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NEER DOSA

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.

Ingredients

Raw rice….1 cup

Coconut scrapings….1/4 to 1/2 cup

Salt as needed.

Method

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.

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BREAD TOAST WITH BROWN SUGAR/BROWN SUGAR BUTTER TOAST

Toast is a form of bread that has been browned by exposure of radiant heat. Toast is commonly eaten with butter or margarine and sweetened toppings. Toast is a common breakfast food.

Ingredients:

  • Butter….50 gms
  • Brown sugar….4 tbs
  • Bread slices….2 nos.

METHOD

  • If butter is hard keep in microwave for 30 secs. Or leave it in room temperature till it is soft.
  • Add 4tbs of brown sugar and mix well.
  • When it becomes good texture like jam apply it on the bread slice.
  • Heat a fry pan.Put the slice which is spread with butter on the tawa and cook on low heat. When it is cooked flip the other side which is also spread with butter.Cook till it is brown.

  • It will be hard out but soft inside.
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RAGI DOSAI

Ragi is the king of millets .There are many varieties of ragi. This is a whole grain and is a staple in many parts of South India.

The health benefits of ragi:

  • Ragi is a whole which is gluten free.
  • It is rich in fibre that helps with weight loss and diabetes.
  • It is packed with calcium,good carbs,aminoacids and vit.D
  • Reverts skin ageing,battles anemia also relaxes the body.

This is a whole grain which means that it contains all three parts of the kernel, the bran,germ and the endosperm . So it retains all essential nutrients that are lost due to processing.

Because of its nutritional value it can be placed in the pinnacle of food grains.

Today I am going to share with you ragi dosa recipe.

Ingredients

  • Ragi flour….1 to 11/2 cup
  • Urad dhal…1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Methi seeds…1 TSP
  • Oil…….1 TBS for seasoning
  • Mustard seeds…1/4 TSP
  • Urad dhal……..1/2 TSP
  • Onion …1 finely chopped
  • Green chillies….2 or 3
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Capsicum a small one finely chopped but it is optional.
  • Oil for making dosa.
  • Salt …..as needed
  • Preparation:
  • Soak urad dhal and methi seeds in water for few hrs.
  • Then grind it into a fine paste.

Method:

  1. First mix grounded urad dhal with the ragi flour with salt and make it in a dosa batter consistency
  2. In a kadai put oil when it gets heated add mustard seeds after spluttering add urad dhal.
  3. When urad dhal turns brown add chopped onions ,curry leaves and green chillies.If u are adding capsicum add it now.
  4. When it is done add it to the batter.
  5. Place a tawa when it gets heated pour a paddle if the batter and sprinkle oil.
  6. When it is done flip it on the other side too till it gets cooked.
  7. When ready serve it with sambar or chutney

Method..2

Can prepare dosa with ragi flour with curd or buttermilk alone and rest of the procedure is same.This is instant dosa.

But I prefer with urad dhal as it will be very soft.

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BROKEN WHEAT UPMA/GODHUMA RAWA UPMA

An easy breakfast or dinner recipe.Most common in Tamil nadu.Various seasonings and vegetables can be added according to one’s taste.This is a very healthy recipe.

Ingredients

  • Broken wheat….1cup
  • Mustard ……….. 1/2 tsp
  • Urad……… 1 tsp
  • Onion…………….1
  • Green chillies….2 or 3
  • Ginger……….1 ” piece
  • Curry leaves…1 sprig
  • Oil…1 tbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Carrot,peas……chopped vegetables 1/2 cup

Method

  1. Chop onion,green chillies and vegetables.
  2. Splutter mustard in hot oil and add urad dhal then add onion green chillies and curry leaves and saute till golden brown.Add grated ginger.
  3. Add the required amount of water and salt and allow it to boil.
  4. If the vegetables are not boiled now add it to boil.
  5. When the water begins to boil slowly put the rawa stirring continuously till it gets cooked.
  6. If you are going to add boiled vegetables add after adding rawa and mix well.

Serve with chutney or sugar.

Water double the quantity of rawa.If you have to cook vegetables add 1/2 cup water more.

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KOZHUKATTAI

An evening time snack. An easy preparation. Since this is by steaming it is healthier.

Ingredients:

  • Fine rice flour…1cup
  • Oil.. ……………..1tbs to 2tbs
  • Water…………..2cups
  • Salt……………..1/2tsp
  • Mustard……..1/2tsp
  • Urad dhal…..1tsp
  • Red chillies…2 or3
  • Curry leaves…a few
  • Grated coconut….1/4 cup
  • Onion……….1 finely chopped.

Method

  1. Put 1 tbs oil in a kadai.
  2. Add mustard seeds when the splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onion s and fry
  4. Add this mixture to the rice flour.
  5. Now add the coconut scrapings to the flour.
  6. Allow water to boil and add salt and oil to it.
  7. Using a kitchen ladle slowly add the boiling water in the rice flour.
  8. Mix well without forming lumps.
  9. Knead the dough till it becomes soft.
  10. Divide the dough into equal size balls.
  11. Now cook the KOZHUKATTAI balls by steaming method.

Optional.

