Aug 4, 2008


A most popular south Indian break fast and it is a all time favorite for every one and this is my version of making masala dosa
For Dosa batter
3 – cups idli rice
1 cup – raw rice
1/2 cup – uard dal
1 tab sp – tour – dal
1/2 tea sp – fenugreek seeds(methi seeds)(mentulu)(vendayam)
Salt to taste
Soak dals and rice separately in water soak fenugreek seeds with dal for over night next day morning grind dale s in to a very smooth paste and rice into a coarse paste and mix together add salt and mix well and leave it in a warm place for fermentation for over night next day morning you can make very crisp dosa with this batter
This batter will stay for 3-4 days in fridge
For potato masala (curry):-
2 boiled – potatoes
1 onion – finely chopped
2 green challis chopped
1/4 tea sp –greated ginger
Few curry leaves
10 cashew nuts broken
1/2 tea sp – mustard seeds
1/2 tea sp – cumin seeds
1/2 tea sp – chana dal (split chick pea)
1/2 tab sp – oil
1/2 tea sp – turmeric powder
1 tea sp – sambar powder
Salt to taste
Mash the boiled potatoes
Heat oil in a fry pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add chana dal, cashew nuts , cumin seeds fry till golden brown colour then add green chilies, curry leaves, greated ginger , now add chopped onion and fry for a few seconds then add boiled and mashed potatoes stir once and add turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt to taste mix well and remove from fire and keep a side
Now we are ready to make masala dosa
Heat a dosa pan or a skillet clean with a dump cloth or a kitchen towel now pour a ladle full of dosa batter in the centre of the hot pan and spread the batter with the back of the ladle to form a circle drizzle oil along the edges of dosa and let it cook on a low heat for 3-4 minutes now keep 1 tab sp of potato mixture in the centre of the dosa don't flip the dosa just fold over and serve
Serve with sambar and coconut chutney but serve hot
You can spread some garlic and onion chutney on dosa before you put potato mixture even you can sprinkle idli podi and then put potato mixture and fold masala dosa this will be little spice my hubby don't like much spice so I don't use that
For onion garlic chutney:-
1 large – onion
3 cloves – garlic
1tea sp – tamarind paste
4 dry red challis
1 tea sp – oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and fry onion dry red chilies and garlic till soft and grind with tamarind paste and salt to taste in to a fine paste and spread this chutney on dosa and even you can use this for idlis and any other dosas


notyet100 said...

hi rekha....dosa looks yumnd crispy,..send this for swc karanataka...sheetal of sweetymy kitchen is hostin...ceeya..hppy bloggin...:-)

Illatharasi said...

ooooooh.... crispy dosa.... too yummy:)

ST said...

Masala Dosa looks delicious and perfect......

Shreya said...

Hi Rekha, Masala Dosa looks yummy.. love the crispy look..just perfect..

Illatharasi said...

Yes you can participate in the Rakhi event. No probs! Waiting for your entry;)

Deepthi Shankar said...

Masala dosa looks perfect .. my dad is a pro @ masala dosas .. your dosas reminds me of his cooking .. lovely entry

Srikitchen said...

my hubby's favorite dish and added u to my blogroll!

Purva Desai said...

dosa looks really crisp and yummy

Uma said...

I want that dosa right now! Looks so professional and yummy!

Lakshmi said...

what a surprise..I have this in my lunch box today ;) it looks crisp and nice on the plate

Cooking Station said...

Dosa just jumped out of that picture....:)) LOL...I had good laugh when u asked me that question..thanks for making me the morning.........

Noor said...

I am SO SO happy I found your blog, Indian food is my all time fav food :).

This recipe well I will try it but I want it now very badly, lol..

I just added you to mu blog roll :)