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January 4, 2022

Rava Idli Without ENO, Baking Soda - Instant Suji Ki Idli Without Eno

rava idli without eno and baking soda


Instant Rava idli without ENO, baking soda was in my try list for years (Suji ki idli in Hindi). Some of my readers and friends were also asking me to try and share this recipe in my blog. After so many trial and errors, I am hooked up with this recipe. Usually rava idli batter without ENO, Baking soda needs to be fermented at least for 1 to 4 hours to get soft idli. It may be helpful for people living in hot places. For me, being in Bangalore, this trick never worked. I always end up making hard idli even after resting the batter for few hours.

Usually we use rava and curd in same quantity. Once I tried adding the leftover sour curd which is double the quantity of rava. i.e I used 2 cups of sour curd for 1 cup of roasted rava. Voila ! Idli came out super soft and fluffy. We all loved it. From then, this instant rava idli recipe without using ENO and baking soda has become my go to recipe. I make this idli at least once in a week for our dinner. 

rava idli without eno and baking soda

Bachelors and working women can make it easily. As its ENO and Soda free, we can have it without any guilt. To me coconut chutney is the best side dish for rava idli. You can also have it with tomato chutney or sambar if you like. Friends, do try this easy, yummy, instant Rava idli recipe without ENO, baking soda and enjoy! Check out the video below. 

Do check out my other Idli varieties too. 

 rava idli without eno and baking soda



Rava idli without ENO, baking soda


Rava idli without ENO, baking soda

Rava idli without ENO, baking soda - sooji idli without ENO, baking soda


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 10 to 12
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Dry roasted rava / Semolina / Suji - 1 cup
  • Sour curd - 2 cups
  • Salt - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Cashew nuts - to decorate (optional)
HOW TO MAKE RAVA IDLI WITHOUT ENO
  1. Dry roast rava/ semolina in a hot kadai in low flame for 5 minutes without changing its color.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Heat oil in the kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, green chilli, curry leaves, ginger.
  3. Saute till dal turns golden. Add to the roasted rava. Add salt and mix well.
  4. Add curd and mix well to make thick and pourable batter. Add little water if necessary.
  5. Grease idli plate with oil and pour the batter. Steam in idli pot for 15 minutes or till tooth pick comes out clean.
  6. Remove the idli plate and rest for 2 minutes. Scoop out the idli and serve hot with coconut chutney.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast rava in low flame for 5 minutes without changing its color. Transfer to a bowl.rava idli without eno and baking soda
  • Heat oil in the kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, finely chopped green chilli, ginger(optional) and saute well till dals turn golden brown in color.
  • rava idli without eno and baking soda
  • Add this to roasted rava. Add required salt and 2 cups of sour curd. Mix well to make thick and pourable batter. If necessary add little water based on the thickness of curd.
  • rava idli without eno and baking soda
  • Grease idli mould with little oil. Pour the batter. Boil water in idli pot and steam the idli for 15 minutes or till inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
  • rava idli without eno and baking soda
  • Switch off the flame and remove the idli plate. Rest for 5 minutes. Scoop out the idli and serve hot with coconut chutney.

    Enjoy !

Note

  • Use sour curd for best results.

  • Steam it for 10 to 15 minutes based on the size of mould. Make sure water starts to roll boil before you place idli plate.

Try this easy, healthy, instant rava idli without Eno and baking soda. Enjoy !

rava idli without eno and baking soda


 
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September 20, 2021

Hotel Style Thatte Idli Recipe– Soft Bidadi Thatte Idli

thatte idli recipe

This is my second version of Karnataka specia thatte idli recipe also known as plate idli in English (In Kannada, Thatte means plate). Long back I shared a fool proof recipe for thatte idli learning from my School moms group friend Priya. I have been following that recipe for years. Recently I was watching some Bidadi special thatte idli from popular hotels in YouTube. Based on the recipes they shared, I tried this recipe from Bagya Tv YouTube channel which is very similar to my Kushboo idli.

Thatte idli came out super soft and spongy. Usually baking soda is added in most of the recipes. But I did not even used baking soda. Still idli came out so well. I have used thatte idli stand that I bought in Amazon. But you can make this idli even without thatte idli stand. You can simply use the lid of steel boxes or make it as normal idli. There will be no difference in texture and taste. 

