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Dosa/Thattudosa (തട്ട്ദോശ)

As for breakfast,Kerala got lot to boast with ! This is the famous south Indian breakfast Dosai which,we have customised a bit to make our own .Known as ‘thattudosa’, this tiny spongy pancakes are usually been served in ‘thattukadas’ (small shops on the waysides of Kerala,where they do business mostly in nights.They have several mouthwatering copyrighted versions of their own !).
  • 3/4 cup parboiled rice (puzhungalari/പുഴുങ്ങലരി)
  • 1/4 cup boiled rice
  • handful of cooked rice
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup black gram/Urad dal/uzhunnu
  • salt,water and oil as required
  • Wash parboiled rice,boiled rice and fenugreek seeds together well.Soak them together in water for 4-5 hrs
  • Like this, soak the black gram in water (seperate) .
  • Now grind the black gram adding water as required.1/4 cup water will be fine.
  • Grind the rice and fenugreek mix as well adding water.The batter should neither be thick nor too watery.While grinding the rice part,make sure not to grind too smooth.
  • Mix both the blackgram and rice batter now together in a vessel .Ferment it overnight or 6 hrs.The batter should rise and be creamy more.(like the picture below)
  •  Add salt to the batter and keep for 5 mts.
  • Heat the frying pan and grease with oil if needed.Make small dosas.
  • Serve hot with sambar and chutney.
*Regarding fermentation you may need a warm place.During summer it’s not an issue.Otherwise keep the batter closed and put it an oven with the lights on.That’s working for me.

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This entry was posted on February 2, 2011 by in Breakfast, kerala food.


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