Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quick Tomato Dosai with Spinach Potato Filling

Quick Tomato Dosai with Spinach & Potato Filling
This is a fairly common dish in many hotels in Karnataka, and goes by the name Tomato Omelette. Anything called "omelette" is not very appetising to many of us, and so I just call it Tomato Dosai!  I have made it a bit differently, and used ground tomato instead of chopped or sliced tomatoes, and in addition given it a filling as well, to get in some greens! In minutes Sunday breakfast was ready!
For the Dosai
Besan / Kadalai maav / chickpea flour - 1 cup
Tomato - one large
Garlic - 1 clove
Ginger - a small piece
Green Chillie - 1
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
turmeric powder - a pinch
Curds - 1 tbsp
Water - (about a cup) to make the batter
Oil / Ghee - to fry the dosais

1. Grind tomato, garlic, green chillie into a paste.
2. Add the paste to the flour, along with salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida
3. Now beat the curds and water and blend it well with the tomato - besan mixture, to form a smooth batter.
4. Heat a non stick pan and wipe on a little  oil or ghee. (You can use a halved onion or potato to coat the pan evenly with  the oil)
5. Pour a ladel of batter and spread it out like a dosai, as thin as possible.
6. When you see a few light brown spots appearing, place a spoon of filling one half, and fold over the other half.
7. Serve hot as is or with your choice of chutneys or podis.

For the Spinach Potato Filling
Chopped Onion - 1 Tbsp
Potato - 2 medium sized, boiled and cut into cubes (you can remove the skins or keep it on as per your taste)
Spinach - 1 bunch, washed, cleaned and chopped
Green Chillie - 1 sliced
Grated Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Dhania Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
1. Heat the oil and add the jeera seeds.
2. Next add, onion, ginger, green chillies and onion, and toss together on medium flame.
3. Once the onion turns pinkish brown, add dhania and stir.
4. Next add the chopped potatos, followed by salt and lastly the add the spinach.
5. Mix well and shut the pan with a lid for a minute or two, and then switch off the flame.
Potato Spinach Filling is ready!

11 Post your Comments:

Lakshmi said...

indeed a quick breakfast item..perfect to try for me :D Thanks.

jayasree said...

Tomato dosa looks very tempting. With the filling, it will make a very good breakfast. Love these kind of instant dosas

Priya Suresh said...

Stuffed dosai looks super yummy and healthy..

chef and her kitchen said...

Loved the way u added tomato puree to it...looks yumm

Simplyfood said...

Really tasty looking dosas and I love the spinach and potato filling makes a complete meal.

Indian Khana said...

Very interesting and looks delicious ....

Raks said...

Nice verion,I loved the recipes!

Hamsi said...

This is new to me. Yummy dosa and spinach filling is great combo.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

mashhood said...

quikie item.... looks so crushy...

Ramachandran said...

very nice. appa

Ramachandran said...

very nice. appa