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Masala Dosa Recipe
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Description Masala Dosa is South Indian delicacy. The Dosa is best described as a crepe made from rice and black lentils. It is a typical South Indian dish, eaten for breakfast or dinner. The Dosa is sometimes referred to as dhosa, dosay, dosai and dhosai. There are many types of dosa but probably the most popular is called Masala Dosa. The below described masala dosa recipe is very easy to follow and is commonly found on the internet with some variations.
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Ingredients :
For Dosa :
*  1 cup raw rice
*  1 cup urad dal
*  2 tbsp cooked rice
*  2 tbsp poha
*  5 to 7 methi
*  salt to taste
*  oil for cooking

For Potato Bhaji:
*  3 large potatoes, peeled and boiled
*  1 tsp mustard seeds
*  5 to 6 curry leaves
*  4 green onions, chopped
*  a pinch haldi powder
*  2 tbsp grated coconut
*  juice of lemon
*  ¼ cup coriander, chopped
*  2 tbsp oil
*  salt to taste



For the Potato Bhaj Recipe:

  • Mash the potatoes and keep on one side.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it.
  • When they start to crackle, add the curry leaves, green chillies and onions and stir till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Put the mashed potatoes, turmeric, coconut, lemon juice coriander and salt and mix well.
  • Take out from the heat and keep aside.

For the Dosa Recipe:

  • Wash the raw rice, urad dal and methi together.
  • Soak in a little water along with the poha and cooked rice for 2 hours.
  • Grind to make a smooth paste with a little water.
  • Cover and keep aside for at least 3 to 4 hours.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Heat a non-stick tava and grease it lightly with oil.
  • When hot, pour a ladleful of the batter spread using a circular motion to make a thin dosa and cook on one side.
  • Pour a little oil along the edges while cooking.
  • When crispy, fold over and serve hot.
  • When the dosa is cooked, put some potato bhaji on it and roll to form a cylindrical shape.
  • Follow the same process for the remaining batter.
  • Ready to serve
Additional Tips

Though originally dosas were eaten for breakfast, now they are eaten at other times also. There are many masala dosa recipes on the web. Try some and I am certain you will enjoy the Dosas.

Generally, dosas are served with a side-dish such as sambhar, chutney and/or the dosa is eaten just plain.