Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Dosas are an amazingly simple fermented food. I've been on an Indian kick, and what better to go with curry than dosas?! Wild Fermentation has a great recipe:
Makes...a lot. And takes...a long time.
2 cups rice
1 cup lentils
1 cup kefir (or plain yogurt)
1 t salt
optional: bunch of parsley or cilantro, minced fresh ginger
Combine rice and lentils and add water to soak overnight, or 24 hours.
Process in blender or food processor with kefir.
Put mixture in large bowl, covered with cheesecloth or a towel.
Forget about it for three days - ::ahem:: Let it ferment for 1 - 7 days.
When ready to cook, add 1 cup warm water, or more, to a thin consistency (like crepes).
Add any seasonings, salt, and herbs.
Oil a pan and spoon in about 1/2 cup of batter, swirling so that it covers the pan.
Let cook til they bubble, like pancakes, then flip.
Repeat this about 24 times, all while saying, "This will be worth it, this will be worth it."
Store in pancake warmer on your kitchen table and grab them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serve with Indian vegetable medley, coconut chutney, or Indian rice.