Friday, November 20, 2015

Uppu Huli Dosa / Uppu Puli Dosa / Pathrode Dosa / Spicy Vegetable Dosa ( Traditonal Recipe of Udupi and Mangalore)




Uppu Puli Dosa is all time favorite of my family. Spicy batter will be prepared using rice, tamarind, jaggery, coconut and fresh roasted spices. Vegetables like Ridge gourd, Potato, Onion, Cabbage , zucchini will be mixed with this spicy batter and spicy dosa will be made out of it.
 Today I will explain you using the uppu puli/spicy batter , How to Prepare
 i) Potato Dosa ?
ii) Ridge Gourd Dosa?
iii) Cabbage Dosa?
iv) Onion Dosa?
v)  Zucchini Dosa?

Spicy batter can be stored in refrigerator and has to be consumed within 5 days.
Using this batter I celebrate "Uppu Huli Dosa Week"  at home by preparing one day potato dosa, next day onion dosa ... goes on and on...

How/When  to Serve ?

Enjoy as breakfast along with grated jaggery.
Serve this as heavy healthy evening snack for kids .
Serve potato/ridge gourd spicy dosa along with hot rice and rasam as a side dish.

Let me go ahead with the detailed recipe ...

Ingredients:

1 cup  broken rice/dosa rice
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
one medium lemon size - tamarind
3-4 tbsp grated jaggery
1/3 cup fresh grated coconut
salt to taste 
oil for dosa preparation
veggies of your choice potato/ridge gourd/onion/cabbage/zucchini/methi leaves

for roasting 
7-8 dry red chilly  ( adjust according to your spice level)
6 tsp coriander seeds
4 tsp urad dal
2 tsp channa dal/bengal gram
1 tsp methi seeds/fenugreek
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1-2 tsp cooking oil


How to Prepare ?

Lets prepare the spicy batter first .....

  • Wash and soak the rice for 1-2 hours.
  • Using little oil, roast all the ingredients mentioned under "for roasting" till you get nice aroma.( Please don't burn the spices). Let it cool down completely.
  • Drain the rice and transfer it into a mixie jar. Now add in all the roasted spices, tamarind, jaggery, salt, turmeric powder and coconut into the same jar. Using sufficient water grind everything into a smooth batter.( Consistency should be like pakoda batter, neither too thin nor too thick).
  • Check for the salt again and adjust. 



Now we are done with spicy batter preparation.Let us proceed to see how to prepare veggie dosas?

  

 How to Prepare Potato Spicy Dosa, Ridge Gourd Spicy Dosa & zucchini dosa ?
  • Peel the outer skin of ridge gourd/Potato/zucchini. Now chop them into thin slices. Drop these slices into the batter.
  • Heat the dosa pan and grease with one tsp of oil.
  • Once the pan is hot enough, Dip the potato/ridge gourd/zucchini slices in the batter and place them on the pan one after another. Form a circular shape like dosa. At this stage, if you see gaps in between the slices on the pan, Fill in the gaps using 1-2 tsp of batter.
  • Cook the dosa by covering the lid in a medium flame.After a 1-2 minutes, add 1 tsp of oil ,flip the dosa and cook the other side too. Make sure potato/ridge gourd/zucchini is cooked nicely.
                     
                                                                                              

       










    How to Prepare Onion Dosa and Cabbage Dosa ?
  • Finely chop Onion/cabbage into small pieces. Add these veggies into the batter. Add in adequate water to make the batter very thin.
  • Heat the dosa pan and grease with one tsp of oil.
  • Once the pan is hot enough,take a ladle full of batter and just pour on the pan like neer dosa. 
  • Cook the dosa by covering the lid in a medium flame.After a 1 minute, add 1 tsp of oil ,flip the dosa and cook the other side too. Make sure veggies are cooked nicely.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                             






 How to Prepare Uppu Huli  Dosa  without veggies?
  • Add water to the batter and get the consistency of normal dosa batter.
  • Heat the dosa pan and grease with one tsp of oil.
  • Once the pan is hot enough, pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the pan.Spread in a circular motion to form a dosa of circular shape.
  • You can also make the batter very thin and pour like neer dosa.


    Tips /Alternative:
    • I have seen my aunt preparing mixed vegetable dosa too. You can do so by mixing grated carrot, grated cabbage, and fine chopped onion into the batter.
    • You can add chopped methi leaves to the batter and can prepare methi leaves spicy dosa too.
    • I have also seen friend of mine, grinds 1-2 onions along with other ingredients in the beginning it self while preparing the spicy batter.
    • By mistake if you have added more water and the batter is too thin 
      , then add in 2-3 tbsp of rice flour to make the batter thick. 
    • I usually use iorn dosa pan and its very good for health. 
    Thanks for going through my recipe , your feed back is always welcome :-)