How to Cook Masala Dosa Recipe

How to Cook Masala Dosa Recipe

Makes 20 nos
For Masala
Oil – 5tbsp
Dry red chilli – 2 nos
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Curry leaves – handful
Roasted channa dal – 1 tbsp
Onions chopped – ½ cup
Green chilli chopped – 2 tsp
Turmeric – ¾ tsp
Potato (boiled & mashed) – 1½ cup
Salt – to taste

For Batter
Boiled rice (soaked) – 1 cup
Raw Rice (soaked) – 3 cups
Urad dal (soaked) – 1 cup
Channa dal (soaked)- 1/4 cup
Methi seeds (soaked) – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Water – 1½ cup approx
Oil/Butter – Drizzle

For Uttapam Topping
Onion chopped – ½ cup
Tomato chopped – ½ cup
Green chilli chopped – 2 no
Curry leaves chopped – handful
Coriander chopped – handful

Method 

To make the masala heat a pan and add oil. add dry red chilli, mustard seeds and wait for the mustard to splutter. add curry leaves and roasted chana dal and saute for few seconds. Add onions and green chilli and cook for 2minutes. Add turmeric, give a quick stir and then add the potatoes & salt. Toss the potatoes and cook them for 5-7mins. Remove and cool before using.

For the dosa batter (same batter is used to make uttapam) drain off the water from all the soaked ingredients. In a mixer grinder add boiled rice, raw rice, urad dal, chana dal, methi seeds & salt. Grind the contents first without water till it is a bit coarse. Now add water and grind to a smooth paste.

Remove the batter into a bowl and place it uncovered in a dark warm place to ferment for at least 12 hours or overnight. After the batter has fermented mix it and add some salt to correct the seasoning. the batter has to be thick but pouring. Correct the consistency with some more water if the batter is very thick.

Heat a flat pan or tawa, drizzle very little oil and then sprinkle with water. The pan should be hot enough for water to immediately steam off. To prepare a masala dosa fill a laddle (80gms approx) with the batter and pour it in the centre of the pan. Using the back of the laddle in a spiral motion thinly spread the batter and make into a round crepe. Cook for 2 mins and then drizzle some melted butter or oil on top. (In case you want a crispy dosa then using a flat spoon scrape the top of the dosa to remove excess batter.) Place a small portion of potato masala in the centre, spread it a little and then scrape and lift the dosa from one side and start rolling. Remove and serve hot.

For uttapam heat a flat pan or tawa, drizzle very little oil and then sprinkle with water. The pan should be hot enough for water to immediately steam off. Fill a laddle (80gms approx) with the batter and pour it in the centre. Let it flow freely and cook it for 2mins. Add a spoon of chopped onions & tomato, green chilli to taste and sprinkle little curry leaf & coriander on top. Drizzle melted butter or oil on top and gently press it with a flat spoon. Turn it over and cook it completely. Remove and serve hot with coconut chutney.

Dosa & Uttapam