Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Instant dosa and Onion chutney

Welcome our New President! The world will be buzzing for many days/years of this historic day , event, his name and all his moves…But I will be blogging as usual about food without change…Talking about change, we are seeing some unusual weather pattern in California.
Bay Area has seen a near record high temperature from past 10 days. When many of other States are blaming the bitter cold weather and a record low temperature!
We all Californian felt a sudden pleasant weather pattern, which definitely lifted our winter blues.

Now talking about food, apart indulging some favorite flavor of ice cream and smoothies. I was hunting for instant dosa list that I book marked earlier. We just freak for dosas more than soft spongy idlis. The best thing is when you can prepare the batter instantly is less hassle! I have bookmarked many instant dosas during the Dosa Mela season. But selecting one dosa is quiet hard so I simply selected a blogger, which simplified my work.

The recipe is from Teluguruchi Uma, I am a regular visitor to her blog, pretty much from one year. I really hooked on her chutney list when I first visited. We both have something in common: we adore spicy food! She has some amazing creations from leftover like the Gulab jamoon from assorted cookies :) Uma, tell me your secret how could you come up with such an idea ? :) Thank you Uma for your recipes, warm encouragement, sharing your awards, tags, and the support you are giving.
The instant dosa recipe is just amazing: no fermentation, no grinding, and no waiting. The most important thing, you can even pre-mix the flour and store it for a rescue timing. When you do have a sweet darling husband who cannot make a difference between Toor dhal, Bengal gram dhal like mine. Assuming one day if I am really really sick, he just need to grab the mix and read the label well I sticked one (guess he can do it without difficulty) and make dosa ! May be I am expecting too much? Gosh, I just wish he could read this post and want to see how he would react!

The dosa mix contains: whole-wheat flour, rice flour, Chickpeas flour (Bengal gram flour), urad dhal flour all are equal amount and mixed together with salt and water to make a dosa batter. These flours are widely available in any Indian Grocery stores.
These dosas are accompanied with tangy, sweet and spicy Onion chutney. If you are bored of coconut, peanut or in extreme diet, onion chutney is great rescue. The chutney is our family favorite, one of my mom's recipe!

Onion Chutney

Ingredients:
Onion: a big one (approximately 2 cups chopped)
Tamarind: a small piece or ½ tsp of paste
Dry red chilis: 3 num less or more
Salt: ¼ tsp less or more can be added
Oil: ½ tsp

Seasoning:
Oil:
½ tsp
Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
Urad dhal: ¼ tsp
Curry leaf: few leaves

Method:
Heat the oil and fry the onion until it turns brown and soft, add the red chilis and tamarind fry few minutes. Cool completely and grindit in a blender with salt into a slightly coarse paste.

Seasoning:
Heat the oil and add one by one starting with mustard seeds. Mix the seasoning with the coarse chutney.
Chutney is great with idli, dosa and even roti/chapatti.

The dosa is reaching MBP-easy breezy breakfast event hosted by EC, started by Coffee.
The chutney is participating the Chutney/Dip mania hosted by Mane Adige.

57 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow...thats cool one Cham.Looks great!

anudivya said...

That looks so good, and I love the instant dosai idea. Might be great for busy mornings.
Great mind think alike eh?

rekhas kitchen said...

wow that plate of dosa and chutney is very much inviting cham iam drooling over it perfect it's break fast time here hummmm good idea for this instant dosa mix with lable

jayasree said...

These kind of instant dosas are saviors when we run out of batter for breakfast.

Loved the dosa and chutney combo.

LG said...

woow, this is like a boon to office goers like me who keep thinking whole night 'what to cook?' Uma is a creative cook thanks to both of you :)

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..love the packet you've made..can you parcel me one please..;-)instant dosas always work like magic and am gonna try these out!!

Vij said...

Brilliant Cham. I used to carry rice flour n urad dhal flour separately from India and mix them in 2:1 ratio n make dosas. This looks really nice.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too blogged dosa for the same event today:)
That sounds great!Liked the idea!

Priya said...

I love always instant dosa version, with onion chutney, awesome combo..looks great..

sowmya said...

wow..lovely dosas..i bought a packet of urad dal flour and was wondering what to do with it..now i have arecipe for it..

Kayal said...

Ready mix is a very good idea indeed. Dosa looks yummy. Is it similar to wheat dosa?

DEESHA said...

i have already begun to love the onion chutney, without coconut, it must be great & the dosa looks very crip.

Happy cook said...

I went and look for the instant mix, i am goanna do them too, as i hate the grinding part of making dosa, so i hardly make.
With Instant i love them.

Jaishree said...

That's nice..love the instant dosa..Looks gr8!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simple, ready to make and even look good. Instant foods always tops my charts.

Gita's Kitchen said...

This one sounds very intresting...adding whole wheat flour is new...love this dosa :)

Asha said...

I love instant dosa and idlis, so much easier than the fermenting process. Dosa mix is cool, I might make some.Onion chutney looks yum. My MIL adds a little sambhar pd in that too! Great combo!:))

Sunshinemom said...

