Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mysore Masala Dose/South Indian Crepe

The dosa is a South Indian crepe which is high in carbohydrates and proteins, is a typical South Indian breakfast recipe. Needless to say, this food is a speciality in Karnataka & the variety is varied.. Different types of dosas can be prepared with different textures, batter and ingredients.. One of the most authentic breakfast which I personally await every weekend is the special mysore masale dose which my dad makes. It is so far the best I have eaten ..

It is served with Potato Palya, Coconut chutney & a dollop of fresh butter. The crepe itself is smeared with a special red chilly chutney which gives a special flavour..
Dose Ingredients:
3cups raw long grain rice (soaked for 4-5 hrs)
1.5cups urad dal (soaked for 4-5 hrs)
1cup mashed rice (poha) (soaked for 2hrs)
1/2tsp fenugreek seeds
1tsp salt
method: Washed the soaked ingredients. Grind all the soaked ingredients to a fine batter adding 1.5 cups of water. Ferment this batter for 5hrs in a warm place till it rises.
tip: never use the soaked water for grinding as this spoils the batter soon.
Potato Palya Ingredients:
4-5 potatoes (boiled and coarsly mash it so that chunks remain)
4 green chillies
1tsp broken cashew bits
1tsp mustard
1tsp urad dal
1/2tsp turmeric
curry leaves
1tsp lime juice
Method: In a pan add 2tbsp oil and season with mustard, urad dal, cashews and curry leaves. Now add turmeric and green chillies. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well and add lime juice. garnish with coriender leaves..
Coconut chutney ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
a handful coriender leaves
1/2 inch ginger shredded
2tbsp fried gram dal
a lemon size tamarind ball
Method: grind all the above ingredients adding water to a desired consistency.. This can be seasoned with a tadka of oil with mustard seeds and a pinch of hing..
Red chilly chutney recipe:
7dried red chillies(soaked in water for 10mins)
1garlic clove
Grind the ingredients to a fine paste..
Putting it all together: Take a flat plan/Dosa pan.. brush it with a dab of oil. When the pan is heated, take a laddle full of dosa batter and spread it with the base of the laddle to a nice circle..
Add a tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa..After 2mins smear a tsp of red chilly chutney around the dosa..When it starts getting crispy, add a tbsp of potato palya on a side and fold over the dosa. Serve it with chutney and a tsp of butter..

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