Usually South Indian breakfast like dosas need accompaniments like chutney, sambar, etc.But this Breakfast dish is a different one, that does'nt need any accompaniments.Chutney powder is basically a condiment like pickles, which is mixed with ghee/butter/coconut oil/sesame oil/curd and served as an accompaniment with any breakfast variety. Chutney powder is also called as "Dry Chutney".For bachelors who are staying away from home this chutney powder is helpful.
It is handy to have homemade idli podi in home. Most of the time, especially on the weekdays, we would be busy to make chutney or sambar for idli, this chutney Powder is very helpful to serve with breakfast .
Simple and easy dosa without any accompaniments.
Try out this Crispy Podi Dosa for your Breakfast.
Urad dal - 2 cups
Roasted groundnuts - ¼ cup
Roasted white til ( vellai ellu) - ¼ cup
Red chillies - 20 nos
Asafetida - 1 small piece
Rock salt - to taste
Roast urad dal without oil to a deep golden brown colour.
Fry asafetida piece in a tsp of oil and fry red chillies along with it.
Add roasted groundnuts, roasted white til with roasted urad dal and salt.
Powder all together in a mixie.
Store it in a dry air tight container.
At the time of serving mix two table spoons of powder with a tbsp of oil and serve.
Best accompaniment for dosas, idlis adai etc.
Can also be used to some roasted vegetables to enhance the flavour.
INGREDIENTS FOR CRISP DOSA BATTER
Raw rice - 1 ½ cups
Boiled rice - ½ cup
Urad dhal - ½ cup
Methi seeds - ¼ tsp
Salt - to taste
Gingelly oil - to prepare dosa
Wash and soak both the rice, urad dhal and methi seeds together in water for atleast four hours.
Grind everything together to a fine paste adding just enough water .
Keep aside to ferment for six hours before preparing dosa.
Heat a tawa pour one teaspoon of oil and grease the tawa.
Take one ladle of batter and pour in the middle of the tawa and spread evenly in a circular motion to get a round shape.
Pour one teaspoon of gingelly oil around the edges of dosa.
Sprinkle idli chilli powder on top of dosa as soon as you spread the batter.
Cook only on one side till crisp.(do not turn over.)
Spicy crispy podi dosa is ready to serve.
THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN KERALA BRHAMANA SABHA MAGAZINE "SRUTIVANI".