It's been an exciting week here at Soul of India Cooking Co. Our Kickstarter campaign launched a week ago, and we've been overwhelmed by the positive response we are receiving from our supporters. I don't think we've ever been more motivated to be introducing the DosaMaker.
We've received a lot of great questions over the past week about the DosaMaker and dosas in general, and I wanted to answer one of the most important in this post.
Where do I get the dosa batters and flours to make all of these delicious dosas you've shown in your video?
One of the best features of the DosaMaker is that you can use a variety of dosa batters to make dosas. Here's a list of where we get our dosa batter and ingredients from:
- Fresh traditional dosa batter - For many who enjoy dosas, there is nothing better than fresh, homemade batter. Here's our favorite homemade dosa batter recipe. To buy the ingredients to make traditional dosa batter at home you can visit your local Indian grocery store or order online (see below for links).
If you aren't ready to grind and ferment dosa batter at home don't worry - you aren't alone. Most Indian grocery stores now carry fresh dosa batter in the refrigerated section. We use these fresh dosa batters with the DosaMaker regularly and they work great. The great thing about fresh dosa batter is you can freeze it and it will last for many months. When you're ready to use the batter just place it in the fridge the night before or gently defrost in the microwave.
- Instant dosa mixes - If you don't have time to make or buy fresh traditional dosa batter, instant dosa batter mixes (like Bisquick for dosas) are a great option. MTR, Gits, and Priya are just a few brands of instant dosa mixes you can buy and stock in your pantry. Just add water to these mixes according to the instructions (every brand is slightly different). You can buy instant dosa mixes from your local Indian store and at online Indian grocery stores.
- Flours for non-traditional dosa mixes - For non-traditional dosa recipes, such as the delicious Oatmeal Banana Maple Dosa, we use flours you can purchase from most local grocery stores, health food stores, or online. Brands, such as Arrowhead Mills and Bob's Red Mill, offer a wide variety of healthy flours, and some stores also sell flours in the bulk section. You can also buy the whole ingredient (for example, brown rice or oatmeal) and blend/mill at home if you have the right equipment.
Most of our non-traditional dosa recipes take 10-15mins to prepare using these healthy flours and other ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.
So whether you're craving a traditional dosa or a non-traditional dosa, like our oatmeal banana dosa, with the DosaMaker you can use such a wide variety of batters that making dosas has never been easier.
Indian groery stores in the U.S. by State
iShop Indian - Online Indian grocery store
Patel Brothers - Online Indian grocery store
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