Mysore masala dosa

MYSORE MASALA DOSA 

INGREDIENTS FOR DOSA BATTER

batter

  • Raw rice ( kaccha chawal ) – 1 cup
  • Par Boiled Rice (ukda chawal) – 2 cup
  • Whole Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Methi seeds / fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed to grind
  • Poha – a fistful

METHOD

First wash and soak rice  for 5 to 6 hours. [ add poha to it just 10 minutes before grinding ]

Wash and soak urad dal + methi seeds  for 4 hours.

Drain both . Take urad dal and grind in a mixer / grinder  , add little water at a time and make it into a super smooth batter.

Transfer this to a large container. Now take soaked rice in the same jar ,first grind without water . Add little water and grind it into a smooth batter . The rice will not be super fine but will have small  grits.

Pour this over urad dal batter, add in salt .

Mix well with clean hands .

Cover this and let it ferment overnight or 8 to 10 or 12  hours. [depending on the temperature ]

The next day, the batter should be risen well. Mix this batter well and use for making any dosas like uttappa /ghee roast /masala dosa / paper dosa etc etc .

INGREDIENTS FOR SPICY RED CHUTNEY FOR THE DOSA 

  • Chana dal – 1/4 cup
  • Dry red chillies – 8 or 9 or as per taste
  • Tamarind – a small piece
  • Garlic – 8
  • Small onion / shallots – 4 OR half of a small onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1/2 tsp

PREPARATION

  1. Heat oil in a pan and roast channa dal + red chillies on low flame till golden .[ don’t burn it ]
  2. Add shallots + garlic + tamarind and fry for few seconds. Off the flame .

METHOD

Once it cools down , transfer it to a mixer jar .

Add salt and grind it .

Add required amount of water and grind it to a thick fine paste .

The chutney has to be little loose ,so that it becomes easy to spread over the dosa .

INGREDIENTS FOR POTATO FILLING 

 

  • Boiled and well mashed potato – 3  cup
  • Cooked green peas – 1/4 cup [optional]
  • Thinly sliced onion – 2 big
  • Ginger finely chopped or crushed or grated – ½ tsp [optional ]
  • Green chilli chopped – 3 or as per taste
  • Turmeric pwdr – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal + chana dal – 1 tsp [optional]
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinch

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.

Add asafoetida + urad dal +channa dal and fry for few second till golden brown.

Add the onions + green chilli + ginger +curry leaves.

Saute till  onions turn translucent . The colour should not change.

Add the green peas + turmeric pwdr .

Adjust salt  and Mix well .

Add 3/4 or 1  cup water .

Add the mashed potato and mix well .

Cook for 2 minutes till the potato is coated completely with the masala and it thickens  .

Finally garnish with coriander leaves .

HOW TO MAKE MYSORE DOSA

Spread a thin layer of dosa batter on hot tava .

Once the dosa is half cooked ,spread a layer of the spicy chutney all over .

Drizzle ghee or top it with butter .

Now top it with a ladle of masala dosa potato stuffing .

Cook till crisp and fold it .

Serve hot with any any South Indian accompaniments .

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