When joint families were the norm cooking food in large quantities had to be as quick as possible and yet filling and tasty for the many hungry family members . And mainly made without much fuss as the ladies had loads of other duties too ! So this thick healthy dosa like breakfast was quite popular in those days . I have already shared a sweet version. This is a spicy version ! Now adays most like paper thin dosas but these too are no less tasty !So let’s give it a try !
- Wheat flour / atta – 1cup
- Grated coconut – 1/4 cups
- Green chilli – 2 to 3 finely chopped
- Jeera – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves – a few ( chopped )
- Salt to taste
- Onion chopped finely – 1 tbsp ( optional )
Mix the flour , green chillies , jeera , coconut , curry leaves and salt . Add the onions ( if adding ), Mix well and then add water to make a thick batter , ( almost like idli batter ) !
Heat a tawa on medium heat and spread the batter a little thicker than your regular dosa ! .Drizzle some Coconut oil or ghee over it . Cover and let cook on low to medium flame .
Check after few minutes and flip . cover and let cook .
You can make soft maskats or crisp ones according to your choice . Enjoy this with your favourite chutney or sambhar as an evening snack or for dinner . We have this for breakfast too !!!