Jan 28, 2010

Thavala Dosai

This is a dish from North Arcot District. My MIL is from North Arcot district. She made this thavala dosai day before yesterday for evening tiffin. This was the first time I had this evening tiffin and it was really tasty and crispy. I got the recipe from her. The recipe is similar to the adai recipe with some variation. Here goes the recipe

Ingredients:-
  1. Boiled rice - 2 cups
  2. Channa dhall - 3/4 cup
  3. Toor dhall - 3/4 cup
  4. Urad dhall - 4 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
For Tempering:-
  1. Oil - 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1 1/2 tsp
  4. Channa dhall - 1 tsp
  5. Green chillies - 5 (acc to taste)
  6. Ginger - a small piece
  7. Red chillies - 5 (acc to taste)
  8. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  9. Curry leaves - few
  10. coconut - 2 tsp (for one dosai)
Soak rice separately and the lentils (channa dhall, urad dhall and toor dhall) separately for 3 to 4 hours. Drain it after 4 hours and grind it separately. Grind rice finely and the lentil coarsely. Mix both together with your hand along with the required amount of salt and keep it aside. If you want to make dosai in the evening, you need to prepare the batter in the morning itself. When you are ready to make dosai, preheat the oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and fry urad dhall, channa dhall, green chillies, red chillies and ginger and fry it till it becomes golden brown. Now add a pinch of hing to it and pour it on top of the batter. Mix it well and add the curry leaves now. Heat the dosa pan and pour a laddle full of batter and sprinkle the coconut on top of it. Pour oil in the sides and let it cook in low flame. Flip it and let the other side cook. Serve it hot with some chutney or with a dallop of curd. It goes well with chutney and molagapodi...

18 comments:

Deepa Raman said...

oh my god....as always the south indian food reminds me of my mom..she prepares this...iam in kenya for a while and missing these lovely foods :)

Priya said...

Just love thavala dosai, with spicy coconut chutney i can have more than two dosais...

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy recipe dear

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Comforting and a nice dosa... but the name is a new to me!!!

Vrinda said...

Never heard of this dosa,in Malayalam Thavala means frog,i aws shocked to c the title,anyway i know it has nothing to do with Thavala....nice healthy recipe,will try it for sure..

Gita said...

This is similar to the thavalai adai we make...looks delicious Vidhya :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

even my mil is from north arcot dt.Tavala dosai looks yum.nice authentic recipe.

lata raja said...

I simply love these. when in college, we were put up with my periamma and the days she packed our lunch boxes with these they might disappear during the first hour of classes :)

DEESHA said...

nice dosai .. new to me

suvaiyaana suvai said...

super!!

Valarmathi said...

Nice and yummy dosa, looks delicious.

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Anonymous said...

Hello,這裡真是百看不厭的部落格.........................

Rohini said...

Lovely dosai.. Heard abt Thavala adai, but not dosai.. shud try this!

機基差差 said...

Cast not the first stone. ........................................

Nandy said...

I am from North Arcot and just came to know that it is a North Arcot dish. Whenever my grandma made thavala dosai I would eat to fill and never bother to know anything else. Got nostalgic. Need to make it soon, myself. Thanks, Vidhya.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My grandma says something thavala adai,not sure abt the recipe,thats a nice post!

kalyani said...

Dear Madam,
Thank you so much for posting this recipe, we tried it and the taste was super, thanks once again