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Monday, April 25, 2011

Mysore Masala Chapati and my first Event Announcement "Cooking With Family"

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Mysore Masala Dosa is quite famous and known to every one,but have you ever heard of this not so famous Mysore Masala Chapati?
Well!!!..You will not get to see this in any hotel menu,but you can find it in our home where this is made to make the fussy eaters eat their food with lots of enthusiasm.I remember eating this for the first time at my aunts place during my child hood and then pestered my mom to make it for me and now it is been very regular in my menu.Mysore Masala Chapati(MMC) is nothing but a regular chapati made in the style of Mysore Masala Dosa(MMD) by smearing the red chutney and placing the potato palya in it and is eaten with coconut chutney.I am not a person who prefers eating chapati with dry alu palya/sabzi,so I make it in this form which I really relish each and every bite of it.Take my words and give a try,I am sure you will definitely love it and if you have fussy kids it is a great variation for them to try this.I am sure every one knows how to make chapati,red chutney and alu palya,but I prefer keeping everything at one place rather than redirecting my viewers with the links and hence,here is the recipe.This breakfast is going to participate in srivalli's 'Breakfast Mela' event

for Chapati:
1 cup wheat flour
2 tsp ghee
2 tbsp curds
salt to taste
Oil & ghee for roasting

for Potato palya:
2 large potatoes,boiled

1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
3 tbsp fresh or frozen peas
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

1 tsp lemon juice
8-10 chopped curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

or red Chutney:
1 big Onion chopped
8-10 garlic pods
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp tamarind pulp
salt to taste

Step 1 : Potato Palya
  • Mash the peeled and 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 fresh/frozen peas,finely chopped carrot and fry well.
  • Add turmeric,salt and mashed potato to it and give a nice stir and cook it for a couple of minutes.
  • Add coriander and lemon juice 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.You can reduce the number of garlic pods if you do not like the pungency of garlic or you even avoid onion and use all garlic pods if you like garlic to make this chutney.
Step 3 : Chapati Atta
  • Sieve wheat flour well and take it into a bowl .
  • Make a well in between and add curds,ghee,salt to it and rub in the mixture into the wheat flour gently using the fingers.
  • Add required amount of water to it and make into a smooth dough.You can even use milk instead of water for making softer chapatis.
  • Grease your palms and knead well into a smooth elastic dough.
  • Cover it with cloth or plate and leave it aside for half an hour.
Step 4: Making of Mysore Masala Chapati
  • Pinch into the chapati dough and take a big lemon sized ball and dust it with atta/flour and flatten it using a rolling pin into a 3" diameter circle.If you are making the chapatis round,flatten it further to a 6" diameter circle.
  • Now apply ghee/oil on the chapathi and fold into half and then apply the ghee/oil on the half and fold into a quarter.This process make the chapati flaky and soft.
  • Now roll it into a slightly thicker triangular chapati which should be thick like paratha.
  • Place the rolled triangular or circular chapati on a hot tawa.Keep the flame on medium-high at this stage.
  • When you see some blisters forming on it quickly turn it on to the other side.Apply oil all over it and quickly turn to the other side,you can see the chapati has nice brown spots over it.
  • Reduce the flame and apply red chutney over it and place potato palya in between and fold it into half.
  • Apply ghee on the outside of chapati and roast on both the sides of the folded chapati until crisp and evenly browned.
Serve it hot right off the flame and on to the plate with coconut chutney.

  1. I have used roti dough to make this,so you really can not see the flakiness of chapathi.
  2. For a Vegan version avoid adding ghee and curds while making chapati dough.Instead use 2 tbsp oil in the dough.

On another note,I am here to announce my first ever event in my blog called "Cooking with Family Series" and I am sorry to say to my blogger friends that this event is limited only to my family members.But the happy part for my blogger friends is you will get to know lots of new amazing and wonderful recipes as I can assure you that all my family members(I mean all Ladies and few guys) have excellent cooking skills and always amaze me with their amazing cooking.I am planning to publish my event in a couple of series seeing the response from my family members for the first series.As Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and also our community has lots of variety in breakfast,I am choosing my first series to start with Breakfast.So I can call my event as 'Cooking With Family-BREAKFAST SERIES'.This is the logo I have designed for this just for fun.

