Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jini Dosa

Today for the fifth day of the marathon, i have chosen Jini Dosa :)..This is a speciality dosa which is an integral part of Mumbai street food!! I love street food.. be it the chats or noodles or kufi's..i am always game for it. Fortunately, i have a gang of friends who love it equally.. sometimes, i wonder whether its our love for food which really binds us together :)

On a trip to Mumbai, i remember binging on varieties of dosa's which were not common in Blore.. like Pav Bhaji dosa, Spring onion Dosa, Noodles dosa etc.. I was contemplating between Pav Bhaji dosa or Jini Dosa..My choice became clear when i saw the amazing Pav Bhaji dosa in Vaishali's blog, so thought let me add another tasty dosa to the group :)! I choose this Tarla Dalal recipe and tweaked it a little and lets say very happy with the results.. For all dosa lovers, you guys should make this.. :)

1. Cabbage - 1/2 cup (shredded)
2. Capsicum/Bel Peppers - 1/2 cup 
3. Onion - 1/2 cup
4. Tomato - 2 large ones
5. Garlic Pod - 1
6. Green Chillies - 2
7. Paneer - 1/2 cup(grated)
8. Coconut - 2 tbsp
9. Red Chilli powder - 2tsp
10. Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
11. Butter - 2tbsp
12. Salt - to taste
13. Oil - to drizzle
14. Ghee - to drizzle

Preparation Time!!
1. In a blender, take half a tomato, green chilli, garlic pod  and blend to fine mixture.Keep aside

2. In a pan, add 1 tbsp butter. As it melts, add finely chopped onion & sauté till it turns light brown

3. To this add, cabbage, finely chopped capsicum and mix well. To this add the remaining chopped tomato. Mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes

4. The mixture would have become pulpy. To this add red chilli powder & garam masala 

5. Mix the powders. Add the ground mixture (Step 1), coconut & paneer and sauté this for 5 minutes

6. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of butter and mix well. Add salt. Check for the spices and cook for another 5-6 minutes & remove of flame

7. Pour 2 ladles of dosa batter on hot pan & make a thin dosa. Drizzle oil around the dosa & let it cook. Once done, spread 2 scoops ( around 3tbsp) of the masala over the dosa & drizzle 2-3 drops of ghee ( this makes it very aromatic :)) and fold to serve!

Serve with Sambhar or chutney.. We had it just like that with out any accompaniments & it tasted fantastic :)

The masala came in handy for almost 7 dosa!

   The dosa is divided into pieces & served.. 

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  1. Oh Rasi Drooling here.......feeling hungry too....superbly done dosha...

  2. super dosa.. me going to save all these dosas... :)
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  3. YUM! The jini dosa looks so tempting. Delicious post Rasi.

  4. Reading the name of the dosa, I thought it would be something sweet. But I was totally wrong...very new to me...looks delicious

  5. Oh that's totally new..since the saw the name I was curious to know the meaning, do let us know why it's called so..some history if you know..:)

  6. Wow, very yummy masala inside the dosa, superb..

  7. very delicious dosa.never heard the name I will try to make this soon as every body at my home loves dosa..thanks for sharing the recipe

  8. Super tempting dosa never heard the name before,looks so yummy.

  9. superb recipe. looks perfetc

  10. New to me,looks super delicious,will surely try this,bookmarked.

  11. how is it that I have missed this in Mumbai...I will have to take a trip to enjoy this on second thoughts will try it myself and say thanks Rasya:)

  12. dosa looks so tempting..very well done Rasya!! :)

  13. Rasi you are a definite jini. I am so tempted to eat this up.

  14. super yummy filling for the dosa!

  15. Delicious filling dosa. Rasi.My hubby is from mumbai.

  16. luks yumm yumm...nice one..vl try this..

  17. I am just so jealous every time I look at your yummy photos!

  18. I haven't heard of this dosa Rasi, love the picture and the presentation. Absolutely super!!!

  19. looks so yumm and never heard of this

  20. This is very new to me !! Looks wonderful !!

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  21. I got to know some interesting dosa fillings during this marathon. :)

  22. very delicious and yum yummy dosa...

  23. Looks good!

  24. New to me, will give it a try sometime :)

  25. this looks soo tempting....gonna make this for breakfast tomorrow..thanks a lot for sharing

  26. Never heard of this street food before. But it is lovely.

  27. Looks so delicious, never heard of a dosa like this.., sure will try it out..

  28. I have never heard of this recipe before. Tried it n it tasted great. Thank u so much.


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