I just had this for lunch. I really like to make nice lunches, if I have the time. Today I made the time and I am really glad I did.
This is my version of dosa, based on a Sophie Dahl recipe, but changed a lot!
1 cup of chickpea flour
1 cup of rice flour
1 cup of yogurt
2 cups of water (or as much as you need to make a runny batter)
Whisk the yogurt and water into the flours until there are no lumps. Make sure that batter is runny!
In a HOT heavy based pan, brush some butter and then add a couple of spoonfuls of batter. Tip the pan to make the dosa as thin as you can. Wait until bubbles appear in the uncooked side and then carefully flip and cook for another 30 seconds or so. I usually find that the first two are REALLY BAD and fall apart, but once the pan is seasoned things get easier and they are easy to turn. See how you go!
Makes about 10 dosa
Potato and Pea Curry
I make this a lot. It’s a fave. I’ve been cooking it for 25 years!
1kg of peeled and roughly diced potatoes, boiled until JUST cooked
2 onions, peeled and roughly sliced
1 cup of peas, cooked the usual way until tender
1/4 cup of canola or vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and diced finely (or grated, even!)
2 tablespoons of Malaysian curry powder mixed with 1/2 cup of water
a slosh of soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil and fry the onions until golden. This will take a while, but it’s important that they are golden!
Add the ginger and fry for a minute. Throw in the garlic and fry for a second! Add the curry powder and water mix.
Fry, fry, fry, stirring all the time for a minute or so.
Add the potatoes and toss well until they are coated in the curry paste. Allow them to simmer away for a few minutes, stirring so they don’t stick or burn.
Toss in the peas and the soy. Mix one more time and it’s ready to serve.
Season with salt and pepper and add some fresh mint or coriander if you like!
To serve it the way I did…
Put 2 dosa on a plate. Add a couple of spoonfuls of the Potato and Pea Curry. Then you can add other things: yogurt, pickles, salad… whatever sounds good to you!