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Pongalam – Dosai with leftover idli batter

Posted By Vardhini On February 1, 2012 @ 5:50 am In Breakfast | No Comments

This is of my childhood favorites. It is amazing to think how in olden days people lived with no refrigerators. I grew up without one for the most part and my grandma used to make this dosai with leftover idli batter that has become sour. Idli is one of the healthiest breakfast and is also easy to make during the busy mornings. But if the batter is not refrigerated it tends to get sour in a day or two.

That is when this dosai comes into play. The idli batter is given a makeover with onions, channa dal, cumin seeds and rava. This was also one of the few dishes I made when I started to blog last year. But then I thought it was too simple and postponed posting it. Added to that the pictures taken last year were taken in bright yellow light with flash :) . So when I saw a bunch of “leftover” events this month I managed to squeeze in some new pictures. Off to the recipe.

Left over idli batter (About 2 cups)
2 green chililes chopped
Curry leaves and coriander leaves (A handful)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp channa dal soaked in water for an hour (Kadala paruppu)
1/2 cup sooji (rava)
1 tsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
Salt if needed
Oil to make the dosa

Leftover idli batter ready for dosa.

Add channa dal, onions, green chillies, curry and coriander leaves to the batter. Mix.

Add cumin seeds. Mix.

Add rava. Mix. Check for salt and add if needed since the leftover batter normally has salt.

Heat a griddle and pour a ladle of batter. Spread to form a circle. Add a tsp of oil around the edges.

Flip over after a minute or 2.

Dosa is done when both sides are cooked well.

Yummy dosai ready and we had it with cauliflower kuruma.
Linking to the following events.
Cumin seeds event hosted by Anusha and started by Anu.
Cooking with leftovers hosted by Veena and started by Kalyani.
Leftovers event at simply.food

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