August 22, 2011

The longest pancakes on the planet- Dosas

So my Fiance works with a large group of people from all over the planet, and one of those people, a lovely lady by the name of Yuri, likes to keep up with my cooking, and give me recipes. One such recipe she gave me was for an indian dish named "Dosas", otherwise known as a very elaborate pancake. It takes a long time, but is pretty delicious, especially made with my customized toppings!

Dosas (As altered through Yuri)
2 cups jasmine rice (the recipe called for basmati, but I had jasmine)
1/2 cup Green Split peas (it called for Urad Dal, but I had none)
4 cups water

You need a large bowl, and a medium bowl. Start at nighttime!
In the large bowl, place the rice and 3 cups of water together. Cover and set somewhere warmish.
In the medium bowl, place the split peas and 1 cup of water, cover and also set somewhere warmish.
Leave them sitting there until the next afternoon.
First, open the rice. It should have absorbed quite a bit of water. Pour off any water that remains, and then dump the rice into a blender.
Begin to blend it, adding in a bit of water at a time to make it a batter like consistency. Place back into the large bowl.
Rinse out the blender, and repeat this process with the split peas, blending into a paste.
Add the split pea paste into the rice, and stir to combine.
Cover, and replace the bowl in a warm place until the next day, allowing it to ferment together.
The next evening, remove the cover, there should be a little film. Stir with a whisk to combine once more.
Spray a non-stick pan with some cooking spray, and fry like you would pancakes.
You can enjoy like that, OR, you can make my topping!

Dosa Topping
1 medium onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled with a peeler into strips.
1 tsp olive oil
Salt, Pepper, and dried chili pepper flakes

In a frying pan, heat up your olive oil.
Add in the onion dices, and your carrot peels, and sautee for a few minutes.
Spice with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
As you cook your dosas, spread hummus on them, and then top with the sauteed veggies.
Stack a few like this.
Eat up with happiness!

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