Moru Moru Dosa

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When children come home after school in South India and peek into the kitchen to see what is waiting for them, the answer they yearn for is “Moru Moru Dosa” or crisp dosa!

This recipe shows you a quick-fix fermented dosa recipe, which tastes even better than the regular fermented batter dosa and is perfect for After School Treats .

Made with rice flour, semolina and plain flour held together with curds and water, this crispy dosa gets its amazing flavour from an assortment of ingredients like green chillies and coconut, and an aromatic tempering.

Although the amount of batter looks to be too much, you can prepare only 13 dosas with it.

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Preparation Time:    Fermenting Time:  30 minutes   Cooking Time:     Makes 13 dosas
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  1. Combine the rice flour, semolina, plain flour, curds, coconut, coriander, green chillies, salt and
  2. 4¾ cups of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the tempering over the mixture and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. After fermentation, add another ½ cup of water and mix well.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using a little oil.
  8. Sprinkle a little water on it and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  9. Pour ½ cup of the batter on it and lightly tilt the tava immediately to make approx. A 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle.
  10. Smear a little oil on it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns golden brown in colour and crisp from one side.
  11. Turn over and cook on another side till it turns light brown in colour.
  12. Fold over to make a semi-circle or a roll.
  13. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 12 more dosas.
  14. Serve immediately with sambhar and coconut chutney.

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 on 20 Mar 15 03:26 PM

Moru Moru means crispy crispy and they actually are! They look like the rava dosas we get in the restaurants. It tastes very delicious like the rava dosa. It is important to have these dosas immediately to enjoy the proper crispiness. If you will have it little later, they will turn soft.
 on 18 Mar 15 02:04 PM

A good recipe for breakfast or snacks. It is an instant recipe that can be made within minutes. The coconut gives a nice flavour to this dosa. Unlike the regular dosas, these dosas are not so crispy. They are soft yet delicious.