Star ingredient:Potato curry,dosa batter
The making of masala dosai can be broken into three parts.
Preparation of idly/dosa batter
Preparation of potato curry/bhaaji
Preparation of chutney/spread
1.Prepare idly batter as mentioned here.
2.Take about 3 cups of idly batter and mix with half cup of water.Mix well.
3 large potatoes,boiled and peeled
1 large carrot,boiled and peeled
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon gram dal
1 teaspoon urad dal
1.In a kadai,heat oil and temper with mustard,urad and gram dal.Once tempered add green chillies,curry leaves and saute well
2.Add onion and saute well. Mash the vegetables and add.
3.Add about 1/2 cup of water,salt and cook for 5-7 minutes.Remove from flame.
Heat about a teaspoon of sesame oil in a kadai.Fry 1 teaspoon of gram dal.1 teaspoon of urad dal,2 dried red chillies and a small piece of tamarind.Once cold grind along with 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves and salt.Keep aside.
Preparation of masal dosai:
1.Heat a well seasoned cast iron tawa.Drizzle some water and wipe with a spatula.
2.Now spread some batter as thin as possible.after 20-25 seconds,apply 1/4 oil around the edges.
3.Spread some chutney all over the dosa.Next spread some potato curry
4.Roll as shown in the picture.
5.Serve hot with chutney and/or sambar.
1.Making masal dosai/or dosai itself sure takes some practice.One or two dosas initially may stick to the tawa.If that happens,apply some water and wipe the tawa and try again.
2.Keep adjusting the flame to attain the right temperature.