Sponge Dosa

Sponge Dosa is a popular breakfast item from Karnataka. The very term sponge denotes how fluffy, soft and porous the Dosa is. It is usually served with a spicy coconut chutney and some unseasoned potato bhaji. Seasoning the bhaji is purely individual choice. Here I have left it unseasoned to maintain the authenticity of the dish. Sharing the link to the coconut chutney below.

Coconut Chutney Recipe – 3


Ingredients:

250 gms raw rice ( I used Kolam rice)

75 Gms urad dal ( one fistful)

2 large fistfuls thin variety Poha( flattened rice)

1 tsp Methi/ Fenugreek seeds

Oil to roast the dosa

Salt

Method:

Wash and soak the rice, urad dal, poha and methi separately for four hours. Tip the urad dal, poha and methi into the grinder or mixer and blend it to a smooth paste. Add the rice and grind it till the batter is smooth and of flowing consistency. Add salt , mix, cover and keep aside to ferment for about eight to ten hours.

Heat a tava/ skillet. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it just a little to form a thick pancake. Drizzle with a tsp of oil. Cover and cook over a slow flame. It is done within a couple of minutes. Remove and serve hot.

Note: this dosa is not roasted on both sides. Covering the dosa ensures that it gets cooked evenly.

Ingredients for the potato bhaji.

2 potatoes pressure cooked, peeled and mashed

1 large onions sliced

1 tsp oil

A pinch of mustard

Salt

Boil the sliced onions in a glass of water . Drain the water. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add just a pinch of mustard seeds and after they splutter add the mashed potatoes, onions and salt. Mix well, heat and keep aside.

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