Saturday, November 23, 2013

Aval Dosai (poha/flaked rice pancake)

Rice – 4 cups
Beaten rice – 1 cup
Sour curd – 1 cup
Salt – 1 ½ tsp


To make batter:
1. Soak rice and beaten rice for half an hour.
2. Grind them into a smooth batter adding sour curd in the end.
3. Mix in the salt and leave it in a warm place to ferment.
4. It takes at least 12 to 15 hours for the batter to rise.

How to make dosa:
5. When the batter is ready for use, heat a tava/fry pan and rub it evenly with a drop of cooking oil. Using a halved onion to rub oil on the tava/fry pan yields good results.
7. Once the tava is heated reduce the heat and pour one ladle of batter on it.
8. Using the flat back of the ladle spread the batter into a thick round dosa without applying too much pressure. 
9. Dribble a little oil around the dosa and cover it with a lid.
10. Turning over is not necessary.
11. The dosa will look like a honeycomb with its numerous holes when cooked.

This aval/poha/flaked rice dosa is prepared like a normal pancake/pikelet.

Enjoy it hot with sambar or chutney or Idli chilli powder or vegetable korma. Kids love it drizzled with honey. 

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