When the day ends with hot crispy Ghee Dosas (crispy rice crepes) and Srilankan Chicken curry, you know, you’ll sleep like a baby that night. Raj had a total of 15 Dosas or something…he loves them. And when coupled with chicken or prawn curry, he can have just about as many you can make. I made the Dosa batter, with the rice flour I bought from the Indian store the other day. Pretty good, I must say. I didn’t have to soak the rice, so it was easier grinding the urad dal. Here’s how you go about it.
For Dosa batter:
1 cup- Urad dal (Soaked in 1 teaspoon of fenugreek /methi seeds for about 6-7 hours or over night)
3 cups of rice flour
Grind the soaked dal and methi in a mixer to a paste. Mix well with hand. To that, add rice flour and 1 to 2 cups of water. Add salt and mix well. Don;t make the batter watery. be careful with the consistency. In in a dark place , keep the batter to ferment over night. It takes about 12-24 hours for the batter to rise.
Once its risen, mix with a ladel and pour on to a non stick tawa, and make yummy crispy dosas. Here’s a Video for your convenience from Sanjay Thumma, of Vah Re Vah. He shows quite a few tricks. Check it out!
Chicken Srilankan :
whole spices- 2/3 of each - Cardamoms, cloves, pepper corns, 1 inch cinnamon
Onions chopped- 2 big
Tomatoes chopped- 2 big
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Milk – 3 table spoons
Chilly powder 1-2 teaspoons depending on your taste
Ginger-garlic paste- 1 1/2 teaspoon
Chicken – boneless – 500 gms
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnish
Oil- 3-4 tbsp
Add the whole spices to heated oil in a pan. Add onions and sauté till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté some more. Add tomatoes, chilly powder, dhania powder and salt to this. Mix and cover with lid and let the tomatoes soften on medium flame. Once the tomatoes have softened, add the chicken. Mix well and cover with lid. On medium flame let it cook for about 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, add the milk and coconut milk and mix well. Cover again with lid and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Add chopped coriander and serve hot with dosas!