Friday, January 30, 2009

NEER DOSA WITH CHICKEN CURRY

Neer dosa with chicken curry is a classic combination.I ate this for the first time during my college days in manipal.I fell in love with it instantly.This is a must try combo for all chicken lovers.

Neer dosa is a thin pancake/dosa made from rice.'Neer' means 'water' in Kannada and Tamil.So one can guess that its made from a watery batter.The batter is made by grinding soaked rice and shredded coconut and adding enough water to make a thin batter.It is a very popular cuisine in udupi district.It can served with chicken curry or chutney and sambar or with sugar/jaggery mixed with coconut.

NEER DOSA

INGREDIENTS

Raw rice - 2 cups

shredded coconut - 1 1/4 cup

water

salt to taste

METHOD

Soak the rice for atleast 3 hrs.Grind the rice and coconut separately to a smooth paste.Add enough water to make a thin batter ,the consistency similar to that of buttermilk.Add salt.Let it rest for half an hr.

Heat a tawa/griddle.Pour a laddleful of batter on it and swirl it in a circular motion to spread it.Cover with a lid and let it cook till the top becomes dry.Serve with warm chicken curry or chutney.


CHICKEN CURRY

INGREDIENT

For marination:-

Chicken breast - 1 large , cut into cubes

turmeric - 1/4 tsp

kashmiri red chilli pdr - 1 tsp

salt and pepper

For gravy:-

onion - 1 medium size,thinly sliced

tomato - 1 medium size,sliced thin

coconut - 1 cup

cumin seeds - 1 tsp

turmeric - 1/4 tsp

kashmiri red chilli pdr - 1 1/2 tsp

curry leaves - 1 sprig

coriander leaves - a bunch,chopped

For Masala:-

Onion - 1 medium size,roughly chopped

tomato - 1/2 a piece,rougly chopped

garlic cloves - 2 nos

ginger - 1 tsp,chopped

cinnamon stick - 1" piece

cloves - 4-5 nos

cardamom pods - 2 , peeled

fennel seeds - 2 tsp

black peppercorn - 10 nos

coriander pdr - 1 tbsp

cumin pdr - 1 1/2 tsp

kashmiri red chilli pdr - 2 tsp

lemon juice - 2 tsp

salt

METHOD

In a bowl mix the ingredients for the marinade and add chicken into it.Marinate it for about 2 hrs. Grind all the ingredients for the masala and keep aside.Also grind the shredded coconut adding some water and keep aside.

Heat some oil in a pan and add the grinded masala in it.Fry it slowly on a medium heat until the mixture turns dark brown and the raw taste of onion completely disappears.Remove and keep aside.This is the most important part in the dish so be careful not to burn it.

Heat some oil in the same pan.Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute it for a few seconds and then add the sliced onions. Saute until they become soft and translucent.Add turmeric pdr and the chicken pieces.Stir for a couple of mins.Then add the grinded masala and stir until they are well mixed.Add the grinded coconut and water(if needed) to bring it to the consistency you like.Add salt.Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5-8 mins or until the chicken is fully cooked.Garnish with coriander leaves.

27 comments:

Asha said...

Ranji, you are an expert at making chicken dishes, girl. Every recipe is so good. Y'day, I had a Rotisserie chicken and I made Sig's Chilli Chicken with chapatis.
Neer dose looks so white, yum. I will make this combo one day. Kids don't like doses much, but they have to eat it anyway! Hahaha!

Enjoy Tennis, see you on Monday.

Cham said...

Ur chicken masala sounds more Chettinad style chicken! with sombu and cumin and other stuffs... I am more interested in ur chicken curry , slurp! Never tasted neer dosa..

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow...I am drooling, love chicken in any form, this looks yummy & so does the neer dosa. love it.

Mallika said...

I've never heard of Neer dosa! Looks lovely. But not as good as that chicken curry!

Happy cook said...

