After scheduling posts for 10 days,I began ‘live’ blogging from last night.Back to home-base [read – India] and getting things organized are still under way.Lil Angel is very busy and happy watching her favorite cartoons.Speaking of cartoons, I want to share something that is bothering me.

The cartoons that are being broadcast in the regional languages are somehow not fit for kids.This is my opinion.Let me justify.Last night while we were having dinner,Lil Angel wanted to see ‘carton channel’ and in that there was some ‘monkey’ story going on.The original cartoon was probably in some foreign language but it was the translated version that we saw.

The character spoke like a famous South Indian actor.The other characters spoke like movie villains and comedians.I was shocked to hear the language.The slang they spoke are not even used by adults.But kids who say glued to the TV most of the time watch it will naturally imitate the language and the behavior.

Even if this is happening in just a couple of series,it sure scares me.Imagine if a 3 year old spoke bad language thinking its a joke.Won’t we be horrified if they spoke something that was way above their age and that too if its spoken in public!

If the characters did their job-spoke like they ought to,teaching good habits and morals to children,I am sure kids will learn faster than that is being taught in school.

I am forced to change channels for this cause.I prefer her to see the classics DVD’s like Tom and Jerry, Popeye the Sailor, Mickey and Donald , Bugs Bunny and the like.I am not against cartoons being dubbed in regional languages but its the kind of language and slang being used.

Who is responsible for the change in language of these cartoons character?Is this happening only in cartoons dubbed in South Indian languages or is it going on in other languages as well?Am I the only one who is wondering about this?

Anyways back to Lil Angel.This is one of her favorite dosas.She calls it ‘crunchy munchy cone dosa’ and loves it for its sweet flavor.No complaints or fuss if this is served! The secret to this is the ghee and sugar used. Its not just her favorite,I love it too.But these days when I make this my brain screams-‘You are eating soooo many calories extra,watch what you are eating’.My mind gets alert and I opt for the plain and tasteless  no oil/ no sugar version.

There is no recipe as such.You can make this at the drop of a hat if you have dosa batter in your fridge.

I use:

Dosa Batter
Melted Ghee
Sugar

Heat a griddle and pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread it to a thin circle.Drizzle ghee around the edges and the center.When it turns crisp, sprinkle a teaspoon sugar over the dosa.Wait for a couple of seconds for the ghee to melt. Fold and serve.[There is no need to cook on the other side.]

Usually there is no need for a side dish but when I eat this[which happens on very rare occasions] I pair it up with a spicy chutney.Sweet and spicy – yummy combo.

Check put what my blogging marathon buddies are cooking today…

Srivalli,Monika, Jayasree , Priya Suresh, Azeema, Priya Srinivasan, Reva and Ayeesha

Bon Appetit…

16 thoughts on “Ghee Roast | Nei Dosai”

  1. I can't stand the Tamil cartoons….or even the English ones that are dubbed into Tamil. I usually change the channel if that's on and let my lil one watch something else.

  2. Good to know that you are reached safely. Abt the cartoons, yes that is the sad state of affairs. For that matter most of the programs are like that..I try not to get them watch TV but that is impossible!..:(

  3. I totally agree with the cartoons, fortunately my kids are grown up and they wont fond that much to cartoons now..

    Glad to know u r in India PJ..enjoy dear…Ghee roast tempts me a lot..

  4. On my last trip to India, I found the cartoons irritating too and let my kids watch the dvds I got from here instead. TV channels in India are totally maddening..no rating enforced..OMG and coming to the Dosa, a pleasant variation which is absolutely kid-friendly!

  5. You are the dosa queen, they are absolutely beautiful! I have tried making dosas for my dad, (A typical Indian guy who loves authentic Indian food}, but for the love of me cannot get it right!I am going to make your recipe part of my New years resolution!

  6. Tempting Ghee Roast!!!
    Cartoon, dont ask about them!!!! i m so badly bugged by all Super-heroes!!!! My Kiddo transforms himself to one as per the occasion!!! 🙁
    Its too hard to completely switch them off from this!!! i try to limit the hours he watch!!! The Least possible for now!!!

  7. Even I cant stand the cartoons they air on tv…I have blocked most of the channels..so my 9-year-old son is left only with Pogo….and yes the dosa is looking like a crown fit for ur little angel.

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