Even in US when we take long road trips I carry this chutney with me for idlis and puris.
We all prefer home cooked food better than anything.
Ingredients for Dosa
2 medium sized ridge gourd (beerakaya)
3 cups Idly rice (soaked overnight)
(Raw rice can be used but gives a dry finish to the dosa if prepared immediately)
Fresh cilantro(hari dhania)
Grind all the ingredients together to prepare a dosa batter and that’s it, n’joy
Ingredients for Travel tomato
3 cups pureed tomatoes (I used the canned ones, makes job easy)
1tsp mustard seeds
1/3 tsp fenugreek
a pinch of Asfoetida
chilli powder and salt as per requirement
1tsp of sugar (optional)
3 tbsp oil
In a frying pan heat oil and add mustard, cumin, fenugreek and let it splutter. Then add asfoetida, the tomato puree, turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Mix them well and simmer the gas to medium. The moisture content in the puree should dry up and the oil should appear in between the puree, which means its ready.
It’s that simple!!