(Pic Courtesy : Google)

I have been planning to start some event in my blog from a long while,but the laziness in me some how stopped me from doing it.Last week suddenly this idea clicked in my mind to start an event with the cooking style of our family and even discussed it with my S-I-L immediately.She also suggested me to go ahead with my event and also promised me to send her entries soon.

To tell you ppl about my family,one common thing among all my family members is our love and passion for food.Any discussion in between two family members will always have a common discussion for food,either it to be a new eating joint they have visited or a new recipe they tried in their house.All my aunts and cousins are amazing cooks and always hunt for new variety of recipes and give their own twist to the traditional cooking.Even though we all are from the same family,still there is a lot of difference in our cooking from one family to another,this is my attempt to share our recipes with all.I have lots of childhood memories associated with food when we used to go for holidays to my grand parents place.Every meal of the day used to be so special and is loaded with all our favorites and I still remember how we cousins used to sit together and relish the food and those days cannot be recalled back.We,cousins,a gang of almost ten had lots of fun playing,eating,roaming out together and also some times fighting with each other(which does not last more than ten minutes of course) in our holidays and we always looked forward for our next holiday meet.One thing we used to definitely do in holidays is to explore eating joints in Bangalore and in our native and we really had a blast during our child hood and still if we meet now we always try going to those places which we used to go earlier and relish food to bring back those memories.I am sure every one would be having these kind of child hood memories.

Coming to the event,there are no hard rules for this event as the entries are from my family members and I take the whole responsibility of publishing them in my blog.Still I want to just brief my family members about the general rules for the event.
  1. Choose a different and unique kind of recipe which is your favorite and make sure that I have not blogged about it before as I do not want my viewers to get to see the same recipe featured again.As the theme I have chosen this time is BREAKFAST,please make some different breakfast item and send it to me.
  2. A neatly written precise recipe.
  3. A neat photograph of the dish.
  4. Your description regarding the recipe,how ever it is optional.
  5. Send the recipe and pictures of the recipe to my email ID.As you all know it,I am not mentioning it here.
  6. There is no dead line for the submission of recipe as I am planning to post it every fortnight or a month.So this is truly first come-first serve basis,but please send the entries soon.
Note: This event is only for my family members.

I am sure that my family members will not let me down and will also definitely amaze you people with their wonderful cooking skills and amazing recipes.So stay tuned to see this series in my blog very soon.


Aruna Manikandan said...

MMC sounds interesting dear..
love to try it...

Best wishes to ur event...
count me in :)

Raji said...

That's a very interesting chapati Pratibha...loved the idea.
Looking forward to see wonderful entries from your family members.

♥Aps♥ said...

Lovely event... nd congrats on starting one :)
MMC luks tempting n super idea :)

Prathima Rao said...

Interesting paratha!!! Looks inviting :) Looking fwd for some mouthwatering family recipes :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prathy,
First of all, best wishes for your first event. Looking fwd to see many of your family members recipes. This dish sounds so different nice one for a change

Hamaree Rasoi

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice and interesting roti...looks yum

Ramya said...

That looks soo delicious... great combination:-)yumm yumm

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that sounds much like dosa paratha....looks yum...best wishes for u r event....looking forward to see the yum delicacies....

jeyashrisuresh said...

Even i want to try the MMdosai for a long time. With roti sounds very delicious too

Archana said...

MMC sounds interesting! Even I dont like potato palya so this will make it more of a fun way for me to eat let alone the kids.

Reva said...

Congrats Dear...That is a lovely dish...:) and best wishes for your awesome event... It sounds amazing and very innovative..

Vimitha Anand said...

Mysore Masala chapathi looks so inviting and yum... Lovely event dear.. Happy hosting

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very yummy chapathi. Looks so delicious. Happy hosting.

Akila said...

lovely dish... and nice event.... waiting for your family members recipes and surely it strngthens the bond between the family....

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Event: Dish Name Starts with H

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

looks very delicious....good job..

Suman Singh said...

What a creative dish..looks great and tempting..
Looking forward to see some great and delicious recipes from your family members..

aipi said...

What a great event- looking forward to all the yummy recipes!
The masala chapati looks really delicious- a great original recipe!
US Masala

Preeti Kashyap said...

interesting event...love the mysore masala chapati! So cool...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Excellent recipe and pictures...makes me drool....

Laavanya said...

