Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Masala dosa

For dosa batter 
Parboiled rice - 2 cups
Urad dal - half cup
Fenugreek - 2 tablespoons
Raw rice - quarter cup

For masala
Onions - finely chopped
Potatoes - boiled and mashed
Green chillies - finely chopped
Ginger - small piece, finely chopped
Chilly powder
Turmeric powder
Sugar - a pinch
Urad dal - a little
Mustard seeds - a little
Curry leaves

Soak all the ingredients for the batter overnight. Grind them together. Keep aside for 10-12 hours. Just when you are about to make dosas, add salt (and water if needed) to make it into a loose consistency.

Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Add the urad dal, followed by the onions and green chillies. Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute well. Add the mashed potatoes, followed by salt and a pinch of sugar. If the potatoes have not been mashed well, add a little water and stir well.

Masala dosa
Heat the tawa. Grease it well and pour the dosa batter.
When it starts getting brown, ladle a little masala onto one side of the dosa.
Fold one side and then the other (check pictures).

Turn the dosa over and make the final fold. Turn it over once again to ensure that all sides are covered.

1. We have mentioned the batter here because we know of many people who don't know what dosa batter is and use idli batter to make dosas.
2. Masala dosas can be made by just putting masala in one half of the circle and making a simple fold. However, this post shows how we make them. :D

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