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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Masala Dosa

A south Indian dish that is delicious. It can be made even with guests over. An easy to make, sumptuous dish that is filling too. For dinner tonite i decided to make masala dosa and it has been a while since i've made it. This can be eaten with any chutney. I make it in two ways, the dosa stuffed with the potato masala and the other method is to rub the dosa with a spicy coconut and dhal chutney and then stuff it with the potato masala.

For the dosa batter:-
Whole urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Idli rice - 2 cups
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp (soaked with the dhal)
Soak overnight or for 6-8hrs and grind them separately and mix it together by adding salt and let it ferment and become fluffy.

For the filling:-
Potatoes - 3 medium (boiled and smashed)
Onion - 1 medium sliced thin
Peas - 1/4 cup (boiled)
Green chilies - 4 sliced in two
Ginger - chopped fine
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil - 1tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup

In a kadai pour the oil and ghee and let it become hot.
Now add the mustard seeds and once it splutters add the ginger, green chilies and the sliced onions and the curry leaves. Allow the onions to cook completely
Put the turmeric powder and fry it for a few seconds and pour the water and add salt.
Add the smashed potatoes and the peas and mix it well and let it simmer for a while and make sure it is not watery.

For the Dhal chutney:-
Toor dhal - 1 tbsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Tamarind - small piece
Red chilies - as per spice required
Asafoetida - 2 pinch
Gingelly oil - 1 tsp

In a kadai pour the oil and when hot add all the above ingredients except for the tamarind. Fry it until the aroma rises. Cool it and grind it with salt and water. It need not be very thick as it has be spread on the dosa.

Make the dosa:-
Heat the tava, spread a spoonful of batter and turn it once and turnit back immediately once it is cooked on both sides.
Spread a tsp of the dhal chutney on one side and place the potato filling in the center.
Fold the dosa and serve it hot with chutney of choice.

P.S. - If u do not want to use the dhal chutney its perfectly fine, all you have to do is just place the potato filling and fold the dosa and serve.


Anonymous said...

hi aarti,
the potato masala recipe is very good.thanx yaar.

Anonymous said...

hi aarti,
the potato masala recipe is very good.thanx yaar.