Third day of the blogging marathon with the theme “Tamil Nadu Specials” and it is Masala Dosa on the menu. This dosa is most people’s favorite. Now what is there to not like about it right? Right from the crunchy dosa to the spicy potato filling, everything about it is satisfying. Growing up this was a delicacy at home and as kids, we were pleasantly surprised by this treat by mom. She used to keep it a secret and I will be all smiles to find the filling inside . Along with the spicy filling we also had sambar to go with it and the combination made it taste divine. K is not an idli fan, but loves dosa and so it is on the menu any time I make batter. Now off to the recipe.
Batter to make dosa
For the spicy filling
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 big onion chopped (small pieces)
4 green chillies slit lengthwise (adjust to taste)
4 medium potatoes boiled and mashed
1/4 cup frozen green peas
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
1/4 cup water
I don’t prepare batter specifically for dosa or idli. I keep it thick for idli and the next day when I make dosa I add a little bit water say 1/4 cup or so to dilute it. I have shown the batter preparation in mini idli post.
Let us start the preparation of the spicy filling. First boil the potatoes and mash them.
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, onion, green chillies and curry leaves.
Cook until onions are done.
Then add the mashed potato.
Add frozen green peas, salt and turmeric. Add about 1/4 cup of water. Mix well. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Spicy filling ready.
Let us prepare the dosa now. Pour a ladleful of batter on the tawa and using the ladle spread the batter outward to form a thin circle.
Pour 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa and sprinkle some oil on the dosa. Cook for a couple of minutes and you will see brown patches appearing. Time to flip.
Flip and let the other side cook for a minute
Flip it back. Take a spoonful of spicy filling and place in the centre of dosa.
Fold it to cover the filling.
Fold it again to form a log. Do not keep the dosa on the tawa for long as it would become too crisp and hard.
That is it. Crunch and tasty masala dosa ready to be served.
1. Masala dosa is best served with Sambar and coconut chutney along with the spicy filling.
2. The same spicy filling can be used for pooris too. For poori add more water to get a gravy consistency.
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Yum, love your presentation, simply superb !!!
Yumm!! The aloo looks wonderful!!
That looks delicious. I'm totally craving it.
The clicks are wonderful!
Masala dosas re perfect..every one prefers this a lot n my favourite too..
There wouldn't be a South Indian who doesn't prefer to have a perfectly done masala dosa.
love the masala peeping thru the dosas……yummm…i miss home now!!
Luved the stepwise and yummy looking masala dosa
Superb looking dish:)
My fav south indian breakfast!!! and ur clicks have done justice to these wonderful, crispy dosas!!!
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Your photography is amazing and it's shows how passionate you are for cooking.
Dosa looks yummm! BTW,you know what? My DH is not a fan of Masala dosa!;)
wow………..im drooling over this………
yummy ! reminds of Bangalore Masala Dosas at the Darshinis
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Am ready to have those for my breakfast now..:P
Delicious Dosas! It is tempting…
crispy delicious dosa looks wonderful
Thanks for visiting my space, iam glad to follow your kewl space. Masala dosa looks so scrumptious, my fav right from childhood days.
My family all time fav..love to have it for today's breakfast
Just love this dish. Want to grab from your blog. Since i am also from TN..I just love them. Your photography is awesome..
Tosai is my favourite breakfast when I crave some Indian food! So delicious yet healthy
Delicious lovely and crispy. looks very tempting…
Love Dosas..The first picture was very vreative and tempting too!
My favorite. Thanks for sharing Vardhini dear.
My fav Masala dosa.. Nice clicks for everyone to follow.
i love masala dosa..this looks perfect
I never say no to masala dosa very tempting….
Perfect masala dosa! I love crispy dosa and this is my order, whenever we go to Sarvana Bhanavan..
This look so delicious, wish i can have one to try.
Delicious lovely and crispy.
Perfect n crispy masal roast…lovely clicks!!!
wow dear amazing masala dosa…love the angle u chose for ur clicks…..
I too prefer masala dosa over plain dosa…yours looks really crisp and tasty…nice click too.
Masala Dosa..yummm my fav. This one looks so crisp and yumm..
Nice clicks too.
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simply love them…but cant cook them more than once a month…..tough job feeding all at the table wen one wants mysore masala..n the other wants cheese…n…oh dont ask..its a elaborate affair…but for sure these look really crisp.
Never say no to this crispy masala dosas, love it and can have it even everyday,yumm!
crunchy and spicy dosa is looking tempting
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I like this filling recipe. Simply great!!! My problem has been with the batter,,all my blog friends are guiding me, how to get a good dosa, without making it rubbery …and I am failing continuously. My blog friends advised to use Idli rice , which I am going to do. ( I dont like the paper dosa available here )
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Filling & yummy.I make them almost everyday I make dosas.For dinner..