The Ultimate Pan Dosai
This Special Dosai has to be prepared in a Deep pan, Vaanali, Ellupachatti or Kadai. We make this recipe often for breakfast. A sure hit. The Dosai will come out like a soft, thick Bun. Simply Delicious. Goes well with any chutney or sambhar. I have specially made a Semi – Sambhar for this Dosai. Please do try.
Ingredients ( To make the Dosa Batter )
Idli rice – 3 and 1/2 cups
Raw rice – 1/2 cup
Whole urad dhal – 1 cup and 2 tablespoons
Thick Aval ( poha ) – 1/2 cup
Broken moong dhal ( paasi paruppu ) – 1 tablespoon
Methi seeds – 2 teaspoons
Sago – 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Take a big dish. Put in all the above mentioned ingredients except salt. Wash well. Soak it in enough water for 3 hours. Cover it and keep aside. After 3 hours, drain the water and grind the soaked ingredients in a wet grinder. While grinding, add sufficient water. Grind to a smooth dosa batter consistency. Add salt to taste. Mix well with your hands. Cover and keep the batter to ferment for 6 to 8 hours.
Mix the fermented batter very well. Take 2 big bowl full of the dosa batter. Season. Then make dosas.
Ingredients to Season
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon
Channa dhal – 1 tablespoon
Finely chopped onions – 1/2 cup
Finely chopped green chillies – 2
Salt – 1 pinch
Finely chopped green coriander leaves and curry leaves – little
Heat a pan. Add oil. Keep the flame on high. Add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds splutter, add in the Urad dhal and the Channa dhal. Keep the flame on sim. Once the dhals turn golden, add in the chopped onions, green chillies, curry and green coriander leaves. Switch off the stove. Mix. Add 1 pinch of salt. Mix well. Add this seasoning to the dosa batter. Mix well.
To make Dosai
Oil – required amount to make the dosai
Heat a deep, slightly broad pan preferably a heavy bottomed pan. Grease it with little oil. Once the pan is heated, pour a medium ladle full of the seasoned dosa batter. Keep the flame on medium. Drizzle some oil around the Dosai. Cover with a lid. Keep the flame on sim. After about 4 to 5 minutes, remove the lid. Flip the dosa gently. Drizzle little oil. Cook for 4 minutes on sim flame . Golden coloured , super soft Big Bun Dosai is ready to serve. Serve hot with a Semi- Sambhar.
1) The pan in which you are planning to make the dosa, grease it and prepare it nicely ahead , so that the dosas will come out well without much trouble.
2) This dosa will take a little longer time to cook.
3) Cook on simflame only.
4) You can also add finely grated vegetables like Cabbage, Carrot, to the seasoned dosa batter.
5) Do not spread the batter in the pan. Once you pour a ladle full of the seasoned dosa batter, drizzle some oil around and leave it just like that. Only then you will get soft bun dosa.