You can avoid chopped onions if you don’t prefer. I prefer this because it enhances the taste.

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RAWA DOSAI

Among dosai varieties rawa dosai is one.This is common in South India.We have it either for breakfast or for dinner.Each have different combinations the following is mine.Ingredients

  • Roasted rawa……1 cup
  • Rice flour………….1 cup
  • Maida………………..1/4cup
  • Chopped onions.1/4 cup
  • Green chillies……2
  • Grated ginger….1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves..a few
  • Coriander leaves..chopped 1 or 2 tbs.
  • Cumin seeds…..1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds..1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dhal…1/2 tsp
  • Coconut cut into small bits
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste.
  • Curd….1 tbs

For frying:

  1. Put oil in a kadai.
  2. Add mustard seeds when it splutters add split urad dhal when it turns brown.
  3. Add cumin seeds.
  4. Now add curry leaves,chopped onion and green chillies.when it turns brown add to batter.

For batter

  • Mix maida,rice flour and rawa with salt now add 2 to 2.5 cup water it should be watery.
  • Now add the fried items chopped coconut,coriander leaves and mix well.

Preparing dosai.

  1. Heat dosa tawa.
  2. Pour ladle of batter from edges to centre
  3. Spread oil all over the dosa
  4. It takes time
  5. Add more rice flour and maida if it is sticky.
  6. If going to add cashews can put in the tawa and then put the batter.
  7. For a variation can add grated 🥕.

I have added green chillies can add pepper instead of itServe hot with sambar and chutney.

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MINI IDLI IN SAMBAR/SAMBAR IDLI

Among tiffin items sambar idli is the one which can be prepared either ordinary ones or with mini idlis.Idlis is a soft spongy cake like tiffin tem made from rice and lentil batter.In most SouthIndian homes they prepare this almost daily.It is cooked by steaming so suitable for all ages.It is done in a stone wet grinder or in a mixer grinder Today I’m going to give a variety using idli.Same way there are many varieties of sambar. For this I’m sharing moong dhal sambar or it may be called tiffin sambar.

Ingredients:

  • Rice ….4 cups
  • Round urad dhal….1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds….1 TSP
  • Salt as required.

Method:

Soak rice and dhal four to six hours.

The batter is done in a stone wet grinder or in a mixer grinder.

  • Procedure for batter
  • First clean the grinder and add dhal to it and grind it.Add enough water.Check in between while grinding and sprinkle water as and when needed.Approximately it will need 20 to25 mts for grinding.The batter should be soft ,fluffy and flow.Remove it and keep it in a big container.
  • Now without cleaning the grinder add rice to it then add water to it.Grind the rice into smooth paste.It will take 35 to 40 mts.
  • Now add the rice batter to the dhal batter add required amount of salt and mix well.Store in a large container in a big container.
  • Keep aside for fermenting .It should be kept for 8 to 10 hrs.The fermenting time depends on the temperature and climatic conditions.Weather is very important as insummerit will ferment quickly and in winter it will take longer time.
  • Fenugreek seeds can be added for grinding dhal.
  • If we grind in the morning can store in the refrigerator in the evening. If we grind in the evening can keep it in the morning..
  • Now the process of making idli.
  • Grease the idli stand with oil,then take a spoon of batter and pour in the moulds. Steam in idli pot.
  • This may take upto 12 to 15mts.

MOONG DHAL SAMBAR

Ingredients

  • Moong dhal…..1/2 to 1 cup
  • Onion…………..2
  • Green chillies….2
  • Tomatoes………1
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal……..1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves …Few
  • Oil………1 to 2 TBS
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tbs.
  • Turmeric powder….1/4 tsp
  • Garlic….1 pod
  • Asafoetida…1/4 tsp

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add chopped onions.
  3. Add green chillies and curry leaves and finally add tomatoes and fry.
  4. Add cooked and mashed dhal,water little sambar powder and required salt.
  5. Close the pan and leave it for 1 whistle.
  6. After opening add chopped coriander leaves.

Optional:

Instead of adding cooked dhal can add raw dhal following the same steps but leave it for 2 whistles.But for me I like the taste when we add cooked dhal. There is difference in taste.

Serving

  • Take a bowl keep few cooked idlis in it.Then pour sambar over it.Add a dash of ghee on it. This adds the taste for the idli.
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PODI IDLI

Podi idli is a recipe which can be prepared quickly.All you need is idli and idli podi.This is a lunch box special too.Left over idlis can be cut into pieces and we can prepare in this way.

Ingredients

  • Idlis
  • Idlis podi mixed with oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil 3 to 4 tbs
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • uraddhal 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tbs
  • Sugar 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt 1/4 tsp

METHOD

  1. Make small idlis or cut big idlis into small pieces.
  2. Mix podi with oil and  coat the idlis with it.
  3. In a pan put 3 tbs oil add mustard seeds to it. When it splitters add urad dhal then add curry leaves.
  4. When fried add idlis to it.
  5. Fry a little.
  6. Sprinle little salt and sugar to it.
  7. Finally add chopped coriander leaves to it.

Serve hot.some like to have with chutney or Sambhar too.