When it comes to cooking food I am sure every woman will feel cooking is easier than deciding what to cook and this holds true especially for making breakfast. I always find cooking breakfast in the morning a big headache. For this reason, to make things easier I store idli or dosa batter in the fridge almost every week. This is the easiest breakfast which is loved by all and I don’t have to break my head to decide what to cook. Also, my daughter loves dosa so much that she can eat it every single day without getting bored of it.
But at some point in time, I was really fed up of dosa. Of course for how long can one eat the same thing every day, right? But I have to make it for my daughter and also to make things easier for me (in a way daughter was a reason for me though she loves it). And there were times when I would forget soaking the rice for a few hours or I could not use it immediately after grinding to make dosa as it needed fermentation. So I switched to making different types of simple and instant dosa which not only tasted good but also very healthy.
P.s. I do not make dosa every day but I make it quite often.
Here I will share the recipes of a few instant dosa’s that I make which is liked by my daughter and which is also very healthy. Instant dosa can be made by mixing up flours and make dosa immediately or soaking ingredients overnight or for a few hours and immediately using after grinding it to a batter without having to wait for few hours to ferment.
6 Instant dosa recipe
1. Rava dosa
1/2 cup medium or bombay rava 1/2 cup rice flour 1/4 cup maida (I generally won't add maida and skip it. But my mom adds maida and tastes good) 1 tbsp curd which is optional 1 onion finely chopped. 1 green chilli (I skip adding chilli for my daughter) Method: Mix all the ingredients together. Add 2 cups of water and ensure the batter is runny to get nice crispy dosa. Add salt as per taste. Heat a dosa pan. Ensure the pan is hot enough and pour the batter on the pan. Make sure to stir the batter every time before you pour the batter on pan. Enjoy hot and crisp rava dosa
2. Ragi dosa
1 cup ragi flour
1/2 cup rice flour or besan flour
Salt as needed
Finely chopped onion, ginger (optional)
Mix ragi flour, rice flour, onion and salt.
Add enough water to make it a running consistency. If the batter is thick then the dosa will be thick and starts breaking.
Pour the batter on a hot pan.
You need not flip and cook on the other side as dosa will be cooked completely as the batter is thin.
1 cup green gram soaked
Green chilli as per the required spice
1 tsp ginger
Take soaked green gram, onion, ginger and green chilly and grind to a fine batter (you can skip chilli if your child don’t eat spicy food)
Let the consistency of the batter be thick.
Heat the pan.
Pour the batter when the pan is hot and spread the batter with the back of the ladle.
Once the dosa is cooked on one side flip and cook on the other side.
Enjoy the delicious dosa with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice.
4. Yaadni or Adai dosa:
1 cup toor dal
1/2 cup chana dal
1/4 cup moong dal
2 tsp methi seed
2 tbsp poha
2 tsp ginger
Salt as per taste
Soak toor dal, chana dal, moong dal, methi seed and poha overnight.
Next day, add all the ingredients to a blender
Add green chilli and salt.
Grind the ingredients to a fine batter.
Let the batter be thick as a normal dosa.
To make the dosa, spread the batter on a hot pan.
Add little oil and let the dosa cook.
Once cooked, flip and cook on the other side.
5. Neer dosa:
1 cup dosa rice
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
Method of preparation:
First, soak dosa rice overnight or for 5-6/hours
Drain the water and add soaked rice to a blender
Add freshly grated coconut and blend to a fine paste
Add salt and enough water to the batter to make it watery.
The neer dosa batter should be very thin to get the perfect dosa
Now, heat a pan and pour the batter carefully.
Let it cook for a minute and slowly remove the dosa to serve hot
Need dosa need not be cooked on both the side.
6. Wheat dosa:
1 cup wheat dosa
4-5 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp Jeera
Add enough water to the ingredients.
You can even add onion and 1tsbp curd which is optional
Let the batter be as thin as possible
Pour the batter on a hot Tawa.
When the dosa is cooked, flip and cook on the other side.
You can even bring a variation to this batter by adding a little jaggery. This tastes very good. I add jaggery while making it to my daughter and she loves it.
Make the above dosa and relish the dosa with your family. I use a prestige non-stick pan to make dosa. The pan is really good and dosa comes out very well without sticking. If you have a normal tawa then grease it with oil before pouring the batter so that the dosa does not stick to the pan.