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Dosa with Peanut Powder

5 May

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Nuvvulu Podem to Dosalu.

Peanuts are ground into fine powder along with spices. Dosa batter is prepared with urad dal and rice flour. The batter is made into somewhat thin dosa and layered with freshly prepared peanuts powder. Once the dosa is cooked and is in light golden in color, it is served.
Makes: around 10 Dosas with Peanuts Powder.

Ingredients:

Urad Dal 1/2 Cup
Rice Flour 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Spice Powder:

Raw Peanuts 5 Tbsps
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Sesame Seeds 3 Tbsps
Whole Red Chiles 1
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Soak urad dal in water for around 3 hours.
Refresh the urad dal in fresh water and grind it into fine paste adding enough water.
Remove the urad dal onto a mixing bowl, add rice flour and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly and keep covered in a dark place for 6 – 8 hours.

Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and fry till golden in color.
Remove the peanuts from heat and add the sesame seeds.
Fry till sesame seeds turn light golden in color.
Remove sesame seeds from heat and add the broken red chiles.
Fry till red chiles are crisp and remove from heat.
Grind peanuts, sesame seeds, red chili powder, red chiles, cumin seeds and salt into fine powder using a spice blender.
Remove the peanuts powder onto a bowl.

Heat a flat pan on medium – high heat.
Pour a ladle full of fermented dosa batter and spread with back of the ladle in circular motion into thin dosa.
Layer the dosa with around a tablespoon of the peanuts powder and a pinch of red chili powder.
When the bottom of the dosa starts to change color, turn on other side and pour around quarter tsp of oil around the dosa.
Cook for a minute and carefully remove the dosa from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining batter.
Also, store the dosa batter covered in a refrigerator for couple more days.
Serve dosa with peanuts powder with chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure the dosa is cooked properly and don’t over fry the peanuts.

Suggestions: Adjust the peanuts powder and red chile powder to taste.
Variations: Check other recipes here.
Other Names: Dosa with peanuts Powder, Pallilu Podem Dosalu.