Friday, July 31, 2009

Mysore Masala Dosa...in Hotel style!!

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When Sia announced this event I was very excited to prepare something exclusively for the event.No Udupi hotel menu is complete without this very famous Masala dosa.It is loved by everyone and one good thing about it is it can be taken any part of a day as a breakfast,evening tiffin or dinner.This is my one of the most preferable breakfast items at any good udupi hotel.
After trying so many versions of masala dosa batter's I got stuck to this version which I got from my aunt who is again so passionate about cooking.I just tried blindly with the measurements she has given and I was so happy with the outcome of the crispiness of dosa,it is just the way I want my masala dosa,so crispy outside and melting soft inside.I have already shared with you my dosa funda in this post,if you are interested please check it again.

Ingredients:


For Dosa batter:
4 cups Raw rice(sona masuri or any equivalent regular rice)
2 cups Boiled rice(par boiled rice or idli rice)
1 1/2 cups poha(flattened rice)
a handful Whole round Urad dal
1 tsp Methi seeds
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cooking soda(see notes)

For Potato palya:
2 large potatoes,boiled
1 medium Onion chopped
3-4 green chillies,slitted
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp chopped coriander
8-10 chopped curry leaves
salt

For red(Onion-garlic) Chutney:
1 Big Onion chopped
8-10 garlic pods
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp tamarind pulp
salt to taste


Method:

Step 1 : Potato Palya
  • Mash the boiled potatoes and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,crackle mustard seeds and fry chana dal,urad dal till brown.
  • Add slitted green chillies,curry leaves and onions and fry until they turn pinkish in color.
  • Add haldi,salt and mashed potato to it and give a nice stir and cook it for a couple of minutes.
  • Add coriander to it and mix properly and keep it aside to cool down.

Step 2 : Red(Onion-garlic) Chutney
  • Grind Onion,garlic,red chilli powder,tamarind pulp and salt into a very fine paste.
Step 3 : Dosa Batter
  • Soak both the types of rice,methi,poha in a big vessel for 6-7 hours.Soak urad dal separately for the same time.(minimum of 4-5 hrs)
  • Grind urad dal into a very fine and smooth batter.
  • Grind the rice mixture to a very smooth batter.Mix both the batter's and add salt to it and mix properly.Ferment it overnight for 8-9 hrs.
  • Mix batter well.Pour a big ladle of batter onto a medium hot pan into a thick dosa,it should be thicker than the regular dosa.
  • Pour 1 tbsp oil approx over it and cover it with a lid.(No need to add more oil if using Non stick pan,you can completely replace oil with ghee for better taste if you are not calorie conscious).
  • Let it initially cook on low flame for 1-2 mins and remove the lid and increase the flame later and cook for a couple of mins until you see brown/red patches.(No need to turn the dosa).But do not try to remove the dosa in between while it is roasting.We should remove it only when you are sure that the dosa is perfectly roasted.
  • Remove the lid and pour some ghee in the center and spread some red chutney all over evenly and place potato palya on one side and fold the dosa.You can even close it from two sides or three sides like we get in hotels.
  • Brush the dosa with ghee and place it in the center of the pan to make it more crispier.
  • Serve it directly and do not drop them in hot boxes.It should be served on to the plate immediately to enjoy the flavor and crispiness of the dosa.
  • Reduce the flame for one minute and then start preparing the next dosa.Do not pour the batter on high flame.
Serve it hot right off from the flame with coconut chutney and coriander-mint chutney.

Tips:
  • Add a spoonful of sugar to the batter and mix properly and make dosas.This will give a thick golden crust for your dosas.This is a tip from my mom,it really worked for me.You can see that golden red crust in the photo.
  • If your dosa did not turn out good,do not panic.Add 1/4 tsp cooking soda to a ladle and mix with 2 tbsp water well and that to the dosa batter and mix well and start making dosas.


Coconut Chutney:

Ingredients:
1/2 coconut scraped (approx 1 cup)
1/4 cup fried gram
6-8 green chillies
1/2" Ginger,chopped
1 tsp tamarind pulp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves

Method:
  • Grind fried gram and coconut to a coarse mixture.
  • Add green chillies,ginger,tamarind pulp and salt and grind it to a slight coarse mixture.
  • Season it with mustard,jeera,urad and curry leaves.

