Monday, July 26, 2010
Maida Dosa/Crepes with seasoning
It is amazing how there are so many varieties of dosas in our repertoire but still we always settle for the regular dosas.Ajay for one,dislikes any dosa other than the usual Ghee roast or Masala dosa and is very particular about it too.However much I coax him into eating any other dosa,like Wheat flour dosa or Maida-urad dal dosa and he says he'll settle for Cornflakes instead.[note how many dosas made their appearance here,lol]
I am game for any dosas though,precisely the reason I enjoy the different varieties at Pai's Thattukada[street side shop] in Ernakulam.
So it wasn't surprising that I made this one after a five minute call to amma to ask something else.As with friends/fellow bloggers,the same situation is with amma too.The call isn't complete unless we ask each other what we ate and what food is being cooked.Now even more since I have two sis-in-laws who have almost taken over the kitchen and there is more variety than ever on the dining table!!
Phanna Polo or dosas with seasoning is a very simple one which gets done in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.Perfect for those days when there is no batter in the fridge and you are left wondering what to cook for breakfast!!
Maida Dosa with seasoning
Maida/Flour - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
Water,as required to make the batter
Updated - Such an irony,I post a recipe which calls for a dosa with seasoning,and I precisely forget to add the seasoning part in the recipe!!Thanks Prema for pointing out!!
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Grind together the grated coconut,green chillies,salt and sugar to a coarse paste-without adding water.
Mix this with maida and add enough water to make a smooth batter.
Prepare seasoning in a pan with oil and splutter mustard seeds.Add curry leaves and pour this seasoning into the batter.
In a hot dosa tava prepare dosas.
This dosa tastes well on its own without any accompaniments.I had it with some leftover Mushroom Saung.