What a fabulous idea - Love it!

Nitha said...

Mysore Masala Dosa is one of my favs.. So am pretty sure that I ll love this too.. Definitely will try out soon..

Santosh Bangar said...

lovely and tasty pratha nice event try to send some recipes

kittymatti said...

hahaa! good one:)

Swathi said...

Mysore masala chapathi looks awesome delicious, love the family event waiting for more interesting recipes.

LG said...

ehehee..I have this on my blog too..what a co incindence that we named this similar! We love it too... I am waiting to see the round up of family cooking event. Good Luck to you :)

Sunshinemom said...

A nice twist here. We have the mysore masala dosa but I would definitely like to try your masala rotis!

Anonymous said...

Really an excellent dish, but I just have a doubt. I tried to make the Red chutney just the way it is said but it turned out very bitter. I used the red onion which we find in US. What could be the reason? It was so bitter that we had to throw the chutney. Can any one explain me the reason please?
Thanks in advance.


SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wonderful event !! mysore masala chapati looks so wonderful and tempting clicks !!

Nandini said...

Delicious paratha......looks inviting.Great event.

Prathibha said...

@Anonymous....I dont find any reason for the chutney to b bitter,anyways lemme share some tips...This is actually made with full of garlic pods avoiding even onion,I add onion as I cant stand too much pungency of the garlic flavor...Might b u should try with white onion and reduce the number of garlic pods,if you want add more tamarind pulp n adjust according to ur taste.you can even a tadka of 2tbsp sesame oil n 1/2 tsp mustard to it..Might b this should help..If you try it again please lemme know how it turned out..:)

Srivalli said...

Prathibha, we also make the chapati same way though I never thought of calling it as you have..:)..pictures look great..and the event very nice one..hope your family members take up the challenge..

Suparna said...

interesting stuffing for chapati, thanks for the recipe, great clicks

Priya said...

Stuffed masala chapathi looks incredible, simply irresistible...Interesting theme,will send my entries soon..

Kadhyaa... said...

very intresting recipe never had it before...

LR said...

Yummy healthy & nutritious recipe..

Parita said...

Delicious! All the best for the event dear

cumincoriandercardamom said...

Just like Mysore Masala dosai.. very nice

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Masala Chapatis sounds very delicious. Nice recipe. Looks so good in the pics. YUM!

All the best for ur blog event...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am sooooooooooooo bookmarking this recipe and trying it out actually tonight itself :)

Good luck with your event and I am waiting for all wonderful new recipes :)

Shy S. said...


Came too your blog from Tried and Tested event and was greeted by Mysore masala paratha... it looks so yum I have to try this first....will let you know how it turns out.

Smitha said...

surely a treat for fussy eaters....who can say no to such yummy stuffed chapathi!
good luck with ur event!
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Now Serving said...

tres cool idea to make these with chappatis - LOVE IT and a really interesting event - will be happy to participate :) happy hosting dear!

swapna said...

Looks different and delicious....

Uma said...

mmm. tempting chapathi. Looks fabulous. Best wishes for your first event.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Really innovative idea...looks gr8...nice colour with the yellow potato filling against the contrast bright red of the chutney. Very nice indeed.

Curry Leaf said...

Innovative MMC and unique event. Waiting for the round up. What you say is true,even among family members there are variations to the same dish.

Pavithra said...

Nice event and mysore masala chappathi looks awesome and great one Prathy. By the way all the best for ur event :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Mysore Masala Chappathi sounds awesome. Looking forward for more family recipes:)

Spice Lover said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful space here. The masala chapatis look yummy. Glad to follow you.


Rachu said...

thts a great idea.. and lovely presentation..

Usha said...

Love the idea and the chappathi looks inviting !

Priyanka Agrawal said...

looks very appetizing, can i get some plz :)
i need u to move close to my house and then i will come to ur place everyday at mealtime hehehe

Prathibha said...

@priyanka....ha ha..you can even shift here as well...
but on one condition..u shud feed me wid urs n I will do wid mine..wat say??

Cham said...

That would be a great collection of family recipes :) Looking forward...

Supriya said...

I loved this recipe, it is so similar to vada -pav except that the mixture is insied a roti instead of pav. I will surely try this. I really appreciate your presentation.

Chenchu Chenchu said...

It tastes very well. We liked it very much

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