Coriander-Mint Chutney:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1/2 bunch of mint
1/2 bunch of coriander
5-6 green chillies
2 tbsp fried gram
1 tsp tamarind pulp
salt to taste

For seasoning:
1 tsp Oil/Ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves

Method:
  • Grind fried gram and coconut to a coarse mixture.
  • Add coriander,mint,green chillies,tamarind pulp and salt and grind it to a slight coarse mixture.
  • Season it with mustard,jeera,urad and curry leaves.
Note:
  • For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for tempering for chutney and also use oil for roasting dosas.
I have made this specially for Sia's RCI:Udupi & Mangalorean cuisine event which was originally started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine to show my love and interest for the cuisine.
I am also sending this to padma's "Dosa Corner Event".
This also goes to Rak's "Cooking for Guests Event" as this was prepared for my guests who demanded me to prepare this for them.

Pavithra of Dishes from my Kitchen ,shubha of munchcrunchandsuch and EC of SimpleIndianfood have nominated me for "Kreativ Blogger Award". Thank you so much and I am really happy to receive this. I love to read your blogs and I am glad you like mine too.Thanks a lot gals,it really means a lot to me.


Updated:
After seeing the fellow bloggers "mini dosa mela" in their blogs even I got excited to repost my previous dosa posts so that all of them can stay at one place happily with their old friends(I mean old dosa post fromother blogs..:)).
I am sending these following dosa entries for padma's "Dosa Corner Event".






Paper Roast Dosa


















Mixed Vegetable Dosa




















Spongy Atukula(poha) Dosa





















Green Moong Adai

100 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Whoah! Great combo,Masala dosa,and two varieties of chutnies? You would have enjoyed a lot!! Nice entry for the event :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

So sweet of you,to take my words and send it to my event :)

sangi said...

Congrats on ur award dear!
Dosa looks sooooo delicious !!!

Pari said...

This Dosa is an all time favorite at my place. I make this normally on a sunday as a wholesome meal. And I agree to all the tips that you have suggested for a crispier dosa and I am glad I already follow that.These tips were told by my husband, he makes excellent dosa.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....masala dosa is my favourite....i add dry red chili paste on inside before adding filling.....dosa looks crisp and yum......

rekhas kitchen said...

hummmm drooling nice color looks so crispy yummy yum yum my fav.super choice for the events prathibha sooooooooooo tempting.

LG said...

slurrp! MMD looks mouth-watering! nangondu dose parcel kalisri

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur award Prathibha..and dosa looks crispy and delish.....

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice click.. looks perfect & yummy..

Sushma Mallya said...

Dosa looks very crispy and nice :)
loved to read the detailed discription of dosa,chutney indeed looks like hotel style ....perfect for the event as well.

aquadaze said...

DELICIOUS!!

Parita said...

Congratulations for the award!
Mysore masala is my favvvvvvvv...pls pls pass that plate to me..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats on your award. Your mysore masala dosai looks fantastic, no doubt your guests asked you to prepare. You sure a dosai specialist.

Vani said...

That masala dosa looks indeed 'hotel-style'!! Looks sooo yum, P!

Varunavi said...

Super dosa parthiba and clicks made me to tempt this :)

Padma said...

Masala Dosa looks awesome Prathibha... and great clicks which is making it more tempting to have right now... Congrats on your well deserved award and thanks for sending this entry to my dosa event :)

Rush said...

literally drooling early morning...wish i cud come over for breakfast...missing all moms prep now!

Srilakshmi said...

Mysore Masala Dosa looks Fabulous.. I want to grab that plate :-D .. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!

kittymatti said...

very nice prathibha.. the new proportions sound interesting.. will give it a shot sometime

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..that sure is a yummy looking dosa. Nice click too:).

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Congrats on your award dear:).

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow,never seen such a crispy dosa pic.I use the same recipe for the dosa...but i guess the way we make use of the batter also matters.Your tips are very useful.Thanks so much for the recipe:)

Preety said...

it does look like restaurant style..you presented it beautifully..

congrats on your award

Ann said...

Mysore Masala dosa looks so exciting and yummy..Adding poha to the batter is new to me..would love to see the difference..
Congrats on the award..

