I am always confused whenever we go out for breakfast in a restaurant.I always order one thing and end up craving for another one on my neighbours plate..;-).I ask hubby what he’s having ,so that I can share his item and order something else..;-).A similar incident happened yesterday morning.We went to Saravana Bhavan for breakfast and we ordered our usual item-14 idli ghee sambhar,which is mini-idlis soaked in Sambhar with a spoonful of ghee as garnish.We simply love it and I was absolutely looking forward to have it with a hungry stomach.And here comes the twist,the 4-some in our next table ordered Nei(Ghee) roast and when I saw 4 Rocket shaped dosas smelling just divine,I wanted to have those..if given a chance,all 4 of them..;-).
There was no way I could stuff my stomach after the delicious bowl of mini-sambhar idlis.So the only option was to postpone my craving till our next visit or make it for breakfast the next day,and I chose the latter option.Had a scrumptious breakfast of Nei roast with thick coconut chutney today morning and felt so happy and content!!
Recipe Marathon – Day 19
Nei (Ghee) Roast
Idli rice – 2 cups
Urad dal – 1 cup
Methi seeds – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee – as required to make dosas
Soak the rice and dal-methi separately and grind to a smooth paste.
Mix both the batters together,add salt to taste and keep the batter for fermenting overnight.
Add more water to the batter if it is too thick.
Place a dosa tawa on flame and make dosas.
Pour melted ghee on top and roast till the dosa becomes brown and crisp.
To make rocket dosa
Spread the batter thinly as you would to prepare a dosa.
Pour ghee and when it starts becoming brown and crisp,simmer the flame and make a small cut on the dosa with the dosa ladle from the middle to outside. Start rolling the dosa from the cut part till it becomes a rocket-shape. Serve hot with chutney.
For the Chutney
Add grated coconut(1 cup),1 green chilly,a small piece of tamarind,1 sprig curry leaves and salt to taste together and grind to a smooth paste WITHOUT adding water.If the chutney is too dry and does not grind easily,sprinkle few drops of water and then grind.
A peep into my fellow marathoners kitchen!!