Saturday, July 11, 2009

Set Dosa and Sagu

Set Dosa is a speciality of Karnataka.It is usually smaller in size than the regular dosa and is served in a set of 2 or 3.The ideal side dish is sagu.

Ingredients for Set Dosa:

Raw rice - 2 cups

Poha/Aval - 1/4 cup

Urad dal - 4 tbsp

Curd- 1/2 cup

Salt to taste.


Soak the raw rice along with Urad dal in water for 4hrs.

Soak the poha in curd for about 1 hour.

Grind the rice along with urad dal.Grind the poha with curd separately.

Mix both well and add required amount of salt.

Allow it to ferment it overnight.

Heat a nonstick pan.Pour 2 ladles of batter and spread it into smaller circles than regular dosa.It will be thicker than the regular ones.Drizzle oil around the dosa.Cook on only 1 side.Don't flip the dosas.Cover with a lid for sometime and cook till the side which is down is slightly brown.

Ingredients for Sagu:

Combination of vegetables like potato,carrot,chow-chow(chayote squash),cabbage,beans - 2 cups

Tomato - 1

Onion - 2

Green chillies - 4

Grated coconut - 1 /2 cup

Poppy seeds - 2 tsp

Fried gram dal/Pottu kadalai - 2 tbsp

Ginger - 2 inch piece

Cinnamon - 1 inch

Cloves - 2

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Oil for tempering


Pressure cook all the vegetables until soft.

In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil.when it is hot add the cinnamon,cloves and ginger and saute till a nice aroma comes.Then add the finely chopped onion and green chillies and saute till the onions turn translucent.

Grind the sauteed ingredients along with coconut,fried gram dhal and poppy seeds into a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the tomatoes and saute till they become mushy.

Then add the pressure cooked vegetables and the ground paste,required amount of salt and 1/4 cup of water.Allow it to boil for sometime.When they become thick,switch of the stove.

Serve with set dosas.


Padma said...

Delicious dosa and sagu... excellent combination :)

Ann said...

It looks sooo soft and fluffy Ramya!

Vrinda said...

Thats a yummy set dosa,i was looking for a perfect set dosa recipe,thanx for sharing it...

kittymatti said...

lovely authentic recipe..

Preety said...

love both recipes, both are new for me but looks so yummy.

Arch said...

this reminds me of bangalore...thanks for sharing this recipe...wanted an authentic one for set dosa...will be making this soon...

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi Ramya, Thank you and u have a nice blog and good recipes..

Ramya said...

Thank u guys!!

Nithya said...

Look absolutely interesting and yummy. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. you have a lovely space here too.I am happy to get a new blogger friend here. Sure that I would keep visiting. :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely yum dosa...

Ramya said...

Thanx Nithya for visiting my blog!!Me too happy to get a new blogger friend..Ever since i started blogging,Ive got lotsa wonderful friends from around the world..Do keep visiting me often

Ramya said...

Thanx somoo!!

Preeti Kashyap said...

so soft and fluffy! looks yumm! nice click!

s said... saving looks so appetizing!

sunitha said...

Its really awesome thanks for the recipe,my hubby gave the best compliment when i did it