DEESHA said...

lovely looking dosa & it has a nice color too .. very very tempting

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks too good ! Congrats on ur award !

Pooja said...

The masala dosa looks great! The batter proportions are new to me. I'd love to try it sometime! The chutneys look great too. And adding sugar to batter does give a golden brown crust..looks awesome!

ARUNA said...

don't show everything in hotel style....u better start a restaurant girl, it looks sooooo good......i will b the first customer!!!!
Congrats on ur award dear!

Ramya Bala said...

It's so very tempting wanna hav it right away!

chakhlere said...

Hey this is mine and my hubby's Favorite dosa!!
Chutenys look fabulous and yummy!

Smitha said...

Hi Prathy,
Lovely recipe. I never add poha in my batter. Love all the chutneys u have made too.Congrats on the award

Divya Kudua said...

Oh God...bad timing,I haven't had my breakfast and my stomach is growling..seeing your post I am going bonkers!!!!

Love love love Mysore masala dosa..as you said,I can have it anytime of the day...now let me go and have some breakfast:)

Valarmathi said...

Feeling hungry now by seeing ur picture. Looks so tempting and yummy.

sangeeta said...

congrats for your award and the dosa looks just perfect...really like restaurants' ..thanks for dropping by..

sangeeta said...

congrats for the award...
the dosa looks perfect like the hotel ones..
thanks for dropping by..keep in touch.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

aweomse stuff..u have me drooling all the way. wat an elaborate presentation. btw, u dint pass on the award to others? and neither did u rite 7 things abt u? too busy huh?

Suparna said...

hey pratibha,
The dosa looks crispy and yummm def the restaurant type:P

Chitra said...

I have bookmarked the entire page..I love to try varities of dosa..thanks prathi !!

Padma said...

Thanks Prathibha again for all these dosas... really can't my eyes off from all these yummy dosas :)

Sharmila said...

MMD is my favourite among all dosas. What a beautiful and elaborate post Prathibha! And that tip on adding sugar to the batter is just too good! :-)

littletastebuds said...

Masala dosa looks so crispy and delicious.

Soma said...

WOW look at that crispy delight!! who cares for the restaurant when you can make this at home.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Arch said...

Wow, great looking masala dosa..that tip on crisp brown dosas is great, will try it soon...thanks for sharing...awesome collection of dosas...

Priyameena said...

No words to explain...Its the perfect!!Professional!!

sandhya said...

delicious spread, the dosas looks so crispy..

Nithya Praveen said...

You've recieved the Kreative Blogger award - http://aromasfrommykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/07/kerala-puttu-and-kadala-curry.html.

I nominated n u n realized u've already recieved this award:).Anyway u deserve it:)

Sumi said...

wow, crispy dosas., your post made me realise that its been a long time since made dosa's...
craving dosa's now..

Pari said...

Hi Pratibha. Check out my new poston bittergourd. I was truly inspired by you. Thanks a lot.

Medhaa said...

oh my this looks so delicious, i love dosas and when in bangalore i eat it everyday.

Sunshinemom said...

So crisp!! I am coming over to your place for masala dosas next time:)

Shri said...

Dosa looks awesome..I love dosas and of all I think the Masala and Mysore masala dosas are the best!Loved your golden and crispy dosa:)

Sree vidya said...

Wow Prathibha
Gr8 array of dosas
I love the mysore masala and the accompaniments. Mouth watering.
Whenever I go to Udupi restaurants, I don't miss to eat it.
Do you mind serving me one?
awesomee girlie

Aparna said...

Looks very good, and you also got the recipe right. :)

Pavithra said...

Hey thats looking awesome..looking so crisy and perfect.. thats my fav too with variety of chutneys. By the way array of dosas for the event is looking so good as well. Saw this is made for ur guest.. so u need to do for me if i come there ..I have huge list for you to do when i come there be ready..........

didolivescooks said...

prathy, u took me back to my karnataka days with this awesome crispy dosai!!

Purva Desai said...

I am simply drooling over the pic......dosas look awesome....crispy and crunchy...

Divya Vikram said...

Dosa looks great with the chutneys!

Priya said...

Dosa looks yummy, am shifting immediately near to ur home:d..Congrats on ur award dear! keep rocking!!

EC said...

