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Onion Rava Dosa

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 62g / 2.2ozPlain flour
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozSemolina flour
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozRice flour
  Salt - to taste
1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozOnions - finely chopped
2 teaspoons 10mlCumin seeds
3   Green chiles - (to 4), finely chopped
1 cup 237mlPlain yogurt
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozFinely chopped coriander leaves
4   Curry leaves - (to 5), washed
  Oil - for frying

Recipe Instructions

Rava Dosa is a dish from the southern region in India. It can be eaten as a snack or main meal with chutney and sambar (special dal). You can have plain or onion. Here I am giving you the recipe for onion but if you want plain, just don't add the onions. You need to prepare the mix 2 to 3 hours in advance, if it is going to taste really good.

Method: Mix plain flour, semolina, and rice flour in a bowl. Add salt, cumin seeds, green chiles, plain yogurt, curry leaves and coriander. Mix well add a little water at a time and stir really well. You should make the mixture as if it were a thick paste, no lumps allowed :)! Leave aside for 2 to 3 hours in warm place to ferment. When you go back to it, the mix should have fermented a little and smell slightly sour. Take some of the mixture in a separate bowl and adding a little water at a time make a thin pancake batter. Now add the onions as required for the amount of mix and mix well. Heat a griddle or large frying pan to hot, when its smoking pour a ladleful of mix into the pan and using an outward spiral motion quickly make into a round shape (as much as you can!).

Pour a little oil around the edges. You will see that the pancake is done quite quickly. Ease the edges up and flip over. Once other side is done, place on serving dish and eat with coconut chutney or plain yogurt or just ketchup! If you don't want to use up all the mix, you can refridgerate it for up to a day. Or freeze it (not if it's got onions in it) up to about 1 week. If the first one sticks, don't panic. Scrape it off (the crispy bits taste gorgeous) and then using a wet kitchen towel wipe the griddle and try again.

Makes 15-18.

"Dakshin" by Chandra Padmanabhan


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