Friends, If you are looking for a super soft, fluffy thatte idli recipe, you must try this one. I am sure you will love the result. Lets see how to make Karnataka hotel style thatte idli recipe with step by step pictures.

thatte idli

Hotel style Thatte idli recipe


Hotel style Thatte idli recipe

Karnataka Hotel style Thatte idli recipe


 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Main course
Serves: 15
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Idli rice / Salem rice / Boiled rice - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 cup ( I used white, round dal)
  • Fenugreek / Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Thick Rice flakes / Aval / Poha - 1/2 cup
  • White, big Sago / Sabudana - 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed
HOW TO MAKE THATTE IDLI
  1. Wash the rice thrice till water is clear.
  2. To the rice, add urad dal and methi seeds. Wash once and soak in enough water for 4 hours. 
  3. In another bowl, wash and soak sago and poha for 4 hours.
  4. Grind everything together till it turns to smooth paste.
  5. Collect the batter in a big bowl and close it with a lid. \
  6. Ferment the batter over night or 12 hours. The next morning, mix the batter well.
  7. Grease thatte idli plate with oil or line with cotton cloth and pour the batter to fill it. Boil water in idli pot.
  8. Steam it for 15 minutes till idli is non sticky to touch.
  9. Remove the thatte idli plate and rest for few minutes. Loosen the sides and remove it.
  10. Serve hot with your favorite chutney and sambar. I served with Kempu chutney/ Red chutney !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the idli rice twice or thrice till the water looks clear. Add urad dal, methi seeds and wash it once. Add required water and soak the rice, dal mixture for 4 hours minimum.

  • In another bowl, wash and soak sago, poha for 4 hours. I soaked in drinking water and used the same water for grinding. 
  • thatte idli recipe
  • Grind the soaked rice, urad dal, methi seeds, sago and poha till smooth. Add required water while grinding. I did not add salt while grinding as it delays fermentation for Bangalore weather.

  • Collect the batter in a big bowl. Cover with a lid and ferment the batter over night or 12 to 15 hours.
  • thatte idli recipe
  • The next morning, batter would have raised well. Add salt and mix the batter well. Grease thatte idli plates with oil or line the plate with cotton cloth.
  • thatte idli recipe
  • Pour 2 to 3 ladles of batter and arrange in the stand. Boil water in idli pot and place the thatte idli stand. If you don’t have thatte idli stand, you can use steel box lids and pour the batter. Place the lid over the idli plate and steam it for 15 to 20 minutes till idli is non sticky to touch.
  • Remove the plate and rest for few minutes. Loosen the sides with a knife or spoon. Remove the idli and serve hot with your favorite chutney and sambar. Enjoy !
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Note

  • For variations, you can add a pinch of baking soda, rest the batter for 10 minutes before making idli.
  • Idli should be steamed for 15 to 20 minutes to cook well.
  • If you have not used cotton cloth to line the plate, remove the idli after resting for 5 minutes else idli will break while removing it.

Serve this hot and yummy Thatte idli with butter and red chutney, sambar or sagu.

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June 18, 2021

Sabudana Idli | Sago Idli Recipe | Javvarisi Idli | Sabakki Idli Recipe

sabudana idli

I make Sago recipes / Sabudana recipes (Javvarisi in Tamil) very rarely in my kitchen as my family is not fond of it. Even If I make it, I usually make javvarisi upma or add it while making Kushboo idli. Recently I came across this Instant sago idli recipe. I used white, big sago in this recipe. So I soaked it for nearly 5 hours to make this idli. 

Unlike our regular idli recipe, this idli batter doesn’t need overnight fermentation. You can make idli instantly as soon as you make the batter. If you have pre soaked sabudana in hand, this sabudana idli can be prepared under 10 minutes. Though its my first attempt, It came out so well. You can use Nylon javvarisi instead of big ones. 

