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Monday, November 21, 2011

Homemade Instant Mix for Dosas

(Instant, unfermented dosas)

This dosa mix was an experiment that turned successful, almost a decade ago. My blender / mixer was broken and before I got the replacement, we were craving for dosas one day. I just made the batter using the following mix and fermented as usual. I got pretty decent dosas, almost similar to the regular ground, fermented batter. I have made this dosa several times over the years and naturally, fermented version tastes better than the unfermented version. However, the batter doesn't raise as much as the regular version even after fermenting.
If in a hurry, add water to the mix and prepare dosas without fermenting. And of course, the dosas would taste like the instant kind. :)

4 measures rice flour (brown rice flour is a better substitute.)
1 measure urad dal flour / black gram flour
Salt to taste
(I sometimes add a little besan flour and fenugreek seeds powder too.)

Mix everything and keep it in a closed container / jar.
When dosas need to prepared, add water to the mix and make a batter of dosa (pourable but not too thin) consistency. Let it ferment overnight before preparing dosas or make dosas immediately.

This is my Day 6 entry for blogging marathon # 10. Check what my fellow marathoners are cooking, here.


Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking dosa looks wonderful

Prathibha said...

I add even poha to the instant dosa mix...as u said these r just for instant purpose,gud 4 bachelors ..but I still prefer same old ground n fermented version

Suma Gandlur said...

Nothing can beat the time tested traditional versions, right?
I too sometimes add poha to instant version. This time, I did not and so left it out from the ingredients list. :)

Nisha said...

Nice quicky version of dosha.

ANU said...

wow very nice recipe during busy days!

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Rajani said...

I guess this post has given me enough confidence to buy a packet of ready made dosa powder. Nice looking dosas!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Useful post...tempting dosas

Kavi said...

ohh.. didn't know this.. thanks for sharing! :)
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Priya said...

Again an interesting and handy quick mix, dosa looks fabulous..

Srivalli said...

We love these dosas..I remember many times when Amma used to make the regular fermented version, we didn't wait for it to be fermented but used it within mins of grinding it..I think Dosas tastes great in any form..:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

I am learning a lot about ready mixes from your posts..

Shanavi said...

Oh Suma.. My mom always has this handy in her pantry and this kinda posts are most welcome and needed in today's world..:) Loved ur varitions of adding besan n fenugreek powder as well

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!this is so so useful. aM TRYING IT TONITE:-)