Saturday, February 6, 2010

Instant Dosa

Rice Flour : 1 Cup
Maida (All purpose Flour) : 3/4 Cup
Wheat Flour : 3/4 Cup
Mustard  + Jeera : 1 tsp
Onion : 1 medium size
Ginger paste : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : 1 string
Coriander Leaves : 1/4 bunch
Salt according to your taste
Oil : 1/2 tbsp


Mix the three flours with salt by adding water to it.  Keep aside.
Now on the dosa pan or seperate pan add oil. Once it is hot add mustard + jeera seeds.
Once they splitter, add curry leaves, onion and ginger paste.
Fry till onions are transluscent.
Now add this to dosa batter with coriander.
Add water more, i.e it should be thinner than regular dosa batter.
Now heat the dosa pan, pour dosa batter from outer to inner side. Pour few oil drops round the dosa.
After sometime flip the dosa and cook the other side.
Crispy Instant dosa is ready to have with coconut chutney.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Palak Dal / Spinach Dal

Toor / Tuvar Daal : 1/2 cup
Palak / Spinach: 1/4 bunch
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard + Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste : 1 tsp
Salt To Taste
1 Lemons

Pressure cook toor dal with 1 1/2 cups water in cooker.
Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard + cumin seeds. Fry till they pop up.
Add garlic paste, palak leaves and fry for 2 minutes.
Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and fry for one more minute.
Add cooked toor dal to it, and cook for 5 more minutes. Add some water if needed.
Lastly add lemon juice to Palak Dal / Spinach Dal and serve hot with rice or roti.

Alternate : You can replace red chilli powder with green chillies.


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