Monday, November 25, 2013

Quickie Breakfast : Rava Dosa

As a child I remember having competition with my elder brother as to who would eat more rava dosas. I just love rava dosas and relive those days each time I make rava dosa for breakfast.

This time my hubby topped it up with making a heart shaped dosa for me making this dish even more special.

Rawa Dosa is very simple to make and with a simple spicy coconut chutney, can transport you to seventh heaven.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes or less

Ingredient (Serves 4) :

  1. Rawa - 1/2 cup
  2. Maida - 1/2 cup
  3. Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  4. 1 medium onion chopped
  5. jeera/cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
  6. black pepper corns - 1 tbsp
  7. cashew bits or halves - 3-4 tbsp
  8. Coriander leaves - chopped optional
  9. Oil - 1 tbsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Water
How I made it:
  1. Mix the rawa, maida and rice flour with sufficient water such that the water is about 1 inch above the solids. Don't worry you don't need to get this right at first go. You will see as you read through.
  2. Leave that aside for an hour or so. The solids would settle at the bottom. Ensure now that the water level is at least 1 inch above that of the solids. This adjusts the thickness of the dosa. More water makes it a paper thin roast.
  3. Add the chopped onions, green chillies, chopped coriander, pepper corns. If the cashew bits are roasted, add them as is, else add them in the next step.
  4. Heat oil in a takda pan
  5. Put the jeera and cashew bits. 
  6. Once the jeera is crachling and cashew bits are light brown, add to the dosa batter mix. 
  7. Adjust the salt.
  8. Now, heat a flat pan or tawa.
  9. Pour a ladleful of the dosa mix and swirl it around on the pan, taking care not to let it drop off the sides of the pan/tawa.
  10. Cook on high heat till it starts to brown. 
  11. Flip it over and cook for about 30 seconds.
  12. Serve hot.
Make sure you serve these with a spicy chutney.

Tips :
  • If the dosas are sticky, could be that the maida is more so reduce the maida and replace the reduced quantity with rice flour.