Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

This was my favorite during my childhood. But its been a real long time since I had this. As a kid, I remember I used to ask Amma to prepare this whenever she asks me what I want for my dinner. I used to enjoy the crispy Goduma dosa with sugar dipped in water. After a stage it used to be Sambar with Goduma Dosa. With either of these, it used to taste heaven. When the other day, we had just us for dinner, couldn't decide on what to prepare for ourselves. This flashed across mind and many nights of love tendered dosas came to mind. I was missing Amma's cooking more! Just to revisit those memories, suggested this to my daughter. I realised my daughter was missing something precious in her childhood. She didn't understand what I was talking about. So it was more a reason for me to venture into the realms of Chapdosa. This name was coined by my bachelor colleagues who visited USA on official tour and stayed in the guest house with nothing to eat other than Goduma Dosa, they fondly referred this as Chappathi Maavu dosa - Chapdosa!

When in need of a quick dosa, then go for this!

Wheat is called Goduma, Gothambu (Godhambu), Godhi in different parts of India.

Ingredients Needed

Wheat Four - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water - as required to get a think batter.

Method to prepare

In bowl take the wheat flour and mix with salt. Add water and mix to a think consistency without any lumps.

Heat a tawa and take a ladleful of batter and spread as a regular dosa.

You can get thin crispy ones if the batter is thin.

Funny part of this incident was, my daughter was excited when I said this can be eaten with sugar, but guess I went one step ahead and spoiled the fun for her as I added water to it. In the end, she didn'like the combi but preferred the Groundnut chutney you see on the plate. Thats her plate in the photo. This only proved that each child will and should have their own memories of what they like and should be not forced to eat just because we liked it as a kid! So I make sure she gets to eat more of stuff she likes than what I think she will like.


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lakshmi said...

goduma dosa is something amma never makes but paatti does. :). will give this a try. saw your kiddos (via amma) - they're incredibly cute!!!

posted the janmashtami round up.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Your dosas are perfect Sri! I am passing my dosa aunty title to you!
I feel like preparing this gothuma dosa for dinner today! I'll let you know tomorrow!

Padma said...

Hey Srivalli, this is my quick fix meal when I dont have anything (batter) for dosas, we call them as goduma pindi attlu and this is also offered as neivedyam on Diwali to Goddess Laxmi and during Sankranthi as well...nice to see this on your blog...looks lovely!

We add bellam/jaggery and a pinch of salt and eat with our favo pachadi/pickle

Asha said...

We call them Godhi Dose. I love the soft and chewy dosas too.Looks great Sri!:))

Happy cook said...

My mom also used to make this for us. But we call it Godumbe dosa. She used to give it to us with coconut chutney mixed with sugar. Which was delicious.
Now when i go and visit my sister in B'lore she still eats her rice dosa with chutney and sugar.
Your recipe brought sweet memories back from childhood.

musical said...

Great recipe, Srivalli! Quick and delicious breakfast there :).

TBC said...

Chapdosa looks good. I make this too.

Suganya said...

Godumai in dosa makes 'em silky. It dissolves in yr mouth. Love it!

Sharmi said...

your dosa has come really well. Mine does not come that well so dont like making them.

Siri said...

wow Sri.. goduma dosa is like a staple food in our house..:D...and your dosas looks so yum and in perfect brown color..:))


Siri said...

Sri.. try adding a portion of buttermilk instead of water to the flour .. my mom used to do that.. it gives a different yum taste..:D

Cynthia said...

That's so true, it is important for them to ahve their own food memories.

bee said...

we have atta and hate to roll chapatis, so this is a good way to use it up. i used to love these as a kid. will make this again. thanks for remindin me.

Roopa said...

yummy dose Sri! i love it it dosas are something which i can never ressist!

Nags said...

i had posted godhuma dosa some weeks back. i make it exactly the same way you do :)

Apple said...

Hi Srivalli, This looks perfect..I make it very often for breakfast when I run out of Idli/Dosa batter..I add onions and green chillies too...

If you add jaggery n coconut that'ld be another version of Chapdosa [:d] Nice innovative name

Raaga said...

I make something similar :-) nice nice :-)

Padmaja said...

hi srivalli!!
u'r lovely chap dosa is amazing!!!
after being pampered at home in india, i am still struggling to start cooking

Prajusha said...

we call this as gothambhu dosa and this is a perfect breakfast with chutney.

Vcuisine said...

Dosas are perfect valli. A quick and nutritious tiffen. Viji

easycrafts said...

hi...the dosa is perfect. I too get down to making these when there is no other batter in the house and have to cook something urgently

Srivalli said...

lakshmi, thanks for the nice words....good to know that your patti makes these

Latha, hahha..thats incriblily nice of you! Infact I wanted to have a series on Dosa Varities. This will be part of that

Padma, thats very nice to know abt your tradition

Asha, thanks thats nice to know whats it called

Happy cook, glad I could

musical, can't agree more!

TBC, nice to know

Suganya, wow just the word for it

Sharmi, nice to know that I can make something better than the versertile cook like you

Siri, thanks for the nice words, will surely try your tip

Cynthia, thanks for your appriciation

bee, glad that I could give you ideas..

Roopa, don't resist just have them!

Nags, thats nice to know

Apple, glad to know so many additions to this

Raaga, glad glad we are on the same

Padmaja, ehmm can understand your feelings!

Prajusha, very nice!

Viji, thats very true

easycrafts, this is something for all times

Latha said...

hey srivalli, u're dosas look picture perfect! and what a cute story! My kids prefer their dosas with the chutney too. have u tried giving her dosas with sugar mixed in ghee:-) my kids love that!
my goduma dosa always tears, does nto coem as perfect as yours! will try it sometime!

Srivalli said...

Thanks Latha, will try your tip and let you know

SeeC said...

Instant alternative to the normal dosa.
Yours looks perfect

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