Plain Masala Dosa

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Total Time:
1 day
Rated : 5 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Plain Masala Dosa

  • Sambar:
  • Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker and mash it well.
  • Heat oil and add mustard. When it starts to splutter, add onion and fry till brown.
  • Add onions to the cooked dal and boil for 3-5 mins.
  • Add tomatoes and tamarind paste, boil till the paste dissolves.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and boil for 3 mins.
  • Batter:
  • Wash rice and all the dal and soak for about 4-6 hours. Grind it to a very smooth batter using as little water as possible.
  • Add rava, oil, salt, hing and sugar and mix well.
  • Set aside in a warm place for 8-10 hours to ferment.
  • Potato curry: Boil potatoes, peel and mash.
  • Heat oil and add mustard. When it splutters, add the dal and fry till they turn reddish.
  • Add onion and green chillies and fry till onions are cooked.
  • Add turmeric powder and fry for half a min.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, salt, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Add 1/4-1/2 cup water and mix well.
  • Red chutney: Fry dal and red chillies.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and grind to a fine paste.
  • Coriander chutney:
  • Heat oil, add chana dal, fry till red.
  • Add chillies and fry till skin turns transparent.
  • Add fried chana dal and fry for half a min.
  • Add all the ingredients to blender and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil, add mustard and season the chutney.
  • Dosa:
  • Heat a dosa griddle (cast iron preferred).
  • Adjust the consistency of the dosa batter (try out one before starting the actual process).
  • Spread a spoonful of oil/ghee mixture.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter, and immediately spread it thin (use a low flame while spreading and then raise the heat). Spread a few drops of oil around the edges.
  • Cook till dosa is done, flip and cook for half a min. Flip again.
  • For plain dosa, serve with coriander chutney.
  • For regular masala dosa:
  • Spread 1 tbsp of potato curry in the centre. Fold and cook on both sides for 1-2 min.
  • Serve with sambar, and coriander chutney.
  • For Mysore masala dosa:
  • Spread 1 tsp of red chutney in the centre of the dosa. Spread 1 tbsp of the potato curry in the centre. Fold and cook on both sides for 1-2 min.
  • Serve with sambar and coriander chutney.