Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chitranna Masala Dosa

Chitranna Masala
This is one of a forgotten dishes or rather taste since 1980s. Not many of us have thought of such a combination even.

This a combination of Lemon rice with Hot Dosa. Its best recipe or best made while you have shortage of dosa batter and very little rice at home (Which is not enough for all) This is how you can combine and make it tasty and a fulfilling breakfast.

Rice 1 cup (Previous days rice also will do)
Ground nuts 2 - 3 tbl spn
Chana Dal - 1 tbl spn
Urad Dal - 1 tbl spn
Oil - 2 - 3 tbl spn
Curry leaves 3-4
Lemon juice - 3-4 tspns
Green chillies 3 - 4 nos .
Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped.
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
Salt as per taste
Sugar a pinch.  (Optional)
Dosa batter - left over one should be ok.

To make Lemon Chitranna:
1)Cook rice with a spoon of oil, such that each grain is separate and keep aside. I used previous day's rice.
2) Heat oil in a kadai; Temper with mustard seeds, peanuts, chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, then add the chopped green chillies and fry till done and add salt (Make sure the groundnuts are roasted just nice not under fryed or over fryed..)
3) Add this mixture to the cooked rice and add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
4) Check for the seasoning and serve hot...
To make masala 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 place one or two tble spn full of chitranna masala in the center of the dosa.
4) Take a spatula and try to lift 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.

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Sweety from Chicago said...

Superb.. Looks yummy

Kriti said...

Very different.. Dosa with rice stuffing.. will try soon.. keep posting

Nimmi said...

Looks very tempting.. good post

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