Saturday, December 7, 2013

Aali Pota Dosai ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

I know you must be wondering on the strange name right. Well the name literally means "scoping into" when translated from Tamil. And this dosa ends up to being soft and spongy. The proportion is different from the Soft Dosa or Kal Dosa that Amma makes.

She got this from a paper clipping and I asked her again and again if she read it right. Well she said there was no other name and in the recipe description, they talk about throwing in fistful of the ingredients. Anyways after trying it out, it turned out to be good, and the combination was also quite new. 

This was supposed to be served with Puli Chutney or Tamarind Chutney. The chutney was quite sour and with a spongy dosa, it ended up being soaked up. This joins the 101 Dosa Club.


Aali Pota Dosai

Soaking - 5 hrs soak,
Overnight fermentation

Ingredients Needed

Raw rice - 3 cups
Boiled rice / Idli Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Methi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

How to make the Dosa

Wash and soak the rice along with dals for over 6 -7 hours. Then grind to a smooth batter.

Ferment overnight. When you are ready to make the dosas, heat a tawa greased with oil. Just as you would make your regular dosas, spread across, sprinkle with oil and cook on both sides.

Serve with Puli Chutney or Ground nut chutney.

This joins the December Week 1, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge  Group

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16 comments :

Arthy shama said...

Aali pota dosai is quite new to me as well, they look soft and inviting.

Poornima Molri said...

Lovely dosa.... very tempting and spongy...

Usha said...

Sometimes the names of the recipes are funny. Dosa looks good though.

Nandita SS said...

This dosa looks amazing srivalli!! Loved the texture and the dips :)

Suja said...

When I saw the name, I thought it was going to be an instant dosai :) looks quite spongy & soft, Valli

Vinitha said...

The name does sound strange but the dosai looks soft and spongy

yung@foodyoo.com said...

I have never tried to make dosai. Yours one seems really nice. At here, commonly serve dosai with curry or sugar, but I always like its original flavor. :)

Janani said...

edhu kal dosa dhan ah well I have heard in village they call it that way. I like teh tamarind chutney combo with it very nice valli.

Chef Mireille said...

it does look very spongy - must have been great with the chutney

Pavani N said...

Soft and spongy dosas.. I love your chutney dish Valli, shape is so interesting..

Sapana Behl said...

Dosa looks so soft and beautiful ! Love to have with those chutneys...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

dosa looks so soft and inviting...

Anitha said...

Dosa looks soft with a strange name s t alli potta dosai or aali potta,dosai

Srivalli said...

Anitha Thanks..as I said the word is Tamil and it means to throw in a fistful of each ingredient...not sure why it is named, but the dosa was good..

Anitha said...

In tamil throw in a fistful means alli poduvathu
So its alli potta dosai i guess
I love ur recipes and the way u describe things

Srivalli said...

Yes Anitha that's exactly what I meant..:)..I am bad in Tanglish and can never spell tamil words properly in english..yes its all alli potta dosai, thanks for the kind words, much appreciate it!

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