9/14/09

Daring Cooks: Indian Dosas with Chickpea Filling & Coconut Sauce

It is time to reveal the Daring Cook's Challenge for this month: Indian Dosas with Chickpea Filling and Coconut Sauce.

I love Indian food. I love eating it, making it, the smell of it and the comfort of it. I was really exited about this challenge, even though my friend Radha, who is Indian and knows her stuff, said the recipe was super Americanized. Speaking of the recipe, if you want all the details and amounts, email me and I'll send it to you.

The coconut sauce (on the left) consisted of tomatoes, coconut milk, cumin, curry, some broth and a bit of flour. It was really easy to put together and tasted pretty good. The chickpea filling (on the right) consisted of chickpeas, onions, green peppers, carrots, turmeric, cumin and a few other ingredients. I decided to leave out oregano and use tomato puree instead of tomato paste. The filing came together smoothly, but what nearly killed me were the banana peppers. OMG did you know they are incredibly hot? I somehow managed to touch my lips after cutting the peppers and my mouth was on FIRE! So were my hands: I was seriously in pain.



I made the dosas from wholewheat flour, water, baking powder, soy milk and curry. The dosas get cooked in oil, filled with the chickpea filling and topped with coconut sauce.

There was so much food! I was eating it for 4 days and got slightly tired of it, but this would be a good recipe for a party. You can also serve either the sauce or the filling on top of rice.

Although the recipe called for sliced cucumbers and shredded coconut as a topping, I thought it was unnecessary. Overall, I was pleased with how everything turned out.


Do you like my stacked plate look? :)

19 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

love those plates♥ and those dosas looks like they're packed with a punch of flavors!

Simon said...

The stacked plates gave me the impression that you were eating at an Indian equivalent of a sushi train restaurant :)

Your friend Radna is so right. I would go so far as to say that the end result wasn't even dosa.

Olive said...

your stacked plates are really nice, love the colors..

and your dosas look great too

pigpigscorner said...

I really enjoyed this challenge! THe recipe is so simple and soooo tasty! Everyone enjoyed it.

Mary said...

You did a really nice job with this challenge. I had fun with it and everyone enjoyed it.

Heavenly Housewife said...

The stacked plates look cool because it gives your picture lots of extra colour, but hey, you are always on food gawker (yes, thats sour grapes you are reading) :D.
Good job on the chickpeas. I am trying to master an indian chickpea dish called chole (or cholay) but to no avail.

Hillary said...

This recipe has me craving Indian food! Thank you so much for sharing!

Juliana said...

Oh! Nice dosas...and the picture is very cute :-)

5 Star Foodie said...

The stacked plates presentation is very neat! Yummy dosas!

Elra said...

I love Indian food, and would miss it if I don't cook it at least once a week. Your look so delicious Olga!

Chef Fresco said...

I love Indian food too. I want some of this! Your dosas look very nice.

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this challenge! Your dosas look amazing, and the photos are gorgeous =D.

LittleRed said...

I enjoyed the choice of this months challenge as well. And your photos look fabulous as usual. It all looks delicious!

Spicie Foodie said...

Looks delicious,beautiful colors,beautiful plates. Yummy!

The Duo Dishes said...

Yikes, the burn of peppers is no joke once it gets on your fingers or near your eyes. Good thing you were able to get past that and enjoy!

Sophie said...

Your dosas look truly wonderful, stuffed with all things nice!

Cindy said...

Good idea using the stacked colorful plates to distract the eyes from the monochrome dosas!

I love Indian food too, although I don't think I've ever had dosas.

Kevin said...

Those look nice and tasty! Nice use of chickpeas.

BlueToYou said...

the plates are totally cute! congrats on successfully completing what looked like a super intimidating dish!