Upawasacha Dosa ani Ratalee!


Another variety to keep the boring menu off while fasting are the dosas, not the regular ones but the ones made of Samo seeds or Vari or upawasacha bhaat. Simple yet flavoursome. This one was suggested by my Ma , as she was worried about my fast, that’s her love as always. Anyways, here’s is my take on dosa ani Ratalee for the Navratri !


Dosa – Samo seeds 1 cup soaked for half an hour, freshly grated coconut 1 tabsp, green chilli’s 2/3, ground peanuts 1 tabsp, curds 1 cup, lemon 1 tsp, cumin seeds 1 tsp, salt to taste, ghee 1/2 tabsp.

Ratalee – sweet potatoes 1/2 kg, salt and freshly ground pepper, butter 1 tabsp.


In a blender take the soaked and then drained samo seeds, add curds, lemon juice, coconut, peanuts, green chilli’s, salt and cumin seeds. Grind it to fine consistency. Heat a non stick griddle. Pour the batter with a laddle in a circular motion to make thin dosas. Drizzle a tsp of ghee and flip it over. Cook it till it turns golden. Serve hot with Ratalee. 

For the Ratalee, simply boil or bake the sweet potatoes till tender,  slice them, season it with salt and pepper and add a dash of butter. Enjoy the crispy dosa and sweet potato bhaji.



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