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Appetizers, Mains, Vegetarian

Quick onion dosa

The dosa is a hugely versatile food. In India, it can be a light snack or a meal in itself. It can be made light and lacy or thick and substantial. It can take a simple five minutes to prepare ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Makes 10 dosas
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cream of wheat
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced serrano chile
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root, optional
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Oil

Step 1Mix together the flour, cream of wheat, rice flour, cumin, onion, chile, optional ginger, 1 cup of water and the salt, adding more water by the 1/4 cup as needed to form a very thin batter.

Step 2Lightly spray a nonstick griddle or frying pan with cooking spray and heat it over medium-high heat. Spread 1/4 cup of batter at a time thinly on the griddle, working from the center outward, in a circular motion as described for Sada Dosa. Spoon some oil around the edges and cover. When the dosa is cooked through and crisp, about 2 minutes, flip it over and fry the other side, 1 minute, adding more oil as necessary. Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.

Note: This is one of the easiest and tastiest versions of the dosa. It's as close to an instant dosa as you'll ever find.
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