Stuffed Mini Dosas are a formidable contender to samosas! When you are bored of serving the same old samosas and kachoris at high-tea, cocktail or chaat parties, try this exciting snack instead. The mini dosas are conveniently made of a green gram based batter, which requires no fermentation. To add to the crispy excitement of these dosas, they are stuffed with a succulent potato and capsicum mixture, which makes this handy-sized snack a thrilling mouthful indeed!
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumptuous dish, while coriander, lemon juice, etc., team up to perk up the flavour and aroma. Serve the Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa fresh off the tava with healthy green chutney.
Soft and spongy, this sumptuous dish is perfect for breakfast. A very popular offering in south Indian restaurants, Set Dosa is a snack of fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth dosas, which are named so because they are usually served in pairs. These comforting and satiating dosas are quite a contrast to the usual image of crisp, golden dosas but they are perfect to have with chutney and sambhar or spicier accompaniments like kadala (chickpea) curry, vada curry or saagu.
Quite different from the usual dosa in appearance and flavour, the Dal and Rice Dosa is so sumptuous that a pair of them will easily keep you satiated till the next meal. The dal flavour is quite dominant in this delectable dosa, which combines beautifully with sambhar and chutney. As a more flavourful and aromatic variant, you can add finely chopped methi leaves or drumstick leaves to the batter before making this dosa. If doing so, make sure you chop the leaves real fine so that it does…
A protein-rich dosa made of split green gram and parboiled rice, moong dal dosa has a soothing taste and texture. It will come out really thin and crisp, and it is often enough if you cook it till one side is browned. Serve hot with a spicy chutney, for breakfast or supper.
A well-proportioned batter of raw rice and urad dal is fermented, tempered and cooked in an appe mould, to get dainty, fluffy and flavour-packed Rice Appe. Using raw rice helps the appe to retain their shape, and also gives a flavour better than a parboiled rice batter. You can serve this as part of breakfast, but in south India it is popular as an evening snack, served with sambhar and a variety of chutneys, and accompanied by a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fascinated to see the waiter reel out the list of breakfast combos, almost all of them featuring vada! Serving them fresh with sambhar and coconut chutney however is doubly delightful.
Urad dal, generally the basic ingredient for vadas, takes on the form of appe in this delicious recipe! A batter of soaked urad is perked up with spice powders and grated veggies before being cooked in an appe mould till crisp and golden in colour. Since this irresistible Urad Dal and Vegetable Appe does not have rice in it, it does not require fermentation and can be made immediately upon grinding. So, you just need to plan in the soaking time.