February 17, 2013

Set Dosa - version 2, and a celebration at Blogging Marathon

25. A magical number in any milestone driven event - be it marriage or life ,  an organisation or a mega occasion like the Blogging Marathon - the silver anniversary holds promise of a wonderful journey and wishes for a sweeter sojourn in the years to come. And similarly, Blogging Marathon - a brain child of Srivalli celebrates its 25th edition this month. Ably supported by a dedicated team of bloggers, Srivalli and her team have embarked upon sweet success, and each one of us wish her many more milestones to come. This week  for BM, I have chosen the theme "Cooking from a Cookbook"  ; Of course,cookbook here means the printed word or any online reference. 

In this world of blog hopping, I have bookmarked hundreds of recipes, and am glad I could try out a few for this edition. Will kick off with a yummy, honest-to goodness soft and fluffy Set Dosa from Sailu's Kitchen which was perhaps one of the earliest bookmarked recipes. I already have a recipe for Set Dosa here. So why another one, do you ask ? Well, Set Dosa happens to be one of my favourite recipes :-) Set Dosa is usually served in pairs or even in threes (a set, you see) with Chutney and / or Sagu (mixed vegtable gravy). And this version from Sailu promised to be an authentic Andhra version. And boy, was it yummy ! I followed the recipe to the T, and ended up with super fluffy Set Dosa served with Shallots & Tomato Chutney (recipe soon!)

So, lets get cracking and see how to make this yummy breakfast. You could also make it for the evening tiffin / snack or even for dinner. Unlike other Dosas (pancakes), this is super fluffy and can be made with minimum oil too. 

Prep time: Soaking - 6 to 8 hours; grinding - 45 mins to an hour ; Fermentation : 10 to 12 hours or overnight
Difficulty level : Medium
Serving suggestions : Any Chutney or Kurma

Ingredients:
Raw Rice - 2 cups
Parboiled rice - 1 cup
Urad dal / Split black gram - 3.4 cup
Poha / rice flakes - 3/4 cup
Methi Seeds / fenugreek seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Pinch of sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - to make the dosa

Method:
Wash and soak both the types of rice, Urad Dal and Methi in adequate water for 4-6 hours. Separately soak poha  / flattened rice for 1- 2 hours
Grind all the ingredient adding enough water to a pouring consistency. Mix salt and let it ferment for 10-12 hours or overnight
The next morning, about 1 hour before preparing the dosa, mix the batter well. Add a pinch of sugar and mix again till the batter turns frothy.
Heat a tava (griddle) till medium hot. Sizzle about 1/2 tsp of water before making every dosa and wipe the excess with a kitchen towel / tissue. That way the heat is maintained evenly.
Take 1 - 2 ladles of batter and spread to a thickish dosa. drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil, Cover and cook for 1 - 2 mins.
Once you see small holes (due to the aeration) appearing on the surface, flip over and cook for just 10 - 20 seconds (in the classical version of Set Dosa, its never cooked on both sides)
Repeat with remaining batter. Serve hot with  Any Chutney or Kurma

Linking it to Blogging Marathon # 25. Check out other Marathoners here. Also to Susan's MLLA hosted by Lisa, , Traditional and Native Recipes by Sara , Breakfast Club at Farmer's girl. Also Linking this to PJ's event  Only Vegan, event by Pari



15 comments:

  1. Set dosa is my fav too. And congrats on participating in the silver jubilee event!
    Pics look del!

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  2. Very new to me, mouthwatering set dosa. A must try recipe.

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  3. Droolworthy set dosa, love to finish that whole platter,makes me hungry.

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  4. wow! a tempting plate of breakfast!

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  5. Yummy one. This recipe is what my mother uses for regular dosas too. She used to make small, thick dosas for lunch boxes to keep them softer. However I didn't know that there is a recipe for set dosas in Andhra though we thought our mother's dosas were like set dosas. I have connection with both Andhra & Karnataka but was under the impression that set dose belongs to Karnataka.

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  6. Hubby loves this but have never tried it at home.Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Set dosa is an all time fav for me. Loved the post

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  8. I love set soda and the last time I made really loved it...good one..

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  9. 3.4 cups Urad dal - typo?

    Anyway dosa looks nice and soft. Yes, BM 25 meet was super duper! Wish I had the oppurtunity to meet you too! May be BM 50 :)

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  10. Delicious dosa with tempting chutney.. Nice combo!!

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  11. Delicious set dosa.. Welcome anytime of the day.

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  12. This recipe is new to me. Need to try it out. Is there any particular reason behind adding sugar?

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  13. I used to fallow Mllikabadarinath s recipe for set dosa. then now I got a recipe from my aunt will post that soon. your set dosa looks so soft got nice holes on it.. I love to have them with poondu chutney or kurma yummmm

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Cheers
Kalyani

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