I served it with Karnataka style Kempu chutney / Red coconut chutney by following the recipe from Sudha’s kitchen YouTube channel. Surprisingly Raksha and Sendhil loved it very much. Friends, do try this instant sabudana idli / Javvarisi idli at home and enjoy !

sago idli

 

Sabudana idli recipe / Sago idli / Javvarisi idli recipe


Instant sabudana idli recipe / Sago idli / Javvarisi idli recipe

Instant sabudana idli recipe / Sago idli / Javvarisi idli recipe


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 20
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Sabudana – 1 cup (white, round)
  • Sooji /Rava – 1.5 cups
  • Curd – 1.5 cups
  • Baking soda OR ENO – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – as needed
  • Dill leaves or coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Karnataka Red chutney / Kempu chutney
  • Grated coconut – 1/3 cup
  • Roasted gram dal – 1/2 cup
  • Soaked red chilli – 2 to 4 (Use byadgi chilli for bright red color)
  • Tamarind – small piece
  • Garlic – 5
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
To temper the chutney
  • Cooking oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
HOW TO MAKE SABUDANA IDLI
  1. Wash and soak sabudana / sago in enough water for 4 hours.
  2. Mash it well and add rava, curd, salt, chopped coriander leaves and water.
  3. Mix well. Lastly add baking soda or ENO. Mix well and rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Fill the idli mould with batter.
  5. Boil water in idli pot. Steam idli for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the idli plate and rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the idli and serve with chutney.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak sabudana/ sago in enough water for 4 hours. Mash it.
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  • Add the rava / Sooji, curd, salt, chopped coriander leaves and water. Mix well. Lastly add baking soda or ENO and mix well. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.
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  • Boil water in idli pot. Take a greased idli plate. Pour the batter and fill the mould till 3/4th.
  • sabudana idli
  • Steam it for 20 minutes. Open the lid and check if the idli is done. Remove the idli plate and rest it for 5 minutes.
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  • Remove the idli and serve hot with red coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Enjoy !

Note

  • You can use nylon javvarisi instead of white, big ones. In that case, you can soak it for 1 to 2 hours. Soak in hot water for quick soaking.


Try this easy, instant sabudana idli and enjoy ! 

Instant sabudana idli

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May 4, 2021

Veg Kizhi Parotta recipe–Kerala Kizhi Parotta In Banana leaf (Vegetarian)

Veg Kizhi Parotta recipe

I am a big big fan of Parotta based recipes. Recently I came across this Kerala special Kizhi parotta recipe in my Instagram feed. It was chicken kizhi parotta recipe from a Kerala hotel. I got tempted to try and looking for a vegetarian version. Then I found this veg kizhi parotta recipe in a YouTube channel where the host showed the making of vegetarian kizhi parotta with mushroom and paneer from a small hotel in Chennai.

I was so happy to see that video and tried it immediately with some store bought parotta. To layer this kizhi parotta, I made my hotel style plain salna, a dry curry with mushroom and paneer, some grated paneer and coriander leaves to garnish. I layered everything over the roasted banana leaf and cooked in a dosa tawa. You can also steam it for few minutes just like podhi soru.

The flavor of banana leaf over the cooked parotta was awesome. Moreover the parotta was so soft to eat. So you don’t have to tear it and soak in salna to eat. This kizhi parotta is already soaked and cooked in salna. So it was so soft and yummy. We all loved it.

Friends, if you are a parotta lover like me, you must try this kizhi parotta. You will love it for sure. You can also use mixed vegetables or cauliflower in salna for variations. Non-vegetarians, you can make it with chicken salna and chicken curry or prawns masala just like the one I saw in the video.

Ok, lets see how to make veg kizhi parotta recipe with step by step pictures and video !

Check out my Veg Kothu parotta recipe 

Chilli parotta 

Veg kizhi parotta

Veg Kizhi Parotta Recipe


Veg Kizhi Parotta Recipe

Veg Kizhi Parotta Recipe - Kerala style kizhi parotta in vegetarian version using mushroom and paneer.


