Sunday, April 13, 2014

Davanagere Benne Dosa - Karnataka Special

Karnataka, this state is in Southern part of India  located in the Deccan plateau. This state have many cultural heritage and this reflects in their cuisine and foods. Obviously this state have a diversity and amazing food culture which is very much in variety.Karnataka cuisine is a mix of both vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisine,while pure vegetarian meal is popular in and around. People living in the coastal areas enjoy seafoods. The cuisine Udipi,Malenadu,Kodagu, Mangalorean and Navayath form the part of Karnataka cuisine. Rice is the staple food here, but rotis with wheat, jowar and ragi are consumed very much in northern parts of this state.Sesame and groundnut oil are common cooking oil in this state, eventhough people living in coastal area of Karnataka use coconut oil,some coastal Mangalorean cuisine is influenced by the Goan cuisine, thus they use coconut milk abundantly in their cuisine.

Mangalorean cuisine are spicy in nature, pancakes, rice rotti,kori rotti,neer dosa,sannas are popular dish here while sandige, avalakki and talipittu are quite famous in Malenadu cuisine. Udupi  cuisine is strictly vegetarian,onions and garlic are totaly avoided in this cuisine, one cant resist to their masala dosa and the sambar,rasam,pickles, drycurries are special delicacies of this cuisine. Kodagu cuisine is quite an opposite cuisine when compared to the other cuisines of Karnataka, its has so many non vegetarian delicacies like pork curry,chicken curry. While in North Karnataka, rottis prepared with wheat and jowar are quite popular, people of this part make varieties of rotis and they serve it with palya, usli etc.Desserts plays an important role in this cuisine, famous sweets like Mysorepak, chirotti,obbattu,payaa,poppyseeds payasa are very common in this cuisine. For my today's post, i chosed this crispy butter dosa from the city Davanagere in Karnataka. Benne dosa means butter dosa, this dosa is made with a dosa batter but with lots of butter. The side dishes served usually with this butter dosa is a special chutney with some whole spices and grated coconut alongwith potato masala, both tastes awesome with this crispy dosas and we loved it very much.

Recipe Source: Aayis Recipes
For dosa batter:
1cup Urad dal/deskinned black gram
2+1/2cup Idli rice/Parboiled rice
1/2cup Rice flour
1cup Poha/Rice flakes
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
Salt
50grms Buter (cut as small pieces)

Soak the urad dal, fenugreek seeds and rice for an hour.

Wash rice flakes and keep aside.

Grind the soaked dal-rice,washed rice flakes together as smooth batter.

Add the rice flour,salt,grind again for few seconds.

Keep aside for overnite or 4-5hours.

Heat a tawa, spread a thin dosa, drop some butter pieces generously, cook until it turns crispy.

Flip the dosa, fry for few seconds, fold.

Serve with potato masala and chutney.

Chutney:
1cup Grated coconut
3nos Green chillies
4nos Cloves
1no Cardamom
1inch Cinnamon
1tbsp Grated ginger
1/4tsp Tamarind paste or blueberry size tamarind piece
Salt

Grind all the ingredients together with some water.

Serve with dosa.

Potato masala/Aloo Bhaji
2nos Potatoes (pressure cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Chillies(chopped)
1tsp Mustard seeds
few curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Oil
Salt

Heat oil,let splutters the mustard seeds,now add the chopped onions,chopped ginger,curry leaves.

Fry until the onions turns transculent.

Add the turmeric,salt and potatoes,cook for few minutes.

Mix well,put off the stove.

Serve as side dish.

35 comments:

  1. The crunchy dosa looks delicious..like the chutney it is new to me, though I have read about the dosas.

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  2. oh ur tempting me with this dosa .reminds me of my bangalore golden days ....nenage benne dosa bekku .

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  3. Wow another one of my favorite dosas Priya..looks fantastic!

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  4. These crispy Dosa with Aloo subzi wat else we want to relish our taste buds in the morning. Scrumptious breakfast.

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  5. i had this in a new place at pune..way down south..it tastes amazing and this is looking equally rather more tempting

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  6. feel like having it for breakfast right now... yum...

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  7. such an authentic dosa Priya!!! the cloth in the props is very nice...

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  8. Looks so delicious and perfect.. great presentation too!!

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  9. The crunchy Dosa wow akka.apadiye antha plate thirupunga.am hungry

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  10. Crispy looking dosa. I love it!

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  11. love dosa but always made straight from the box mix. want that my dinner yumm

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  12. Benne dosa looks perfect. It's making me drool.

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  13. Such tempting platter..Looks absolutely delicious

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  14. Butter dosa ...wow. Send me one dear. Looks flavorful with all these sides.

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  15. Benne dosa looks tasty and wonderful !

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  16. Healthy dosa luks tasty vth masala..nice pic.

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  17. Looks so good ! Golden brown and crips. Wow!

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  18. such a tempting dosa with neat presentation, hv to try soon!!!

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  19. Yummy! We love this dosa at home, lot of buttery goodness!

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  20. it looks awesome... that plate of goodness can leave anyone drooling over it...

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  21. That dosa looks so crispy and crunchy! The platter looks lovely.

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  22. Super inviting crispy dosas. Looks so yumm...

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  23. Such a flavorful and crispy dosa,the coconut chutney with spices sounds interesting and inviting...

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  24. the crispy dosa is mouth-watering.. can never get bored of it.. the chutney sounds really different with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom..

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  25. So many dosas this time!! Love these buttery dosas!

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  26. Yummy. My mouth's watering just thinking about this butter laden dosas.

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  27. Yum yum! The plate is making my mouth water. The chutney is deliciously new so a must try.

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  28. I was wondering how this dosa is different from the other dosas. So these are butter dosa! I am sure tastes great with generous amount of butter used to fry the dosa. Nice choice for the state.

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  29. I was actually going to make this for karnataka breakfast but saw another new one and changed it. Have to make this soon.Looks yum!

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  30. omg crunchy dosa witha very interesting chutney there looks fabulous :) awesome recipe choice aks chance ille kalakudhu !!

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