Saturday, November 23, 2013

Carrot Dosa - Breakfast Recipe

Cooking from Cookbook challenge, an event by +Srivalli Jetti, that happens during the weekends of every month, where we cook a dish from cookbooks , magazines, or recipes noted from mom, aunts, next door neighbor, etc.  The main reason many of us do this challenge is to dust the cookbooks we collected during a period of time, giving us a chance to at-least look into it.
So this week too, i picked  a dosa recipe from Mallika Badrinath's Tiffen Varieties. Dosa being my kiddo's favorite and this is an easy recipe since, it doesn't require any fermentation. It is a Grind n Pour dosa type. Weekend mornings are lazy mornings, when rest of the family is snoring, i will be twisting and turning thinking about what to make for breakfast. i consider these grind and pour dosa's as my blessing on such days.
Ingredients
1 cup raw rice
1/4 cup Parboiled rice
3/4 cup grated carrots
5 nos red chilies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium-sized onion
a small gooseberry-sized tamarind
Salt to taste (1 tsp)
Method
  • Soak both rice together for 2-3 hours. Grind it along with rest of ingredients to a fine batter.
  • The batter should be of pouring consistency. Dilute the batter with water if necessary. I used around a cup of water to grind and added another 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat a tava, pour a laddle of batter in the center of the pan, do not spread much. Dot the edges with gingely oil/ghee. Flip and cook the other side. Serve it hot with Chutney/sambhar.
Notes
  • The Dosa can also be poured like rava dosa. Pour from the farther end of  the pan and end it the center. I made it both the ways, it came out good. 
  • Tamarind adds nice tangi-ness to the dosa, it balances the sweetness of the carrots, so do not miss it.
How to prepare you dosa pan/tava for dosa's.
I use a normal Cast iron tava for both my dosa and roti. So, sometimes after making roti's, my pan will not co-operate for making dosa.
So, such times, i use a cut onion and little oil to prep my pan. Heat the pan. Pour 1/2 tsp oil on to the pan, rub it well with onion, then try pouring the dosa. The dosa will come easily without sticking to the pan.

16 comments:

  1. wow a healthy and yummm looking dosa... and yeah im sure tamarind must have given it the required tanginess...

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  2. Such a delicious sounding dosa Priya..I love for dosa never ends and this is yet another one to try!

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  3. With so many varieties of Dosas, one can never get tired of them. colorful & tempting Dosa's, Priya!

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  4. Such a wonderful dosa ! Yummy.....

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  5. love the color of these beautiful dosa

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  6. super healthy dosai...healthier way to add carrot for the kiddos!!

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  7. wow very healthy and love the color of these soft dosas :)

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  8. Kids love it ..Nice Priya
    Shobas Delight

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  9. Healthy dosa is always a hit with me. I am sure my daughter will love this

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  10. This is so easy and looks nice too.Bookmarked!!!

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  11. Carrot gives a beautiful colour na, very healthy dosas they are..

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  12. That is such a healthy and delicious dosa!!!

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  13. That is such a delicious and healthy dosa

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  14. What a nutritious and delicious dosa.

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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