|Cabbage rotti/Uppu puli dosai with coconut chutney!|
My niece had been asking for this recipe for sometime now! This is a sort of adai
but no dhaal is added. A unique Udupi recipe!
1. 2 cups Raw rice/Pachcharisi (Wash and soak for 3 hours)
Dry Roast in a kadai one by one:
2. 1 tsp. Methi/fenugreek/vendhayam
3. 1 tbs. Urad dhaal/Black gram dhaal (split)/Uluththam paruppu
Fry with 2 tsp. coconut oil:
4. 1 tbs. Channa dhaal/Bengal gram/Kadalai paruppu
5. 1 tbs. Dhania/Coriander seeds/Dhania vidhei
6. 15/20 Red chillies/Lal mirch/Sigappu milagaai
7. 1 small coconut/Naariyal/Chinna thengai (cut into pieces or grated)
8. 1 small piece asafoetida or 1 tsp. powder/Hing/Perungaayam
9. Curry leaves
10. Half lemon size Imli'Tamarind/Puli (Soaked)
11. A small piece of jaggery
12. Salt to taste(add half tbs. first, taste with a small rotti first and add more if needed.)
First fry the hing (If you don't have solid hing, add the powdered hing directly while grinding). It will become light.
Then add Channa dhaal, fry a bit.
Add dhania, red chillies...fry a bit.
Add red chillies, curry leaves. Fry again till the dhaal is golden brown and the chillies crisp. Add 1 tsp. of Jeera/cumin/jeeragam while grinding. No need to roast this.
Now, you have to grind all the ingredients together. Add tamarind water and jaggery.
|These are the ingredients for grinding. Zoom and check if needed.|
Vegetables to be added:
13. 1 Handful of finely chopped cabbage
14. Half handful of finely chopped Capsicum
15. Half handful of finely chopped Onion
(You can avoid onion if you want, on vrat/festival days)
|You can add these vegetables, add salt and the batter is ready!|
The batter should not be watery or very thick. You can grind and make rotti immediately. The remaining batter (keep in the fridge) can be used for the next day. My husband says the next day's rotti is tastier.
Heat a tava, add one tsp. of groundnut or refined oil
. Take one or two ladle/karandi of the prepared batter and spread it into a round shape. It should not be very thick. Make 3/4 holes, which will help the dosai to get roasted. Drop another tsp. of oil into the holes and around the rotti/ No need to cover. You can notice when it is brown underneath. Turn it and cook on the other side too. Medium flame is good for getting crisp dosas. My mother uses coconut oil instead of refined oil, which will enhance the taste (I am from Udupi and now they say that coconut oil is the best!). Less oil is enough unlike adai. Adai is cooked on the tava in this manner.
|Ingredients for coconut chutney.|
1. One small coconut grated or cut into pieces.
2. 2 tsp. Fried gram/Pottu kadalai OR 5/6 cashew nuts/mundhiri paruppu/kaaju, which will give the creamy taste.
3. 1 piece of raw mango or a tsp. of amchur powder/mango powder. (optional)
4. Half tsp. Asafoetida/hing/Perungaayam
5. Ginger 1" piece
6. 2/3 green chillies
Salt as per taste.
7. 1 tsp. Coconut oil
8. 1/2 tsp. of Mustard/Rai/Kadugu
9. 1/2 tsp. of Urad Dhaal/Black gram dhaal/Uluththam paruppu (optional)
10. Chopped Curry leaves/Kadi paththa/Kariveppilai.
Chopped Coriander leaves/Koththamalli/Dhania paththa
Grind the ingredients I have mentioned above and garnish. While garnishing, first let the mustard splutter and add the urad dhaal later. Once it turns slightly brown, add chopped curry leaves plus one red chilli cut into 2 pieces and garnish. The roasted chilli will give a unique flavour.
Enjoy! Any suggestions/doubts? Pl.write in the comment section. Let me know if you like this, which will make me happy:) Thank you!
You can use the batter without the vegetables to make different snacks. Cut ridge gourd into into small small round round pieces after removing the thick areas in the skin. Dip these pieces one by one into the batter and place it on the hot tava. Apply oil. Cook in medium flame, both sides. It will be very tasty.
Cut Yam into small small square or rectangle pieces (2" x 1/4" x 2"). Drop them into boiling water with some salt. Cook for 2 mts. Dip this in the batter and tava cook. Everybody will love it. This will be even better if it is spicy...add chilly powder if needed. Check salt.
Tell me which snack you prefer!