I make a similar one too mixing all the flours I have together:) Dosai looks tasty, Cham and I agree with you about Uma's chutney collection!

Alka said...

I am in for anything like this,which can save me in troubled times...dosas turned out to be crispy haan !

Soma said...

Who doesnot want an instant mix? really I have been wanting to make dosa s this fast.. skip all that sokaing grinding fermenting:-)

They look really crisp yaar!

Laavanya said...

My husband's the same way .. can't really identify the different dals.. i have to constantly be on the phone when he goes shopping. I love onion chutney.. looks great with the dosa.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,it looks wonderful and perfect packet for busy mornings.I think I must make and keep a packet.The plate is too tempting and nobody will think that it is instant dosa.
Well,whoever rules,we will still cook,clean,blog and life goes on,thats all.
Hope you had a happy Pongal.Love the new title pic and changing avatars(profile pic) :)

AnuSriram said...

Thats a delicious dosa accompanied by a spicy onion chutney! So tempting!

Viki Xavier. said...

It is a great idea dear for a lazy day:) Love ur chutney too.

Usha said...

Both the dosai's and the chutney look really good, love the idea of instant dosai :-)

Jayashree said...

The chutney sounds nice - spicy and tangy.

Archy said...

Wow, Even i can also make the mixer an keep it, wonderful, These dosa's must be heaven with onion chutney !!

Vanamala said...

nice dosa....chutney recipe is good..
hey cham i love you header image :)

Uma said...

thanks for trying out instant dosa Cham! So glad that you all liked it. I like your idea of making it ahead and labeling it. Onion chutney looks soooo yummy and spicy! Thanks for your nice words about me!

I've been busy with works as we are moving to a new house soon, so couldn't respond earlier. Sorry about that.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your new President.

Vaishali said...

Uma does have some lovely quick dosa recipes on her blog. I love how beautifully yours turned out, Cham.

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks gud nd perfect breakfast..i too make the onion chutney the same way and also for different taste i add tomato instead of tamarind...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Instant dosa mixes with "labels" is indeed a good idea!!! I should start doing that as well, I guess....Naveen can then just mix it with some water and make dosas. But like you said, are we expecting too much out of them??!!? :D

Onions def add a wonderful flavor to chutneys. Thanx for the lovely entry!!! :)

Namratha said...

An Instant dosa batter is every dosa lover's dream come true! :) Good one Cham! We love Onion chutney too...slurp!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds so cool. Really wanted to try this dosa recipe. Onion chutney is my fab. Even my mom makes this. Yum!

A_and_N said...

I love dosas but have not had them for ages now! :(

So, this is BRILLIANT! :D Can you make some Adai mix? ;) LOL, kidding!

Vibaas said...

love it. i am a regular visitor of uma's blog too.she has a very good collection of recipes.

Shreya said...

hi cham, the dosa and chutney looks so yum. Love the addition of tamaring to the onion chutney. I have never tried it that way. And nothing like instant dosa mix during busy mornings...

Dershana said...

That's a nice idea, cham!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

dosa looks very good cham. they are my fav. whatever propotion u put, it comes out pretty good. :)

Navita said...

GOSH i love the idea of onion chutney Cham...so going to try this...!:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

thats so cool and simple recipe cham.. dosa and chutney combo is too good and tasty. I also make this in the name of karacha dosa...

notyet100 said...

thnks to both Um and u for sharing such nice recipe,..;-)

aquadaze said...

Now this is something that I need to head straight to the kitchen and make. Have a lil one who asks for dosa anytime!!

sagari said...

very simple recipe for dosa cham , gonna try soon

Sandeepa said...

So you make that mix yourself ? And weather your side is warm, how dare you have such balmy days !!!!

Read my New year post to know why I was MIA

kamala said...

I forget to write u in the old post itself ( 100 th post )..Here too my hubby never had a look at my blog..and the same thing when coming to cooking too Cham..I too bookmarked her before..Labelling it is good idea for hubbies!!!

Rachel said...

Cham thanks for the chutney recipe..we liked it :)

Premyscakes said...

Wow perfect for quick breakfast.
Cheers.

Raaga said...

I am going to make the dosa powder ready now :) and keep it for instant dosas... and I loive the chutney too :)

Uma said...

Thanks for your sweet encouraging words on my daughter's blog as always dear Cham. I appreciate it :)

Navita said...

Cham one request-- which tool/editor do u use for the watermark on ur pics...if u cud help plz. \Thanks

Ramya Bala said...

The dosas look awesone..missed it in umas blog:(..also the chutney,i use the very same ingredient,but use to grind the onion and redchillies and pour a lot of oil wo get raw smell away..This is simple and superb.starting from tmrw are dosa days :) and surely I am gonna try and keep u posted.Thank u

karuna said...

dosa looks nice and crispy.

Aparna said...

I love this onion chutney, Cham and can have it with just about everything - hot rice, "tiffins" and sandwiches!

meeso said...

I am so glad you shared this link, I am going to have to make a big batch of this!!! The chutney sounds so good, too!

MeetaK said...

you truly are a darling! this is my life savior! I love dosas but do not care much for the grinding LOL! this is a great recipe!