Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Maggot, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I love dosas, but have never tried making them. Anyone made them before.

    Do you have to use rice flour? I don't have any, and was thinking of using gram flour and wheat flour.
  2. lazythursday

    lazythursday Well-Known Member

    It's pretty hard. You need rice and also urad dal (particular sort of lentil). You have to soak them and let them ferment. Difficult in our climate.

    There are some easier non fermented versions but I've never had much success. Your best bet might be to go to an Asian food store and buy a packet mix that you just add water to.
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  3. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Yep, dosa mix ftw. :D
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  4. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I've never had a dosa... off to search :)
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  5. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i've tried but i can't bring myself to like them, they're too soft and bouncy. give me a chapati any day of the week...
  6. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I love 'em. My local Nepalese restaurant does the most gorgeous ones with very hot mushroom filling, with coconut chutney, tarka dhal and a green chilli and coriander dip. I have fond memories of eating masala dosas with extremely hot chilli sauce at WOMAD with some lovely Urbs, years ago.
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  7. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Thread makes me want a Rava Dosa right NOW dammit :mad:
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  8. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    From what I have seen I really want to try them!!
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  9. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    These were ok, but they were like normal pancakes, and didn't have the crispiness of a dosa.

    I will search out some dosa mix.
  10. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    I fucking love DOSA :cool:
  11. UrbaneFox

    UrbaneFox Car Cleaning Guru

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  12. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    Love Dosas, but not great at making them.
    1.Packet mix attempt - went badly wrong.
    2. Rava dosas (made with semolina) from fresh. OK, but a bit oily, and not the crispiness of the proper rice flour/urad mix dosa.
  13. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

  14. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Piya's in Arambol used to do an awesome one. Masala Dosa. Tube-shaped, too big for a plate. Sambar with it (is it called that? the red fiery stuff anyhow) and coconut chutney. About 30 rps if memory serves. I'm drooling right here now.
  15. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    So you lot made me go for a dosa last night, and THEY WEREN'T BLOODY DOING THEM!! :eek: because the dosa makers had gone on holiday or something :mad: Had a very nice meal, not the same. :(
  16. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

  17. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I did that today and got a packet mix (made by Gits :D).

    They also had a ready-made mixture, but it came in a giant sachet type container that looked impossible to store once it was opened, so no good for me.
  18. lazythursday

    lazythursday Well-Known Member

    Please let us know how they turn out - I've been meaning to try the packet mixes for ages since my dosa disasters.
  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Tried making them last night, not a great success. The first one was too thick so it didn't get crispy and the second one was too thin so it fell apart. It might be possible to make decent dosas from the mix, but I haven't managed it yet.

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