Khara means spicy in Kannada. My mom recently gave me this recipe over the phone and I immediately gave it a shot coz it so happened on the day I spoke to her I still hadn’t decided what to make for lunch/dinner. It’s a big relief when someone suggests a dish, half the work is done!! Deciding what to make is a bigger task than actually making the dish..phew! I made this for dinner, since I had to soak the rice and dal. This was the first time I made this dosa, all I know is it is supposed to be spicy…I have no idea if this is what my mom had in mind…hehe!
You will need:
2 portions Rice (Sona masoori)
1 portion Tuar Dal
12 Byadagi Dry red chillies
½ tsp Tamarind paste (or marble size tamarind)
1 small pc jaggery (1 tbsp if powdered)
Salt to taste
Soak the rice, tuar dal and dry red chillies for atleast 4-6 hours. Grind to a smooth paste along with the tamarind paste and jaggery. Use as less water as possible. Let batter ferment overnight. If batter has not fermented then add ¼ tsp Cooking Soda and mix well.
Heat a pan. Apply a tsp of oil and wipe clean with a paper towel. Pour one ladle of dosa batter in the centre, rotate clockwise to make a thin pancake. Drizzle 1/2 tsp oil on top. Cook on both sides.
Wipe pan with a paper towel between dosas. Since the dosa is spicy it doesn’t need an accompaniment, dosas can be had with ghee. If you still need something to go with it then serve with pickle or Coconut Chutney.
Now for the Fantastic Four MeMe. When Rajitha of Hunger Pangs tagged me, I was happy, because this is the first time I've been tagged for anything at all since I started my blog. Thanks Rajitha, and I really took my time to get to the MeMe, hope you don't mind!! So here goes...
My Fantastic Four MeMe:
4 Places I have Lived
Mysore - born and brought up there
Ooty - 7 years of boarding school
Bangalore - Granny's place when I was working
4 Jobs I had
(Rather I wish I have in future, I'm still in my mid 20s..long life ahead...or so I think! )
Caterer - my parents have been in that business for a long time, I would love to follow suit
Pastry chef - My new found passion for baking seems to be going stronger day by day
At this point this is all I can think of!
4 Favourite Places I have holidayed
Colorado -on this year's b'day with hubby dear, was a dream come true!
Orlando - the most recent trip and the best ever
San Francisco with my cousin
4 Favourite Foods
Hard choices to make!!
Chunky Monkey Ice cream (Ben and Jerry's)
Oththa Shavige (Rice Semiya) which granny makes...especially the sweet one
All of my mom's cooking, too hard to choose any one from her list :)
4 Favourite Places I would rather be
Back home in India, with all of my family
Relaxing by a fireplace with hot soup on a rainy day
In Magic Kingdom, I found it hard coming away after my trip (ya, ya I'm still a kiddo!)
I would like to tag:
Kalva of Curry in Kadai
Nags of For the Cook in Me
TBC of The Budding Cook
Manasi of A Cook @ Heart