Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Masala Dosa

Ask an Indian whats your favorite breakfast , 3/4th of the people’s response would be Masala Dosa so popular is this simple south indian breakfast dish. Crisp dosa served with simple Potato Masala is the most comforting breakfast.


For Dosa Batter:
Urad Dal – 1cup
Dosa Rice- 2 nd ½ cups
Methi  Seeds – 1tsp
Thin Poha – ½ cup

For Potato Masala:
Potato – 2 medium boiled and crushed into big chunks.
Onion- 1 large thickly sliced
Green Chillis- 2-3 slit
Oil- 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Jeera – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves-  1 sprig


For Batter:
-Take a large bowl , add the dal ,  and rice and clean them with water twice.
-Soak them in water for 5-6 hrs with methi seeds.
-After the dal and rice is soaked well grind them into fine paste in a wet grinder. Clean the poha and add it to the batter and mix well.
-Let the batter ferment overnight.

For Potato Masala:
-Heat oil , add the mustard seeds and jeera , let them splutter.
-Add the curry leaves , add the green chillies and onion , fry for ½ min. Add salt and turmeric and cook for 1min. (The onions should not turn soft they should retain the crunch in them , that gives this masala its real flavour).
-Finally add the potato chunks mix well and cook for 5-6 min till the potato absorbs the flavour.

Make the Masala Dosa:
-Mix the fermented batter well with a ladle , add 1tsp of salt and mix well.
-Heat a non stick tawa at medium heat. Pour a ladle full of the batter and spread it in a circular pattern to get a thin round .
-Cook for 2-3 min on medium flame the dosa will slowly start turning brown at the bottom.
-Reduce the flame add a tsp of oil around the dosa and let it cook till crisp.
-Spread the potato masala on the centre of dosa and fold it sideways.Serve hot.

Sending this to Mission Breakfast Hosted by Sowmya at Nivedhanam's and started by Pallavi and Sheelu.

Mission breakfast

1 comment:

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

So delicious and a perfect breakfast!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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