Thursday, December 14, 2006

Masala dosai

Masala dosai , yet another delicious dosai type filled with potato masala and coconut chutney.

Coconut chutney

Coconut - 1/2 cup (shredded)
Pottu kadalai/Dalia - 2tbsp
Garlic - 1 clove
Green chillies - 4
Tamarind - a small amla size
Curry leaves-as needed
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Shallots - 2 *chopped)
Oil-as needed
Salt-as needed


Grind coconut,pottu kadalai,garlic,tamarind,curry leaves,green chillies and salt together with little water into a smooth paste.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves and chopped shallots.Pour this tadka into the grounded coconut chutney.

Potato Masala


Potato - 3
Onion - 2 (small sized, sliced)
Green chillies - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger - 1/2tsp (grated)
Fennel/Perunjeragam - 1tsp
Curry leaves - as needed
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Oil - as needed
Salt - as needed


Boil potatoes and peel and smash them with a fork.In a pan, heat oil and fry mustard seeds, urad dal,fennel seeds,curry leaves, green chillies,ginger and sliced onions.Fry well till the onions are golden brown.Now add the boiled potatoes and add turmeric powder and salt.Add water and mix well.Adding water is to make little gravy,so add only required amount.Let it boil for abt 2-3 min.s and switch off the heat.

Masala Dosai


Dosa batter - as needed
Coconut chutney - as needed
Potato masala - as needed
Oil - as needed


In a hot tawa, make a thin dosa.Place dosai in a serving plate.Spread one half of the dosai with coconut chutney and the other half with potato masala.Fold the dosai in half and serve it hot with Coconut chutney and Sambhar.


Asha said...

Oh my! What a beautiful recipe.I make it too but your chutney is unique ,I will try this for sure.Thanks for the recipe,Mahesh.

Shah cooks said...

Nice chutney and I want some dosa now. I am good with the pottu kadala chutneys.

Nidhi said...

WOW! Nice recipe for chutney..Will try it for sure. I am a big fan of south Indian dishes and specially masala dosa with chutney. Oh! its so mouth-watering. :)

I am here for the first time and will keep visiting for more delicious recipes.

Happy Holidays...Cheers, Nidhi.