Saturday, January 20, 2007
Dosa Maavu Unniappam
Another one of those days when you wonder what to do with that extra bit of dosa batter that you find at the end of the dosa container that you know is not going to be enough for one thing or another. This one will definitely finish it off for you.
And no need to guess... it's going to be simple....
Leftover Dosa Batter - what ever you have in hand
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped (increase according to batter)
Green Chili - 1 finely chopped.
Curry leaves - 4 to 5
Dried Red chili - 1
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
In a small pad heat the oil and add the mustards. Once they start sputtering add the urad dal, curry leaves, chili, red chili, asafoetida. Now add the onions. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the tempering in the batter and mix well with salt. You can add a 1/2 cup of water if the batter is too thick. Now heat the unniappam chatti/ paniyaram. I have a non stick one, if you use cast iron, you would b=need to brush with oil lightly. The pour the batter into each cup 3/4 of the way up. Cover and let it steam for 5 to 6 minutes. By this time it is fully cooked. In case you want it more crispy you can also flip it and let it cook on the other side. Remove and serve it sambhar or dosa podi.
You can also add coriander leaves.
If you don't have an unniappam chatti/ paniyaram, that you didn't want to carry back from India, don't sweat, you can get an aebleskiver pan right here from amazon. Aebleskiver is a danish delicacy that look very similar in shape to our very own unniappams, that traditionally had apple fillings and was served during advent.