Jul 30, 2008

Masala dosa recipe

         Though being a southie, dosas and idlis are not a reglar feature at my place. Thats because of my laziness probably, I never bother to make the batter.But last weekend ,we decided to make dosas. So my hubby got the batter ready. I should tell the truth. He did everything while I just relaxed. We had it for our sunday lunch or brunch..whatever you call it!!! It was very delicious. This is the recipe.

For dosa batter
Raw rice- 2 cups
Boiled rice- 1 cup
Whole udid dal- 1 cup
fenugreek seeds- 1tbspn
Soak rice and dal seperately along with fenugreek seeds. Rice has to be soaked for around 5 to 6 hours and dal for 2 hours. Grind the rice along with fenugreek seeds and then the dal and mix them adding salt.

For potato/aloo subji
pototoes- 5 to 6 medium sized(cooked and mashed well)
Onions- 1finely chopped
Green chillies- 2 nos finely chopped
salt to taste
oil - 1tbspn
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Heat oil in a pan. Add the green chillies and then onion and fry till they get translucent. Then add turmeric powder and salt . Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Chutney spread
Onions- 1 chopped
Red chilies- 3-4
Garlic- 4 to 5
Tamarind- a small lump
Channa dal/gram dal- 1 tbspn
Oil- 2tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add the channa dal and red chillies. Stir for sometime. Add the onion and fry for sometime. Blend everything together with a little tamarind.

Heat a dosa tava. Pour the batter and spread it. Allow it to cook on one side. Then Spread the chutney on the upper side and lay the potato masala on the center.
Fold it as shown in the picture below. Serve hot with chutney and/or sambar.
masala dosa
Indeed delicious. Thanks to my hubby!!!
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