Monday, November 23, 2009

Aval Dosai

This is a simple yet delicious recipe for people who love dosas in any and every form. This batter will yield neither quick nor crispy dosas. But I can assure you that they are absolutely yummy with coriander chutney.

This is what you will need:
Rice - 1 cup
Aval [Puffed Rice] - 1 cup
Salt to taste

And, here's how to prepare the batter:
Wash the rice well and soak in plenty of water for an hour. When you are really pressed for time, 20 minutes of soaking will do.
Repeat the cleaning and soaking routine with the puffed rice as well. Take care to soak them separately because puffed rice grinds faster.
Drain and preserve the water from the soaked rice. You can use a mixer to grind the rice to a very smooth paste. Use a bit of the preserved water if the batter turns out to be very thick.
Finally, drain the water from the puffed rice, add it to the rice batter and grind.
Add salt and mix well.

Note: When you feel the batter in between your fingers, it should not feel grainy.

You can also spice up the batter with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and green chilies. Ohhhhh, I am already drooling. I guess I know what to make for dinner this weekend. :)


  1. hey!!!! nice way to share recipes... Its definitely gonna help me when i start experimenting in the kitchen.. Thanx a lot in advance!!!! Will let u kno as n when i try out!!! :)

  2. this is looking very yummy ...Do we need to ferment the batter or can we make it immediately ...

  3. @Pavithra,

    No, you don't have to ferment the batter. You can make dosas immediately after grinding.


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