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Monday, March 30, 2009

A Nut Gone Bad

Some times when we break open a coconut, we find that it has gone bad and we don't know what to do with it. My aunt gave me this wonderful recipe to make delicious dosas from the bad nut. All you need is raw rice, toor dal, tamarind and dried red chillies.
This dosa can be eaten as breakfast item or as a substitute for the usual dal-chawal dinner.

Ingredients :

Rice : 1 cup
Toor dal (Split Yellow Lentils) : 1/2 cup
Coconut(bad) : 1/2 no.
Tamarind pulp : 2 tsp
Red chilies : 6 -8 nos.
Salt : As required

Method :
Soak the rice and dal separately for 2-3 hours. Grate the coconut. Then drain the dal and rice, add the rest of the ingredients and grind to a coarse paste. Add water if needed to make dosa batter. Season to taste.
Heat an iron griddle on medium flame and add a teaspoon of oil to it. Let it heat and sprinkle a few drops of water on the hot griddle. Let the oil sputter, which will result in the oil coating the griddle evenly. Now add a ladle of batter to the griddle and spread this with the back of the ladle into an oval shape. Spoon a few drops of oil around the dosa and let it cook. Now turn the dosa over, add a few drops of oil around the side and let it cook. Serve the dosa hot with a chutney of your choice or with tomato ketchup.


sampada said...

What a great post this sounds quite unique and inexpensive breakfast...right away i'm gonna get the ingredients from and prepare it....thanks for sharing.

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