Coconut And Ginger Dosas With Warm Rum Syrup

By • April 5, 2012 • 3 Comments

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Makes 6

Rum Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rum

Coconut And Ginger Batter

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 3/4 inch piece of fresh cut ginger
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • oil for cooking
  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together granulated sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium low, simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir rum into hot syrup and set aside.
  2. Combine whole wheat and rice flours in a medium sized bowl. Crush the cardamom pods, gather the seeds and discard the skin. Crush the seeds into a powder. Place brown sugar, salt, coconut, ginger, and cardamom in the carafe of a blender. Add just enough water - about 1/2 cup - to make blending possible and blend into a fairly smooth puree. Pour the puree into the flours and mix well with a wire whisk until smooth; add additional water as needed to make a moderately thick but pourable batter. Allow to rest covered for about 15 minutes to let the flours hydrate well.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle on low to medium heat. Grease and add a ladle full of batter, while spreading the batter in a circle. Cook dosa until each side is golden brown. Serve with warm rum syrup. Just a light drizzle to compliment them.
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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

yes, you would relibaly find cardamom in any dessert like this in India. Sorry I don't have a recipe for my suggestion. I would just take a standard creme anglaise(2 cups for instance) and add in 1 T.minced peeled ginger and 1/4 tsp.ground fresh cardamom seeds at the beginning, so they can steep in and flavor the creme as it cooks. Some chopped toasted pistachios would also be nice for texture!


over 2 years ago Dessert's On Me

ive never made dosas before. im more of your basic pancake girl, but i thought i would give dosas a go. never thought to use cardamom. must be a staple?!? ive seen it in a lot of dosa recipes. anyways, do you have a recipe for cardamom ginger creme anglaise. ill have to try these with that. but, the rum syrup did compliment them. just a light drizzle, though.


over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

hmmmmm yum! but what- No cardamom???
Man, I'm going to douse these babies in some serious cardamom ginger creme anglaise!!
thank you for the inspiration!