Showing posts with label Masala dosa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masala dosa. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa is one of the famous South Indian breakfast food.
Masala dosa is stuffed with Potato Onion Curry and eaten with Sambar and Chutney.
Here is a simple masala dosa how I prepare with Rice and Urid dal.


 I  have used Raw Dosa rice, methi seeds, Urid dal and Avalakki. No soda or baking powder or any other dals.
Dosa batter is prepared by using Rice, methi seeds, urid dal and avalakki here.  Masala is Potato dry curry which goes well with dosa. Masala dosa is yummy to eat and fills your stomack and keeps you full for a long time.
Masala dosa is one of  the best breakfast food from Karnataka. It is filled with Potato Palya/Dry curry and chutney. You can enjoy eating with coconut chutney and Sambar/Vegetable Curry.
This is how we normally do in South Canara.
Masala dosa is prepared in Different Ways. Some add maida and sugar get the good colour. Some add cooking soda to get crispy dosa. But I have not added any colour, sugar, maida or Cooking soda here.
It is natural, yummy, crispy and tasty.

Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients : 

Rice : 4 Cups
Whole Urid : 1 Cup
Methi /Fenugrik seeds : 1 Tsp
Avalakki : 1/2 Cup (Thick variety)
Salt : As reuired.
Water : As required 

Method " 

1 Wash and soak Rice and methi seeds together. Wash and soak urid dal separately. Wash and soak avalakki separately. Soak all the ingredients for at least 4 hours. 
2. Grind all together with required water and leave it for fermenting.
3. In the morning add salt and keep the batter Ready to prepare dosa.


4. Make potato palya and keep it ready. 

Follow the link to prepare Potato Palya :

https://adige.somayajiskitchen.com/2011/03/potato-aloo-palya-curry.html


5. Mix the batter well .

6. Keep a dosa pan and heat. Put a tsp of oil and clean it with a tissue.
7. Take a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it on the hot tava.



8. Add a tsp of oil and cover and cook for a minute. Turn the dosa and cook for 20 sec.
9. Now turn back the dosa and fill potato palya on the top and cover as you wish or just fold it.



You can also sprinkle chutney powder on the top of crispy dosa and then put Potato Palya.


10. Serve Yummy Masala dosa with Sambar and Coconut Chutney or your choice of chutney.



Note : 

I used grinder to grind the batter. You can use mixi jar also. Grind all the ingredients into fine paste.
Do not add any soda or baking powder. 
I use Raw Dosa rice and whole urid to make this dose. 
Tip : Heat the pan and reduce the flame to small while spreading and cooking to get crispy dosa.
You can also spread some chutney on top of dosa just before placing the Palya. Add ghee on top and serve. Taste best.
Time 
Soaking the ingredients : 4 Hours + Grinding 1/2 an hour.
Fermenting Over night or 6 hours and dosa preparing 30 minutes. 
Prepare Aloo Palya before making dosa and keep it ready.
Grind Chutney and keep it ready. 
So hot Masala Dosa can be enjoyed thoroughly. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Baragu /Proso Millet Cripsy Masala Dosa

Use of millet is one of the healthy way to stay fit. It is said that in olden days people used to have millet as their staple food. Now people know the secret of taking care of their health. Here is a recipe of Proso Millet/baragu Millet Masala Dosa. Try and enjoy.


Millet helps to reduce the weight, take care of blood sugar level and they are free of gluten. They are best for diabetic people to control their sugar. They are fiber rich, filled with vitamins and minerals. They are digested slowly and one will not feel hungry for a long time.
Here I have used Baragu/Prosso Millet, Urid dal and a tablespoon of toor dal with little methi seeds. I have used mixi jar this time to grind the ingredients. The batter has to be well fermented to get good dosa.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Baragu Dosa :
Ingredients "
Baragu /Proso Millet : 2 Cups 
Urdi dal : 1/2 Cup 
Toor Dal : 1 Tablespoon full
Methi seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Avalakki /Poha : ( Any type ) : 2 Handful 
Salt : As required



Method :

1. Wash and soak Baragu Millet separately for 3 hours.


2. Wash and soak urid dal, methi seeds together for 3 hours.
3. Wash and soak avalakki separately.
4. Grind all the ingredients and put it in a big bowl to ferment. (Over night or 6 to 8 hours).


5. Prepare Palya /Dry curry of only onions and potato. Keep it aside.
6. Grate fresh coconut and prepare coconut chutney with 2 green chilly, very small quantity of tamarind and required salt. Keep it aside.
7. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little oil on the pan and clean it out with a kitchen tissue.

8. Mix well and take a ladle of dosa batter and spread it on the tava in circle shape. ( Let the flame be low).
9. Sprinkle a teaspoon of oil on the top. Let dosa cook on low flame till it turns slightly golden brown.

10. Add a tablespoon or little more of palya/dry curry in the middle of dosa and roll the dosa and remove it from the pan.

11. Baragu /Proso Millet dosa is ready to serve. Serve with  coconut chutney and little ghee /butter on the top.

12. Repeat the same with remaining batter and prepare dosas.

Note :

Do not add more water while grinding. Let dosa batter ferment well so that dosa turns best.
Do not add oil before pouring dosa batter. Sprinkle little water and clean the top of the pan each time you prepare dosa. Adding toor dal helps dosa to turn crispy and tasty. Do it on the low flame.
Serves : 4 to 5
Time  : Soaking the ingredients 3 hours + Grinding 5 Minutes + Fermentation : 6 to 7 Hours.
Aloo Dry curry :
Aloo Payla
Ingredients :
Potatoes : 2
Onions : 2 to 3
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon ( Grated)
Curry leaves :  5 to 6
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and pressure cook potatoes. Remove its outer layer once it is cooled. Smash potatoes and keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Cut them into small. Remove the outer layer of ginger and wash again. Grate it and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire, add oil and heat. Add little mustard seeds and urid dal. Add green chilly once the mustard seeds splutter. Let it fry nicely. Add cut curry leaves and cut onions.
4. Fry nicely till the onion turns slightly brown. Add smashed potatoes and mix it well.
5.Add required salt and mix it well. Add cut coriander leaves and put off the fire.

Coconut Chutney :

Grate coconut, and grind it with 2 green chilly and little tamarind. Add salt and mix it well. Add mustard and curry leaves seasoning to chutney and serve.

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