Among the dosa varieties this black gram dhal dosa is famous in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts in TamilNadu India.Some call it mulu uzhundu dosa.
For ordinary dosa we use dehusked urad dhal. But for this dosa we use blackgram dhal that is with its skin.
Urad dhal itself is very good for women and this with skin is rich in proteins especially for teenage girls.
only three ingredients are needed for this batter.
- Rawrice/Parboiled rice-4cups
- Blackgram dhal- 1 1/4cup
- Fenugreek seeds 1 to 2 tbsp
- salt as required.We can prepare batter both with raw rice and parboiled that is with idli rice.My mom prepares with raw rice and I too follow the same.If we use parboiled rice we should soak it for 2 hrs.If it is raw rice can grind it after washing no need of soaking.Same for black gram dhal no need for soaking because if we soak the skin will bcome off. we need the skin too so can wash and grind with fenugreek seeds.
1.Grind rice into smooth fine paste.
2.While grinding black gram dhal add fenugreekalso and grind it to a soft batter.
3.Add salt and mix well
Allow the batter to ferment for 12 hrs.Next day when prearing mix well the batter. Keep dosa tawa and when it is ready take batter in a ladle por it in a tawa in a circular motion.Sprinkle oil when cooked flip it.Tastes good with sesame/gingelly oil.
Points to remember:
1.The batter will be black in color.
2.One can make crispy or thick dosa as per the taste.
3.Batter must be frothy and foamy.
4. Serve hot with onion chutney (kara chutney) and red chilli coconut chutney with a dash of sesame oil.
Onion Chutney (Kara chutney)
1.Sambar onion (Shallot)-15 Nos remove skin.Easysoak for 10 mts in water it will be easy to remove skin.
2.Redchillies -4or5 accdg to taste.
4. Garlic 5-pods.
5.Salt as reqd.
Put everything together in a blender and grind it for few seconds.If one does’nt like the raw smell of 0nion can saute the onion for few minutes and then grind it.
Red chillies coconut chutney
1.Coconut scrapings -1/2 to 3/4 cup
3.Tamarind – a little
4.Salt as required
5.Garlic- 3 pod
Grind ingredients 1 to 4 first.when almost ready add garlic and small onion lastly and run for few seconds.
You may have a doubt that whether we can grind rice and dhal without soaking.yes we can.I do this way only.My husband and children likes to eat with dosa podi (Milagai podi,idli podi) with gingelly oil.This dosa is flavourful,soft and tasty.
Do try it and let me know.