Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa:

1) Heat a nonstick pan on high. Wait for 3-4 minutes for the first dosa. Take a ladle-full of dosa batter and spread evenly into a circular shape.
2) Add 2-3 drops of oil on the dosa.
3) After 2-3 minutes flip the dosa over to the other side and roast it for a minute
4) Transfer the dosa to a plate. Spread 1 tsp of chilli-garlic chutney, place potato palya at the centre and close the dosa.
Serve with coriander-mint chutney
Recipe for coriander-mint chutney, potato palya, chilli-garlic chutney and dosa below.

Coriander mint chutney:
Ingredients (Serves 4)
For coriander-mint chutney:
1 Tbsp roasted chanadal (puttani)
1 Tbsp grated coconut
3-4 green chilli
1 Tbsp coriander
1/2 Tbsp mint
1 cup water
1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs of curry leaves
1/2 tsp asofoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste

1) Grind roasted chana dal finely. Add grated coconut, chilli, coriander leaves, mint and grind.
2) Add water and blend. Add salt to suit taste.
3) Heat oil, add mustard seeds. Wait for it to splutter. Add asofoetida, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Add this to the chutney and mix!

Red chilli garlic chutney:
1/4 tsp warm water
6 dried red chilli
1 garlic pod - sliced

1) Soak chilli in warm water for 20 mins.
2) Grind red chilli, garlic, water

Potato palya (Courtesy: Sujay :-)):
5 medium sized potato - boiled and mashed
1/2 cup peas
1 onion - sliced
1/2 large lemon juice
2 fresh red chillies - diced
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 sprigs of curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste

1) Heat oil in a deep bottomed frying pan. Add mustard seeds - once they start spluttering- add curry leaves, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, onion.
2) Once the onion start to turn translucent, add peas, turmeric powder, chilli, garam masala powder. Fry for half a minute
3) Add mashed potato, water and mix well. Cover and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
4) Add salt and lemon juice. Mix well and cover.

For Dosa:
1 1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup urad dal
1 Tbsp thick rice flakes
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste

1) Soak the above ingredients for 5-6 hours. Grind into fine paste adding sufficient water to get the dosa like consistency. Add salt to taste.
2) Let it ferment overnight

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