Friday, April 3, 2009

Rava Dosa

Here's a South Indian dish called Rava Dosa. It's a thin crepe that's made from rice flour and Semolina. It goes along side with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and some potatoes. There's just such a variety in Indian food and they are all very different from one another. Rava Dosa is just one type of dosa. You can go all out and make cheese dosa, paneer dosa, and many more. This one is my husbands favourite and so here it is. It's light and crispy and gets even more flavorfull wtih the chutney's and potato. Something i would have anytime of the day! It's a dish taht kids would love to. I gave some to my 11 month daughter and she ate it with a smile! i've added spices to the batter but you could go plain and add just cumin seeds to it. To get a nice crispy dosa, you need to make the batter thin. Here's the recipe:

~ Rava Dosa ~
1cup Rice Flour
1/2 cup Rava
1 tbsp mainda
Finely chopped onions
Chopped Chili
Finely chopped Ginger
Curry leaves ( tear into half)

Mix all the ingredients together with water and add some salt to taste. Let it sit for about 2 hrs before making it. Make it into a thin batter. Make it in a non stick pan using a little cup to pour a thin layer. Put a little oil on the batter after it's poured into the pan and let it cook till a little crispy and brown

~Coconut Chutney~

Fresh grated coconut
ginger ( cubed )
dried red chilli
chana dal 2 tbsp
1/2 onion
1 tomato
Curry leaves

1) In a pan, heat some oil and saute the chana dal, curry leaves and dried chilli for 3 mins on med heat.
2)Add in the chopped onions, tomatoes and ginger and cook for another 3 mins.
3) Add in the coconut and mix well, add some salt to taste.
4) Let it cool a little and blend in well in a blender until it's a thick puree.
5) In a smal pan heat some oil and add mustard seeds, when seed are done popping, add some Hing and pour over the chutney. Mix and eat!!!

~Tomato chutney~

1 medium onion
3 medium tomatoes
Jeera 1tbsp
chana dal 2 tbsp
curry leaves
dried red chilli

1) In a pan with some oil, saute jeera, curry leaves and chana dal for 3 mins
2)Add the onions and tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are well cooked
3) Let it cool and blend it to make a smooth puree. At this point, add a little salt to taste a some lemon juice is tomatoes are not sour. This chutney should be a little tart and spicy.

~ Potat0~

2 medium patotoes (cooked, peeled and cubed)
1 tbspoon fresh ginger, garlic and chili paste
1 tbsp corriander powder
1 onion sliced
1/4 Urad Daal ( soaked )
a pinch of turmeric powder

In a pan, heat up some oild an cooked the soaked urad daal till light brown. Remove and set aside. Add in the onions and saute for 3 mins. Add in turmeric powder, Fresh paste salt to taste and cook for another 2 mins. Add potatoes, urad daal and corriander powder. Mix well and serve with Dosa.

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