Sunday, 24 April 2011

Mysore Set Dosa

I havent been regular in updating the blog these days. I do not have any excuse but my love has been glass painting . Cooking to a back seat till my friend took me to this small  clean place where they made only Dosas.. The most amazing of all was the Mysore Set dosa... A set has 3 fluffy yummy dosas with kurma and chutney. I had to find a good recipe and after a lot of trial , My husband's Aunt had the perfect recipe. This was our breakfast today morning, incomplete without the kurma, but my Jhatphat Sambar was good enough.
These dosas are not crisp like masala dosas, They are ideal for kids and people who enjoy soft dosas.
1 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Urad Dal/Black Gram split
1/2tbsp Methi/Fenugreek seeds
1/2tbsp Bengal Gram
1/2Cup Avalakki/Flattened Rice
1/2 Cup Cooked Rice
1tsp sugar
Oil for roasting
Salt to taste

Set dosa 

 Soak one cup of  dosa rice, Urad Dal, Methi and Bengal Gram for 4 to 6 hours
Soak Avalakki just for about 5 to 10  before grinding.  Grind Rice, Urad Dal, Methi( fenugreek), Avalakki (poha/rice flakes), Cooked Rice and Bengal Gram to a fine batter.  Use little water.Let this batter overnight to ferment.  Add Sugar and Salt to the batter and mix well. Heat the tava and pour a ladleful of batter thickly in a circular shape . It is a bit fluffy so not really to worry about the thickness. pour little oil around the dosa and cover for a minute. Turn over and cook for another half a minute.

serve with coconut/coriander/mint chuntey and Kurma/Jhatphat sambar.

Coriander - Mint chutney..
This basic chutney is perfect as a sauce for samosas or spread of a sandwich. But it acts pretty good for dosas too with a little change.

1 bunch fresh mint
2 small bunches  of coriander
1 clove of garlic (optional)
1" piece of ginger
2 green chillies
1 tsp sugar (optional)
2 tsp of scraped coconut
1 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
salt to taste.

Wash the leaves of mint and coriander thoroughly and discard the thick stalks. chop finely
peel the garlic and cut ginger wash these too.
Grind them with all the above ingredients to a coarse or smooth paste as per taste.
Serve with set dosa.

Let me know when you try it out.