Thursday, March 13, 2008

Soft Dosa with Poha ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

I remembered this back from memories. It was a time when Amma was on a quest of preparing new dishes everyday. I really wish I had this blog then. One morning, getting ready and seeing it was already getting late for college, rushed down for a breakfast and saw Amma serving dosas. They were the white of the whitest and so very soft! I forgot that college was waiting or that I had a hectic time ahead. I forgot everything and just kept looking at those snowy white beauties. In wonder asked Amma what has gone into them. She said she used Atukulu! Well, Atukulu are something we have eaten only for Krishna Jayanthi. Only recently we have discovered the wonders one can enjoy with the humble Poha. So back then, thinking that Aval can also be taken avatars like this, was a wonder! I really enjoyed a hearty breakfast, a journey to college all forgotten. I loved it so much that I asked for it a couple of times. Then we all forgot about it.

Now, necessity is something that forces us to think deep in the realms of mind and things you could remember are amazing. Since having announced a Dosa Mela, all I could think of were the different varieties I should conjure on. And somewhere from the back of mind, came the memory of that morning spent longingly on a plate feasted with Soft Dosas. Out of sheer need to have something to blog on, I worked on a plan to have these ready for today. I explained to Athamma what all she has to soak. Well get a new recipe and I have all ears. Athamma loves to hear me explaining the ingredients going into something and if I tell her that Amma had already prepared and we all loved it, she is all for it. Finally we had the batter ready and the first one to eat this, of course is Konda. She finished this in flat 5 mins. Since she was in a hurry to leave, I couldn't give another for her. And all of us really enjoyed. It came out soft and crispy. Though this is supposed to be spread little thick, you can make think ones and with oil, they turn out crunchy and crispy. Enjoy the goodness of poha all in a Dosa!


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking time 3 hrs
Fermenting Time : Overnight

Ingredients Needed:

Raw Rice - 2 cups
Puha/ Aval / Attukulu - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Method to prepare

Wash and soak Rice and Black Gram dal or Urad Dal for 3 hrs together. Wash well and Wash Poha well in water and mix all the 3 and grind in a mixie to a smooth batter. Allow it to ferment overnight.

Next morning add salt, mix well, add more water if required to acquire dosa consistency. Heat a greased dosa tawa, spread a slightly thick batter on it. Sprinkle little oil over it. Cover and cook on medium flame. Cook on one side only. Remove and keep .

These dosas taste delicious when served cold too and should be cooked with minimum il.

Serve with your choice of side dish. I served it with coconut chutney and Ground nut chutney!

This is going for my Dosa Mela. Have you thought of anything interesting for a dosa? Do join me in the celebration of Dosa and its varieties!

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23 comments :

D said...

hey srivalli,thanks for dropping by my blog.i have thought of posting a konkani style dosa for the evnt.shall post it soon.

satya said...

What a coincidence Srivalli..!:) Just made spongy atukula dosa today.Though little different from yours.

Sia said...

i have got very special dosa recipe planned for u. hope i get the main ingredient:) i love this dosa mela u have it here sri:)

Vani said...

That dosa looks so soft and spongy. The chutneys look delicious too! One is coconut chutney, right? What about the other?

Srivalli said...

D, that will be great..looking frw to your entry!

satya, really wow!..very nice..will be nice to know your proportion too..

Sia, that will be wonderful...hope you get it...and send many too..:)..glad you liked it

Vani, oh I thought I mentioned it??..oh anyway its groundnut chutney...glad you liked the dosa!

Happy cook said...

This is new to me making dosa with aval.

Asha said...

I do make Avalakki dose, posted it long ago at FH in fact. I love the taste!:)
Looks great Sri, my dosa mela is coming up for you next week at Aroma! Prepare yourself for the gallery!;D

DEEPA said...

wow!!Lady ..I am sure this would very soft ....I wish i could have the dosa with the 2 chutney's

Cham said...

I mix poha in dosa batter, the dosa looks so white :)

Uma said...

wow, the dosa looks so soft indeed! delicious. Chutneys are looking yummy! Very nice entry for your own event.

Rachel said...

Ahh poha dosa...very different!

sra said...

Have only ever heard of atukula dosa, never tried it.

Kalai said...

Looks wonderfully soft, Srivalli! Nice one! :)

Divya Vikram said...

Have not heard of adding aval to dosass..Will try it next time

AnuZi said...

I'm jealous of all you Dosa makers. I have yet to get the handle of making a perfect round dosa. Now if you want a square dosa or torn dosa...I'M YOUR GIRL!! Great pics dear.

Sagari said...

soft dosas cant stop to eat them yummmmmm srivalli

Srivalli said...

Happy cook, oh then you should try it....it comes out real good..

Asha, thank you..I am really looking forward to your entry!..and I am so excited..

Deepa, thank you...drop in home, I will make for you..:)

Cham, yeah it is...and so very soft too

Uma, thank you..glad you liked it..

Rachel, thanks

sra, then drop in home...I am sure you will like it

Kalai, thank you..glad you liked it..

Divya, then I am sure you will love it

AnuZi, oh really its not so big..needs a bit of practice...I dont mind any shape as long as you keep sending them...thanks for the enthu..looking fwd to your entry

Sagari, yeah you just can't!

sowmya said...

nice dosa... i also add little sago in it...

satya said...

Hi Srivalli, for one cup of poha I took three cups of rice and one tsp mentulu.Washed and soaked them in one cup of sour curds.After usual grinding and fermenting made really thick dosas.

Srivalli said...

sowmya, thank you ..thats nice to know

satya, oh thats cool and what a coincidence ...I was planning to make this dosa for the one...:D..

Divya said...

Hey Srivalli,I made this dosa and it came out suoerb.Me too made thin dosas,they came out soft as well as crispy.Shall post it on my blog soon..BTW can I send that to you dosa mela too..;-)hehe

Srivalli said...

Divya, good to know you made this and liked it...sure you go ahead post and send it to the mela..it will be a good thing to have all of them in one place!

Sanghi said...

hey this looks yummy yummmy yummy with that chutney..!

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