Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Erra Karam Masala Dosa ~ Andhra Specials!

This is my 100th post and I am celebrating it by posting my hubby dear's favorite dosa types - Erra Karam Masala Dosa. Erra Karam as in Telugu means Red Chilli Masala, this I came to know is hubby favorite dish which he very passionately confessed during my Athamma's earlier visit. He said his mother used to make hot hot dosas and he won't even budge from the table and continue eating them. Never counts how many devoured. He says the hot spicy nature mixed with the hot from tawa makes this one super duper dish to eat. Well I had to believe him, so I asked Athamma for the recipe. She infact had two! No end to these people's fancy to Red chillis!

In the early years of our marriage, I had tough time preparing anything and meeting dear hubby's nod. It used to be so funny, on one side of the table you would see one puffing and dabbing himself off because of the spiciness, on the other side another person, so cool as if there is nothing amiss in the dish. I was referring to my Dad who is normally seen wiping his face off frequently when he eats something specially prepare for the son-in law. The other side is my hubby dear, who has till date never confessed, to have eaten a spicy dish at our home! My brother wouldn't even bother to venture near the place if something like this is on the table. Amma, of course was only worried about pleasing the son-in-law, so prepares something else for Dad. This was a typical scenario for quite sometime.

So it was so much pleasure when I discovered that I could please hubby dear with such a simple yet delicious combi of Red chillies or Erra Karam on Dosa.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
No cooking time as this is raw!
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed

Onions - 1
Red Chilli powder - 1 to 2 tsp
Garlic - 3 pods
Salt to taste

Dosa Batter for Dosas!Method to prepare:

Raw grind all the ingredients together.

Take a ladleful of batter and spread out a thin dosa on a hot tawa. Sprinkle oil or ghee on the top. Turn it over.

Once done, take a spoon of the spicy masala and spread over the dosa.

Serve hot!

The raw onions with red chilli and garlic crushed gives an excellent taste to the ghee roast Dosa.

Variations to this:

Chop Onions into fine pieces and mix with red chilli powder.

Spread over the hot dosa before removing it from tawa.

We serve these with Groundnut/Peanut Chutney, which is an all time Andhra favorite!

Enjoy!

During our recent visit to Guntal, Andhra, I took this snap of the Street vendor selling Uggani.



When I was writing that post, wanted badly to show that street snack which is common in that place, was able to get a picture this visit.

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31 comments :

Latha Narasimhan said...

Srivalli, your story brought a smile on my face! All MILs are the same!
Mouth watering dosas! I'll make this tomorrow it self as I have the batter. I'll send a snap to you!

Meeta said...

Nice story and lovely looking dosa!

Bharathy said...

I second Lathamma!!Love the Karam dossa!I too make this called Podi dosa!!Being basically an andhraite how can I say no to chillies!!:)..Love spicy food!!Happy to note that you got the pic of your little one in your profile..Your profile page of the blogger looks simply great now..dont u think so??

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the nice comments...Latha will look forward to you trying this out..

Thanks Meeta

Thanks so much Bharathy..yes now I can look at him anytime I want..

Asha said...

Happy 100th post Sri, hugs!:))
Err Karam looks mouthwatering. Funny story!!:D
Thanks for the recipe,looks authentic:)

archana said...

The red chutney is tempting me to try it :) Nice dosa recipe :)

Padma said...

Happy 100th post Sri, seems these days everyone is celebrating their 100th post but you have conquered it quickly, I guess, "Mera number kab aayega".....lol

Now coming to the erra karam recipe, I too learned it from my SIL, Guess this is south Andhra's speciality..but I loved it instantly coz its fiery hot and spicy, only additional thing I add is tomatoes and red chillie instead of powder...this is a must when i do dosas and has become popular while pleasing my guests here in NJ
Lovely story...

Richa said...

congrats on the 100th, that was fast :)
dosa looks nice n hoTTTT!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi this dosa is looking great...Nice picture....

timepass said...

Congrats on ur 100th post. Dosas look yummy.. I remember my friend from Prodattur used to make similar ones too

bhags said...

Congrats for your 100th post Sri...
i am drooling over the dosas...i cant make anythng of this kind in my current situation....

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow....ur erra karam dosa is very tempting...I simply love this one :-)

bee said...

congrats on your 100th post, sri.

Pravs said...

Happy 100th ! Dosa looks so delish !

