A South Indian breakfast …….!!!






1 cup raw rice

1/3 cup split black gram (urad dal)

2 tablespoons cooked rice

2 tablespoons beaten rice (poha)

5 to 7 fenugreek seeds (methi)

Salt to taste

Oil for cooking




Wash the raw rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds. Soak in a little water along with the beaten rice and cooked rice for at least 4 hours.

Grind to a smooth paste with a little water. Cover and keep aside for at least 6 hours. Add salt and mix well.

Heat a non-stick tava and grease it lightly with oil. When hot, pour a ladleful of the batter, spread using a circular motion to make a thin dosa and cook on one side.

Pour a little oil along the edges while cooking. When crispy, fold over, put some potato bhaji on it and serve hot with chutney / sambhar.



Potato Bhaji / Palya (DRY)



Boiled Potatoes – 5

Frozen peas – ¼ cup

Onion – Sliced – ½ cup

Fresh Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp

Green Chillies – 2 (Finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 4-5 leaves

Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (Finely Chopped)

Cashewnut – 10

Mustard Seeds – 1tsp

Channa Dal – 1 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Lemon Juice – 2 tsp

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Salt – As per taste

Oil – 1 tbsp






Mash the boiled potatoes and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal.

When the dal is slightly browned, add curry leaves, cashewnut, green chillies, and onion. Fry for couple of minutes, till onion turns translucent.

Now, add turmeric, salt and fresh grated coconut, frozen peas and fry for a minute.

Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and add the lemon juice just before serving and mix well.