Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rava Dosa - A foolproof recipe

I had never entered the kitchen before i got married. My mom tried her best to get me to learn some cooking before i got married and my grandma and my dad used to promptly nip it in the bud by saying 'anyway she has to cook after she gets married, let her be carefree and enjoy till then' to which i used to think 'Ha! that's what u think...i will make my husband cook or buy me all 3 meals from some fancy restaurents' :-)



After my engagement, my mom tried (read as threatened!) to get me to learn some cooking which usually ended up in a Mahabarath war between me and my mom. I was really frustrated because i couldn't even close the pressure cooker properly :-O One day, i asked my husband if he knew that i can't cook. He said he knew and he didn't care as he had a cook there. He asked me not to bother about learning how to cook and said he will ask the cook to come even after our wedding. I went to my mom all excited and said 'Good bye to your cooking lessons..i have a cook'..I enjoyed the first 3 months of my married life to the fullest extent... then we moved to U.S and the reality hit me hard...GRR :-S Actually it hit my husband harder, as he had to go thro' the torture of tasting whatever i cooked and still say it was good. Poor dude! I knew he secretly wished they had given dependant visa for the cook too ;-)

One fine day, i came across this recipe in Bawarchi and even i could not mess this one up ;-) When few people took this recipe from me, my excitement had no bounds. I told my dad, ‘See, I have become an expert now and people are taking recipes from me’ and he replied ‘Oh if they are taking recipes from you, imagine how bad their cooking must be’. It was always fun to chat with my dad. We both always pulled each other’s leg. I miss him soooo much now :-(

I made this once when he was here and he really liked it.



I think it’s time for me to stop rambling…







Here’s the recipe -





Ingredients :



Rava / Coarse Sooji - 2 cups

Rice flour - 1 cup

Buttermilk - 2 cups

Salt to taste

Cumin seeds - 1 spoon

Green chillies - 4 - finely chopped

Cilantro - a handful - finely chopped.

Hing - a pinch



Method :

Mix all the ingredients and add some more water. The consistency of the batter should be thinner than regular dosa batter.Let it soak for a one hour minimum.Heat non stick tawa. Keep the stove between med high and high. Stir the batter and start spreading the batter from outside. (Opposite to how you make regular dosa).Since it's a bit watery, the batter will start running towards the center forming polka dot holes. If this does not happen, your batter is thick.Spread little oil on the dosa and wait till the wet batter look disappear.



Flip the dosa and cook it for one more minute.After 3 or 4 dosas you may start getting dark dosas. Reduce the heat at that point. Keep stirring the batter before spreading each dosa. Rava Dosa goes well with Chutney , Chilli powder (idli podi) and/or Sambar.

28 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

rava dosa looks crispy and delicious. the picture has come out very well..

Vibaas said...

ooh that was fast :) Thanks Mahimaa

Shama Nagarajan said...

YUMMY.....CRISPY DOSA.....LOVE IT

Vibaas said...

Thx Shama!

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n crispy dosa

Priya said...

Crispy dosa looks delicious Vibaas...loved the story too..

jeyashrisuresh said...

good story. even my sister was like u. now cooking so well. i havent tried rava dosa at home/whenever we go out for dinner,we will surely order onion rava dosa.favourite for my daughter too.will soon try yours

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow dosa looks yummy. Nice to read about those ramblings.

Happy cook said...

Your dads remark made me busrt into laughs.
I used to tell my mom that i will learn cooking after my sisters gets married , thay is how i escaped cooking at home.

Vibaas said...

Thx Pavani, Jeyashri, Priya and HC. Jeyashri, hope you like it ;-)

Vibaas said...

HC, I dont have any sisters, but that's a nice excuse :-)

Keerthana said...

Your ramblings really made me laugh!i guess it is the same story everywhere:) rava dosa looks yummy

Adlak's tiny world said...

Good story vidya... dosa looks perfect and yum...

AnuSriram said...

That looks delicious and tempting!

Chandani said...

:) nice post!! i was also like that before marriage, never cooked day-to-day items..
your dosa looks crispy and inviting:)

Vibaas said...

Thanks keerthana, chandani, anu and hema.

Curry Leaf said...

Yummy dosa.I love the story equally.

Raks said...

I love rawa dosa and can hav lots and lots! Urs looks so tempting Vibaas

Vibaas said...

Thx CL and Raks.

Usha said...

Nice post, enjoyed reading it...your dosai looks yummy :-)

Adlak's tiny world said...

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Sharmi said...

I could never make rava dosa properly. you say foolproof so will try your version!

G.Pavani said...

round up of microwave cooking with cheese
http://fooddamaka.blogspot.com/2008/12/round-up-of-microwave-cooking-with.html

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too learnt to cook only after marriage, thanks for reminding those pleasant days of experimenting dear, the dosas look so crispy and perfect :)

Sunshinemom said...

Dosas look yummy, vibaas!

Varsha Vipins said...

I enjoyed a lot reading your story..came here form Vidhas' blog..You have a nice blog.I was confused as to how to comment firts,as I din't see the Button..:D
Dosa loos good..n oh..I got the same plate here...:P

Vibaas said...

thanks y'all. Hema, i will check out the surprise when i go back to Tiruvanmayur.

Sharmi, hope u like it ;-)

Preety said...

hey i am wondering if i can substitute the buttermilk with something else..any suggestions??

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