Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Karahi Dosai

This is something that my MIL made when she visited us... Since dosais usually dry out a bit and are not ideal to pack for lunches, uthappams serve as a great alternative and fit the bill where dosais fail. She made these dosais, kind of thick like oothappams, in a karahi made of iron (iruppu chatti in Tamil) and made them kind of plump, sprinkled roasted red onions and spiced it with some red chillies and idli milagai podi - it was just so good! The edges were crisped up and it was soft and fluffy in the middle. It's a little wonder that my husband just loves them - as do I.

KADAI DOSAI

Ingredients:
Dosa Batter - as required
Red Onions - 1 or 2, medium (OR) Shallots, chopped
Dried Red Chillies - 4 to 5, broked into small bits
Idli Milagai podi - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp + enough to make dosas
Salt - to taste

Method:
1) Heat the 2 tsp of oil in the karahi and toss in the mustard seeds, once they splutter, add the broken bits of dried red chillies and the chopped onions with some salt. Cook until the onions brown. Set this mixture aside.

2) Return the karahi to the stove and add a spoonful of oil and swirl it a little bit. Pour about one to two scoops of dosa batter and spread it just a little bit in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the idli milagai podi and onion-chilli mixture on top. Drizzle some oil along the edges and on the dosa.


3) Let this cook on a low flame and when the bottom is fully cooked, turn it over and cook the other side as well. It tastes good all by itself and doesn't really require any other accompaniment.

33 comments:

  1. what a nice variation....it looks really yummy!

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  2. It does look plump and roasted onions sounds great to me.I will make it when I have dosa batter!:)

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  3. I ve some leftover dosa batter for uttapam , seem yummy Lavanya with milagai podi! Got 2 try :)

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  4. The oothappams looks great.I also make them with capsicum, shredded carrots and cabbage fried along with onions.But the idea of adding milaga podi sounds Yum.I feel like it making it immediatly, but will do it with the next batch of dosa maavu.

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  5. thats a nice way of making dosa and all spiced up

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  6. Dosas are my absolute fav BF(actually lunch and dinner too) item, and I'm familiar with most varieties, but this is new to me.
    I like your MIL's recipe.:)

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  7. I love dosa with idilipodi ,pic looks very tempting laavanya

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  8. Wonderful post, will try soon!!!

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  9. that is one plump yummy lookin' dosa :) always ready for dosa ;)

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  10. Looks so yummy Lavanya...roasted onion gives a special taste to this

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  11. what a mast idea! the second pic looks like a fried egg!yummy
    Thank u and your MIL:)

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  12. The second pic looks like the most delicious fried egg!
    Oh, Delhibelle has already said that!

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  13. One of my friend use to bring this for lunch during college days...Very yummy dosa...Thanks for sharing

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  14. looks really yummy .... with all the spices looks really good

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  15. This is really different. Thanks for sharing this. nice post.Looks very tasty.

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  16. oh wow, how creative..and will pepprs and my all-tiem fav idli podi it mustve been awesome!!! dont have to dirty ur fingers, gobble it down!! :)

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  17. Ya we call it kadai oothapam and we use only iron skillet for this. They are too tasty. Nice. Viji

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  18. Mouth watering dosai...I too make some times with molkapodi...

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  20. Great way to make oothappam. Almost looks like a pizza!

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    smtg is there in my blog..chk it out..

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  22. nice one.my mom used to make this though i never tried,..

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  23. Hey Lavanya, this recipe is great!I would love to have it as afternoon snack:)

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  24. those do look delicious..i love it when parents come over..there is always a lot of norruku-theeni they make :D..btw. what are ur plans for the long weekend??..mine is stay at home and do bajanai :D

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  25. Thats a nice twist to the usual dosa batter...

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  26. was browsing through, this is simply awesome:-) just made dosa batter for tomorrow mornig. Will try this out. Thanks!

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  27. Hi Laavanya, wanted to let you know that I tried this tonight for dinner with leftover batter! I made slight variations, like using green chilly and ginger paste along with the onions. I also added chammandi podi (roasted coconut powder with red chillies and pepper and tamarind that my MIL makes!) on top :-) It was yum. Thanks you!

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  28. Shreya, thanks for trying and letting me know... your variation sounds delightful.

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