Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Here I am presenting a recipe of Dosa and Unndi(I will explain this later) that is a special recipe of Konkanies. The recipe of "Methi leaves dosa" has been posted by RANJI also. As she said, its correct that for this dosa batter therez no need for the fermentation process and therez no need for any side dish. The taste increase when you have this dosa or unndi with a touch of coconut oil. The recipe of "Unndi" is done under the same preparation with the same batter adding cabbage or palak or methi leaves or any greens as preferred until it becomes a thick consistency and later its steamed. I contribute this to ITS ALL ABOUT MEMORIES HOSTED BY JEENA. I appreciate ur event jeena. Nice to think about our loving memories.

I have chosen this recipe because this dish and one more konkani dish called "Patravodo" ( I will post this one some time later) is very special and very close to my favorites of all recipes. The sweet memories that are unforgettable is whenever I go to my parents place in Mumbai or to my in laws place in Kerala, one of these dish will be there for sure for me. More over as a dish, I consider this as their love towards me. Now being in US for few months I miss them a lot.

Coming back to the recipe, lets see how to make this delicious dosa and unndi.


1 Bunch Chopped Methi leaves.

2 cups Sona masuri Rice.

1 1/2 cups Grated Coconut.

10 Dry red chillies.

2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Asafoetida.

Water as per required.

Salt to taste.

1 tbs Tamarine extract. (Usually at our home instead of tamarine we add 5 to 6 no of Starfruit for a tangy taste. That too taste better)


Soak rice for 5 hours. Grind rice using water. The paste must not be soo smooth nor rough. Pour it into a bowl and keep at aside.

Grind the grated coconut followed by red chilli,turmeric,asafoetida,tamarine ,salt using less water to a smooth paste and add this to the rice paste. The mixture must not be of flowing consistency.

Take required quantity of batter in another bowl and add half the bunch of chopped methi leaves.Check salt and add water making a lump free flowing batter. (Keep the other half of batter in fridge for making Unndi)

Heat a tawa, smear oil and pour a ladle full of batter as a regular dosa. Sprinkle oil, cover with a lid and sim for a while. Later flip it to the other side and cook well.

Serve hot with coconut oil or as it is.


Left over remaining Batter.

Left over remaining Chopped methi leaves.

1/2 cup of Chopped palak leaves.

Salt to taste.

Idli stand for steaming.


In remaining batter add both the greens and make sure the mixture should be very thick.

Apply a little oil on each of the idli mould of the idli stand. This makes easier to scoop out when the cooking is done. I used here mini idli stand.

Put the thick filled leafy batter in each of the mould.

Steam those for about 15 to 20 min under low heat. After its done scoop up and place them on the plate. serve hot.


RAMYA has passed me" U MAKE MY DAY AWARD". Thanks a lot ramya. Thats so sweet of u.

REKHA and RANJI has given me "FRIENDSHIP AWARD". Thank u both. Will keep up our friendship. Thanks a lot.

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Congrates and enjoy!


Asha said...

Both dosa and Undi look delicious Suma. I have nevr made Undis before, looks great!:))

Enjoy all the awards, hugs!

ranji said...

AWESOME suma...love them both....oooooooh methi dosa..i want them now..will get them this week from indian stores..i hope its thr :)....pathravada is every konkani's fav..and it is definitely not a simple but a grand one, perfect for celebration and other happy occasions...excellent choice for the event...been a long time since i made undi...I always make it with cabbage or sometimes rice and coconut undi with tadka..that is also good...I dont get colocasia leaves here :(..u r lucky to get those..
congrats opn ur awards..hugs to u :)

Ramya Bala said...

Again a new dish for me from ur kitchen....Even though not tasted,seems to be a gr8 dish..Thanks for sharing and Congrats on all ur awards dear

Laavanya said...

That looks awesome and so healthy too.. I must try this methi dosa.. usually add fresh methi leaves to adai.

Madhavi said...

Great entry dear, methi dosa and unndi looks tempting, delicious!!!

Congratulations on ur awards, and thank you so much for passin' to me :)))

Sireesha said...

Both the dishes sounds healthy and delicious......Both dishes are new for me....Will try definitely......

Congrats on all ur awards....Thanks for the award dear:))

Cham said...

Both re new dishes for me sounds delicious Konkani dishes :) Congrats on ur awards

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks a lot Suma for passing on the award to me..And sure many dishes bring back sweet memories..

Jeena said...

Great entry thank you for joining the event!

Suma these are such wonderful foods to remember. I like the fact that that you only soak the rice for 5 hours which makes it easier for people who are not used to making traditional fermented dosa batter.

I would love to try this recipe sometime only I can not buy fresh methi leaves anywhere, I have dried methi would that work at all if I soaked them a little?

Andhra Flavors said...

ThankYou Suma thinking abt me as a friend.
U have lot of healthy dishes.
I made 4,5 times Ur spinash and moong dhaal curry :).

Priti said...

Hey Suma dosa and unndi looks great....but I thought unndi means piggyback hehehe..
May be my eyes playing tricks on me..I can't find the surprise :-(


loved the methi dosa .. Undi looks very healthy .. i think its almost similar to nuchina unde made in bangalore/mysore style ..

Priti said...

Thanks Suma for the award...

rekhas kitchen said...

wow suma Iknow Ican get a new konkani recipe almost every time from your kitchen Ihave a konkani friend,and Itasted this methi dosa at her place but I dont know how to make now ican make this because of you thanks alot for recipe.Yes we will keep up our friend ship thanku dear

Myviews said...

Methi dosa and unndi looks tempting, delicious!!! Both dishes are new for me....Will try definitely...... Congrats on all your awards.... Thanks a lot Suma for passing on the award to me.. once again thank u dear.

Divya said...

hmmm..methi dosa and undi reminds me of my childhood days...amma used to make yummy cabbage-aa undi for us,hungry monsters,when we returned from school..i too make it in the idli plate...both the dosa and undi looks delicious!!congrats on your awards,you deserve them all.and thanks a lot for passing it on to me!!

Illatharasi said...

Dosa and undi looks delicious and healthy:) New recipes for me :)

LG said...

Undi looks great, I love such steamed stuff, healthy and tasty.

Indranee said...

Suma, this methi dosa is just superb!Can't wait to prepare this:)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Suma this is another brilliant dosa.. Totally new dosa for me and looks very appetising..

Sujatha said...

Great idea for a dosa! sounds very healthy!

Archy said...

Methi dosa and undi looks yum !! Congrats on ur award !! Enjoy !!

Suma Rajesh said...

I appreciate each and every one of u for leaving ur valuable comments...it means lot to me....thanks friends

Vani said...

methi dosa sounds so good, Suma! And what a neat idea to use the same batter to make undi! I have posted my mil's akki undi in my blog. Do check it out sometime.

Roopa said...

Suma, that dosa reminded of so many wonderful emories with my mom:) ....I never ate that dosa in a long time, Undi looks too good:) I love the dosa , I make cabbage dosa, that somehow satisfies my craving for methi dosa, maybe i will buy methi leaves next time without forgetting:) Congrats on all the awards dear:) Hugs from me:)

Nandita Shenoy said...

I too luv Methi dosa.I first tasted it only after my marriage when amma prepared it. Loved it!! I prepared it here, but with dried methi leaves, since I was unable to find fresh ones here :-( Will post the pictures of these soon in my blog..

Medhaa said...

Hi Suma,
Sorry for the delay though I have been posting regularly never had time to go around much. Thank you so much for the award. I am so touched.

This dish is so new to me but love methi in anything will give this a try.

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uma said...

Hi Suma,

undi with methi leaves is new to me.. interesting recipes..