 
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
For layering kizhi parotta
  • Parotta - 4 ( Homemade or readymade)
  • Plain salna / Empty salna or Veg salna - 3 cups
  • Mushroom, paneer dry curry
  • Grated paneer - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Banana leaf - 3
  • Cooking oil - to drizzle
For dry curry
  • Mushroom - 10 (Slice thinly)
  • Paneer - 20 small cubes
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE VEG KIZHI PAROTTA RECIPE
  1. Wash and slice mushroom. Chop paneer, soak in hot water and set aside.
  2. Make Salna and keep it ready.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mushroom and paneer pieces. Saute for a minute.
  4. Lower the flame. Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric and garam masala powder.
  5. Mix well and cook till mushroom becomes soft. Switch off the flame. Keep in a bowl.
  6. Now take the parotta and cook both sides in dosa tawa drizzling oil. Remove and press it to form layers. Cook 4 parotta and set aside.
  7. Now take the cooked parotta, salna, mushroom masala, grated paneer and coriander leaves.
  8. Heat a banana leaf in low flame for few seconds.
  9. Add a tsp of ghee. Place one parotta, pour salna to cover it.
  10. Spread the mushroom masala. Now layer it another parotta, pour salna.
  11. Spread the grated paneer and garnish with coriander leaves.
  12. Fold the banana leaf all the sides and tie it with the thread.
  13. Heat dosa tawa and drizzle oil. Place the folded banana leaf.
  14. Cook in low flame for a minute. Flip and cook the other side too.
  15. Remove and serve with onion raita and salna. Enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and slice mushroom. Chop paneer into small pieces. Soak in hot water till use. Wash and chop onion, tomato for making salna. Grind coconut + poppy seeds for salna.

  • Make salna following THIS RECIPE. You can make it plain or add vegetables like cauliflower, carrot, beans, peas and potato. Keep the salna ready.

  • Now lets make the mushroom masala. Heat oil in a kadai. Add sliced mushroom, paneer cubes. Mix in low flame for few minutes till mushroom turns soft. Add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Mix gently to coat the mushroom and paneer pieces. Switch off the flame and remove in a bowl.

  • I used readymade frozen parotta. You can use homemade or store bought parotta too. Cook the parotta drizzling oil in both the sides. Remove in a plate and separate the layers by patting the parotta between your hands. Cook 4 parotta and keep it ready in a plate.
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  • Grate paneer and finely chop coriander leaves. Keep it ready. Take banana leaf and roast in low flame in both the sides. Roasting the leaf makes it soft and easily foldable.
  • Veg kizhi parotta recipe
  • Place a full banana leaf over the table. Place a small leaf in the middle. Drop a tsp of ghee. Keep one parotta in the center of leaf. Pour salna to cover the parotta.
  • Spread the mushroom, paneer masala. Cover it with another parotta and pour salna again. Spread the grated paneer and garnish with coriander leaves. Fold the banana leaf in both the sides. Tie with a thread or with the fiber part of banana leaf. 
  • Veg kizhi parotta recipeVeg kizhi parotta recipe
  • Heat a dosa tawa. Pour 2 tsp of oil. Place the banana leaf and cook in low flame for few minutes. Flip the other side and cook it. Remove and enjoy the super soft and flavorful Veg kizhi parotta with onion raita, salna ! Enjoy !Veg kizhi parotta recipe

Note

  • You can make plain salna or vegetable salna as per your choice.
  • I made dry mushroom masala. You can saute onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and make it like a thick curry too.
  • Procedure seems to be lengthy. But it took just 15 minutes to prepare the salna and mushroom masala. If you have readymade parotta, you can make it easily.
  • Instead of mushroom and paneer, you can use cauliflower.


Easy and yummy, hotel style Veg kizhi parotta is ready to enjoy with onion raita and salna !

Kerala Kizhi parotta

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January 6, 2021

Jowar Idli recipe without rice / Cholam Idli Recipe / Sorghum Idli Recipe

Cholam idli recipe

After a long time, I started making millet recipes in my kitchen. My recent try was this jowar idli recipe/ Sorghum idli dosa batter without rice. Jowar is a healthy gluten free millet which is high in fiber, protein and packed with essential minerals and vitamins. Its a great alternative for atta/ wheat flour and all purpose flour / maida. It is good to control diabetics, thyroid and aids weight loss. Sorghum is known as Cholam in Tamil, Jonnalu in Telugu, Jola in Kannada, Jowar in Hindi.

There are two varieties of Jowar in India. One is white in color and other one is red jowar which is called as Irumbu cholam/ Irungu cholam in Tamil and Malayalam. I have used white variety in this recipe.

