Thursday, May 22, 2008
Surnalli is a thick dosa. It can b made using watermelon/ Cucumber/ash gourd. Watermelon surnalli will have an orange colour while the other ones will be white. A pinch of turmeric powder can also be added to the batter for a yellow surnalli. Surnallis sold in Mangalorian restaurants are yellow in colour. This is my mom's recipe for soft spongy surnallis.
Rice- 1 cup
Coconut powder - 1/3 cup
Bread - 2 slices
Beaten rice(Poha) - 1 fistful
Jaggery- 2-3 tbsp grated
Watermelon red and white part near the skin - 2 or 3 big pieces
Soak rice in plenty of water for 3-4 hrs. After it is soaked grind it with all the above ingredients. Add water only if necessary. Watermelon already has enough water. Make a smooth thick batter. Ferment overnight.
Heat a tava. Pour a spoonful of oil. Drop in a ladle full of batter. Dont spread it. Cover it and cook till the lower side is golden.
Serve with chutney.
Tastes best when served with a small dollop of butter.
Note: The dosa should have small holes in it. If u dont observe holes add a pinch of baking soda to the batter and remove dosas. Surnalli is usually cooked only on one side.