Yup! Instant Watermelon dosas. They are soft, fluffy and delicious. The smell and taste of watermelon dosa is extra ordinary and very different from regular masala dosa. The recipe travelled from my Naani’s to mum’s kitchen now from Yuvika’s kitchen to yours.
1 cup of sooji (semolina)
¼ cup grated coconut (optional but recommended)
½ cup puffed rice
¼ cup oats (optional)
1 cup chopped watermelon rind/watermelon pieces
Salt to taste
Oil for frying the dosas
1. Soak puffed rice in water for at least 15-20 mins. After soaking, wash the puffed rice well and drain all the water completely.
2. Puree the white rind portion or pieces of watermelon in a blender/mixer.
You can use just the white rind portion of watermelon or just the red edible part of watermelon or use them together too. I prefer using 3-4 pieces of watermelon and rest white rind. No matter what you use the taste of watermelon dosa will definitely be yum. However, the colour of the dosa depends on what you use. Puree the watermelon.
3. Now in the mixer add in the soaked puffed rice, grated coconut, sooji and oats, grind them smooth using watermelon puree no water. (if you want you can just grind the puffed rice then add sooji and oats mix it with watermelon puree.)
The consistency of the batter should be medium thick. Do not add any water while grinding, as the water given out by watermelon is sufficient to make a batter.
4. Transfer the ground batter into a vessel, add salt to the batter and mix well.
5. Allow the batter to sit for 20- 25 mins for softer, fluffier dosas.
6. Heat up a frying pan and set it to medium heat.
7. Pour a ladle full of batter in the centre of the pan and then spread it a little into a round shape. Cook closed until it cooks on one side. Add a tablespoon of oil uniformly all over the dosa. Flip it onto another side and cook uncovered for 3-4 mins.
Serve hot with butter, chutney.
Note: For sweet flavour you can add 1 -2 tsp of jaggery to the watermelon batter.
If you have left over dosa batter then add ½ cup of watermelon puree, add ½ tsp black pepper. Check for salt. Make dosa now. Enjoy!
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