Monday, November 21, 2011

Sponge Dosa

Day#5 Blogging Marathon
Blog hopping sure has its own advantages. Learning new recipes from varied cuisines being one. This sponge dosa was discovered on one such journey from Rak's Kitchen. Raks Kitchen is a beautiful blog with an amazing collection of recipes and captivating pictures. I just couldn't resist trying out this dosa recipe and have many more bookmarked too. A healthy (steamed) dosa made of ingredients that were readily available in my pantry I went ahead and made it for dinner the same day. It goes well with a spicy chutney or curry. I stuck to the recipe completely except for the raw rice used instead of the idly rice or parboiled rice used in the original recipe.

Ingredients for the sponge dosa:
Raw rice - 2 cups
Aval (poha or rice flakes - 1/4 cup
Butter milk - 3 cups
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - as required

Method for the Sponge Dosa:
1- Soak the raw rice and aval(poha) in the buttermilk for 6 to 8 hours. Grind to a fine paste. Add salt as required. Add in the cooking soda and mix well. You batter is now ready for making the sponge dosa.
2- Take a flat non-stick pan or the dosa tava and smear it with a few drops of oil. Spread well so that the pan is well coated and the dosas do not stick to it.
3- Pour a ladle of the sponge dosa batter on to the pan. Do not spread the batter(it will spread a little on its own). Drizzle with a few drops of oil(you may omit the oil completely). Cover and let cook for a minute or two.
Serve with as chutney or spicy curry.
Sending this to the Deceptively Delicious Event.
Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#10


Aarthi said...

Bookmarked..Thanks for the recipe

Priya said...

Super sponge dosa,looks inviting,can have simply with coconut chutney for my breakfast rite now.

Srivalli said...

Looks very spongy indeed!


Thank you for trying :) Looks perfect!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Absolutely inviting spongy dosas...

Harini said...

very inviting dosas!

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy dosas.

veena krishnakumar said...

Dosas look so good and soft

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks so soft & spongy :)

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