Monday, March 26, 2012

Tomato Dosa "Thakkali Dosai"

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BM14:Day3:  I had bookmarked this recipe from Rak's Kitchen. Had this in draft for a while now as well. Maybe I had waited this long to post for the "Dosa Theme". Love the color(reminds me of a bright spring top that is in the back of my closet raring to see the sun. :-)). Love the taste of this tangy dosa too. Plus points for the fact that this doesn't have to be fermented. So "batter-to-dosa" is possible within a matter of 30 minutes. Sweet!

  • 2 Cups Idli Rice
  • 2/3 Cup Red Poha, softened with little water
  • 3 Large "Very Ripe" Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder 
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed
  • Oil as needed for cooking the Dosa
To Season the batter:
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds  (Optional)
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds   (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Split and Hulled Black Gram/Urad Dhal
  • A pinch of asofoetida
  • 1 Stalk Curry leaves, finely chopped  (Optional)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, finely chopped (optional but highly desired)
  • Finely chop the tomatoes. Keep the other ingredients handy.
  • Wash the soaked rice in 2-3 changes of water. 
  • Grind the Rice + Poha + Tomatoes + Chili powder to a smooth paste with little water. The batter consistency should be a little runny than the usual Dosa batter. Add salt as needed. Season the batter with the ingredients under "Seasonings".
  • Heat a griddle/Tava until it is hot and sizzles when water is sprinkled. Pour a ladle-ful of batter into the center and spread it into a nice circle. Drizzle a little oil around the edges and over the dosa. Place a dome lid over the top and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Flip and cook the other side.
  • Fold and serve hot with any spicy chutney of choice. 
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  1. Will make it some time too. Looks very simple.

  2. This is our favorite colourful!

  3. Love the colours.. and love the flavour too..

  4. I remember seeing this at Rak's place. Looks colorful and nice flavour in it

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. mmm..yummy dosa..i posted this in my blog yesterday

  6. They look so good.. Even i have tried them from her blog..its a must keep one :) lovely clicks!

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

  7. Love the Color CL!!! i too love ready to pour dosa receipes!!! Looks yum!!!!

  8. I tried this dosa and it ended up as a 'colorful disaster' for me. Glad yours turned out nice and colorful.

  9. Looks yummy. In place of idli rice can i use ordinary rice? I love instant dosas. So this is it for me.


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