Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Cheese Dosa & Corn flour Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

I have confessed my addiction to Dosas in my dear blog, many a sunny posts. But I guess, I have never really tried to proclaim the love I have for Pizzas. Its just like those yummy dishes which you just visualize, with a wink of an eye and the whole panorama becomes real in your eyeball. When I think of Pizza, all I need to do is same. And I get all worked up. I never indulged in that exercise, for the simple reason that I will not really be able to get that in real. The many days spent in kneading and punching down a pizza base and lovely spreading the thick succulent spicy sauce and then topping with loads of cheesy cheese and digging my teeth in it, my, just thinking about it, makes me long for a bite now. I have, each and everytime, burnt myself when I, in a haste to taste it, dig into a hot pizza straight out of my oven. Now that I have only my microwave, don't indulge in this exercise much. That and the fact that it is little time consuming, has deprived me of a homemade pizza.

Before I let everybody assume that I am going to post on a pizza, let me come clean and profess my other love, the royal dosa. This time topped with Cheese! One late evening, for want of a better replace, I thought cheese on dosa will be awesome. Yes, it had indeed kept up to my imagination. When this thought struck me, I just couldn't wait to try this combination. I served this with coconut chutney but I guess with just tomato sauce it would've been great. There is no recipe as such, but simple as it is, its just so tasty!

Cheese Dosa

Ingredients Needed:

Dosa Batter - 1 cup
Cheese cubes - 1

Method to prepare:

Heat a tawa and spread the dosa batter as you would do for a regular one. Flip around and cook on the other side too. Again Flip again.

Sprinkle the grated cheese over the dosa and fold in the middle and flip again. The cheese should melt when you flip the dosa couple of times.

Serve with chutney or sauce.

Corn flour Dosa!

I love Corn kernel as boiled. But we don't use the flour much. For me, most other alternative way to eat corn is the popcorn. But recently, Athamma had got a bag of corn kernels from my sil place. They were quite mature and thick kernels. The bag had been lying around for quite sometime, finally had time to send it to the mill to make a flour out of it. And since then, I didn't know what to do with it. I thought I will try Corn Halwa, then thought better of it and decided for a Corn flour paratha. Finally, time permitted us to prepare only Corn Flour Dosa. Since this was the first time we were attempting, we mixed little rice flour to get it going. Came out really so awesome. So if we are not able to finish off the flour on hand as other dishes, this is what it is going to be ending as.

Ingredients Needed

Corn Flour - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
Onions, chopped - 1 medium
Coriander, chopped - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies, chopped - 1
Salt to taste
Water to mix
Oil for cooking

Method to prepare:

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except oil and water. Then slowly mix water to get a dropping consistency,

Heat a tawa, spread oil and pour a ladle of batter. Since this does not get spread as a regular rice dosa, you got to pour the batter in circle and then try to spread it flat. Sprinkle oil and cooked covered in sim for 2 mins. Flip over and cook on the other side.

Serve with chutney or podi.

You won't believe but I tasted this with rasam and it tasted just too good.

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Kamini said...

Both the dosais look so delicious! The corn flour one is new to me - I love the flavour of corn, will definitely try it out.

Asha said...

I make Dosas once in 2 weeks. Although I love it, kids don't like it that much. Cheese dosa, they might like it!Thanks Sri!:)

Lavanya Raj said...

srivalli i too like cheese dosa a lot...grated the cheese and sprinkle over the dosa just before removing it from tava...

Kalai said...

That's so cute with you and pizza, Srivalli! My Amma always burns herself, too. It's sort of a running joke. Very creative and cute dosas! :)

KayKat said...

Corn flour in dosas - why not? that sounds like a fun alternative!

You really are a dosa freak :)

Sig said...

There is a restaurant here that serves cheese masala dosa... :) Both your dosas look great Srivalli!

Vanamala said...

Wow ... cheese dosa will try it sri

Lisa said...

Fantastic recipe. I would certainly like to try this.

Mansi Desai said...

Cheese Dosa sounds great Srivalli!:)

Divya Vikram said...

They look very creative..the corn dosa is appealing..will definitely try them..

Srivalli said...

Kamini, Thank you...yes corn dosa came out very well..do try this and enjoy!

Asha, Kids will surely love this...my daughter after eating it, asked me to make only this for her!

Lavanya, yeah that will also work out perfectly fine...thanks

Kalai, thanks..thats really nice to know about your mom...glad you like these

KayKat, yeah why not, thats why we ended up with these..just prefect to enjoy corn flour...hahah..I am no doubt about it..

Sig, yeah another dosa..great!, thanks

Vanamala, yeah its cute..thought of sending this for your event..forgot!

Lisa, thank you

Mansi, they taste great too

Divya, glad you like these..

satya said...

Both the dosas are looking great Srivalli...
Why to roll makkai ki roti when dosas can be made with the same flour?:-D

Srivalli said...

So true satya, though I am yet to try makkai ki roti...thank you

easycrafts said...

Hey, i tried out the cheese dosa and loved the taste...just posted it on my blog too....

Sunshinemom said...

Wow! That looks nice!

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