When she sent out a recipe for making dosas, I printed it out almost immediately. You may have noticed from other recent posts, that I really love dosas. Really. But there are no places here in Santa Cruz to go get a dosa. So, if you want one, you are on your own. Which, until now, meant no dosas for Amey.
Kittee's recipe is great and easy (just requires the patience of fermenting time)... and makes a lot, thank god, because this will give you an excuse to eat dosas non-stop for a few days.
Just look at that beautiful dosa!! Honestly, I could not believe that I made it. It was perfect! Perfect taste! Perfect texture! Not so hard after all! A miracle! The next day, my mom came over to help me with some yard work, and I just whipped up two more dosas for lunch! Amazeballs! Not pictured, but verrrrry important is the coconut chutney that goes with the dosas. Yums.
So, then I had a whole bunch of batter sitting around and I started going crazy! I made more dosas! Then... I made uttapam! An uttapam is made with the same batter as a dosa, but is thicker and usually has the goodies cooked right into it. I am really crazy about uttapam. I ate a ton (literally, they are serious gut-bombs!) of uttapams in India back in January... So the discovery that this is something I could make in my very own kitchen for my very own self has been a revelation to say the least.
Back in January, while eating one of the many aforementioned uttapams at a restaurant in Pune (India), my friend Jane and I were dreaming up other uttapam variations - especially dessert uttapams. What about a coconut and pineapple dessert uttapam?, we wondered. That would be so good! Well, folks, you know what I did with my uttapam batter! And when Kittee's next zine comes out, you'll be able to get it and find my recipe for Tomato & Onion Uttapan and Pineapple & Coconut Dessert Uttapam, and make some for yourself.
Unleash the monster! There is no going back!