Monday, January 12, 2009

Dosa & Thakkali (Tomato) Thokku

Crispy Dosa/ Paper roast will be all time favourite for anyone from south-India. I can eat dosa any time of the day.. Its so light melts in ur mouth and so delicious. The ideal combination for dosa will coconut chutney, Thakkali thokku or milgai podi.


2 cup Rice ( parboiled ponni rice or Idli rice)
1/2 cup urad dhal
2 tsp methi seeds
salt to taste
1 hand full of poffed rice/poha (optional)
1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)


Soak the rice, poha and urad dhal separately for 12 hours before grinding. Add methi seeds to urad dhal. Drain water completely.In a rice grider or mixer grinder, grind rice and poha in thick batter consistency. Don't add too much water. sprinkle water occationally. Take the rice batter and leave it in a container. Grind soaked urad dhal, sprinkle water occationally. Dont add too much water, the batter has to be slightly thinner than the Idli batter. Mix the rice batter and urad dhal batter together using ur hand coz if u mix it in spatula the batter wont ferment!!!. Add salt and baking powder( optional), mix well cover and leave it for overnight or 6 hours. Next morning the batter would have fermented and the volume will be doubled.

Take a flat non-stick pan and heat it. Sprinkle little of water.. If water makes cracking sound disappears the tava is ready... Now pour one spoonfull of dosa batter and spread out thin quickly. If u want u can make thick dosa too. Add oil/ghee on the side of the dosa. After few minutes u can see the dosa will automatically seperate from the tava. It might be difficult for first one or two dosa. Once the heat is perfect u can see the dosa lifting up by itself (magic huh). Turn the dosa to other side for even cooking. Remove from pan ans serve...

Thakkali (Tomato) thokku:


1 onion chopped
3 tomatoes chopped
2 green chillies
1 tbsp redchilli powder
3 garlic pods chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup water


Heat oil and do the seasoning with mustard seeds, urad and channa dhal, cumin seeds and curry leave. Add chopped onion , green chillies and garlic. Fry till the onion becomes translucent. Add tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes becomes mushy. Add little bit of water if the mixture sticks to the pan. Add redchilli and turmeric powder. Finally add salt and water. Allow to boil for 10 mts stirring occasionally. The thokku should not be watery. If u see the oil separation in the corner that's when u have to remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro!!!

Ideal for chappathi, dosa, poori etc..


Kitchen Flavours

Wow looks spicy and yummy.


I have been craving a good dosa for quite some time will have to make it soon :)


Try out Supersamayal - Spicy tomato Thokku for this dosa. The combination will be great.

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