Friday, March 23, 2012

Set Dosa

I begin the second leg of the Blogging marathon today & this time i am going to..well, at least try to come up with 7 different types of Dosa's.. Dosa's are such an integral part of our household & i love dosa..I can have dosa every single day & as a kid when we went out, i would choose this over idli :)..Always the same old paper plain dosa.. I used to be fascinated seeing the long dosa.. though i could never complete it, i would insist on that :)...





Appa would buy that & i would eat half of it.. though i would be full, i would still eat coz i would have given them a zillion promises saying i would complete it for sure this time :)..then, when i was full i would come up with reasons saying how everyone should taste it..it is so nice and one bite for me.. dad would smile and complete it for me :)..did i learn my lesson ?? Noo.. it was the same old story :D..Its only in college, i started experimenting with other varieties of dosa!
So, today for the first day i choose Set Dosa...my dad's fav, i guess:)... I think it might be his fav coz i have always seen him order this only!! Set dosa is very common in Bangalore & is quite popular in all the darshini's .. This makes for a heavy breakfast & served with Sagoo & chutney...I have noticed there are many versions of the dosa batter & here i present mine!


Ingredients
1. Raw Rice - 1.5 cups
2. Aval/Flattened Rice - 1/2 cup
3. Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
4. Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
5. Salt - 1 tsp
6. Oil - to drizzle


Preparation Time!!
1. Soak rice, aval in one bowl & Urad dal and methi seeds in another bowl for close to 3-4 hours
2. Drain the water of rice & aval mixture. Now add this to a blender and grind with half a cup of water to a fine mixture. Transfer to a vessel
3. Then, drain the water of Urad dal and grind the mixture with very less water to a fine mixture. Remove this & add it to the rice mixture and mix well
4. Let it ferment overnight.. 
5. The batter should neither be very thick like idli batter nor watery. Consistency should be slightly thicker than usual dosa batter ( I actually forgot to click pictures, my bad!!)
6. Next day, add salt to this mixture and mix well
7. To make the dosa, add 2 ladles of batter to make a thick round.. drizzle very less oil & cook covered


8. The indication it is cooked is when the dosa develops porous holes like you see in the first pic.. Then, turn it to the other side for around 30 seconds & remove off the pan


Add a little butter on top & serve with Sagu/Sagoo & chutney! In hotels, they serve a set of 3 dose's.. I had read in Valli's blog on how previously there would be 4 such dosa's in a plate.. Like i said, they are quite heavy, so people would order 1/2 set so 2 dosa.. Finally, the hotel owners decided to have 3 dosa's per plate! Rest as they say is history :)


The best part of the this dosa is it hardly consumes oil, the karma ensures that all veggies go in & fill you up.. Makes an wholesome breakfast or dinner too!!




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45 comments:

  1. the butter melting into the holes looks absolutley mouth-watering!

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    1. Thats the best part.. though sinful.. but then its good food so... ;)

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  2. So delicious with super fermented dosas. Love your presentation. Looks so yummy!!!

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  3. I love this with vada kari, looks so soft and yumm..

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  4. Dosa looks so delicious and tasty with melting butter on it. I liked your presentation Great work Rasi.

    foodydelight.com

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  5. Looks very soft nd nice. It will go well with kurma.

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    1. Sure does.. that s the only reason i have this :)

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  6. baayalli neeru bartha idhe.. esp with that "benne" on top :) way too tempting !


    Kalyani
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  7. looks super soft and spongy...loved the pics

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  8. They look sooper soft.. i love sangeetha 's set dosa with vadai curry .. it tastes yummy

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    1. I havent tasted that..but i love the vada curry.. ha amy first taste of that in Ratna's cafe :)

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  9. Set dosa looks too good rasya, loved reading about your memories..:)..looking fwd to your creations..

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  10. hi..i had only heard of set dosa....nice to know abt it...thanks for the recipe..

    cheers

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  11. Loved that melting butter on top. Nice one...

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    1. Thanks vimitha.. by the time i could click pics, the butter had melted :D

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  12. set dosa looks soft... and I can smell that butter :)... all these snaps are making me hungry
    Noel collections

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  13. Set dosa. yum I can eat them any time. Love the butter melting pic most. Good one Rasi.

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  14. looks picture perfect! i love set dosa with vegetable kurma.. my fav breakfasts :)

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  15. so soft and spongy..this is my favourite dosa!! perfectly done.
    Anjana

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  16. Oh yummmmyummmm!!! Love set dosas and yours are very tempting Rasi :)

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  17. yummy n lip smacking dosha....

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  18. Always love set dosa.But never tried before though its really easy.

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  19. I have to try this sometime. Looks very lovely.

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  20. this is 1st time I saw thick dosa. lovely. I love the last pic with butter

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  21. Seeing the butter melt makes me drool. Love these soft doss

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  22. Super yummy Set Dosa, on of my fav :-) You can send this to KK Event as well if you like
    On Going Event The Kerala Kitchen @Cook-Ezee

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  23. Looks Spongy n Delicious with that butter on top!!!!

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  24. OMG thats a perfect one.... pic. are so tempting.

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  25. lovely presentation, Yup!, we love this too.., I still have one in my draft, beautiful clicks dear...

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