This was clicked earlier when I first tried the recipe and clicked at a different time hence the different colour but texture wise it’s perfect !
Instant crispy paper dosa
It is not always possible to remember to soak, grind and then ferment batter overnight to make dosas next day . When you crave for home made dosas , crispy and paper dosas , but dont want to make the usual rava dosa which is what almost all of us do , here is a solution .
This recipe for quick paper dosa skips one step , saving almost. 8 hours of fermenting!
This recipe uses the usual ingredients of rice and udad dal ! So what is the secret?
The proportions vary and the addition of rice flour while grinding batter !
This is a foolproof many times tested times recipe but don’t get carried away and start grinding a large batch . Get satisfied first with a small trial .
Lets see the recipe now
|4 hours 15 minutes|
|3 minutes per dosa|
|8-10 medium size dosas|
3/4 cup udad dal
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup raw rice
2 tbsp chana dal
2 tbsp chana dal
1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds ( to get that rich brown colour )
Soak both raw rice and udad dal separately or together . for 4 -5 hours. Soak the chana dal and methi seeds as well . For smaller quantities of batter I soak everything together except rice flour of course .
Grind to a smooth thick batter . Add rice flour , mix well till batter looks light and airy . Add salt , make dosas immediately
Make dosas the usual way by greasing a nonstick dosas skillet or a cast iron tava , take a ladle of batter and make quick circles,remove excess batter in the centre by scraping and you will get a uniform crisp dosa . The skillet has to be heated first , after spreading dosa batter, reduce flame to medium, add drops of oil all over the dosa at the edges, to get a crispy finish , lower the flame as the dosa tends to get brown very quickly , as mine did in the picture you see, of course it did not spoil the taste, we like such browned crispy dosas which literally breaks ! Use melted ghee for paper roast ghee roast to get the restaurant style aroma .
No need to flip over.
Enjoy with chutney, sambar, with molga podi or as it is .
NoteThe pics col is dull as it was clicked at night and also if you ferment batter you will get good colour , see last few pics.
The measurement of a cup means any small cup or small tumbler but use the same to measure out rice , rice flour and udad dal. I took a very small cup for measuring . After making around 3 big dosas some batter is still leftover which I kept in the fridge.
To get a thin crispy dosa you need to keep the skillet hot while spreading batter
Spread quickly without lifting hand in uniform circles and dont stop midway.you will get batter clumps and it spoils the look. Excess batter in the centre can be scraped out to get a flat thin crispy dosa.
Dosa making needs little practice but with this batter you will get very good tasty sour free dosas!
With fermentation …the dosas will be even more gorgeous with good colour…pics updated , dosas made after fermentation …so you have two choices!!