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Friday, March 14, 2008

Tomato dosa and manga koottan


To make tomato dosa, you need:

Raw rice - 1 cup
Tuar dal - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 3 large, ripe ones
Tamarind - a gooseberry sized ball
Red chilli - 3
Salt

Soak rice and tuar dal for 2 hours in plenty of water. Add the tamarind and red chilli to this and let it soak for another 10 minutes. Drain the water. Add cut tomatoes, salt and grind everything together to a smooth batter. If necessary, add some more water at this stage to get a batter of pourable consistency.
Now, heat a dosa pan. Spread a ladleful of batter in a circle. Add a little bit of oil over it....and let it cook until the bottom is crisp and brown. Flip over and cook for a few seconds.
Remove and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
In the pic, I have served it with manga koottan.

To make manga koottan, you need:

Raw mango - a small one, chopped into large pieces.

Drumstick - 1, chopped into finger length pieces

Ash gourd - 1 cup, chopped into medium sized pieces

Fresh grated coconut - 3/4 cup

Green chillies - 2 or 3

Salt

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Grind coconut and green chillies into a smooth paste and keep aside. Cook chopped mango, drumstick and gourd in a pan by adding enough water, salt and turmeric powder. Once the veggies are cooked, add the ground paste to it. Let it boil. Remove from heat. Season a tsp of coconut oil with mustard seeds, urad dal and a few sprigs of curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds pop, pour this over the koottan.

Notes:
  • This dosa does not need fermenting. It can be made crisp or soft as you prefer...tastes good either way.
  • For the koottan, if the mangoes are not very sour, add in some sour curd....and if the mango is too sour, use only 3/4th of it.
  • The recipe is from Mallika Badrinath's book and has been adapted to suit my palate.
Srivalli at Cooking For all Seasons is hosting a dosa mela to celebrate her viewer stats reaching the one lakh mark. This dosa is my entry to her event.


35 comments:

srivalli said...

wow..that looks good...nice to see a different proportion for tomato dosa...will try sometime..thanks for the entry

jayasree said...

thats a new dosa recipe u have. Will surely try. Color of dosa is very appetizing.

Sia said...

drooling....
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still drooling... crisp, red and delicious...

sowmya said...

this is something new. Lovely recipe...will try ...

Asha said...

That is a perfect looking dosa!:)

kamala said...

Tomato dosa looks delicious.Never heard abt manga koottan.will try sometime

Vaishali said...

Wow, what a lovely idea. Never would've thought to add tomatoes to dosa batter. Thanks for the recipe- it looks great.

Kalai said...

Love the color of that dosa!! Nice entry! :)

Mansi Desai said...

Aw man! that looks so delicious girl!! just looking at those ingerients has me hooked for life!:)

remya said...

love those cripsy dosa....sooo rich nd colorful...cool!!!

Happy cook said...

Wow no fermenting. That is indeed good news for me.
I have bookmarked them.

Vani said...

Love the no fermentation time part! Dosa looks delish. Will try for sure!

Uma said...

love the dosa! Yummy!

Divya Vikram said...

Have not heard of tomato dosa..Looks delicious..

Vanamala said...

hmmmmmm nice color ..... lovely yummmy....

Cham said...

Looks pretty ur dosa and the color :)

Siri said...

me too drooooooooooolingggggg... wish I cud grab that plate and gulp off in one go Jayashree!.. Lovely entry!

Siri

Annu said...

Wow dosa,any time any where am ready.........so colourful

bee said...

i wish i could make such gorgeous dosas. manga kootan was my mom's favourite curry.

Dhivya said...

dosa is new tome..innovative idea..looks yumm

ANJALI JOSHI said...

hey tomato dosa looks sooo good.. loved that color.

TBC said...

That is such a neat idea!...adding tomatoes to the batter. Looks really nice.

Seena said...

You took me back home, Jaya.My version is still in drafts... :)

Bharathy said...

Very intersting combo!I had always wanted to try thakkali dosa!
I am bookmarking this :)

easycrafts said...

The color of the dosa is so nice and red...thanks for sharing

Sagari said...

delecious combo jayashree

SMN said...

hey this is new recipe to me.. will do it for sure..thank you

srikar's kitchen said...

it looks great. nice colouring.

Nupur said...

The tomato dosa looks incredible! I am saving this recipe for summer when the market will be flooded with fresh tomatoes.

Bharathy said...

Jayashree,I have mailed you regarding arusuvai.Pls check and reply :)

Home said...

Wow...your tomato dosa looks delicious alongwith the mango chutney! Looks really crisp!

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priyah said...

yumm yaar... and so different..

DK said...

I luv tomato dosa...I make them quite often! Luv ur version...

And hey you do have some Dill passion :) I remember noting down and making your dill chutney..dunno if I mentioned it you...we luvd it :)

Laavanya said...

Hey that looks great! I have a tomato dosa lined up too but is made slightly different. I love the idea of adding toor dhal.. was contemplating adding that too but since my mom doesn't i skipped. That with mango kootan must be a tang lover's delight :)

AnuZi said...

Looks delish dahling! I specially love the colors on the plate. Great share. Thanks for stopping my blog and I hope to see more you :o)