Thursday, December 13, 2012

Who's up for a light dinner?

Let me start with 2 pieces of information:
1. I HATE standing for hours in the kitchen trying to make stuff, so much so that I will (without much muttering) eat the occasional chalta hai type food from my cook, as I know what an effort it is, and how much I would suffer without her :).
2. I take awful food photos, so the following one does not do it justice :(.


Though we're not much of a tiffin at night kinda family, I decided to try it tonight for a change. Now I hate to keep the dosais in the hot case, and then find them warm but all soggy, so even though my maid came and went as usual, I just HAD to stand over the stove, and make them all hot and crisp and ready to eat :). They're even better when they're super-thin, get really crisp, nearly stick to the iron tawa to get all those browned and lovely flavours!

The accompaniments were ghee and sugar for the kids (don't know when they'll enter that chutney/sambhar phase!), and some yummy Thengaipodi (coconut lightly fried with some dals and spices and then powdered) made by mom for me. Also some steamed broccoli so that the kids do not miss out on the veggie component ;).

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  1. the sides are crisping up dosas are very special as i learned how to make a paper dosa only like 6 months bck and ever since then always had one at work sometimes broke and egg in there too . I know that that dos of urs is crispy and delicious. now everyone at home is making dosas too mysore walla and its better than the hote dosa

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    1. I have heard of the added egg, though never tried it, must be yumm too I'm sure :). Thanks for dropping in!

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    2. What added egg thing? Is the egg added to the dosa batter?? Plz tell tell!

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  2. welll that pic does justice to one thing... i loveeee dosaid with nice little holes.. ur dosai looks like my ammas.. :) and with thenga molagapodi u had it... i envy u lady!

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    1. Thanks Swati :).. I love it when they come out just how I want, doesn't happen all the time obviously ;).

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  3. I love crispy dosais - haven't had it for ages tho. My wet grinder is generally sitting around with no work :)
    My kids are also in the ghee/sugar phase only. BUt dosa+ghee+sugar is so yum, why will they wnat to switch to anything else???

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    1. Yeah seriously.. I try it too occasionally ;)

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  4. Mmmm.. look yum. You're right, the only drawback of dosas is that one needs to stand there all the while. I put on two tawas simultaneously and wish I had two more! This thengaipodi thing sounds delicious.

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    1. Yeah I try the double tawa thing, but I only have one iron one so I've grown to like the feel of that one too much! Need to get another one of those ;).

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  5. I love love love Dosas and anything to accompany them. Aah crisp, thin yummy dosas esp with the powder you mentioned. I miss Bangalore and my cook Anita.

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