August 28, 2009

Onion Dosa & Simple Tomato Chutney

Hi Friends ,
This is my post to
Shama Nagarajan 's FIRST COOKED FOOD EVENT --AUG'09 To tell u honestly i don't remember my first cooking . Actually before marriage i will help my mom in kitchen(yedupude) & will watch & learn her cooking ..... Basically i have more interest in cooking , crafts & trying out different new things.... all this interests came from my mom , actually she is very interetsed in trying out new recipes , crafts etc.. Anyway i will cook before marriage & have tried this onion dosa & chutney which came out good & my mom ,dad ,sis,bro encouraged me a lot .But seriously started cooking & experimenting after marriage ,truly it came out well per my mom & mother-in-laws training .....My hubby will always encourages & tell me the mistakes i have done. It helps me a lot to correct my mistakes next time .......He is the Best encourager as well as a Best critic ......In my cooking experience i have tried out many dishes ,but that time i don't know about blogging , so i missed this opportunity ...Ok anyway now i started to share my cooking experience with u guys......Feeling happy about the encouragements from all u guys......Thank u ......


Onion Dosa Preparation:

  1. Dosa Batter - 1 cup

  2. Onions (finely chopped) - 1 no

  3. Coriander Leves - 2 to 3 twigs

  4. Green Chillies - 1 or 2 nos

  5. Salt to Taste
  6. Oil


First finely chop the onions & to that add the chopped green chillies , coriander leaves,little bit salt & mix all together well & keep it aside . Heat a flat pan (dosa thava)in a medium flame for about 5 mins & then apply little oil to that heated pan & then pour tbsp of the dosa batter on the flat pan & immediately spread it evenly in a cicular shape. Now spread the onion mixture on the uncooked side of the dosa & wait for few seconds & then turn over the dosa & again smear some oil & cook in a medium flame ( do not keep high flame ,becoz onions will get burnt more) .Onion dosa is ready to serve with tomato chutney , coconut chutney ......

Tomato Chutney Recipe:

  1. Tomato (large) - 1 no

  2. Onion - 1/4 no

  3. Garlic - 1 no

  4. Fennel seeds/sombu - 1 tsp

  5. Dry Red Chilli - 2 to 3 nos

  6. Curry Leaves - 4 to 5 nos

  7. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp

  8. Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

  9. Red Chilli pOwder - 1/4 tsp

  10. Oil - 1 to 2 tsp

  11. Salt to taste

Wash & cut each tomato into 4 pieces & grind the pieces of tomato ,onion,garlic, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds/sombu ,dry red chillies,salt into a smooth paste .Do not add water while grinding . Heat oil in kadai ,to that add mustard seeds & allow it to splutter & then add 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds , urad dal ,curry leaves & fry it for 1 min .Now add the grinded smooth paste to this & add little bit of water & red chilli powder(depends on ur spicy) & check for salt & cook for about 8 to 10mins until the raw smell goes from it , keep the stove in a medium flame . This goes well with dosa,idly ......

Preparation of Dosa Batter:


  1. Raw or boiled Rice or Idly Rice - 2 cups
  2. Urad dal - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup

If want u can add fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp ( i won't add it mostly ) even though the idly & dosa will come very nice ....

Wash the rice & urad dal & fill it with enough amount of water & soak overnight. Now drain the water from it & first grind the urad dal to a smooth paste by adding required amount of water to it . Then secondly grind the rice to a smooth paste(by adding required amount of water) & then mix them both together well in a large bowl by adding salt to it . Now leave the batter to ferment overnight or 7 to 8 hrs . After the fermentation stir the batter well & take 2 cups of the batter in another bowl ( add water if required)& now its ready to make dosa's .In the same batter u can make idli's also .......

Sending this to Shama Nagarajan 's FIRST COOKED FOOD EVENT --AUG'09 .


Padma said...

Onion dosa and tomato chutney is a great combo... looks yumm...

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow..thats so tempting...I love onion combination with tomato chutney :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

really somple the flavour

PriyaRaj said...

Thank u Padma, Gita, & sailaja for the nice comments ......

Pari Vasisht said...

This chutney is completely new to me, must try.

Priya Suresh said...

Dosa and chutney rendum supera irruku Priya..

Menaga Sathia said...

ஆனியன் தோசையும்,தக்காளி சட்னியும் சூப்பர் காம்பினேஷன் ப்ரியா.

Sarah Naveen said...

looks yumm!!!!

PriyaRaj said...

Thank u for all ur nice encouraging comments guys......

Nisha said...

The use of fennel in chutney so unique i'll try it sometime.