Monday, April 30, 2007
I bookmarked this recipe the first time I flipped through Quick-Fix Vegetarian. We love South Indian food, especially crispy potato-filled dosas, but it's hard to make authentic dosas at home. We've tried with packaged mixes and from scratch but you really need to have the right equipment and a practiced technique. We have done potato quesadillas in the past and those are quite easy. Robin Robertson's meshing of these two finger foods (there's also a very similar recipe in the latest VegNews) isn't exactly authentic but it is easy to make. I didn't end up following the recipe exactly but it was close enough. (Mainly I used more onions and also added black mustard seeds.) Basically you fry some onions, add some curry spices, mash in some potatoes and add peas. Then you fill half a tortilla with this mixture fold it over and fry it until it's brown on both sides. They're good plain or with your favorite chutney. A couple of these babies and a big salad and we were stuffed.