Monday, February 27, 2012

காரட் தோசை

I have learned this recipe from my close friend. Though we make different dosa varieties, this one stands apart as one of the most delicious dosas especially due to its taste and colourful appearance.



Raw rice- 2 cups
Per boiled rice- ¼ cup
Tamarind- half of a gooseberry size
Red chillies-6
Shredded carrot- 1 [big]
sambar onions-4
Salt to taste
Curry leaves- 1 arc
Cumin seeds- ½ sp


Soak the rice varieties in enough water for 2 hours.
Grind them finely with the tamarind, carrot, and carrot with enough salt to a fine batter.
Add curry leaves and cumin seeds.
Mix well and allow it to ferment for 4 hours.
Make thin dosas on a hot tawa.
Cook on both sides.
Coconut chutney is suitable for this dosai.

Friday, February 17, 2012


There are so many variations in making bondas. But this one with rice flakes and potato as a filling and a spicy batter is completely a different but a tasty one. It was a super hit when I have prepared this in my home. Hope everybody will enjoy making this.

உருளைக்கிழங்கு அவல் போண்டா:


For the filling:

Hot mashed Potato-200gms
Rice flakes-200gm
Oil-1 tbsp
Onion-1[thinly sliced]
Finely chopped green chillies- 1 tbsp
Thick tomato juice-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- half sp

For the batter:

Gram flour- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Soda bi carbonate- 2 pinche
Turmeric powder- half sp
Chilli powder- half sp

Grind the following to a paste:

Fried cumin seeds- half sp
Chopped coriander- 1 tbsp
Small ripe tomato-1
Shredded ginger- 1/4 tsp
Green chilli-1


Wash the rice flakes well and drain the water completely.
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the onion with the green chillies and fry them well.
Add the tomato juice with the turmeric powder and the coriander.
Cook until the gravy is thickened.
Add the mashed potato and the rice flakes with enough salt.
Cook on slow fire for a few minutes until all the ingredients are combined well.

For the batter, add all the ingredients with the ground paste and salt.
Prepare like dosa batter.
Make small balls out off the filling.
Dip each ball in the batter, coat it well and toss it in hot oil.
Fry the bonda to golden brown.
Thus finish all the balls in to golden brown bondas!
Thick, spicy Coconut chutney is a fine accompaniment for this bonda!!