Jayashree said...

When I first read the title, for some reason I thought it was a non-veg dosa. Iam glad I still decided to scroll down and see what was in it. Nice pic...and the dosa sounds super hot and delicious.
Congrats on reaching a blog milestone.

TBC said...

Congrats on the 100th post!
I love masala dosas & that red chilli paste on it takes it to another level.Thanks so much for posting this. What kind of onions did u use?

Rajitha said...

all the hotels in hyderabad smear this on their dosas.. i love it...i think i can finally make this at home now :) thanks for sharing

Rama said...

Hi srivalli,i prepare the same type of karram for dosa some times with slight change in ingredients.At first time my hubby came to my house we serve dosa with karram he drink almost 5-6 glasses of water for one dosa because of spicy...now he become favourite for dosa with errakarram... now in my house every saturday & sunday dosa is complusory... after seeing your receipe i remembring my old days Thanks for posting...

Priya Dilip said...

Hi Srivalli, my mom too makes erra karam, without onions.. i love the spiciness... i will have to try out ur erra karam version with Dosa soon.... My hubby doesnt eat that spicy and im starved of chillies!!!

Happy cook said...

I love Andhra food. My brother in law is from Andhra and when my sister makes these dishes i used to love them; only thing is now she live in US and i live here in Belgium..........so can't eat them so often as i used to

Shankari said...

this is one mouth watering dosa. I have the batter, shd try it today

Bharathy said...

Confused????LOL...when you get time..PLS go thru my Tagged(meme) post.. posted - august 1st!!You will understan..d

Suganya said...

Dosa looks out of this world. Maapillai mariyadhai never goes out of style. Oh! and congratulations in yr 100th post. I always have great time reading yr blog.

ramya said...

hahaha.....srivalli yes same at my house not about the spicy thing but my mother wanting to please my hubby and he not willing to eat anything.he is very picky and doesn't want anything changes his mind suddenly but he doesn't express the uneasyness and silently gulp the food.i notice it.now my mom says i gave up i won't try more.And at home he asks for my moms dishes to my surprise. now i make longdistance calls for those recipes.loved ur spicy dosa.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Srivalli dear,
lovely dosas this morning for our break fast! I made Raagas cummin, coriander chutney with the dosa. My son simply loved it! I have taken pictures and I will be posting them along with all the recipes I have tried from my blogger friends.
I will also try sending pics when we chat. To day I am slightly busy.
Thanks for the lovely recipe!

Lia said...

lovely story, and hmmm ia, enjoying dosha, we ate dosha for our breakfast in weekend, really great combination with coconut chutney!

Srivalli said...

Thanks so much Asha...nice of you appriciate

Thanks archana..you must try this

Thanks Padma..not to worry you will also join us very soon...glad to know you do this and please your guest!

Thanks Richa..and yes it is hot

Thanks Sukanya

Thank you Timepass

Glad I could make you so..bhags

Thanks Sirisha

Thank you Bee

Thanks Pravs

Glad you did Jayashree..welcome to my blog...and do visit again when you find time

Thanks TBC..I used the regular onions and not the sambar ones. To my knowledge in Madras we get only these two varieties apart from the white one, which I don't buy often

Then do try this out Rajitha

hahha...that was nice to know ...so sad..Rama..so nice..

Thanks Priya and do try it out

sad to know abt it but you can always do it for yourself..Happy cook

Sure and let me if you liked it or not ..Shankari

Sure did ..Bharathy..nice to know...

Thank you for the all the encourgement you give Suganya..very nice of you

very nice to know that ramya ..I guess every Indian mother is like that...

So glad you tried out and liked Latha...pls do..will be a delight to see them!

Thanks Lia ..glad you like dosa..then you will enjoy this also

Vcuisine said...

Valli a nice write up and post. Enjoyed it. Viji

Rajee said...

For this karam masala, I used to make it onion chutney. Never know to spread it on dosa. That's a great idea. Is it common food for Andhras? I know how to make peanut chutney. I want to know what ingredients u're using to remind me the taste of Andhra. Feel so hungry to see ur dosa pictures.

Srivalli said...

Rajee, This erra karam dosa is from my in laws place, its quite common BF...glad you liked it. If you are looking for Peanut chutney check out my index or do a search!

Anonymous said...

ohh my God i cant tell you how much i like to see that image of uggani thanks a lot for that pic

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