Getting nostalgic is something that happens to me at times, may be the smallest of things really make me travel all the way back home to the good old childhood days. As kids my brother and myself were pampered a lot by our maternal grand parents. All our smallest of the wishes were even granted, but as kids we were more into playing with cousins than spending time with our grand parents and i really do regret doing so. But still, we loved them a lot, i never missed a chance to sleep with my ammama ( grand mother ), she used to tell me stories every single day and i would lay by her side hugging her tight, how i loved being a girl !!!
Well, this is a long lost recipe that is not pretty much used nowadays. I had a chance to taste this dosa from my in- laws place, and i guess the best kind of i have had. My grandmother used to make Puttu ( Steamed Rice Cake ) from Dried ground tapioca powder, never thought even dosa is made out of these.
Tapioca Adai Dosa / Spiced Tapioca Crepes
2 cups Idly Rice / Raw Rice
2 cups sliced Tapioca
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
8 - 9 Shallots ( thinly sliced )
4 - 5 Green Chilies
1" inch Ginger ( chopped )
few curry leaves
Soak rice for for about 3 - 4 hrs.
Clean cut the tapioca into pieces and grind it in a mixer until smooth.
Add in the rice and grind it into a smooth water adding enough water as needed.
In a pan heat oil and saute Shallots + Green Chilies + Ginger + Curry leaves until soft .
Once cooled add the sauteed spice into the batter adding turmeric, asafoetida , salt and water as needed.
The batter should be of a pouring consistency.
Heat a tawa or pan and pour in a ladle of batter, spread the batter and drizzle gineglly oil around it and make crepes or dosas , as needed.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.