Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Arusuvai Friendship Chain & The Secret Ingredient !!


The Arusuvai friendship chain has been going on for quite sometime now in India. It was started here, in the US, recently by The Yum Blog, Bhags & Bharathy. Thank you all, for starting this chain...... its fun watching people send & receive the "Secret Ingredient" & wait till a dish comes out of it!

So finally today i got my secret ingredient, sent by Deepa of Recipes N More.

It was a big chunk of Jaggery! I was excited on seeing it & quite a few dishes crossed my thoughts..... i wanted it to be something very different & i landed up making - Soornali. Its a kind of dosa - I made the salty & sweet version.. enjoy !!


Ingredients:

Raw Rice - 2 cups
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Poha - 1/2 cup
Butter milk (Sour) - 1 cup
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Cucumber - 1 (If desired)

For Sweet Soornali : Jaggery - acc to taste.

Method:

1. Soak rice & methi seeds together for about 2 hours.

2. Grind it to a fine paste along with the coconut.

3. Wash the poha & set aside. Once it fluffs up, add to the ground mixture & grind well. Add the butter milk & salt.

Now transfer half the batter to a vessel & add in grated cucumber & mix it in well. This batter is for the "Salty Soornali". Cucumber can be omitted too if you dont want them, but it imparts a nice flavour & taste.

To the rest of batter i added about 1 cup of grated jaggery & ground well again. Check the batter for sweetness & accordingly adjust. This batter is for the "Sweet Soornali". You can add some elaichi powder if you like, but traditionally we dont add it.

You spread it like regular dosas, little thick & cover & cook only on one side. The sweet soornali, try taking with ghee.. it comes out real yum!

Soornali can be eaten with home made fresh butter or with any chutney of your choice. Ofcourse the sweet soornali - needs no accompianment! So heres the Soornali ready to be enjoyed!

The Secret Ingredient is now again on the move from my place to...

Maya of Konkan World.
Dhivya of Dhivyas Kitchen &
Red Chillies

Thank you Maya, Dhivya & RC for participating & continuing the chain. Good luck & awaiting the superb dishes you will come up with.

25 comments:

Kalai said...

Haven't heard of this, but sounds yummy and easy. Nice one, Seema! :)

DEEPA said...

Oh wow!! seema ...I tasted it today and it was great. You served me hot from the tava and it was awesome lady!!!

Laavanya said...

Wow Seema that was super fast. I just saw Deepa's post recently!
I'm thinking of re-naming you to dosa queen (from deal queen) :)
Looks nice, delicious and soft.

Red Chillies said...

Seema, it has been ages since I ate soornali and we had almost forgotten it. Thanks for reminding. Tukka email pettaila. Please check.

Jayashree said...

Looks and sounds good...thx.

Archana said...

nice, very nice. I am looking forward to some ingredient from this food chain as well.

Sia said...

isn't soornali yellow in colour? although i have never ventured into making it, i had tasted the ones my MIL and amma made.

Seema said...
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Rachel said...

I haven't had soornali.....looks tempting!Great use of the ingredient!

Seema said...

Kalai - Thanks!

Deepa - Thank u :-) Glad u liked it!

Laavanya - Dosa queen :-) LOL!!! So i will post more dosa recipes....you're inspiring me!!

Red Chillies - I make the salty version once in a while, but not sweet.... yes, by seeing other blogs, so many forgotten dishes pop up! Thats good part about blogs! E-mail pallele ani reply kelle.

Jayashree - Thank u!

Archana - Great, your getting a secret ingredient too!

Sia - Sweet Soornali is yellow in colour - I have in photo kept 1 soornali & one Thousali.Some people add Haldi to Thousali too, but i dont!

Rachel - thank u.

Bharathy said...

I saw Deepas post just 2 days back and you are here with yours!Amazing!!!!Spell bound with your energy levels,promptness and involvement girls!!You really rock with your jaggery dish here! :)!..
I had been keeping a trck with the bloggers who had been a part of the chain so far and oh my my...you girls are too fast :)

Happy cook said...

You ladies in US are also having fun with this chain.
I can imagine it must be really fun to receive a secret ingridient

Swaroopa said...

looks yummy! thanx 4 sharing...

Uma said...

Looks so yummy! Never heard of it! I bet it must be tasting great! I have to try this kind. Nice post! Happy Valentine's Day, Seema!

bhags said...

This must have tasted real nice...a sweet touch to the friendship chain....nice one:)

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

This does sound good...didn't know the Arusuvai had crossed borders. This is fun & I agree with Deepa...hot from the tava sounds divine!!

Mishmash ! said...

dosa with jaggery...wow...want to taste it now!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this arusuvai chain sounds new to me as i was in a long break for 4 months, Wish i look into it.... The jaggery dosa is great....

Sagari said...

coconut and jaggary with rice yummmmyy combo

Dhivya said...

nice recipe seema...and i've passed u an award..check out my blo..

Pravs said...

I will love this dosa with jaggery. Nice combo.
Seema, i have something for you in blog..plz check it out.

Raaga said...

I have a love hate relationship with surnolis :-) the sweet ones I can't have more than one of :-)

Nice blog :-)

Seema said...

Bharathy - Thanks! I was going out on vacation soon, so had to finish off the chain & post an ing to some one else - hence the express speed :-)

Happy cook - Having fun & enjoying this chain event.

Swaroopa - Thank u.

Uma - Thanks, its real yummy.

Bhags - Thank u.

Passionate baker - Thank u.. yes the chain has crossed border & going well.

Mishmash - thanks, i can make it for u anytime :-)

Sukanya - Thank you.

Sagari - Thanks.

Dhivya - Thank you & it was so sweet of you to pass on an award.. Thank u :-)

Pravs - Thank you, try it out & let me know. Thanks for the award, i just saw it.That was sweet of you. On vacation still will be back next week & cath up with all blogs :-)

Raaga - Love hate relationship.. that was funny ! I make it very rarely too....

Seema said...

Bharathy - Thanks! I was going out on vacation soon, so had to finish off the chain & post an ing to some one else - hence the express speed :-)

Happy cook - Having fun & enjoying this chain event.

Swaroopa - Thank u.

Uma - Thanks, its real yummy.

Bhags - Thank u.

Passionate baker - Thank u.. yes the chain has crossed border & going well.

Mishmash - thanks, i can make it for u anytime :-)

Sukanya - Thank you.

Sagari - Thanks.

Dhivya - Thank you & it was so sweet of you to pass on an award.. Thank u :-)

Pravs - Thank you, try it out & let me know. Thanks for the award, i just saw it.That was sweet of you. On vacation still will be back next week & cath up with all blogs :-)

Raaga - Love hate relationship.. that was funny ! I make it very rarely too....

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