I like the red chutney spread on the dosa..Crispy dosas...

Sush said...

lovely entry for a grand event.
Prathibha.., plz pass me these dosas. I am drooling so bad here :p

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely words..I m happy that you all liked my dosa version.Thanks a lot.

Harini,Priya,Pavithra,Aruna U guys are welcome anytime to my place to savor these dosa's..

Nithya,Thanks for sharing the award with me..

Pari,Glad you liked my version of bitter gourd.Thanks for letting me know abt ur experience.

Soma,Definitely agree with you.Why go to restaurants when we can make @ home.More healthy too right??

homecooked said...

Wow....lovely collection!

Nivas said...

hi prathy,
i haven't tasted your dosa but the blog gives the flavour of it..i am based in the netherlands and convener for annual indian festivals here..we are planning a food festival this november in amsterdam..would you like to treat us all the indians in europe with your dosa varities..please revert back at ksnivas@live.com..
srinivas..
from amsterdam..

manisha0_0 said...

hi,
i love ur dosa recipe. kudos to u.

i have written maysore dosa recipe.

please check out and pass me feedback.

http://recipe4cooking.blogspot.com/2009/07/mysore-masala-dosa.html

Lavanya said...

I think this recipe is the end of my search for the perfect dosa. I appreciate you taking time and effort to post such authentic recipes. Could you please let me know what raw rice and boiled rice are? Is raw rice just plain rice like sona masuri? and boiled rice - is it the same as parboiled rice. I would like to try it this weekend, if you happen to reply. :) Thank you so much

Srivalli said...

wow..yummy!

manadhii said...

Hi....This is Manadhii....
Oh wow....masala dosa is my favourite....i add dry red chili paste on inside before adding filling.....dosa looks crisp and yum......

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FoodLovers said...

lovely dosa's prathibha ...
is it parboiled rice or cooked rice pls clarify dear

Sanjay "John" Gandhi said...

great blog..keep up the wonderful work..

v.kuwait said...

you have wonderful dosa collection. i want to try. pls tell me what is regular or sona masuri rice.Is it raw rice or basmathi or the white boiled rice we are using for cooking. i saw the pic in Google still i didn't get it. but i know idli rice.

Prathibha said...

@ v.kuwait...regular raw rice in the sense what we generally eat for lunch which are like ponni,sona masuri,it is neither basmati nor boiled rice...kindly lemme know how it turned out

v.kuwait said...

Thanks for the quick reply.i know ponni rice present i don't have at home I'll buy from the shop. once i make this dosas sure i leave the comment. one more thing is it necessary to add whole urad dal or i can add split urad dal also.if it is ok then let me know how much i have to add.

Prathibha said...

@v.kuwait..Yes,You can replace whole urad with splid urad..But in general whole urad gives soft n fluffy idlis and nice dosas.

Sush said...

The dosa recipe did not turn out as expected/shown. I followed the instruction without any variation. The color and texture of the dosa was not to our liking.

Prathibha said...

@sush...its sad that it did not turn out nice..but this is one of the family recipes which we hv been following..I agree dosas with poha as key ingredient are very tricky..I even struggled a lot 2 get this correct..I would like 2 update this recipe with the tips very shortly..Thanks for letting me abt it..:)

kittymatti said...

Hey Pathiba
Tried this today, kind of turned out rubbery and white..Maybe if you could tell me about what exactly a handful of urad might be, it would be helpful.I have tried your mallige idli earlier maybe 2-3 years back and it was excellent, still use the same recipe (the idea of using 1 full cup of poha with the boiled rice really works with idlis)..can u tell us more on this recipe, thanks... will swapping the ratios of the plain rice vs parboiled rice help?

Prathibha said...

hi kittymatti, I do remember you dear,I think you are not blogging these days.In this recipe you can add 1/4 cup urad dal,this dosa gives a soft texture inside because of poha and a more crisp layer outside because of the combination of rice used.You can add 1/4 tsp cooking soda to the batter before making dosa,I think that should help u.If you don't get the dosa correct,you can follow the simple dosa recipe of 4 cups regular rice,1 cup urad dal,1/3 cup chana dal,1/4 cup poha,1 tsp methi seeds which works nice for regular dosa..that makes a nice dosa but not the typical Bangalore style masala dosa.I hope this will help u.If u hv any doubts plz feel free to contact me

Anonymous said...

hey prathy....
I tried ur recipe , I cudnt believe the result ... it was indeed awesome.... keep postin more 'Hotel Style' foods... thankiee...
hv a grt day :)

Prathibha said...

hi anonymous..This recipe is quite tricky to get it correct..I am glad that u got it correct..

