Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mysore masala dosa

Recipe for Dosa batter:
Urad dal 1 cup
Rice 1 cup
Paraboiled rice 1 cup
Moongdal&Channadal 1/2 cup
Methi seeds 1tsp

Soak the above dals together for about 4-6 hrs and grind them into smooth batter of medium consistancy. Keep it overnight or about 8hrs for fermentation . Add little salt. Now batter is ready to make dosas.
Masala dosas are usually served with a spread of red garlic chutney and aloo/potato palya inside the dosa and coconut chutney on the side.

Recipes for Red/garlic chutney
Garlic 3-4 cloves
Onion 1 small (cut into big chunks)
Red chilli Powder 1tsp
Tamarind 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste.

Aloo Palya/ Potato dry curry
Potatos 2 large
Onion 1 large
Green chillies 2-3
Salt to taste
Oil, mustard, turmeric and channa dal
for tempering.

Coconut Chutney
Coconut 1/2 cup
Cilantro leaves 1/2 cup
Green chilles 2-3
Tamrind 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

Preparation :
Red chutney

Take all the mentioned ingredients for red chutney. With adding little water grind into smooth paste. Keep aside.

Potato palya
Heat oil in a skillet. Add oil, when its hot enough add mustard and channa dal and turmeric. When channa dal starts to change color add chilles and chopped onions and fry for 3-4 mins untill soft and translucent. Now add potatoes and mash well,adjust salt to taste. Keep aside.

Coconut Chutney
Grind the above ingredinets for coconut chutney by adding little water to a smooth paste. Keep aside.( I have added more cilantro to make it green)

Making dosa and serving them.
Heat the dosa skillet on medium high heat. When its hot smear some oil or butter(Traditionally masala dosa is done usuing butter).
Take two laddle full of dosa batter and spread on the skillet in ciucular motion. Let it cook for 2 min or untill side leaves when lifted using a spatula.
Now spread red chutney one one side and aloo palya on other side. Fold over.
Serve with cocnut chutney on side. If u prefer butter a dolup of butter on top.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Welcome and Thanks!

Hello Everyone

Welcome to my blog!

I would like to thank my MOTHER for all her efforts in shaping me as a "manageable" cook.
She, in deed, is the only person responsile for what I cook at home now. Thanks ma :-)

I am thankful to my HUSBAND, who encouraged me to creat a blog and keep it going.

Kindly leave your valuable comments and suggestions on my recipes so that I can improve my skills in cooking and as well as satisfy the taste buds of my family members.