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The Definitive Illustrated Guide to Making Perfect Dosas

2014 May 18

This one’s for my friend Iryna (who asked at just the moment when I most needed a creative outlet) and for everyone else who’s ever come home for dosas and chutney, company and conversation. It takes inspiration from Krish Ashok’s crazy-funny infographics, which taught me to take inspiration from my parents, and all our funny, idisyncratic, and completely weird responses to doing routine things in new ways.

Click on the infographic below for the higher-res and full resolution images & find the serialized version on Pâticheri’s Facebook page.


paticheri dosas with onion chutney

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  1. May 18, 2014

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    The graphics is absolutely admirable, I feel like printing and have a framed image somewhere on the kitchen wall (if I had the walls in my kitchen…)
    Now the question – how would you suggest to judge and regulate the consistency of the batter?

    • May 18, 2014

      Iryna: you’re most welcome. I had fun doing this one, too! Got to listen to my parents voices a little better, and made friends with a certain rat by the name of Moonjeli. You ask a good question on consistency. The answer is just: thick. The batter needs to be thick, whatever that thick may mean to you. Of course, it needs to have pouring consistency. But just yesterday, we made batter which I thought much too thick, but it rose and worked out just fine. Keep in mind that you can add a little water as you’re pouring the dosas–but you can’t take it away. And “wetter” dosas will stick more–making it necessary to repeat the salting process over and over. So, thicker is better, and adjust with a little water when you’re pouring if you need to. Does this help?

  2. May 21, 2014

    I love dosas! But have never made them. Terrific graphic — now I have no reason not to. 😉

    • May 26, 2014

      Thanks, John! If you make and discover modifications that are needed, let me know? I’d love to do an updated graphic with feedback from fellow dosa-makers at some point..

  3. June 9, 2014

    The flickr-linked image isn’t showing to me in KZ — not sure why! 🙁

    • June 11, 2014

      Oh dear, and here I was thinking we’d have dosas and dosa graphics conquering the world in no time! Perhaps it’s because I had to switch out the image mid-stream that it doesn’t show–especially on the emailed versions of this post? At any rate, trying again here. Let me know if you can see the image below?
      Paticheri's Definitive Illustrated Guide to Making Perfect Dosas

      • June 23, 2014

        Can definitely see it in the attachment to your post, but still not in the original post — curious, but I’m blaming it on my current location!

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