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Monday, November 23, 2009

Dosa's cousin & a Dakshini Alu Dum

(Goala/Gola Ruti....Dokkhini Alur Dum Diye)

Goala/Gola (pronounced as in 'Goal' -'a') Ruti is a kind of instant Dosa or a Pancake sans the egg & the sweet taste.

In our home Goala ruti is a much made and much loved weekend breakfast / brunch. It's quick, can be had with a side dish, sauce or as it is. Any vegetable chopped fine (like carrot, cabbage, capsisum, etc etc) can add to its nutritive value.

Today to enhace it's south indian-ness, I paired it with an alu dum which had a Duxini touch to it!

So here goes the recipe :


For the Goala Ruti :

* Maida or All purpose Flour : Suji or Semolina in 1:1 ratio. I used 80gm each of Maida and suji which yielded around 9 Goala Rutis/Pancakes

* Milk - 2 - 3 cups

* Salt to taste

* Onions - finely chopped 1/2

* Carrot - Finely chopped 1.

* Coriander leaves - finely chopped

* Green chilies - chopped fine

* You can add ginger / garlic paste & sliced if you like....I DID NOT

* Water to add to the batter to make the consistency more liquid

For the Duxini Alu Dum:
* Potatoes - 8-10 or as many as you require

* Onions - 1 large size, quartered

* Tomatoes - 1 medium, diced

* Curry Patta - a bunch

* Urad Dal/Kolai Dal (White lentils) - 2 tsp

* Whole dry red chili - 1

* Mustard seeds/Shorshe - 1 tsp

* Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp

* Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

* Sambhar Masala - 1/2 tsp

* Salt to taste

* Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp (+/- depending on heat tolerance)


I first make the Alu Dum followed by the Goala Rutis

Duxini Alu Dum:
1. Boil the potatoes with their skin on. Afterward peel the skin off and cut each into 4 quarters.
2. In a wok, take oil and when hot, temper with whole dry red chili, mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves
3. Throw in the quartered onion and add a pinch of sugar. Fry till it turns pink and translucent.
4. Add the ginger paste followed by diced tomatoes.
5. Add the boiled and quartered potatoes.
6.Add the coriander powder, chili powder and salt
7. Toss them around to mix the masalas well.
8. Once the raw smell/taste of boiled potato is gone, sprinkle the sambhar masala
9. Mix around one more time...check for salt. Take the wok off the flame.
The Duxini Alu Dum is ready!

Goala Ruti :
1. Mix together the maida and suji in 1:1 ratio and pour milk to make a batter of dosa like
consistency. You can make the batter with ONLY milk or milk & water.
2. Add the chopped onions, grated carrot, finely chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves etc etc..
3. Add salt to taste.
4. Mix well.

5. Smear the non-stick tawa with 1/2 tsp of oil
6. With a hemispherical serving ladle, pour a glob of batter and spread it in a circle.

7. Fry one side on low flame. Flip it over and fry the other side.

8. Your Goala Ruti is ready to be savoured with the Alu Dum.


shahana said...

Goala roti recipe is new to me.Going to try this tomorrow morning itself.Thankz for sharing this easy breakfast recipe

Cardamom said...

these are such wonderful recipes....I love the look of the alu dum. Its my 1st time here....will be back to read more!

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Indrani said...

feeling hungry, Sharmistha...I just love this aloo dum..also make at home, but gola ruti is new to me with onion-carrot..just lovely

Sharmila said...

Tomar gola ruti ta amar vegetable pancakes er moton ... dekhte darun lagche. Aha ... kotodin alurdom khaini ... amar bor alur namei rege jaye. Bangali alu chara ki baanchte pare bolo? :-)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharmistha
Darun!! Ei goala ruti khaini kakhono..banabo ta taDi

chele byalae Maa banaten amio banai kakhono, sudhu normal-ata gola with kacha lanka ada , tawa te ektu tel and smanno panch phoDon ar lankar tukro sombora diye goala dhala hoto.. bas
Alu Dum ta sikhe nilam, ebar banabo

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a savoury pancake. And delicious with the dum aloo.

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a savoury pancake. And delicious with the dum aloo.

Sudeshna said...

I just love those goala roti. ma majhe majhei amake school e tiffin e pack kore dito, I make them putting a egg and even some vegetables in it.

HR said...

Amar kache notun khabar.. tasty mone hocche bhishon...

SGD said...

@Shahana & Cardamom-Welcome to my blog! Glad you liked the recipe...

@Indrani-Khub easy....a cross between dosa & uttapam but sans the preplanning, soaking , grinding! ;))

@Sharmila-shotti ....bangali alu chhara behaal!! Kitchen e alu-peyaj na thaakle tension hoye!! ;))

SGD said...

@UG-Thanks! Apnar ata golar ruti'r recipe ta ekdom notun...try korbo!'s a kind of savoury pancake...

@Sudeshna-Amar mao amay tiffin e dito ar amio ekhon amar meyeke tiffin e dei....;)))

@HR-hya tasty & taratari hoye jaye!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love that title...dosa's cousin very much:) Gola roti and dum aloo seems so delicious. Great recipe for a healthy meal.

naperville mom said...

Looks yum, yum, yummy...Reminds me of rawa dosa, but never tried it with dum aloo...

and so nice to see u actually sgd, after a long while! hope u're well!:)

Anonymous said...


Gouri Guha said...

Goala ruti is something new for me...interesting recipe...
Will try it out later.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That reminds me of instant rava dosa..your's is loaded with veggies...sounds healthy..besides its my first time have a lovely space...shall keep visiting..

Anonymous said...


SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!

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Cicily Antony said...

dosa's cousin looks really yummy...aloo as well...

Sharmilee! :) said...

New here....Dosas/Rotis look yum!

Indrani said...

Hai SHarmistha..where r u? long break, hah...I have some gifts for u in my collect..BTW, I read your Interview @ Sudeshna's blog..loved it

PreeOccupied said...

Khoob bhalo! The Dosai cousin is so easy and nutritious. My Mum used to make them but she added eggs too, much like savory pancakes.

Shanthi said...

Wonderful recipe and crispy. Visit my blog when time permits.

Monrovia Stylist said...

I always wanted to learn how to cook this...great detailed recipe. Thanks!

Asha said...

Nice combination. I too had once made Ghola Roti which I learnt from my Bengali neighbour :-)

Arpita said...

Aloo dum

Arpita said...

Aloo dum

Arpita said...

Aloo dum