For all millet idli recipes, I use a combination of millet, urad dal and poha / aval / pressed rice to replace rice. It comes out well and soft every time. Not only idli, you can also make crispy dosa with the same batter. But the only problem I face with all the millet idli batter is, you cannot refrigerate and store the batter for more days like our regular idli dosa batter. Millet idli dosa batter should be used within 2 days for best taste. 

This Jowar idli dosa batter is also the same like other millet idli batter recipes. You have to consume it within a day or two even under refrigeration. Other than this factor, you will not find much difference in taste, flavor from our regular idli dosa. I am sure you will love its spongy and soft texture. 

Jowar idli tastes the best with coconut chutney, tomato and onion based chutneys or tomato thokku. I served it with tomato thokku and idli podi. We loved it. I am happy that I can include this recipe in our regular diet too. Friends, do try this easy and yummy jowar idli / Sorghum idli and enjoy for your breakfast and dinner !

Check out my foxtail millet idli

Kodo millet idli

Ragi idli 

Pearl millet idli

Pearl millet dosa

Jowar idli without rice

Jowar idli / Sorghum idli/ Jonna idli without rice


Jowar idli / Sorghum idli/ Jonna idli without rice

Jowar idli / Sorghum idli/ Jonna idli dosa batter recipe without rice


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 15
Prep time:5Hours
Cook time:10Minutes
Total time:5 Hours 10 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Jowar / Sorghum / Cholam - 2 cups
  • White, round urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Poha / Pressed rice / Aval - 1/2 cup
  • Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & Water - as needed
HOW TO MAKE JOWAR IDLI
  1. Wash the jowar and poha till you get clear water.
  2. Soak in enough water for 5 hours.
  3. Wash and soak urad dal and methi seeds for 2 hours.
  4. First grind urad dal to a smooth, thick batter. Transfer to a big bowl.
  5. Then grind soaked jowar to a smooth paste. Add to urad dal batter.
  6. Mix well with hands. Cover and ferment the batter over night or 12 hours.
  7. The next morning, add salt and mix the batter with a ladle.
  8. Pour in a greased idli plate and steam in a pot for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove and rest for a minute. Then scoop out and enjoy with chutney, sambar !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the jowar, poha together for 3 to 4 times to remove the dust. Wash till you see clear water. Add enough water and soak it for 5 hours.

  • Wash the urad dal + methi seeds together for 2 times and enough water to soak it for 2 hours.
  • Jowar idli without rice
  • First grind urad dal to a smooth, thick batter adding required water. If you are grinding the batter in wet grinder, add water gradually and grind to a smooth, thick paste like butter. If you are using mixie, use ice water to grind the batter. Collect the urad dal batter in a big, wide bowl with space for fermentation. 

  • Now grind the soaked jowar + poha to a smooth, thick paste adding required water. Add the jowar batter to urad dal batter and mix well with your hands to aid fermentation. Cover the batter and ferment it overnight or 12 hours based on the weather in your place. 
  • Jowar idli recipe without rice
  • The next morning, batter would have raised well. Add required salt and mix well. Take idli plate and grease with gingely oil.

  • Roll boil water in an idli pot. Place the idli plate and steam cook for 10 minutes. Check with a tooth pick or with a wet finger. If it comes out clean, idli is done. Remove the idli plate and wait for 2 minutes. Then scoop it with a flat spoon and serve in a plate. Enjoy with sambar or chutney !Jowar idli recipe without rice 

Note

  • You can use cooked rice instead of poha.
  • You can use thick or thin poha/aval for this idli
  • If you are using mixie, use ice cold water for grinding the batter to avoid heating of mixie jar.
  • Soak jowar and dal separately and grind them separately.
  • If you want to soak and grind everything together, use 3:1 ratio of jowar and urad dal. i.e use 1.5 cups jowar and 1/2 cup urad dal. 


Try this easy, yummy and healthy Jowar idli for your breakfast / dinner !

I served it with tomato thokku and idli podi. 

 Jowar idli recipe


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December 6, 2020

Set Dosa Without Curd–Sponge Dosa Recipe

Set dosa recipe

Set dosa is one of my most favorite dosa recipes. Most of the time this would be my order in restaurants here. Set dosa served with sagu and coconut chutney tastes absolutely delicious.

Set dosa can be prepared in two ways. One with rice, urad dal, poha and methi seeds without using curd and another version without urad dal where poha and curd is used with rice. Both of them comes out super soft and tastes good. So it is also called as sponge dosa.

