April 19, 2011

Masal dosai

Masal Dosai is a traditional dosa variety served in any south indian restaurant. And its easy to make at home too. The potato masala made for this makes a perfect combo for Pooris also.


Dosa batter

Potato masala:
Potato - 1 -cooked and peeled
Big Onions - 1 finely chopped
Grated ginger - 1 tbsp
Green chilli- 1 cut finely
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Orid dal - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
turmeric powder - a pinch
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
asafotedia - a pinch


Potato masala:
1. Roughly mash the boiled potatoes and keep it ready

2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. As it splutters, add the chana dal and orid dal.

3. When they turn light brown, add ginger, green chili, turmeric powder and asafotedia

4. Then add onions and fry well till it becomes soft

5. to this add the coarsely mashed potatoes, salt and chili powder and add 2 tbsp of water and mix well. Let it cook well and become dry.

6. Add coriander leaves and mix well

Masal Dosai
1. Heat the Dosa tawa, and pour dosa batter and spread it thin. Add oil on the sides and cover it with a lid

2. Check if it had started to brown. Then slighlty remove the corners with a spatula and keep the potato masala in the middle. Roll the dosa as u wish and serve hot with coconut chutney

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