Friday, March 18, 2011

Watermelon Dosa

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Yupeeeeeee! its the melon season and I'm enjoying them every day :)

Water melons are one of the best body coolants and are filling for the evening grumble too.

I made melon cake for my blog's birthday and really dint want to throw away the white rind portion of the melon. So came up with an interesting dosa with it :)

It was equally tasty and awesome :)

You can also check out the Moar kolambu that I made long back with the white rind of the melon. :)

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Ingredients:

Par boiled rice(pulungarisi) - 1 1/2 cup
Melon pieces(white rind portion alone) - 1 cup
Scrapped coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt - for taste

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Method:

Soak the par boiled rice in water for two hours.

Puree the white portion of the watermelon.

Grind the soaked rice, coconut and melon puree together into a smooth batter.

Add salt to the batter and mix well. The batter doesn't have to ferment.

The dosa can be done in two methods.

Keep the batter consistency slightly thick and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the skillet and spread it like normal dosa. Add a tsp of oil and roast on both the sides.

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You can add a little water to the batter and pour a ladle full of batter starting from the edges in a circular way. Since the batter is loose it will automatically fill the middle portion. Add a spoon of oil to it. Turn the dosa and roast it on both the sides. (Like rava dosa)

I personally liked the second method better :)

Yummy melon dosa is ready to serve. Serve it hot with tomato onion chutney.

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Ingredients:

Tomato - 2
Onion - 1
Red chillies - 2
Salt - for taste

Method:

Chop onion and tomatoes roughly.

Take a tsp of oil in a pan and drop the red chillies followed by chopped tomatoes and onion. Fry for few mins until the raw smell leaves. Switch off and allow it to cool for a while.

Grind them with enough salt. Temper with mustard seeds.

Tomato onion chutney is ready to eat :)

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Note:

Make the dosas just before serving and enjoy them hot. They have a tendency to harden after a while.

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Written by: Nithya
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48 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luved the macro shot of the dosa...looks super crispy n perfect!

Plateful said...

WOW, that's quite an interesting dosa recipe with melon! The pictures are totally gorgeous esp the dosa close up is superb!!

Prathibha said...

Nice dosa...looks yummm

nivedita said...

Hi Nithya,
check my version too. We love the dosa like this..
http://niveditaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/brown-rice-and-watermelon-rind-dosa.html

Priya said...

Its not yet watermelon season here, cant wait to try this dosas, beautiful captures, very tempting chutney..

Priyanka said...

Awesome :)

Yuvana's Favourites said...

beautiful shot and yummy dosa. great.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting with the chutney....Wonderful use of the white rinds of watermelon...

Suja Sugathan said...

Crispy and yummy dosa,interesting recipe.

Kairali sisters said...

Watermelon dosa sounds yumm . Love the chutney too..Great job Nithya..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...yummy dosa...perfect clicks...

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savitha ramesh said...

very unique dosai and sure it shud be a treat .

Rekha shoban said...

interesting dosa with yummy chutney!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

very interesting one and perfect for the summer

Divya Kudua said...

Yum..I had this dosa ages ago at a family friends place and got so angry when I was told it had watermelon in it[though I liked it a lot,I felt cheated!!!]You reminded me of my childhood..and the chutney is lick-worthy!!

kavitha said...

Watermelon Dosa sounds really new to me,yet its look so tempting.Love ur clicks dear.

Pavithra said...

I too make this Nithi , i do same but I used to add little tamarind extract, cummin seeds, red chillies , and jaggery like how we grind for pullani adai or dosai. Pictures are great asusual nithi .. love all the shots.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Summer is not in here yet.. waiting to try these... Looks so lovely and healthy.. I tried sambar with the water melon rinds last year.. Was very good...

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Dosa looks great Nithi! Cake cut panni saptu you used this for dosa as well? :) Excellent! Pics are super duper,especially the macro!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

For got to mention,chutney looks great too! Love it!

Umm Mymoonah said...

That looks yummy, lovely shots.

Vidhya said...

You are so innovative.Dosa band chutney looks superb.

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats so innovative Nithy... Lovely clicks and super duper dosa...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Melon dosa looks so delicious and lavish. Great clicks.

Have a great weekend.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Bharathy said...

Super new and double sooper interesting..:)
nan oru pakkam amma oru pakkam poi ippo veetle 2 sooper sized melons irukku..kandippa pannuven dosa :)
thanks for the wonderful recipe! :)

Leena said...

Very interesting dosa recipe...

Rumana Rawat said...

This is so beautiful pic and very tasty looking dosa:)

divya said...

Watermelon dosa sounds yumm . Love the chutney too.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious dosa chutney combination fabulous

Deepti said...

need to wait for the next summer to have some watermelons here...

Never tried dosa this way....Perfect clicks toooooo

http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

Pasta and Paratha said...

What an innovative Dosa !!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very unique and nice dosa !! Loved the clicks !!

Lakshmi said...

both my favorite nithuu... the best for summer.. every season, when melons are plenty, i make them...
clicks are soooper :)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Loved all the shots ya! Simply superb...;)

Pass me some dosa please ..

Sanctified Spaces said...

Oh boy another unique dosa recipe...super close up shots..

Eat Hearty said...

Good way to utilize the white portion of melon! I usually make curry out of it, will try this option for sure!

Ankita
http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds new to me dear...
chutney - my daughter loves it a lot..
lovely clicks as usual:)

kitchen queen said...

dosai looks yum and nice.

Sujatha said...

A very different recipe.. will try soon..

shriannalakshmi said...

Dosa looks gr8. Very innovative!!!!

Archana said...

Had heard of this one but never tried. Thanks you give me the confidence to try it out.

Abhilash Pillai said...

now I am confident. You can make anything out of something... never thought a watermelon could be used this way...

I visited the gym master last week and like his new prescription...

he says not to use oil or masalas for some time... you see how interesting and quick.. I can now eat anything raw... or boil and eat... no cooking and waiting... :)

Amarendra said...

Amazing recipes... colourful presentation.. too good..

rpcooks said...

never heard/thought of such a dosa!! but the pics are sure a motivation to give it a try!

Priya's Feast said...

psst...I luv the crispy dosa....I dont know how u managed to click the dosa before it turns soggy...Teach me some lesson or else i wont be commenting anymore here... :)

diviya said...

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This is my first time tat iam posting a comment for blog....i hve been visiting your blog for the past 1yr...since i hve seen lot of blogs...but urs is mindblowing....and u seems to b a quiet intresting person...everyone are gifted by god but for my sense only few of them are takencare by him and u r t one i think soo...keep ur energestic thoughts...simply..madly..no words i became a fan of ur entire posts...
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Nithya said...

Thanks to all :)

@Divya - This is one of the best comments I have ever got. Your words are really very encouraging and makes me feel so good about what I'm doing. Thanks a lot dear and please do keep visiting my space. Hugs to you :) Hope you read this comment :)

Abhishekwords said...

Wow!

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