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November 2, 2009

SPONGE DOSA – FERMENTATION METHOD.

I learnt this from my neighbor.Whenever i run short of idly rice / Puzhungal arisi , I make this dosa.The ingredients and the method are a bit different from the usual poha dosa. Usually its batter is made using buttermilk and no fermentation is needed or may use cooked rice and prepare.But i ferment the batter at least for 8 hours.So u can prepare this dosa only by the next day.

Try this , i am sure u will like this.

sponge dosa

Ingredients :

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Poha / Aval – 1/2 cup (slightly more is also OK)
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed.

Method :

  • Wash and soak the rice , poha and methi seeds together for 2 hrs.
  • Grind it to make a smooth batter by adding salt & water.
  • U can grind it using mixie too.
  • Keep the batter for 8 – 10 hrs to ferment.
  • The next day , mix the batter well and make dosas.
  • U all know , this dosa is small in size .So do not spread the batter on the tawa.Make it a small circle.
  • Apply oil around the dosa if desired.
  • Then cover cook and don’t flip the dosa.

Serve hot with Coconut / Tomato chutney !!

I served with tomato –coriander chutney ..

poha dosa 2

KITCHEN CLINIC :

POHA / AVAL :

Aval (also called poha, chivda or pohe)is a popular Indian breakfast dish made with rice flakes. It is also served as evening snacks.

Aval, also called beaten rice is a convenience food . It is made from rice which is beaten or pressed / flattened. It cooks very fast. It can also be eaten as it is by mixing with milk and sugar(like cornflakes) or with curd(plain yogurt)and salt or sugar , as  u prefer.

Poha is rich in iron .

Tried & Tasted :

Dal spinach from Ashkuku’s blog :

dal spinach

A  very healthy , simple to cook and tasty gravy . We just loved it. I was searching some gravies with palak which i dont use in my regular cooking.I came across this recipe in her blog and i immediately bookmarked it.I  packed this for my hubby’s lunch and he called from office particularly to praise me.All the credits comes to u  AshSmile

 

49 comments:

  1. I think this is what I want now,coz I ran out of Idly rice and sure going to try this out tomorrow :) TOmato coriander chutny looks mouthwatering as well :)

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  2. hey chitra,
    I've soaked for masala dosa today had I seen this earlier I'd have tried it nevertheless...I'll make it sometime very soon, am Bookmaring it!
    Thanks
    TC

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  3. Superb Chitra, bookmarked dear.

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  4. looks yummy...we make this atukula dosa dear..I just love it with bombai chutney..chk my version in my blog when u get time..they will come out super spongy...

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  5. Thanku all dearies .@ prathiba,thanks.will surely check urs and try :)

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  6. This is similar to the mushti dosa omly that there we use a bit of urad dhal.I loved the colour of the chutney. Is the recipe already up?

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  7. Lovely dosa, Chitra!Bookmarked

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  8. dosa looks delicious...new to me...must try this..thx for posting!

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  9. Never heard of poha dosa before, but definitely looks spongy :-)

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  10. Wonderful dosa...they indeed looks so spongy. Really tempting.

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  11. Hey Chitra,

    I was really flattered by that gesture of yours....Really touched... Thank You so much...

    I always pray God... that he pairs someone like my hubby, with all genuine ladies... Looks like you are the one...May God shower all his blessings on u & your hubby... I love to c & hear of somebody other than myself...in love.... It feels gr8.... Makes me believe that love still exists, around me too...

    And this poha dosa, I did prepare it earlier... but then I was not so serious about blogging...so I've no pics...I will when I prepare it next...I simply love it as it is very spongy & tasty.... Love all those holes in them...it looks beautiful... Repent that I have no pics... No worries..I will prepare soon...

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  12. Looks soft, spongy and very tempting Chitra

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  13. Hi Chitra.In the place where I live,I don't get idli rice so this seems to be the best idea for dosa!!! The dosa and chutney combo is so tempting!

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  14. Spongy and fluffy dosa...yummm

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  15. Very spongy and soft dosa Chitra..yumm!

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  16. looks soft and fluffy, i should give it a try

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  17. The porous white dosa is tempting!

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  18. Dosa is looking lovely, now I too want to make dosas, that with your tomato chutney is GORGEOUS looking, actually mouth watering...

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  19. poha dosa without buttermilk!!, great one.., let me try making them..

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  20. Thanks a lot frnds for ur sweet comments.
    @ lataraja , thanks.Will post the chutney in my next post.

    @Ash kuku , Thanks a ton.i was very happy by seeing ur comments.I am waiting 4 ur poha dosa recipe :)

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  21. Nice spongy dosa....a change from the usual ones.

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  22. looks really delicious and yum!

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  23. Hi Chitra, I did not know that sponge dosa can be made without urad dal. I am bookmarking this and trying it very soon!

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  24. Soft & spongy,never tried,will try soon

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  25. Yes, poha dosas are super soft, looks pretty...

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  26. Looks very soft and yumm...tempting me to try it once..:-)

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  27. looks delicate and spongy.yummy chutney

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  28. spongy dosa
    Looks like kal dosa.
    I love the chutney as well.
    Will try dal palak too

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  29. Looks very spongy and tempting .Do visit
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  30. Never heared of this kind of dosa and sure your recipe will help me in trying out this and lead to a geat challenge.These sound fabulous and will save the recipe. Thanks for the post.

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  31. looks nice and soft, (reminds me the aappam); and so appetizing with the chutney you've served :)

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