Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Masala Dosa & Egg Dosa

Well today's recipe is two different types of dosas. Dosa, what can be said more about that being a common south indian breakfast which is thoroughly enjoyed right from infants to seniors. Dosa is a gluten free breakfast recipe in case you are allergic to wheat. Dosa can be compared to a pancake that's made more often with the combination of rice and white lentils. None can resist this dish with a spicy hot chutney, sambar or any other non vegetarian curry. I always get demanding with my mom when it comes to dosa, i would like to eat a thin crepe. Nowadays iam not demanding any more he he i guess you might know the reason now. Because it's self cooking, be it the end product comes as a dosa or utthapam :) Trust me iam getting closer to getting a thin crepe. Let me remind you about other types of dosas such as rava dosa, paper dosa, methi dosa, cone dosa, set dosa, onion dosa, ghee roast, ragi dosa, wheat dosa, neer dosa.....hmm  the list is endless. Egg dosa and masala dosa have been my favorites till date. Now to the recipe.

Ingredients for Dosa Batter:

Idly rice-3 cups
White lentils(Urad dal)-3/4 cup
Rice Flakes/Beaten Rice/Poha(optional)-1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds(optional)-3/4 tsp
Salt-As required


Soak the idly rice in water for 5 to 6 hours or leave it overnight. Similarly soak the urad dal,poha and fenugreek seeds in water for few hours. Grind the rice separately and the urad dal, poha with fenugreek seeds separately to a thick consistency batter(pancake batter consistency) using a blender or grinder. Set it aside in a warm place because you got to get it fermented, the batter tends to raise from 1 inch to 2 inches depending upon the weather and the place where ever you reside. Add some salt and water to get the desired consistency.

Now heat a skillet, grease it with some oil. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter on it spreading it evenly, pour some oil around the corner and flip the dosa. Dosa will turn little brown and crispy. This is just a plain dosa.

Masala Dosa:

Masala dosa is placing potato masala stuffing inside the plain dosa.

Potato Masala:

Cooked & mashed potato-2 cups
Curry leaves-few nos
Asafoetida(optional)-1/2 tsp
Cilantro-As required
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Chopped onions-3/4 cup
Green chillies/Serrano pepper-2 nos
Salt-As required
Water-As required
Oil-As required 


Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds followed by turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds splutters add the onions to it, when the onions turn little brown incorporate the potato into it. Sprinkle the salt on it, pour some water to it. Let it cook for almost 6 to 8 minutes. The masala should be turning thick, garnish it with some cilantro. Now spread this masala on a plain dosa and fold it. Yummy masala dosa is ready.

Egg Dosa:

Dosa batter-1 cup
Oil-As required
Salt-As required
Pepper-As required


After pouring the dosa batter on a skillet break a whole egg onto the dosa, sprinkle some salt and pepper on it. Then flip it so that the egg gets cooked. Pour some oil around it. Egg dosa tastes great with chicken korma or any other chutney.


Umm Mymoonah said...

Good to read about you sweety. Dosas looks very delicious, egg dosas are my favourite too.

divya said...

Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!!

Priti said...

Yum ...looks delicious ....and with my fav. chutney :)

Priya said...

Dosas looks super incredible and fabulous..

An Open Book said...

that is one perfect looking dosa you have made there

DEESHA said...

Masala dose looks very yummy

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Egg dosas r my fav.. yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Truely said, it can be enjoyed by everyone with some side dish of their liking. Love it always, beautiful clicks :)

Sayantani said...

what a lovely space you have created here San. lovely dosa and beautiful presentation.

Charishma said...

this is so new to me, I have never tried egg dosa, bookmarked the recipe
thank you for commenting on my post.

San said...

Thank you ladies, your comments always makes my day. Keep visiting.

sangee vijay said...

Hi sangee
Thank you so much for visiting my space n rendering ur lovely happy that u liked my space n my spinach pulav recipe...
I wonder h I missed your space for these it's not late to join u...lovely blog with yummy delights along with interesting write up :)
Masal dosa n egg dosa r one of my fav...u made them perfect n looks absolutely yummy n tempting...yes as u said dosa are everyone's fav n many varieties r there :)

Radhika@foodfor7stages said...

These dosas are my favorite too. Every time I have dosa batter at home I make it a point to make egg dosa.

notyet100 said...

Egg dosai is new for me :) looks so tempting

Suhaina said...

egg dosai are my fav too.

San said...

@Sangee: That's so sweet of you. Glad that i could be able to connect with you now.

@Radhika: Even i try to make egg dosa when i have dosa batter

@notyet100, suhaina: Thanks.


Yummy dosas! Wish I have that masala dosa now!

Suja said...

Yummy and perfect looking dosas..egg dosa sounds really interesting..

Padhu said...

Looks superb!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sans
How are you? My apologies for not being able to visit your space for quite some time . ( no excuse , only laziness).
Now I have become an expert in Dosa making. I never tried with this recipe with added Poha..Got to try it. I am still confused about rice and dal ratio. I read rice 2.5 to 3 and 1 dal..and you have used 3 rice and 3/4th dal. Next time I will use your ratio and see.
Have a nice weekend

Ms.Chitchat said...

You have a wonderful space and enjoyed browsing thro' ur tasty recipes, dosa looks divine. Glad to follow u :):)


San said...

Thanks Raji, suja, padhu n cc.

@Ushnish Sir: Iam fine thank you. You can use that ratio n let me know. Sometimes laziness can rule over, it happens even with me :) Poha is added to get crispy dosas. Thanks for the comment.

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Nice dish.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow both the dosa varieties are my fav..looks super yumm