The cabbage which was made to rest in my fridge used to haunt me even in my dreams ;) So asked some recipes from amma. One of the few recipes that I noted down from her is the spicy cabbage dosa. This is made in Konkani house holds as an accompaniment with the full fledged meals. This dish easily will give the papad a run for it's money :) it's damn easy and tastes good with the regular meal. I made it at home for the first time, it was good. For people who like to try crazy combinations...the spicy cabbage dosa tastes good with ketchup, and can be savoured as a tea time snack also. As a kid I loved to spread mixed fruit jam on the spicy dosa, roll it and freak out on the taste :)Here's the recipe:
2 cups grated cabbage
1 chana dal
1 cup dosa rice
1/4 cup grated coconut ( you can use coconut cut into small pieces)
3-4 dry red chillies
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
Keep the grated cabbage in a wide mouthed vessel and keep it aside.
Soak chana dal and rice for about 2 hours.
Grind the chana dal, rice, coconut, red chillies by adding water ( do not make it watery).
The batter should be a little thick. Pour this ground mixture into the vessel which contains grated cabbage. Add salt (as per taste) sugar and mix all the ingredients .
Heat the tava putting 1/2 tsp oil . Once the tava gets heated pour about 1/2 a bowl of batter on the tava, spread it evenly in circular motion to make a medium sized circle. Put a few drops of oil and fry with lid closed till it turns golden brown. Now flip on the other side and fry till it is done.
Serve the spicy cabbage dosa hot with rice and dal.