25 Jan 2011

Masala Dosai

Dosai - even better "Masala Dosa", the very word makes me drool. I think that is the case for most of us. This is my most favourite "Comfort Food". Before coming to UK, I'd just run to Sree Annapoorna Gowrishankar in Coimbatore whenever I feel like it, especially when I am lazy to cook to have this super crispy dosa ...... those were the days of absolute luxury.

Now, sitting in UK, I can't run anywhere nor do I have any other go but make this treat at home.....


I had to combine the post for dosa and masala dosa because you can't have masala dosa without the dosa nor the masala and I  don't want to waste anybody's time by having two posts.

Now for the Masala Dosa....This is the Basic recipe for Idli/Dosai Batter ......you can use either method for the dosa batter as mentioned in this post.


How to make dosai:
1.Prepare the required quantity of batter in a bowl [right consistency with the right amount of salt and sodium bicarbonate].
2.Heat a flat griddle or dosa tawa on a medium high flame.
3.Pour a ladleful of dosai batter in the centre of the tawa and spread it in one continuous circular steady motion to form a thin round dosai.
4. Drizzle oil on the dosai and on the sides of the dosai.


You will see tiny air bubbles popping up and bursting on themselves giving a wonderful "Bee Hive" effect to the surface of the dosai. The dosai is done when it becomes brown and crisp and will literally come away from the griddle surface. If the dosai is thin enough there is no need to flip the dosai, just make sure that all the batter is cooked on the surface.

For the masala:


Even though we now have so many varieties of masalas for the dosa filling, potato masala is the best ever combination.....it takes the dosai to the next level in taste. This filling is very easy to prepare, pleases everybody and most of all "A Match made in Heaven" ...

Large potatoes: 4.
Green peas [cooked]: 100 gms.
Green chillies: 2-3.
Onions [medium] : 2.
Fresh ginger: 1 inch piece.


Tumeric powder: 1/2 tsp.
Salt : to taste.
Curry leaves:1 sprig.
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Channa dhal: 1/2 tsp.
Oil: 1 tbsp.
Coriander leaves: to garnish.


1.Peel, chop and boil potatoes until soft. Mash and keep aside. Thinly slice the onions, green chillies and ginger.
2.Heat oil on medium flame in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, channa dhal and curry leaves.
3.Add the ginger and green chillies and saute for 1 minute.
4.Add the onions and saute until translucent.
5.Add the tumeric powder, salt, mashed potatoes and green peas. Mix thoroughly until everything is well combined.


Garnish coriander leaves and keep warm until serving time.

Note: The masala should not be hard and thick. It should be creamy and spreadable [make sure that the potatoes are cooked well]...lumps are allowed but only a few. I added frozen peas directly into the masala and cooked for 5 minutes. If you are going to give this to your kid, make sure you remove the green chilli bits from the potatoes.

Now to assemble the masala dosai: You can do this on the serving plate or on the griddle. I have used a plate to demonstrate the assembly for the photographs....


Place a crispy dosai on a plate.

Note the "Bee Hive " effect on the dosa surface
Keep around 3 tbsp of the masala in the centre of the dosai and spread the masala along the entire diameter of the dosai.


Fold one side of the dosai onto itself.


Fold the other side onto the dosai covering the first flap.


Adjust the flaps and press gently so that they hold the shape. Carefully turn it to the other side, so that the flat surface faces the person who is going to eat the dosai.



This is the best part ..... Don't wait for anything or anybody....just have a mouthful of this luscious dosa, close your eyes and drift off to heaven....Happy eating.

Sending this to the event "Veggie/Fruit a month -Potato" by Priya , guest hosted by Divya.


My blogging buddies in this marathon: Gayathri , Priya Suresh , Veena , Jay , Srivalli , Ayeesha , Priya Vaasu , Usha , Soumya , PJ , Monika ....Lovely posts, check them out.


Enjoy......

Scribbled by Reva.

31 comments:

savitha ramesh said...

U make us drool reva.....superb pics

Krithi's Kitchen said...

simply... WOWWW.. the masala dosa looks awesome..

Soumya said...

wow..amazing masala dosas...drooling here...yummy and perfect

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious dosa looks wonderful

Chitra said...

Looks super!!!!

Saras said...

OMG... I am drooling here yummy & crispy dosai, want to have one....

divya said...

looks very tempting dear....very crispy and delicious...

? said...

Looks crispy and delicious

Kalyani said...

lovely pictures ...... so tempting ......

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

masala dosa is my favorite..drooling here....

G said...

I just feel like having some right away Reva...The clicks are stunning...Lovely!!

G
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aipi said...

That dosa platter looks like from a restaurant around the corner..very nicely done Reva!

US Masala

Pushpa said...

Classic masala dosai,looks mouthwatering.

Priti said...

Looks yum ...and so perfect ...love the pics

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very perfect masala dosa.. Looks so inviting. Very beautiful snaps..

Priya said...

Am inviting myself to ur place, irresistible crispy masala dosa makes me hungry..

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!!yummy and delicious dosa.....looks crispy! masala looks perfect...

Jayashree said...

Beautiful pics. You've made me crave masala dosa now....

Priya Sreeram said...

awesome clicks, pass the platter !

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful clicks..Looks so perfect and m drooling

Rachu said...

Omg! Your dosas are soo perfec.. love those brown rings in them.. kove the clicks too... needless to say.. mouthwatering..

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Krishnaveni said...

my fav, looks so pretty

Reshmi Mahesh said...

I should say that your dosas as well as their pictures are awesome..and mouth watering...

Shanavi said...

Aweeeeesome pics Reva..Wish i could take those dosas from sitting here n eat... Thanks for dropping by and from on am gonna watch out for ur recipes..Lovely blog u've...Am not able to follow u Reva,I think ther's some problem..Some error i think..:( (often happens with my blog as well all the time..)

will join u next time..

Scribblingzzz.. said...

The masala looks tempting and the dosa is crispy.. Good shots...
Thanks for dropping by my blog and following me :)

Dipika said...

Amazing...looks so very delicious n tempting...

Harika's Kitchen said...

Amazing dosas very crispr and masala looks yummy mouth watering dosa...

Usha said...

Perfect dosa, crispy and brown! I love masala dosa and that's my order whenever we go to Saravana Bhavan here in NY!

PriyaVaasu said...

Delicious Dosa!!! Drooling over the pics!!!!

meeso said...

Ah, this is always a welcome food! Looks so tasty!

Gayathri Kottala said...

Very nice cliks. Love the article about Biriyani.

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