Kutti Dosa – Little South Indian Rice & Lentil Pancakes

small indian dosa pancake

The last time we made lacto-plums on an impulse I threw some of the plum vinegar into a batter I was making for dosa. I usually keep my dosa pure, but in for a penny, in for a pound: in went some black cumin after which a pinch of hing felt obligatory. Then I waited until morning for the result.

The batter had a definite yeasty smell and was extra full of air. This batter wanted to make soft, fluffy kutti (small) dosa. The type you drop onto a skillet and let spread naturally while a thousand bubbles burst to adorn the top

You can make Kutti Dosa the traditional way: just omit the lacto plum vinegar. Even the spices are optional

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South Indian Dosa – Basic Recipe

south indian dosa with coconut chutney and sambhar

A flat pancake resembling a crepe, dosa are traditional to the South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines but are popular all over India and beyond

Dosa are a staple in South Indian restaurants in the West. Plain or filled they come with coconut chutneys and often sambhar, a hot and sour South Indian vegetable dish which I’ll describe shortly. When in London we treat ourselves to dosa most weekends at our favourite Indian eaterie Sagar

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Lacto Fermented Fruit- Yummy Umami & Pro-Biotic Goodness

salt fermented lacto-plums

What’s The Big Deal?

With so much positive research and publicity on the happy gut- happy brain connection it’s no wonder fermenting food has taken off big time.

Healthy gut bacteria are essential not only for our gut but also for a strong immune system and a happy nervous system. In fact, as well as love, health and just possibly money it’s essential for happiness in general. And it’s just the quantity of bacteria that’s imnportant but the range of different bacteria. The greater the variety of gut flora, the healthier we are.

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