I have been advised by many people to keep dosa batter ready at all times. I try to do this every once in a while, but I'm not sure I'm anywhere close to having it in there all the time. And I don't ferment my dosa batter because I love the taste of dosas made out of freshly ground batter. (I am told I am breaking a cardinal rule here, but then that's just me!)
Sometimes the batter lying in the fridge does get sour. And by day 4 or 5, it is ready for uttapam style dosas. I add vegetables to the batter to make this a meal by itself (OK, almost!)
1 cup Dosa batter
1 Carrot, grated
1/4 cup Beans, finely chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Chilli Paste
2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
Steam the beans and carrots or cook in a microwave for 2 mins with a little water. Add this mixture to the dosa batter. Add the onions, chilli paste, ginger paste, coriander leaves and a little salt. Mix well.
Heat a griddle (tawa) and smear a little oil on it. Simmer the flame and pour a ladleful of the batter in the centre of the tawa and spread it a little to form a circle. Add a little oil on the sides and centre, usually not more than 1 small spoonful per dosa. After a couple of minutes, carefully turn the dosa over and allow the other side to cook a little. Serve hot with some chutney or molagapodi.
I'd made this for Srivalli's Dosa Mela, but couldn't post it then thanks to some constraints. Since it has been in my drafts forever, I decided now might be a good time to share this easy recipe with all of you.
Day 4 of the Recipe Marathon saw the following posts:
Srivalli: Kasara Kaya Vepudu
Lakshmi: How to set Curd.
Dhivs: aromatic bread
Divya: Moong Dal Sundal
Ranji: Methi Dosa
Siri: Moroccan Spaghetti