Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tomato dosa

I prepared this tomato dosa for Prajwal's snack box recently and he loved it for its attractive color and taste. I have not made it spicy as this is a kid friendly version. You can make it more spicy by adding green/red chillies accordingly to suit your taste buds. Saute and grind the chillies along with the tomato mixture.


Dosa batter - 1 cup
Tomato - 1, large and ripe, chopped
Onion - 2 tbsp apprx or 1/2 an onion, chopped finely
Garlic - 2 or 3, chopped finely
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Salt and oil as needed.

  1. Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add the cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Add the garlic flakes and saute for a min, followed by onion. Saute until the onion turns transparent. Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute until the raw smell goes off. Add the coriander leaves and asafoetida, mix well and turn off the flame.
  2. Allow this to cool down completely and grind to a smooth paste. Add salt as per taste, but keep in mind that the dosa batter already would have some salt.
  3. Mix the tomato paste along with the dosa batter and stir well.
  4. Now that the tomato dosa batter is ready, heat a skillet, pour a ladle full of batter, drizzle few drops of oil along the sides. Cook on both sides. Goes well with coconut chutney.