Saturday, October 9, 2010

Masala Dosa

The famous traditional South Indian food. Crepe filled with awesome potato masala !!!

Ingredients: Serves 6- 8 dosas
For masala:

Boiled and mashed potatoes without skin - 2 large
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Green chilli - 2 split
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Coriander/Curry leaves - 1 tsp

For Dosa:

Dosa batter - as required (salt added)
Oil - as required

Preparation:
Masala:

Mash the potatoes well and give a kneading if required. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai. Saute the mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal and green chilis. Add onions and fry well. Add turmeric and chili powder. Stir for a minute. Add the mashed potato and enough salt. Mix well adding little water if the moisture gets dry. Keep mixing in low flame for 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and keep aside.


Masala Dosa:


Heat a skillet. Spread the dosa batter in a thin layer as for a regular dosa with some oil along the edge. Keep the flame in medium. Make it as thin an possible for a crisp crepe. When the dosa is almost done, place 2-3 tbsp of the masala in the center and fold the dosa as shown in the pic. After a min, masala dosa is ready for serving :) Make similar dosas with the rest of the masala.

Variation: Other vege like carrot, cauli flower, peas, capsicum can also be chopped well and added. They should be well fried before adding the mashed pototo.
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