Thursday, September 27, 2012

masala-dosa-recipe
Masala dosa is my favourite in my childhood days. I love the Potatoes cooked in a simple yet flavourful way that goes well as both stuffing for dosa and with puri/ poori. My dad takes us to restaurants only once in a blue moon. Even if we travel, my mom will pack idli or some variety rice. So we rarely get chance to restaurants. So if I get a chance, my order will be one and only the “masala dosa”.  And now, in contrast, now in Singapore, we eat out atleast 2-3 times a month, thanks to AjWinking. He is just like me in that case, love restaurant food and he is also like me when it comes to taste. His order for breakfast will be always poori, masala dosa. That’s it. Every single time. But at home he asks for my vegetable masala dosa. He always wants something specialCool.
     I made it thick for making it possible to stuff the dosa. So if you want, you can adapt the same recipe for puri too, by adding a bit of water and leaving few pieces of the potatoes not mashed. Anyways I will also post a puri masala recipe in future, but just saying this can be used for puri too. My FIL actually likes it this way ~ thick and completely mashed potatoes for puri too. He says, see how it is mashed with no traces of potatoes at all, when we eat at Mathura restaurant at Mount road, Chennai. He loves that masala served there. It is so different from others. So here is my version of masala for dosai.

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Masala dosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 10 mins    Serves: 4

Dosa batter recipe/ Dosa batter recipe(easy version)

Ingredients

Potatoes 3, big sized
Onion 1
Carrot, finely chopped 2 tbslp
Green chilli 2
Finely chopped ginger 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
Salt 3/4 - 1 tsp(adjust as per your taste)

 

To temper

Oil 1 tblsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
urad dal 1 tsp
Channa dal 2 tsp
Cashew nuts 5
Curry leaves 1 sprig

 

Method

  1. Wash and cut each potato into 4 and pressure cook with 1/2 cup water for 3 whistles. Peel off the skin and mash it well. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘to temper’ table in order. Let the cashews turn golden.1-potato-masala
  2. Add chopped ginger, green chilli, onion, carrot and fry well for a minute. Add 1/4 cup water and turmeric.2-potato-masala
  3. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes, add oil if needed more.3-potato-masala
  4. Spread dosa (refer tips page – dosa tips) thin , drizzle some oil or best ghee and when it gets cooked, no need to flip, just spread a ladle full of masala prepared in the middle.4-potato-masal
Notes

  • Use 1/2 tsp ghee along with oil for each dosa , which makes the masal dosa smell divinely. Restrict yourself to one or two to take care of your health/ diet.
  • Adding finely chopped ginger not only enhances the flavour, also helps in digesting the potato. If you finely chop, then you wont even get it to know while eating.
  • If you don’t want that, you can also grind the ginger and green chilli with water mentioned in step 2 and use it.
  • I use coconut oil for making this masala, which adds more flavour.


Fold the dosa into half, closing the masala filling and serve hot with chutney andtiffin sambar.

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59 comments:

  1. Sunday breakfast(more like brunch)alternate between Puttu-Kadala and Masala dosa for us.Love the full mashed version though I take the easier route and prepare the masala all together in a pressure cooker.Lovely yellow,I am sure this would make for a delicious spread!

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  2. Yum..yum..yum..My favourite. Perfectly made

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  3. Love masal dosas and this looks way too tempting

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  4. Who can say No to these yummy dosas..yummy..Love the tempting clicks..

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  5. I love Masala Dosa, your pics look so tempting... my son only eats Masala Dosa when we dine out his anytime alltime FAV :)! Will check on your dosa batter recipe now.

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  6. Always a fav at my place too..Adding carrots is a nice idea :)
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  7. that is so delicious!!! love the color of the potato masala
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  8. an all time fav looks like restaurant made..

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  9. love it! in fact, love all your dosha posts!

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  10. OMG its too tempting and feel like grabbing from the screen.Perfectly made.

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  11. Just love ur breakfast recipes Raks.I am always lost when i browse ur breakfast recipes.I was planning to try the Puli sevai and now comes Masala Dosa:-) Started craving for it now:-)

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  12. Looks great and perfect.

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  13. like you, masala dosa is the first thing i order whenever we go to any veg or south indian restaurant here. i liked your mashed potato version with carrots.

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  14. Love it... All time favorite...
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  15. Masala Dosa looks very yummy dear.

