Monday, March 26, 2012

Menthya Dosa

Today for the fourth day of the Marathon, i choose a very simple dosa called Menthya dosa.. This dosa doesn't look exceptional, looks almost like a sada dosa...What makes it different is, its batter..& to quote my MIL ' Indha dosa pancjhu mari soft aa irrukum' ( this dosa is as soft as cotton :) )..









Now here came the biggest challenge..how do i capture that :).. I struggled to get a decent snap of the dosa & not really pleased with the results.. the only thing that made me happy was  S telling its good and its been a long time since he had such soft dosa :)...


Ingredients
1. Idli Rice - 1 cup
2. Raw rice - 1 cup
3. Urad dal - 1/2 cup
4. Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1tsp
5. Salt - to tase
6. Oil - to drizzle


Preparation Time!!
1. Take raw rice & idli rice in a bowl & Urad dal and methi seeds in another bowl and soak these in water for upto 3 hrs
2. Drain water and grind the rice to a fine batter using 1 cup water. Transfer to a vessel
3. Blend the Urad dal too starting with 1/4 cup water and add more water (if necessary)and blend to a very fine mixture and mix it with the rice batter
4. Mix them well & let it ferment overnight
5. Next day, add salt to the mixture and mix
6. Add another 1/2 cup of water to the batter & now its all set to make dosa's
7. In a heated pan, add 2 scoops of the batter & make like a regular dosa, drizzling 1 tsp oil all around the dosa


8. Once cooked, flip over and let is cook for another 30 seconds


It tastes best hot and with Coconut chutney.. I also had Coriander chutney..So, that came in handy! Not one of my best days.. but trust me, when i say it is a very soft dosa :)






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38 comments:

  1. Delicious dosa, Love it Rasi. My weakness.

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  2. Once again, totally awesome pics and I could tell the texture also!!!

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  3. Dosa looks really soft. I love the flavor of fenugreek in dosas.

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  4. I think S comment is the best award. I love all yur pictures, well done!

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    1. very true.. was so speculative on how it would turn out.. glad it was just fine :)

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  5. soft and yummy dosa dear..nice clicks..

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  6. wow Rasi, this really looks soft as a cotton ball...i am bookmarking this

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  7. superb yum ! we make this often too.. and increase the methi amount and decrease the urad dal content especially during post partum meals..


    Kalyani
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  8. I love this dosa, reminds me of my mom's menthya dosa and I used to just love them. Somehow I don't get the same taste as hers. Lovely dosa Rasi...looks yum!!!

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  9. Wow! This marathon is good...getting to see so many unique varieties of dosa!! Hope you bring us many delicious versions Rasi :D

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  10. Im loving these dosa specials. Keep posting more of it. Great!
    http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  11. yummy n soft dosha dear.....the fenugreek really works well in dosha, idli and appams....superbly done..

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  12. Soft and simple dosa. Healthy one...

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  13. I love this dosa .. with Vada curry.. it is a speciality in Sangeetha hotels in Chennai

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  14. Not only are they soft, I like the menthe flavor too, btw I liked your comment, zoo healthy..

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  15. You are making dosa and posting every day? Kudos to you girl...lately there has been almost no cooking in our house cos the chief cook and blogger has been too busy enjoying the sunshine and the fab weather...:-)

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    1. thats great.. u must know u are being missed :)

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  16. dosa looks really soft and yummy

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  17. Certainly looks soft in the picture and also amply corroborated by S!!

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  18. So Yummy n tempting n healthy..

    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  19. Dosa seems to be really soft & tasty!! Tempting pic too :)

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  20. OMG! Missed on so many recipes within few days, Love the dosa. Dosas are all time favorite at our house. We can have it anytime and everytime :)

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  21. Love dosas
    http://followfoodie.blogspot.com/

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  22. Super duper!!..absolutely gorgeous!!

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  23. Awesome dosa. Looks soft. gr8 pics.

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  24. Panju maari methanda irukku, and I love the taste of Methi seeds in it.., healthy one.. love it.., it reminds me of my postpartum period and amma..

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)