Monday, May 11, 2009

Spongy Atukula Dosa

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I love Dosa's with a crispy crust and soft texture on the top.This spongy Atukula dosa is compared generally to the jasmine flower because of its pure white colour and softness.This is extremely soft with a crisp crust and it just melts in the mouth .This is one fool proof recipe again from Amma's kitchen.

Ingredients:
4 Cups Rice
1 Cup Beaten rice/Atukulu/poha
1 handful(1/4 cup approx) Urad dal
2 tsp methi(fenugreek) seeds
1/4 cup curds(optional,makes it still softer)
a pinch of Cooking soda(optional,makes the dosa porous,soft and fluffy)
salt



Method:
  • Soak urad dal,poha and methi seeds overnight or 6-7 hrs.Soak Rice also overnight.
  • Grind urad dal,poha and methi seeds to a smooth fine mixture in the wet grinder ,add rice to it and grind until everything is of uniform smooth mixture.Now add dahi and salt and grind again.
  • Ferment it overnight or atleast for 9-10 hrs.
  • Mix cooking soda with a tbsp of water in a ladle and add to the batter and mix well nicely.The addition of cooking soda is optional but it ensures that you get soft,porous and fluffy dosas with out fail.
  • Pour the batter(do not spread) on a hot tawa and pour oil from the sides and cover with a lid and cook it on medium flame and remove the lid and increase the flame to high and cook until you can see the golden brown crust formation.This process makes the dosa to be crispy and soft. Do not flip it to the other side.As we cooked the dosa by closing the lid,it is not necessary to flip it.
Serve it hot right out from the pan. I generally prefer eating this dosa with Bombai chutney or Vegetable saagu.This can be even served with coconut chutney or peanut chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

For a crisp paper roast dosa check my earlier post PAPER ROAST.

53 comments:

Padma said...

Sure looks yummy n spongy ... looks like u can also give an other name for it as set dosa :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

The dosas look so soft Prathibha...my mil used to make these dosas...these taste great with any spicy side dish :)

Happy cook said...

Wow that indeed look so soft and flyffy. beautiful and delicous.

Vishali said...

Atukula Dosa looks very appetising Pratibha....I wish i cld have them rt now :).

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love dosai, your malligai poo dosai looks perfect with the coconut chutney (one of my favorite combination for dosai and vadai), wish I have that for tomorrow's breakfast :)

Vrinda said...

Yummy dosai..

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

LOvely texture, never tried adding poha. Will try and see.

anudivya said...

They are super light and fluffy. Love the recipe. Never considered the idea of adding curds... cool.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

will bookmark this and try for sure!

Cham said...

Very porous and white like snow :)

Pooja said...

Yummy dosa prathibha..

Smitha said...

Never tried this. WHat rice do u use for this recipe. Idly rice or some thing else?

Ushanandini said...

Looks spongy and perfect! I'd like to grab that plate! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Dosa looks very soft and puffed up... Bookmarked!!!

Pavithra said...

I love atukul dosai ,me too make same type with coconut chutney and garlic chutney.

Pooja said...

Wow spongy dosas! Lovely! A new recipe to me..would love to try this out :)

Sujatha said...

That really looks spongy! Nice combo or rice and poha! will try this next time..

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely texture. The curd should have made it very soft.

Laavanya said...

That looks perfect and spongy..
I hope this comment goes through.. i've been having trouble commenting on your blog the past week or so.

Suparna said...

wow! pratibha wonderful fluffy plump dosas love it with coconut chutney.nice snaps.
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Prathibha said...

Thank you all..

@Padma...This one we call atukula dosa.For set dosa we use a different batter..But this dosa can be substituted for set dosa as well.

@Smitha Use Normal rice like sona masuri or ponni or kolam.(Not boiled rice or idly rice)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Yummy Dosai. Looks so spongy and delicious.

Sushma said...

lovely dosa Prathibha, even I prepare this :)
as you mentioned, I love this with vegetable saagu.

Sushma said...

lovely dosa Prathibha, even I prepare this :)
as you mentioned, I love this with vegetable saagu.

Chitra said...

so soft and fluffy, really want to taste it:)

Rush said...

lovely fluffy dosas..u took me back home :)

jayasree said...

Wow... dosa looks so white. Its indeed very soft and fluffy.

Priya said...

Spongy DOsa looks yummy Prathibha, i just love much the sponginess coz of poha!

Madhumathi said...

Dosas look so soft and spongy..Vadai curry is the best combo for these dosas :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you Dhanya,sushma,chitra,Rush,jaya,priya b madhu.

Parita said...

Looks soft and spongy...nice one dear :)

srikars kitchen said...

Nice texture.. yummy n spongy ... nice clicks..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very nice... Love these spongy dosas

Trupti said...

I love anykind of Dosa. Dosa looks delicious PRathiba

Prathibha said...

Thank you parita,sree,trupti,home..

Ann said...

Daer, Thanks you for sharing this recipe,. I really wanted recipe from Poha :) I'm gonna start the process right now!! Love the texture of it.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments :P

ARUNA said...

atukula dosa looks sooooo round and yumm!

Simran said...

Wow! What a lovely dosa. I like mine just the same, but never get around to making dosas at home.

AnuSriram said...

That looks spongy! Delicious recipe and a beautiful click!

n33ma said...

This does look nice and spongy.god one.

Prathibha said...

Thanks Ann for visiting my blog...Try it out, you will love it..

Thanks Aruna,simran,n33ma,Anu for your words.

Valarmathi said...

Looks spongy and delicious too.

Uma said...

looks soooooo tempting Prathibha! Yum!

Kalyani said...

wow it looks so spongy & delicious prathibha

Prathibha said...

Thank you valar,uma.

@kalyani thanks fr visiting my blog lol..

Sri said...

hi Pratibha,

Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Just a quick question, can you use rice flour instead of rice. I don;t have a wet grinder.

Apprciate your comments and nice website!

Padma

Prathibha said...

Hi padma,Glad that you liked d recipe..
You can even grind it in the mixie if you dont have wet grinder.
If you do not have mixie then you can even try with fresh good quality Indian rice flour.But the results will not be as satisfying as with the rice.Try making in smaller proportion to take chance.
plz lemme know how it turned out.
rgds
prathibha

nithya said...

hi,
what rice ? raw rice or idli rice?

prathibha Garre said...

@nithya raw rice-regular rice like sona masuri or ponni equivalent

Anonymous said...

Hi

If I do not use curd, does the urad dal quantity remain the same? Or should we increase? As per the recipe, urad dal remains as 1/4 cup, is it?

Awesome and wonderful website :)

Leela

prathibha Garre said...

@Leela..You can avoid curds and proceed with the same measurements..make sure you fermented well..add a pinch of cooking soda and mix it with a tbsp of water and mix well in the batter,this will ensure that you get soft porous and fluffy dosa..

Pushpa said...

is the recipe for set dosa same? if not can you please let me know how to make it?

Anonymous said...

Hi.
is this same as set dosa?
pushpa

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