsp Sugar
Salt to taste
1) Wash rice and dal well and soak them along with methi for 3-4 hours. Grind it to smooth paste with water (Add only required qty of water). Let it ferment Overnight.( I had baked some cookies that night so kept the batter in oven to ferment.)
2) Next day morning, Add Sugar and salt. (Sugar gives a very nice taste to Dosa along with colour). Mix well. Add water if the batter is too thick. Mix well.
3) Heat a tawa, Spread a ladle full of batter in circular motion until it forms a uniform circle. Roast it with little oil in medium flame. When it turns to slightly golden colour flip it over and roast the other side for few seconds. Serve hot with Chutney.
I made "Hinga Chutney" with this Dosa.
3/4 cup grated Coconut
2-3 fried red chilli
small piece of Tamarind
a generous pinch of hing(Asafoetida)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1) I use the sticky variety of hing. So I heat little oil and put the hing in oil until it fluffs up. Remove it and let it cool.
2) Grind grated coconut + red chilli's+ Tamarind + Salt and little water until it becomes a smooth paste. In the last round of grinding I add the hing and grind it for few more secs.
3) Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl. Heat Oil, Add mustard seeds when they splutter add curry leaves and switch it off. If using hing powder then it is better to add hing directly to the seasoning. Pour the seasoning over the Chutney. Mix well before serving.