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Rava Dosa

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 160g / 5.6ozRice flour
2 tablespoons 30mlAll-purpose flour
1/2 cup 118mlFarina - (r) (cream of wheat)
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced onions
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced ginger
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced green chile
  (serrano - Thai, or jalapeno)
10   Curry leaves - coarsely chopped, optional
1/2 cup 118mlPlain low-fat yogurt
1 1/4 teaspoons 6.3mlSalt
2 cups 474mlTo 2 1/2 water
  Vegetable oil - for frying

Recipe Instructions

In a medium bowl combine flours, farina, onion, ginger, green chile, curry leaves, yogurt, salt, and enough water to make a very thin batter. Cover and set aside for 1 hour at room temperature to rest.

In a 8 - to 10 - inch nonstick griddle or frying pan heat a small amount of oil over medium heat until a light sprinkling of water sputters and crackles on surface of pan.

Before frying each dosa, stir batter well. It should be thinner than crepe batter, so it will spread easily on the griddle --- add more water if necessary (see note). Ladle about 1/3 cup batter onto the hot griddle in a circular motion, starting from the outside and moving in, to make a thin pancake.

The pancake will be very thin, and as it cooks small holes will appear throughout. Sprinkle ghee generously on top. When bottom turns golden brown, turn pancake over and fry other side for 30 seconds.

Serve folded in half, golden side out.

Note: Consistency of batter is critical to the success of dosa, so experiment with varying the amounts of water if necessary; if dosas come out thick and gummy, batter needs to be thinned.

To make Masala Dosa: Before removing dosas from pan (with golden side down) place about 3 tablespoons of Potato Masala on one half, fold over like an omelet, and slide onto a warm platter. Keep in a warm oven while frying remaining dosas. Do not stack or cover with a lid, or they will become soggy.

"Curried Favors" by Maya Kaimal MacMillan


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