Among dosa varieties this is easy to prepare. Few ingredients and different in taste. Neer dosa literally meaning water dosa in Tulu. This is a crepe from rice batter.This delicacy from Tulu Nadu region and a part of Udipi-Mangalorean cuisine.
It is known for its simple preparation method and lack of fermentation.It is usually served with coconut chutney,sambar or other nonveg. curries like chicken,mutton or egg curry.
The rice has to be soaked for few hours.
Here I have used raw rice also added coconut scrapings while grinding the batter. We can also coconut milk instead of coconut scrapings which adds to the taste.
Raw rice….1 cup
Coconut scrapings….1/4 to 1/2 cup
Salt as needed.
Soak raw rice for 5 hrs.
Wash and drain put it in a mixer add coconut scrapings and then add little water to it. Grind it into a batter the consistency should be smooth.
Add needed salt to it.
Then add two to three cups of water and mix well.
The batter should be like that of rawa dosa batter consistency.
First heat dosa tawa. When it gets heated rub oil to grease the tawa.Now pour the batter with a dabara or a small bowl.
The dosa will have lots of hole . Needn’t flip the dosa.
When it is ready serve it when hot with side dish of your choice.
When you prepare dosa don’t keep on one above the other it will get sticky.
One of my friends suggested to add 1 green chilly while grinding to add to its taste.
Cuisine: Kerala ,South India
Rice puttu is common breakfast eaten in South Indian States not only in Kerala but also in Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka. It is made in steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut scrapings. Puttu is served hot with sweet dish such as palm sugars and and bananas or with curries such as dal,chickpeas and non vegetarian curries.
Traditionally it was made in bamboo logs which gives a lovely aroma.
I made it from store bought rice flour.We need a special vessel called puttu kudam which is the puttu maker.This comes in two parts .The top cylindrical part is for steaming puttu.If we don’t have puttu kudam it can be steamed in idli pot. I have bought the upper steamer which can be kept on top of cooker or pressure pan.
Rice flour….1 cup
Coconut scrapings….1/2 to 3/4 cup
Salt as needed.
Take cup of puttu flour in a mixing bowl
Add salt .Mix well.
Now sprinkle water as needed.To get a soft puttu the amount of rice flour to water ratio is important. When you hold between palms it should form lumps. When you press it should break or crumble.Break all lumps.
I keep in cooker so kept water in it and covered the pan.
Now first place the perforated disc in the cylinder.
Add 2 to 3 tbs of coconut scrapings in the vessel.
Then add puttu flour till it reaches half of the cylinder.
Then add 2 or 3 TBS of grated coconut then putting flour.
Finally finish it with coconut scrapings and cover with lids.
Place the cylinder portion on top of the pressure pan.
Water should boil
Steam puttu till you see the steam releases through the top vent in the cover.
The time taken depends on the flour.
Remove the cylindrical part from the pan and cook for 3 to 4 mts
Then using a skewer which comes with the puttu steamer and remove the steamed puttu.
Serve puttu with black kadalai curry, potato stew, banana ,moong dhal and papadam.
Banana flower is known as annans heart.This is used as a vegetable..It is large which grows from the end of the bunch of bananas. It has outstanding medical properties.It is also known as banana blossom. It is packed with essential minerals such as phosphorus,calcium,potassium,copper, magnesium and iron.It is a rich source of Vitamins like A,C,E and also fiber and iron.It is packed with dietary fibre.
It has got antioxidant properties.It is good for diabetic patients.
It can be added to salads,stir friesand herbal tea.
Banana flower …..1
Green gram dhal…..1 cup
Mustard seeds…..1 tsp
Shallots….few or big onion 1 chopped
Salt as needed
Cumin seeds…1/2 tsp
Garlic.. 3 to 4 cloves
Boil green gram.It should not be mushy. Keep aside.
Just pulse coconut scrapings,g.chillies, garlic clovesand cumin seeds.
In a kadai add oil. I have used coconut oil.
Add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves and chopped onion.
Fry and then add chopped banana flower add little salt.Dont add water.Fry for few minutes.
Now add grinded masala and turmeric and mix well.keep in centre and cover with a lid in a medium flame.
When it is almost cooked add boiled green gram and mix well.Again cook for3 mts in low flame.