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Tomato Dosa

5 Oct

Tomato Dosa.

Instant dosa can be prepared with tomatoes. Traditionally rice is soaked overnight and then it is ground into paste with tomatoes. Here, rice flour is mixed with pureed tomato for the batter. The batter is poured onto hot pan and cooked till the dosa turns crisp. Serve tomato dosa immediately with any pickle or chutney of your choice.
Makes: around 5 Tomato Dosas.


Rice Flour 1/2 Cup
Ripe Tomato 1
Green Chile 1 – 2
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a big Pinch
Curry Leaves 8
Salt to taste
Oil as Required

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove stem and roughly chop the green chile.
Wash and grind the tomato along with green chile into smooth paste.

In a mixing bowl, mix together rice flour, ground tomato green chile paste, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and salt.
Add enough water to make it somewhat thin batter.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply few drops of oil with back of a spoon.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of tomato dosa batter on pan in circular motions.
Make sure batter is thin enough that it makes small holes when it hits the hot pan.
Try to fill up any big holes and form into 6 – 7 inch diameter dosa.
Don’t spread the dosa with back of the ladle.

Fry till bottom side starts to turn golden brown.
Pour few drops of oil on top and turn on other side.
Reduce the heat a bit and cook on this side for around a minute before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining tomato dosa batter.
Serve tomato dosa immediately with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure tomato dosa is little crisp before removing from heat.

Suggestions: If the tomato dosa doesn’t come out crisp, make sure the pan is hot all the time. Don’t spread the batter once it hits the pan. Let it take its time to cook and crisp up. If the dosa doesn’t come out of the pan, make sure dosa batter is not too thin. If dosa comes thick, make sure batter is not too thick, and adjust with water.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped onion and cilantro to the tomato dosa batter. Finely chopped cashews can also be added.
Other Names: Tomato Dosa.