Recently I have got so many new frinds, thanks to aayisrecipes. Daily I get so many encouraging mails. I even came to know about some people from my very own village through this site!!!. Last week I received Teppal(Sichuan pepper) from Deepa (she came to know I was searching for teppal from one of my post and sent it to me by post). Isn’t it great??
You must be wondering, why am I writing all these here? Few days back, I got a mail from Manoj. He gave me names of few very famous South Kanara dishes. He even promised me to find out the recipes, so that I can post them here. Then he sent me the recipes of most of them. This delicious dish was one among them. I tried this yesterday (I had pathetically failed with all my cooking experiments, except this one!!!). It tasted great. Do try it out.
‘Sanna’ means ‘Small’, the name comes from the size of these dosas. Usually three small dosas are made on a tava at a time. Its a well known dish in South Kanara(Mangalore, udupi, manipal and places around them) Konkani houses. From Manoj’s mail, I came to know, it is served as a side dish with rice and daali thoy. But since I do not prefer dosas with lunch/dinner, I prepared them for breakfast. The taste was on my mouth for the entire day yesterday!!!.
Dosa rice 3/4 cup
Toor dal 3/4 cup
Roasted Dry Red chillies 4-6
Small onions (Chopped finely) 2
Cabbage (Chopped finely) 1/2 cup
Tamarind extract 1 tea spn
Coconut 1 cup
Hing (Asfoetida) A pinch
Soak rice and dal seperately for about an hr each and drain. Set aside.
Blend together the coconut, red chillies and tamarind to a fine paste.
Add the toor dal and blend again to get a smooth paste, adding very little water when blending.
Add the hing, salt and drained rice and blend again to get a smmoth-coarse consistency.
To this blended mixture, add the chopped cabbage and onions. Mix well.
Heat the tava, applying a little oil. Pour small dosas (can put three dosas at a time on the normal size tava). Fry on both side till they tun brownish.
Serve hot. (I served this with honey as these dosas are little spicy).
Preparation time : 20min