Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Benne Masala Dosa.

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Usually during any family outing to a restaurant especially in Bangalore, there will surely be a masala dosa ordered. I used to always order for masala dosa. (Especially in Vidyarthi Bavan, Gandhi Bazaar or Hotel Janatha, Malleshwaram)

My Dad loves masala dosa, and he used to have it during his office break. He never gets bored of it. :)

This is the dosa eaten with the masala made out of potato and chutney made out of coconut. Surely a very delicious dish and is a must try recipe.


Ingredients
For the batter:
Urad dal - 1 cup
Dosa Rice - 3 cups
Channa Dal - 2 tbl spn
Toor Dal - 2 tbl spn
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbl spn
Beaten rice / poha - 1 handful
Sugar - 1 tbl spn
Salt to taste.

Method:
1) Soak all the above ingredients together for about 8 hours with sufficient water
2) Then, grind the mixture into a fine paste and add salt to this and set aside to ferment for about 8 hours.
(I usually soak the mixture in the morning, grind in the night before going to bed, and let it to ferment through the night)
3) Once the batter is fermented (You will notice a increase in quantity so place the bowl on a big plate or give enough space in the bowl for the mixture to increase) give it another good mix with some sugar and its ready to make dosas.

For making the masala:

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Ingredients:
Potatoes - 4 nos. (Boiled and mashed)
Onions - 2 nos. (Finely chopped)
Coriander leaves - 2 tbl spn
Curry leaves - 5 - 6 nos.
Green Chillies - 5 - 6 nos.
Turmeric - 1/2 tblspn
Oil - 3 tbl spn
Mustard - 1 tbl spn
Jeera - 1 tbl spn
Salt to taste

Method:
1) In a pan, heat oil, once hot add mustard seeds,jeera and once they splutter, add green chillies, curry leaves and onions and add salt immediately.
2) Then add turmeric powder and saute for 2 min and then add mashed potatoes and mix well.
3) To this add chopped coriander and mix well and keep aside.

Red chutney: (Optional)
Ingredients:
Garlic - 4  pods
Coriander seeds - 1 tspn
Fried channa dal - 2 tspn
Red chillies - 3 nos.
Tamarind Juice - 2 tbl spn
Oil- 1 tbl spn
Jeera - 1/4 tspn
Salt to taste.

Method:
1) In a pan, add oil, once hot add jeera, and coriander seeds and once they are hot, add red chillies and fry till done.
2) Then add garlic and fry.
3) Grind the above mixture along with fried channa dal, tamarind juice, and salt and keep aside

Making of dosas:
1) Take a flat pan, and once it is hot, take one cup full of dosa batter and pour it in the center of the pan, and spread it in circular motion forming a thin dosa.
2) Spread oil around the dosa and allow it to cook/roast well.
3) On this, spread a little (About 1/2 tblspn) of red chutney and place one tble spn full of potato masala in the center of the dosa.
4)Take a spatula and try to lifit the dosa starting from the edges.
5) Close the dosa on the masala and put it on the serving plate.
6) Top it up with some butter. and serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

Cheers!
Madhavi

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