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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Verum arisi adai

Minimum preparation and almost no fuss is exactly how I would describe my cooking style. I am not the kind to toil over the stove all day long and endure the "It-tastes-OK" type of comments
with a martyr-like smile.....If I have toiled in the kitchen and put something on the table, then you better be lavish with your words(read you better tell me it is GOOD!!!)
The dosas that Iam going to talk about today are just my kind of dish - need almost no prep....except for the grinding of course.....no fermenting, no soaking and grinding separately....infact, it uses just three ingredients.....yet, the end-product is guaranteed to satisfy.

What you need:

Parboiled rice - 1cup
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste

Wash and soak the rice in plenty of water for 4 to 6 hours. Drain and grind to a smooth batter adding as much water as needed. The batter should be runny.....like rava dosa batter.
Mix in the grated coconut and salt.
Heat a dosa pan....pour a ladleful of batter in a circle....even it out with the ladle...pour a few drops of oil over it if you'd like....cook for a few minutes, turn over, cook for a minute....and
serve hot with coconut chutney/tomato chutney/sambar. My personal favourite is mango thokku along with this.
There, does dosa making get any simpler than that???

Notes:
  • You can use raw rice instead of parboiled, but the dosas are much softer when u use parboiled rice.
  • The coconut can be ground along with the batter but biting into little bits of grated coconut as you eat the dosa is what gives this a unique taste. I have also seen some people sprinkle the grated coconut over the dosa immediately after pouring the batter into the pan.
This dosa too goes to Srivalli's Dosa Mela.
Check out my other entries to the mela - tomato dosa ( no fermenting), vegetable dosa (no fermenting) and masala dosa (scroll halfway down the post to see the recipe)

20 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so different... Love it... Nice recipe...So simple...

Happy cook said...

I think srivali would be happy with these.
She too made something like this today

Cham said...

Different one :) So many dosas....Nice one

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree-

I've tried with raw rice as well, it works well.

Cynthia said...

Lavish with praise. Duely noted. So when I come to your home to eat I know what I have to do :)

Kalai said...

Kind of similar to Srivalli's coconut dosa today... Gorgeous white color and so easy! Love it! :)

srivalli said...

Too good...thanks for the lovely entry!..

jayasree said...

Adai is looking yummy. My batter for adai is usually thick. Have never tried with raw rice. should try that...

Dhivya said...

new to me:))looks so tasty and yummmy

Home said...

Wow...these look so good!!! Really simple and yummy.

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SMN said...

This is a new reciepe for me..

Vaishali said...

Lovely-looking adai, Jayashree. I am sure you got lots of compliments from your family when you put those on the table!

Archana said...

This adai goes well with vadu(Kadagu) manga pickle.Good one!!!

Archana said...

This Adai goes well with Kadagu(vadu) Manga pickle. Good One!!!

Uma said...

dosa looks so soft and pearly-white. Delicious entry.

meeso said...

"If I have toiled in the kitchen and put something on the table, then you better be lavish with your words(read you better tell me it is GOOD!!!)"... I am the same way, and my mom was too...If I have been cooking I wanna hear about how good it is :D This certainly does look good, too!

Annu said...

This is something new......never tried.Looks good.

Sagari said...

adai looks delecioussss jayshree

Sunshinemom said...

Yum, I love verum arisi adai, and also the thinner neer dosa version. Esp. with lotsa coconut!

Preethi Sriram said...

Looks so different... Great space and lovely presentation you have..

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