Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ashgourd Dosa

Ok, now you have saved that ash gourd pulp after making majjige huLi, right? Well, soak some rice and dal for a soft, and fluffy dosa! Don't waste any edible part of any veggies, is my policy! Especially if it can be converted into a new variety of dosa! Though i'm not a big fan of this actually nice and healthy veggie, i never say no to it in dosa form!
Go ahead and make these and you'll surely love it!
Ash gourd Dosa

Preparation time : 30 min, excluding time for soaking
Cooking time : 2 min per dosa
Serves : 4

Ingredients:
Dosa Rice - 2 cups
Ash gourd (inner part) - 2 cups (chopped into chunks, deseeded)
Beaten Rice / Avalakki - ½ cup
Urad dal - 1 Tbsp
Salt - ¾ th tsp or according to taste
Cooking oil - to make dosas

Method:
Batter:
• Soak the rice & dal in enough amount of water for 4-6 hours, and soak avalakki for about 15 minutes
• Chop and deseed the ash gourd
• Grind the rice-dal mixture along with avalakki and the ash gourd in a mixie or grinder and prepare a smooth batter. Batter should be like a thick milkshake.
• Let the batter ferment overnight or for about 8-10hours. Batter would slightly rise by then.
Dosa:
• Add salt to the batter & mix well.
• Heat the griddle
• When the griddle is hot, smear a few drops of oil
• Pour 1 to 1 ½ Tbsp of batter on the griddle. Do not try to spread it thin like for normal dos. Just allow it to spread itself or slightly spread it, making a thick pan cake like dosa
• Cook on medium heat, covering.
• Turn over the dosa and cook on the other side too, till it becomes light golden brown
• Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Tips n Tricks:
• Do not cook the dosa on high flame. They’ll not be done in the middle but get brown on the outer layer, since these are thick


Sending this to Akila's event: Dish name starts with A.

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous looking dosa...thanks for sharing..

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  2. Thats something new and so different, would love to have that...

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  3. dosa looks super soft n yummy ...i too make dosas with ash gourd ...urs looks more perfect

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. very innovative dish..looks healthy and delicious.

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  5. Hey yes,my Mom used to save the seedy flesh for the dosas, and what soft spongy dosas this would make!! Perfect to carry in the lunch box!!

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  6. Healthy and nutritious dosa!

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  7. These dosas are ideal for packing for lunch, looks like Set Dosa, will try, thnx:)

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  8. Hey First time here...yummilicious blog ...love to visit often :) Do visit my space !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  9. Innovative recipe!! Looks yummy!!

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