Sunday, 29 January 2012

Madurai Kari Dosa

Madurai is sometimes called Thoonga Nagaram (the city that never sleeps) because it has the appearance of operating twenty four hours a day.Unusually for India, a large number of the city's food outlets remain open well past midnight. One of the most popular restaurant in Madurai is Simmakkal Konar Kadai, which serves the best mutton dosa in town. The combination of the fermented rice and lentil batter, egg, chilli mutton and coconut chutney will definitely win any non-veg lover's heart. We have made our Kari( variation of curry) dosa from chicken rather than mutton. This a 2 step process. First , we prepare a thick chicken curry and then top it on the dosa.

What you need to prepare Chicken Curry :
  • Chicken - 1/4 kg finely minced
  • Onion - 2 chopped fine
  • Tomato - 1 chopped fine
  • Green Chilli - 1 slit
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Cashew - 5-6 pieces
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few leaves
  • Coriander leaves - few leaves
  • Salt to taste
The preparation method for Chicken Curry:
  • Make a fine paste of coconut and cashew in blender by adding little water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed vessel and add the chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute till the onions turns golden brown. You can add salt at this stage to quicken the process.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. 
  • Add the chopped tomato and mix well. Keep stirring till all the individual pieces of onion and tomato are mashed.
  • Add all the powders and mix well.Ensure the powders don't get burned.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and cook till the chicken is almost done.
  • Pour the coconut- cashew paste to this. This will thicken the gravy.
  • Cook till chicken is well done. Add the coriander leaves on top and keep this aside.

What you need to prepare Kari Dosa :
  • Dosa batter - 2 cup
  • Egg - 2 beaten well
  • Chicken Curry - 1 cup
  • Oil for smearing
The preparation method for Kari Dosa:
  • Mix the chicken curry and the beaten eggs in a bowl.
  • Take a ladle full of  batter and spread on a hot tawa in a thick but small dosa. Smear littleoil on the sides and the top.
  • Spread the chicken+egg mix on the top. Cook on one side for a minute on medium flame.
  • Flip it over carefully without breaking the dosa. Cook on this side till well done.
  • Tasty Chicken Kari Dosa is ready to be served with chutney or chicken gravy.

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