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 !!
Raw Rice - 2 cups
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Poha - 1/2 cup
Butter milk (Sour) - 1 cup
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to tasteCucumber - 1 (If desired)
For Sweet Soornali : Jaggery - acc to taste.
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 &
Thank you Maya, Dhivya & RC for participating & continuing the chain. Good luck & awaiting the superb dishes you will come up with.