I am bookmarking the dosa and the chicken. The chicken curry looks so yummy delicious.
First time i had dosa with chicken was in a mall in bangalore last year when we visited indian and i really enjoyed them.
Sure going to make this.

Divya Kudua said...

Neer dosa looks so white and shiny...tumhara dosa mere dosa se safed kaise..lols;-)..hubby would love this combo though I would prefer having this lacy dosas with honey or jaggery syrup..yumm!!

Sujatha said...

Neer dosa sounds totally new to me! the white color looks great and yummy.. you seem to be rocking with varities of chicken dishes.. All of them look delicious.. :)

Roopa said...

great combo ranji, never made or had neer dosa, very good chicken curry :) see you soon :)

Sig said...

Oh that is so tempting... I love this combination so much! Love that chicken curry recipe!

meeso said...

Wow, what a chicken curry... YOU have been bookmarked for this one!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and it was fantastic! Thanks a lot for posting this great recipe!

Anonymous said...

ranji dear..
for a vegetarian like me this is a funny combination.your presentation looks excellent..dosa looks soooft. the way you folded it.,beautiful..we eat this dosa with thick thur dal thoy (seasoned with mustard,jeera,red chilli and curry leaves)

Happy cook said...

Ranj i made this chicken and it was so so delicous, really a keep erit is.Just posted in my place.

Akal's Saappadu said...

the gravy looks rich and delicious :) I can eat that with dosai, idli, rice, roti , anything will do......

Renuka said...

wow..the chicken curry looks great...will try this soon...

Anonymous said...

hi just came across this entry. u never mention the tomato (1 no)in the gravy part in the procedure. when has that to be added????

Roo said...

gal, i used to have neer dosa abt 8 to 10 yrs ago when one of my friends used to get it for lunch. I wd love it and never got to make.... i wd try your recipe... wonderful presentation...

Samta said...

awwww - u just reminded me of home............ Mom used to make dosas and neer dosas with chicken curry.
Your chicken curry is a little different from my Mom's version - would love to try and taste it soon.

AshKuku said...

Hey Ranji,

Came here through blogs followed by Chitra.... I'm glad I did... U have one awesome blog with awesome recipes posted..... Oh! my favorite Neer Dosa..... & it's perfect too.... The Chicken gravy to accompany it is also mesmerizing....

Gr8 going.... Happy Blogging!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Anonymous said...

thanks renji...i was searching for neer dosa recipe...'ll try it soon

Suja Sugathan said...

Chicken masala sounds so good..rich and delicious gravy..never tried this combo..will surely try

sundeep said...

This is really a deadly combo ...
During pongal holidays my mother makes this on bhogi....
and my mom serves both of them hot ...
And it tastes like heaven ....
no other combo can beat this ...

Bharathy said...

Ranji, I am bookmarking this chicken curry! So authentic and I can't wait to try! :)..

I have a doubt, can I make this with regilar pieces of chicken(with bone)?.what was the approx wt (in grams) of the chicken breast u used?

ranji said...

Hi bharathy...thank u....yes definitely you can use bone -in chicken pieces....they migh actually taste better....
i used 1 large chicken breast which is approx. a litle over 1/2lb ie 225g - 250g. Hope u like it:)

Bharathy said...

I tried this now and it is awesome!! the curry is rich in gravy and so flavorful!this goes with any indian bread/ plain rice/dosas..and surely a rocking recipe!!

the only difference I made was that the onions and tomatoes were sauted and ground in the mixie while the rest of the masalas (cos they are too hard to get ground smooth in a mixie) were hand ground in ammikkallu :)
Now you can imagine the taste!

Thanks a bunch for the recipe. Surely a keeper!

Agent Pal said...

Thanks Ranji.Had a great food for this weekend.Do post for chilli chicken.Thanks once again...

Anonymous said...

Thank you.Looks delicious!! However I am very scared of making a gravy with raw ground onion..I find my curry tastes sweet.what could I be doing wrong?? Is it that I am not frying the onion paste long enough?