Xacuti Paneer Dosa

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Ever since I made this Xacuti Bread for last year’s mega BM, I was sure that every A-Z marathon would have a Xacuti dish for X. It is a flavorful spice and goes with quite a few dishes and blends in well. My first instinct was to mix a little of the spice in the dosa batter itself but then I figured that it was too simple a dish and does not befit a mega marathon. Then I remembered I wanted to have a paneer dosa for this marathon but I couldn’t find the right slot for it. So I merged the two ideas and came up with a lovely paneer and Xacuti dish.

I marinated the paneer in xacuti flavored curds and then served it with some dosa and chutney. I know I shouldn’t say it myself but it was totally delicious and though I planned to eat only one, I ended up eating two dosas just for the filling.

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Makes 4 dosas

WHAT WE NEED

1 1/2 cups Dosa Batter

1/2 cup Paneer, chopped

3 tbsp Thick curds

1/2 tsp Red chilly powder

1/2 tsp Xacuti spice powder

1 Onion, small

1 Tomato, small

Oil

Salt

 

WHAT TO DO

For the Xacuti Paneer

  • Beat the curd to a smooth consistency
  • Mix the xacuti spice powder, red chilly powder and salt to the curd and mix well
  • Add the paneer and coat it nicely with the curd mix
  • Marinate the paneer in the curd mix for 2 hours in the refrigerator
  • Chop the onion finely
  • Deseed the tomato and chop it finely
  • Heat a pan and add 2 tsp of oil to it
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes
  • Once it is translucent, add the tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Simmer the gas and add the paneer mixture to the pan and mix well
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame
  • Take it off the heat and set aside

For the Dosa

  • Heat the tava and drizzle some oil on it
  • Pour a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it in a circular shape with little thickness
  • Drizzle some oil around the edges of the dosa
  • Once the ends start browning, use a steel spatula to disengage the dosa from the tava and turn it over
  • Let it cook on simmer for 30 seconds
  • Take it off the heat and repeat the procedure with the remaining batter
  • Serve the dosa and xacuti paneer with sambhar or chutney of your choice
  • Enjoy!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Ah the Mega BM surely gets the best out of us Sowmya. I was waiting to see who else will make something with Xacuti..:)..this one with paneer sounds too good!

  2. Priya Suresh says:

    Seriously i was very eager to know about your dish with X and i was awaiting for it. Xacuti paneer dosa is truly very interesting and brilliant pick for X as well. Dosa makes me hungry yaar. Totally inviting.

  3. code2cook says:

    Xacuti paneer dosa surely looking inviting. I did not know about this xacuti masala. surely gonna check in my next goa visit.

  4. harini says:

    That is a superb adaptation of xacuti masala. My new neighbor is a Goan and she would love this for sure just as we do.Wonderful pick.

  5. Simply Tadka says:

    Xacuti is perfect option for X… Love this spice from goa cuisine…

  6. I have yet to try this famous spice , but for sure the stuffing looks awesome and definitely the Xacuti is a perfect fit for the alphabet .

  7. BM surely makes us creative. Love the xacuti spiced paneer dosa. That is a wonderful idea for sure.

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