Rashmi said...

Tried your recipe for Mysore Masala Dosai and turned out extremely well!!! Great Job!!

Anonymous said...

Super recipe.. had never tasted better a home made dosa.. Loved the complexion, crispyness and softness inside as well. Amazing.. Keep goin :)

Sarah said...

Madam, i am addicted to ur blog. i mzde bombay chutney today with davanggere dosa. it turned so awesome that my family were licking their. fingers!! thank you so much Madam

Prathibha said...

@Sarah...Thanks for your lovely comment,it definitely boosts up my energy..I hope you try other recipes as well and also plz do lemme know how they turned out

Unknown said...

mysore masala dosa is excellent to get the rosted colour soak 1 handful tur dhal 1 handful channa dhal along with your recipe excellent result
thanks for the basic recipe just do this nothing to beat


Prathibha said...

@Unknown..thanks for the comment..I do add them to my dosa batter sometimes..

Anonymous said...

Prathiba, a big thanks for the recipe. I made the doasa today and came out really really well. Your tips to add sugar worked wonders. I have no words to express how much everyone at home liked it.

Archana

Prathibha said...

@Archana..I am glad that everyone liked the dosa,thanks for letting me know

Anonymous said...

I have a question. As we are only three people at home the batter of dosa will be lots for us. Can i keep the batter in the fride and reuse it??

Prathibha said...

@Anonymous..You can definitely keep it in refrigerate and use it later..But if you keep for too long like more than 3-4 days the batter might turn sour and not suitable for masala dosa and in that case you can turn it to spicy khara dosa.
http://thechefandherkitchen.blogspot.in/2011/04/kharada-eerulli-dosa-kaaram-dosa-khara.html

sneha kulkarni said...

hi prathibha,
i tried these dosas today and they turned out very nice. crispy and crunchy exactly like we get in hotel. thanks for sharing......:-)

Jiah said...

ahaaa...looks absolutely yummy!

Baskaran said...

Thanks for the nice post and the most wanted recipe I have been looking for. Will try immediately.I would like to be clarified whether the proportion of raw rice to other ingredients in the recipe is too high and will make the dosa stff more like the texture of Adai ??
Warm greetings and Good Wishes on the eve of Happy New Year.Wish you Happy days ahead
Warm Regards
Baskaran

prathibha Garre said...

@ baskaran The proportions for this dosa batter is different when compared to the regular ones where we use lot of urad dal. The addition of poha in the batter makes the dosa soft inside and the addition of parboiled rice gives the crisp exterior..the dosa will be crispy outside and soft inside,it would not be stiff, I hope you got what I mean

Baskaran said...

We prepared these dosas for our kitty party yesterday exactly on the same lines of your recipe.The result was amazing.A real restaurant style masala dosa well textured with a golden crust and best appreciated by the guests.Thank you Prathiba for the wonderful recipe which has been bookmarked by us.
Regards
Baskaran

arathi said...

Hi Pratibha,
made this Myasore masala dosa, came out really really well. my guests were going for 3rd and 4th :) thank u very much for this keeper recipe.

Anonymous said...

hi prathiba,
thank u so much for the recipe.
is there another version of the red chutney thats smeared on dosa without onion. when i had mmdosa in an andra resautaurant they've smeared red color paste i dunno what it consists of other than it tasted hot. can u post the recipe if possible.

prathibha Garre said...

@arthi..thanks for the feed back,I am glad you enjoyed it..

@anon..you can use just garlic instead of onion in the chutney,but I find it very pungent..you can even the chutney made up of chutney dal,dry coconut,red chillies,tamarind and salt with a hint of garlic if you like

SAKSHI said...

Hi Prathy
I tried this recipe yest,.it was Finger Licking Good....i had some guests over, they Liked it too..Thank you so much..,

Anonymous said...

for making coconut chutney which gram do we have to use

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