Amma makes a huge batch of dosa batter each weekend which will last us for that whole week..For grinding this, she uses a old fashioned big wet grinder which we are having for more than 25 years..While she plan to grind dosa batter, she also make appam batter and ada batter in the same day to prevent less washing of dishes..Sometimes she makes vada batter too..
Green Gram – 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblspn or to taste
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Raw Banana / Vazhakai- 2 peeled cut lengthwise
Brinjal / Kathirikai- 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Carrot – 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Elephant Yam / Chena Kizhangu- 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Cucumber – 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Pumpkin – 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Curry leaves a sprig
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1.5 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1/2 cup
Thick Yogurt / Curd – 1/2 cup
Coconut – 1 cup grated
Green Chilli – 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp ( i used powder)
Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli – 4
For Tempering / Seasoning:
Coconut Oil – 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Take it in a bowl,Add some salt, chilli powder and mix well.Now add in chopped onion and green chilli, asafoetida, ginger, curry leaves, coriander and mix well. Set this aside till you make the avial.
Grind all the ingredients given in the list to a little coarse paste without adding any water. Set this aside till use.
Take all vegetables in a thick bottom pan. Sprinkle in 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves and mix well. Add in water and press the vegetables with your hands so everything is well immersed.
Cover this with a lid and bring it to a boil. Simmer this for 15 mins till the vegetables are done.
Now add in the ground masala and mix well.Cook this for 5 mins.
Take it off the heat and add in yogurt and mix well.
Now make seasoning. Heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the avial and mix well.
Now for making ada dosa. Heat a tawa and take a ladleful of batter and spread it thinly on the tawa.Drizzle oil on the edges and cook for couple of minutes until light golden.Now flip it over and cook on under side too..Remove this and store in a hot case.
Serve with avial.
|First soak rice along with dal for a good 3 hours.|
|drain it and add it to a blender|
|puree to a little coarse batter|
|take it in a bowl|
|add in salt and chilli powder|
|prepare all your ingredients to go into the batter|
|add it in|
|mix well..set this aside..|
|Now lets make avial..|
|prepare all the veggies|
|take coconut in a blender|
|add in cumin powder and green chillies|
|add in shallots|
|make it into a coarse paste|
|now take veggies in a pot|
|add in salt and turmeric powder|
|top with some curry leaves|
|cover with a lid and let it cook|
|now it is done|
|add in the ground masala|
|Mix that completely|
|take it off the heat and add in yogurt|
|heat oil in a pan, add in mustard seeds and curry leaves|
|pour it in|
|mix well…avial done|
|make ada dosa…pour a ladleful of batter in a hot tawa and make dosa, drizzle oil around the sides|
|flip over when golden brown|
|Serve with avial..|