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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Easy - Breezy Breakfasts ~ Onion Dosa

Onion dosas are one more variety of lacy, delicious dosas that I usually resort to, on a lazy weekend. Though these are no - ferment dosas, a little prior preparation is needed. Rice has to be soaked ahead for grinding the batter. I usually soak the rice overnight so that I can prepare the batter in the morning in no time. These dosas redolent with onion flavor can be prepared with the basic ingredients found in any Indian kitchen and are quite easy and suitable ones for a quick and substantial breakfast.


                         Onion Dosas served with Mango - Ginger pickle

For a dozen dosas, one would need -
1 cup rice
4 medium sized onions
1/2 to 1 cup grated, fresh coconut (if using frozen, thaw before using)
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosas (canola or peanut)
A griddle

Preparation:
Soak rice in water for at least 3 - 4 hours or overnight. Peel and chop onions into big chunks. Grind together rice, onions, coconut and salt into a batter of dosa consistency, adding water as needed.

Making dosas:
Heat a griddle or a shallow pan. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the hot pan. If the water sizzles, the pan is ready. Take a ladle full of batter, pour it onto the griddle and lightly spread with the backside of the ladle. Pour about half a tsp of oil around the edges of dosa, cover the griddle with a lid and let it cook on medium flame. When the dosa turns browner (the side closer to the griddle), flip it and again pour another 1/4 - 1/2 tsp oil around the edges and let it cook for a minute and remove it. Repeat the same with the remaining batter.

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17 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds new to me. Nice recipe, really want to give it a try.... YUM!

Kiran said...

Simple and delicious onion dosas.
Always a very handy recipe.Love the mango-ginger chutney.Do post the recipe for this chutney at your convenience.

Priya said...

Onion dosa looks beautiful, never thought of making dosa with onions, thanks for sending Suma..

Kairali sisters said...

Wow..onion dosa looks yummy yummy...Good one Suma.

Love
Kairali sisters

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Suma, I had to bookmark it and I am definitely preparing it soon :)

Subhashini said...

yummy yummy dosa

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Thats a very different recipe Suma. Thanks for sharing. When I saw onion dosa I thought about the usual version of ading onons to the dosa batter. The dosa looks simply gorgeous :)

Sri Vidya said...

HMMM... a yummy dosa Suma.. nice and tempting :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

something new to me, will definitely give a try

Apu said...

Yummy looking dosas!!

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful recipe, Suma..Love the idea of grinding onion along with rice and coconut. Am sure it would taste great. Will be surely trying it out soon..Did you use idli rice for this recipe?

Torviewtoronto said...

Tasty dosas I must try because of the onions :)

Smita said...

Looks really good Suma..wht kind of onions have you used...Red onions or Shallots?

PranisKitchen said...

wow whata delicious dosa..onion coconut combination sure taste yum..with pickle wow

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy team,
I use extra long grain rice for all kind of dosas.

Smita,
Any kind can be used. I used the yellow ones.

Leena said...

WOW delicious dosa,I used prepare neer dosa but never tried putting onions in them thanks for sharing!

Usha said...

Love the sound of this dosa, would love to give it a try !