Long back I have shared a sponge dosa recipe without urad dal adding curd. Recently I tried this version without curd. It came out so well. I served it with potato kurma and kara chutney as side dish. We all loved it.

I won’t say this recipe makes Karnataka hotel style set dosa. Hotel style dosa batter has rice flour, maida, dals in it. I am still working on it to get the exact taste and texture. This one is just home style set dosa that comes out soft and spongy.

It tastes similar to the one you get in road side small eateries. To make Tamil nadu style set dosa, you can add some turmeric powder in the batter and serve with vada curry.

Friends, do try this yummy, soft and spongy dosa recipe. You will also love it like us ! Lets see how to make spongy dosa recipe without curd with step by step pictures and video. 

Check out my another version of soft dosa recipe if interested !

sponge dosa

Set dosa / sponge dosa recipe without curd


Set dosa / sponge dosa recipe without curd

Set dosa / sponge dosa recipe without curd


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 15
Prep time: 16 Hours
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 16 Hours 5 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Dosa rice or idli rice - 2 cups (Low quality Raw rice / maavu arisi or parboiled rice)
  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Poha / Aval / Pressed rice - 1/2 cup (Thin or thick)
  • Methi seeds / fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil or sesame oil - to drizzle around dosa
HOW TO MAKE SET DOSA/SPONGE DOSA
  1. Wash and soak rice, urad dal, methi seeds together for 4 hours.
  2. Wash and soak poha separately for 30 minutes till soft.
  3. Take a mixie jar and grind the rice to a smooth paste.
  4. Transfer the batter to a vessel. Grind poha to a smooth paste and add to rice batter.
  5. Mix both the batter with your hands. Ferment overnight or 12 hours.
  6. The next morning, add salt and mix the batter.
  7. Heat dosa tawa, pour a ladleful of batter. Spread slightly.
  8. Cook till porous in medium flame. Drizzle oil and flip the dosa.
  9. Cook the other side too. Remove it. Make 2 or 3 dosa and serve as set.
  10. Serve hot with kurma/sagu and chutney!
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak the rice, urad dal and methi seeds together for 4 hours. Wash the poha and soak it separately for an hour. Use drinking water for soaking so that you can use the same soaked water for grinding. It helps for fermentation.

  • Take a mixie jar and add the soaked rice along with required soaked water. Grind to a smooth paste and transfer to a big vessel with room for fermentation. You can grind in two batches.
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  • Grind the soaked poha along with the water to a smooth paste. Add to the rice batter and mix well with your hands. Mixing with your hands aids fermentation. Do not add salt while grinding as it delays fermentation during winter.
  • set dosa recipe
  • After mixing the batter, close the vessel with a lid. Ferment it overnight or minimum 12 hours based on the weather in your place. Proper fermentation is the key to make perfect, spongy dosa with more holes. 

  • The next morning, add required salt in the batter. Mix well and check the consistency of batter. If its too thick, add little water. Batter should be like regular dosa batter in consistency.
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  • Heat a dosa tawa, lower the flame. Pour 1/4 cup of water. Wipe with a cloth and pour a big ladleful of batter. Spread it slightly. Keep the flame medium. Pores/ holes will appear all over the dosa. The drizzle with oil all over the dosa. Flip over and cook the other side. Remove when golden. Alternately you can cover and cook the dosa. Remove when its cooked. No need to flip it.
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  • Serve hot with vegetable kurma or saagu and coconut chutney. Enjoy !

Note

  • Do not reduce the quantity of poha or urad dal. Dosa won’t be soft.
  • For variations, you can use idli rice instead of dosa rice.
  • My dosas were even more good the second day with lots of holes. Please refer the above pictures. The more fermented batter, greater the results would be.
  • You can refrigerate this batter up to 2 days and use it.
  • You can flip and cook the dosa on both the sides as I did OR cover and cook the dosa till holes appear and then remove it.
  • To resemble like Tamil nadu style set dosa, you can add some turmeric powder in the batter. Flip and cook both the sides.

  
Try this easy, yummy set dosa recipe without using curd. You will love it !

Below picture is the dosa made with second day batter !

sponge dosa




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