Today was like Christmas. The tattooed FedEx employee was Santa Claus and my present was a Preethi mixie my Mama sent. I immediately tear the packaging apart and spend a minute marveling at this mixie which is everything an American blender isn’t. The mixie seals what’s for dinner – chutney and godumai dosa. I’m really excited right now as this is my first time making godumai dosa. I check hungryandexcited to brush up on the how to’s of the dosa and I’m confident enough. I make the thokku for the chutney, cool it and grind it in a second with my new Preethi mixie. I then temper it with mustard seeds and enjoy the smell of the curry leaves. Also, tempering is like my favorite part of cooking.The first few sodas are clumpy. I don’t wait too long before I flip it and it forms a paste on the tava. I don’t let that deter me, I soldier on. Finally I make soft dosas. I’m ecstatic. It’s 7.00 pm by then and husband walks in through the door, “Mmm.. You made dosa and chutney! So good!”
I beam proudly, so happy of my achievements. After we eat our spongy dosas and spicy chutney in front of the TV, I clear the table and take the dishes to the kitchen AND I SEE THAT I’VE LEFT THE STOVE ON AND THE PLASTIC DOSA FLIPPER THING HAS MELTED AND FORMED A PLASTIC GOOP ON MY BRAND NEW TAVA.
Someone please tell me how I’m going to flip my eggs tomorrow morning.
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I can’t stop asking what were your noses doing when you were enjoying dosas ;) because burnt plastic really smells like burnt plastic…which is too bad a smell.
And were you able to remove it? If not, then take the tava to the gas again, n then switch it on….just when it has melted enough remove the plastic part using a wooden ladder this time. Because I have already made the same blunder :)
Will you believe me when I say that we did not smell anything at all?! Really! The windows were open so I think the fumes escaped but I did not smell a thing!
Well, what was for breakfast today?
Cereal. :) I need to buy that flipping thing today!
Awww. Did you try to get it off? Happy Dosa day!
It was a non stick tava so the goop came off a little easily although it scraped a bit of the coating away!
Hahaham i so know this glee. For me it happened when my mother visited me for the first time. With a coconut scraping thingie and a good old oily dosai tava in tow!
When I set up my kitchen, a trusty preethi mixie was the first “big” appliance I bought! So I feel your joy. And of course Nags’ instant godhumai dosas were like a Godsend for me. I make them with alarming frequency now.
Happy dosa making..
Preethi mixie is awesome! Preethi ku everyone is guarantee!
Omg, you don’t get Indian kind mixie in NZ too. That’s like first thing on my to-buy list this year when I go back to India. A good old fashioned but very efficient Preethi Mixer
Trust me, no blender in the world can replace a trusty Preethi Mixer! They’re a blessing!