Butter Dosa Street Style: How to make ButterDosa.
Butter Dosa like the name suggests, is a combination of generous amount of butter/ghee, a spread of simple flowy upma, and the tastemaker being the sprinkle of a powder made of a couple of ingredients along with chopped onions and coriander. Sounds okay but the taste I must tell you takes you to heaven! Literally to heaven.
So I happen to attend a dear friend's wedding last November and the foodie in me had to take a look at the food section (so that I can plan my priorities Ha! ) As it was too early and many of the guests didn't arrive, many of the stalls were still closed except this Butter Dosa guy and this recipe is what he revealed as I couldn't stop praising or eating his Butter Dosas. So, thats the story and here is the recipe – in detail with pictures below 🙂
Ingredients to make the Dosa Batter:
Every family has its own recipe for making Dosa batter and this is mine.
- Urad dal: 1cup
- Rice: 2 and a half cup
- Methi seeds: 10-12
Ingredients to Make the Upma:
- Mustard seeds: 1/2 a teaspoon
- Cumin seeds: 1/2 a teaspoon
- Bombay Rava/upma rava: One cup
- Water: 2 to 2 1/2 cups ( we need the upma as flowy as it can be)
- Salt: To Taste
Ingredients to make the tastemaker:
- Dried red chili: 12
- Coriander seeds: 5 teaspoons
- Garam Masala: 3/4 of a teaspoon
Method to make Butter dosa:
- Soak one cup of urad dal with 2 1/2 cups of rice along with few methi seeds over night and grind into a slightly coarse paste.
Method to make Upma:
- Take a pan heat some oil
- Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter.
- Then add a cup of upma rava and fry till the rava becomes slightly brown.
- Add 3 or more cups of water to make the upma in running consistency.
- Add salt to taste.
- Cook for a few minutes and keep it aside.
Method to make the tastemaker:
- Take a pan and dry roast 5-6 teaspoons of coriander seeds along with 10-12 dried chilis.
- Roast till the coriander turns aromatic and its color changes.
- Cool the ingredients completely and grind them into a fine powder.
- To the powder add 3/4 spoon of garam masala powder and salt to taste.
- The tastemaker is now ready to go.
- Chopped Onions: 2
- Finely chopped coriander leaves.
Step by step Images to make Butter Dosa:
- Take a pan and pre-heat it. Pour a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it evenly.
2. To the dosa add butter at the center and some oil on the edges.
3. Once the butter melts spread a spoonful of upma and spread it along the dosa.
4. Add chopped onions and coriander along with the tastemaker powder.
5. Spread them evenly and let the dosa cook till golden brown.
5. Serve hot with sambar or any chutney of your preference and prepare yourself for a heavenly treat! 🙂
- Make the upma as flowy/liquidy as possible as it keeps tightening while you go on. Mine tightened by the time I shot the pictures 🙁
- Balance the taste of the tastemaker powder. If it smells or taste more like coriander seeds balance it by adding a bit more of garam masala. Add garam masala little by little instead of taking a single shot.
- Go easy with the butter/ghee when making this recipe.