Saturday, 19 November 2016

Neer Dosa / Bajjari Dosa / Bajjarige Dosa

Neer dosai is a very popular mangalore dish. It is also known by the names - Bajjari dosa or Bajjarige dosa. It is a lacy dosa made with just rice and coconut. It is very easy to prepare and does not require any fermentation. It is traditionally served with a mixture of jaggery and coconut or rasayana (coconut milk and banana/ripe mango), but you could serve it with any chutney of your choice. I will post the recipe for rasayana in my subsequent posts.

Ingredients :

2 cups raw rice
1 cup grated coconut
Salt to taste

For the accompaniment :

1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup grated jaggery


1) Soak rice overnight in water.

2) Discard excess water and grind with coconut to make a smooth batter. The batter should be of a runny consistency similar to a rava dosa batter. Add salt to the batter.

3) Heat a dosa pan and proceed to make dosa in the usual way.

 4) For the accompaniment, mix jaggery and coconut and serve.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

White Sauce Pasta

Wishing all the kids "Happy Children's Day" in advance. Hope you have lots of fun and frolic.

Here is a recipe that all kids would love for a snack or in their lunch box. Adding loads of veggies makes this pasta healthy. I have also replaced maida/plain flour with corn flour as I find this easier to handle.


for Pasta :

2 onions, chopped finely
3 to 5 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
Capsicum (green, yellow and red) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Mushrooms (chopped) - 1/2 cup (optional)
Broccoli (chopped) - 1/4 cup
White Sauce – 3 tbsps
Pasta – 2 cups uncooked
Olive oil – 2 tsp
Cheese grated – ¼ cup
Italian pasta seasoning or mixed herbs - a generous pinch

for white sauce :

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons corn flour
1/2 grated processed cheese 


1) Boil 5-6 cups of water with a teaspoon of oil and salt.

2) Add Pasta and once it is cooked drain out the water and keep the pasta aside.

3) Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion, garlic and cook till light brown.

4) Add capsicum, mushrooms, broccoli and salt. Cook for 5- 10 minutes.  

5) Add white sauce and simmer for 2 -3 minutes. Add little water or milk if required.

6) Add cooked pasta and mix thoroughly. You can add more white sauce if you like a creamier pasta. 

7) For the white sauce, mix cornflour with milk thoroughly. Heat this in a pan and when it starts thickening, add grated cheese and mix thoroughly. Bring this mixture to a boil on a slow flame and your white sauce is ready.