Breakfast Special

Kal Dosai & Brinjal Race Kuzhambu 

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Kal Dosai

A Spongy, Softy, Snow white dosai loved by all. A great breakfast dish, really light on the stomach. Best served with brinjal race Kuzhambu & sesame seed chilli powder (refer to my recipe in the blog)

Ingredients

Idli rice –  1 cup

Raw rice – 1 cup

Whole urad dal – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Refined sunflower oil to drizzle around the dosai

Method

Wash & soak both the rice along with the urad dal for 3 hours.

Grind in a wet grinder to a soft dosa batter consistency.

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Cover and leave the batter to ferment for 8 to 9 hours.

Mix well. Heat a dosa tava (dosa pan), drizzle some oil and wipe with a tissue, pour a ladlefull of the dosa batter. Spread lightly. Keep the stove on medium flame. Drizzle oil all around the dosai, cover the pan with a lid. Sim the flame. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Do not flip. Serve hot.

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Brinjal Race Kuzhambu

I still remember my childhood days, when I used to go to my grand mother’s house in Coimbatore for my holidays, she used to prepare and serve this Kuzhambu with soft dosas or with steamed rice..A combination of vegetables- brinjals, ladies finger and drumsticks can be used to make this Kuzhambu.

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Ingredients

Slightly, thickly, sliced brinjals -2 cups

Tamarind extract- 1 cup

Salt to taste

Jaggery a small piece

Roast in oil and powder

Gingelly (sesame) oil – 1 teaspoon

Dry red chillies- 5

Coriander seeds – 2 tablespoons

Raw rice- 1/2 teaspoon

channa dal- 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dal -1/2 teaspoon

Black pepper-6 nos

Broken moong dal(Pasi paruppu) – 1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek (methi) seeds – 1 pinch

Roast all the above ingredients in oil and cool. Then make it to a fine powder.

To season

Gingelly oil- 3 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

cumin seeds (jeera)  – 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida- 1/2 teaspoon

Garnish 

Torn curry leaves- little

Method

Heat a pan, add 3 tablespoons of gingelly oil. Season. Add the sliced brinjals, sauté on medium flame. Once half cooked, add the tamarind extract, salt and jaggery. Boil for five minutes on medium flame, add the spice powder, mixed in little water. Simmer for 5 minutes, once the Kuzhambu thickens, switch off. Garnish and mix well. Serve hot.

Chef’s tips

  1. Use of gingelly oil, gives a good flavour and taste.
  2. Do not cook the dosa in high flame as it will discolour.
  3. Kal dosai is a good lunch box option.
  4. Do not boil the tamarind water for too long.

 

 

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