Friday, August 1, 2008


3 cups raw parboiled rice
1 cup urad daal (whole black gram lentil)
1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Soak rice in double the quantity of water.
Soak the urad daal and fenugreek seeds in 2 cups water.

Soak the above for 6 hours
Grind the rice first until coarse.
Then grind the urad.
Mix the rice with the urad and add about 1 1/2 tsp salt.
Keep it in a warm place overnight (atleast 8 hours).
The dough will rise to double its original consistency.

Heat oil on a pan
Add the dosa batter and spread on pan.
Flip the dosa over after a minute.
Serve with chutney powder.

Garlic Rasam

This recipe has been given to us by our good friend Ani.His aunt visited him a couple of years ago and we got to eat her deliciously cooked south indian fare.This is her recipe.


4 cups water
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 sprig (about 7) curry leaf
6 pods garlic crushed
1 tomato chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin-pepper powder (Grind equal quantity black pepper and cumin seeds)

1 tsp asafoetida powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder (I use 1 tsp rasam powder instead)


1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad daal (black gram lentil)
1 red chilli

Method :

In a pan, take 4 cups water.
Add the tamarind paste, cumin-pepper powder,coriander leaves , curry leaves and crushed garlic.
Add the asafoetida, tomato ,salt and chilli powder
Heat on medium flame till the aroma of tamarind is gone .(about 10 mins)

Add a cup of water and give a boil.
Add the seasonings and serve hot with rice.