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  16. Drooling over here.Loved the way u made the masala and clicks are awesome too

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  17. wow my fav dosa,luks delicious...Loved the last click raji,too gud.

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  18. Yummy masala dosa.. I too make the same way but add few coriander leaves too..Lovely clicks as always :)

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  19. Cant take my eyes from ur masala dosa,i can die for it.

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  20. It's finger licking delicious & tempting..

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  21. super clicks.. It has been ages since I did masala dosa.. now feel like some
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  22. Been ages since I ate masala Dosa. Looks crunchy & yummy

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  23. wow yummy dosa ... my all time fav...

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  24. Hi Raji,
    Very tempting! I am a dosa fan and had been devouring a lot lately. Your beautiful pictures make it extra inviting! Keep the good work going. I have tried many recipes from your blog with excellent results. Thanks!
    Sridevi Ravi

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  26. Looks awesome, perfect as well as great.

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  27. Masala dosa is also my fav. yours looks really delicious. I never added cashews in masala. I will try next time. and I make thin dosa because my husband like thin n crispy dosa.

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  28. its 9+ now and so perfect for bfast ....tempting clicks ..yum

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  29. love it its divine simple things in life make ur whole day :)
    love ur blog and ur receipes thank u for sharing it with us :)

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  30. Love the masaldosai..Me too used to make it during the weekends..I posted your Cornflour halwa recipe in my blog...Thanks for sharing...

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  31. Love Masala Dosa at any time of the day! Lovely pics.

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  32. one of all time favourite :) perfect looking great shots Raks..

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  33. Tried it this morning :) It Turned out very nice, Thank u for such a lovely post raks.

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  34. You can publish the next "Samaithu Par" book :) awesome clicks Raks..

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  35. My all time favourite!
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  36. Looks so crispy and perfect, feeling hungry seeing this dosas now!!

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  37. Oh my God i was awestrcuk by your receipes :)

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  38. Nice clicks.delicious.

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  39. seeing ur post i am feeling hungry..let me have my luch first or i will die of salivating..perfect clicks..

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  40. Lovely clicks of Masala Dosa. Makes you wanna eat it right away. :)

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  41. I have tried this today and it was just YUMMY!! My parents loved it, even though the dosa that I made didn't look like yours yet it's taste was divine. I'm proud to say this is my first time cooking Indian food and it was a great experience. Can't wait to cook more Indian foods and thanks for this wonderful website. Keep it up

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  42. Hey Rak... your recipes are so practicle. Even items and ingredients you used are easily available in our home and market. You satisfied my search of collection of recipes in one blog. Thanks a lot. :)

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  43. I tried this and everyone loved it..thanks

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  44. I tried this and it was yum everyone loved it..

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  45. if someone in family doesn't like ginger, u can grind it. They will never find out :D ;)

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  46. normally in karnataka restaurants, if you order for masala dosa,they prepare dosa with another ingredient,which they call as khara chutney.after the dosa is done,they line the penultimate ring of the dosa with khara chutney and in middle they put potato masala.Served with coconut chutney and sambar. The same goes with podi dosa,where khara chutney is replaced by chutney podi/milaga podi.The sambar has a little bit sweet taste.I havent had a very good masala dosa outside karnataka.Its always best there.

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  47. this summer i decided to cook Indian cuisines (which are not common in Pakistan) and start from masala dosa and surprise my family, and rakskitchen is going to help me :)

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  48. I am a hotel management student and a big fan of your blog. Keep up the good work. God bless.

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  49. I am a hotel management student and a big fan of your blog. Keep up the good work. God bless.

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  51. Hi

    I have tried ur masala dosa receipe it really come out well. my husband loved it . He ate all the masala along with the ginger chutney.he liked it so much that he cannot resist with two, he generally don't eat potatoes.

    a very big thanks for you as i'm trying lots of dishes from ur site. i have learned lot's of cooking basics and techniques to cook each variety carefully and without loosing the taste of the dish.

    once again thanks for u, because ur blog i'm learned to cook and my family started loving all my dishes.

    Thanks and keep going this in my everyday recipe index. because i see the recipe according to what i have at my home and start cooking accordingly. so first thing for me to do in the morning is decide what to cook from ur blog and then start my cooking.

    thanks a lot for ur help and blog. keep rocking rak's.

    thanks
    Kokila

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  52. one of the best masala dosa recipies

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