This recipe is a variant of a traditional recipe of my family. Initially this recipe was opposed by my family as they felt it was adulteration to tradition.Later they fell for it on tasting it.My father in law keeps mentioning this recipe his family and friends as he relished it so much.
- Idly rice-1 and 1/2 cup
- Toor dhal -1/2 tbsp
- Bottle gourd-1/2 cup(Finely chopped)
- Onion – 1/2 cup(Finely chopped)
- Green chilly/Red chilly-2
- Salt-To taste
- Oil-To cook
1.Soak rice,red chillies and dhal for 3 hours.
2.Grind rice,dhal,red chillies and bottle gourd into a semi coarse paste. It should be thicker than dosa batter.
3.Add salt and chopped onion.
4.Grease a dosa tava and spread the batter evenly .
5.Sprinkle oil immediately after spreading batter.
6.Cook by closing it one side and then flipping the other side and cook
7.Serve it hot.
Like Varutha paruppu(Fried Dhal) adai ,this also goes well with onion green chilly chutney and tomato onion chutney.
Coconut chutney is a universal combo.
While grinding be careful with water level,as bottle gourd also contains water.
If the batter becomes so watery the dosa will break while flipping.
If the batter becomes runny ,adjust by adding rice flour.
You can also dry roast rice and dhal before soaking like Varutha paruppu(Fried Dhal) adai recipe.