Monday, February 19, 2018

Sagu Masala Dosa Recipe

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sagu masala dosa
Sagu Masala dosa recipe with step by step photos.Sagu is a typical karnataka style mixed vegetable curry made out of coconut paste with few spices which makes it unique in taste.Usually Sagu is eaten with set dosa or poori and you can even pair it with simple pulav or can be eaten with chapati/roti too.
sagu masala dosa
I love to eat masala dosa any day and I try to cover many of my favorite dosa joints during my trip to Bangalore.You get the best masala dosa in Bangalore and I have mentioned in many of my earlier posts how the masala dosa available in bangalore is different from the other parts of the country.There is another version of masala dosa called Sagu masala dosa which is available only in few hotels.If I see Sagu masala dosa in the menu that would be my obvious choice than the masala dosa as I love the sagu masala dosa very much.A generous serving of thick sagu is smeared inside the dosa instead of the regular potato masala which makes it quite unique in taste.
vegetable sagu
We are lucky to have MTR in Singapore to satisfy a good masala dosa craving for a Bangalorean.Most of my trips to MTR would be having this sagu masala dosa as a constant order apart from Set dosa,Bisebele bath etc.I have not clicked step wise pics for this post but will update the space when I do next.
Check out other stuffed dosa varieties in my blog:
sagu masala dosa
Here is how to make sagu masala dosa with step by step photos:
Sagu Masala Dosa Recipe:
Serves 3-4 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 40 mins + fermentation time
Cuisine: Karnataka | Category: Breakfast

for Dosa batter:
2 cups Raw Rice
1 cup Idli Rice/Par boiled Rice
3/4 cup Poha/flattened Rice
3-4 tbsp Urad dal
1 tsp Methi(Fenugreek) seeds
Salt,to taste
1/8 tsp Cooking soda

for Vegetable Sagu:
2 cups of finely diced Mixed Vegetables(Carrot,Potato,Beans,Green Peas,Cauliflower)
1 Onion,roughly chopped
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil/Ghee
Salt to taste

ingredients to grind for Sagu:
1" Cinnamon stick
4-5 Cloves
1-2 Marathi Moggu
1/2 cup fresh grated Coconut
1 tbsp Khus khus
1 tbsp Fried gram
5-6 Green chillies
a handful of chopped Coriander leaves,optional
1 tsp Oil

to prepare dosa batter:
  • Soak both the rice together with methi seeds for 5-6 hours and soak urad dal with poha in another vessel for 3-4 hours.
  • Wash the rice and urad dal+poha separately.
  • Grind urad dal with poha to a smooth batter in the wet grinder and add rice to it and grind until smooth by adding enough water.
  • Remove the batter to a vessel and add enough salt and little rinsed water(from the grinder bowl) and mix it nicely with the hand and cover it and let it ferment for 9-10 hours.
to prepare Vegetable Sagu:
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai/pan and add green chillies and fry them, but be careful as the whole green chillies might burst.You can make a small slit if you want to avoid bursting.Add cinnamon,marathi moggu and cloves to it and fry for sometime.
  • Grind the fried ingredients with grated fresh coconut,khus khus, fried gram, coriander leaves and make it into a smooth puree.
  • In a cooker,heat oil crackle mustard seeds and fry chopped onions until pink.Now add vegetables and fry until they are slightly crisp.
  • Add the ground masala and fry until the mixture leaves the oil and then add enough salt and 1/3 cup of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles(do not over cook).Once the pressure is released add lemon juice to it and give a good stir.
to prepare Sagu Dosa:
  • Take required amount of fermented batter in a bowl and add little water to get the pouring consistency and add cooking soda and mix it nicely.
  • Heat a thick dosa tawa and sprinkle some water to make sure that the tawa is hot.
  • Pour a big ladle of batter onto a medium hot pan and spread it in the circular motion towards the outer edge to form a uniform round shaped dosa.Do not make this dosa either very thin nor very thick.
  • Pour 1 tbsp oil/ghee approx over it and around the edges and cover it with a lid.
  • Let it roast on medium-high flame for 1-2 mins,remove the lid and spread 3-4 tbsp of vegetable sagu on the dosa and increase the flame and roast for another 1 minute.Fold it and serve.You can even spread coconut chutney on the dosa and place the sagu one side and then fold it.
  • Reduce the flame for one minute and hten start preparing the next dosa.Do not pour the batter on high flame,the batter will stick to the tawa.If you feel the tawa is over heated sprinkle some water over it before making next dosa.
Serve the sagu dosa hot with coconut chutney and sagu on the side.

  1. As the quantity of urad dal is less this batter needs more fermentation time.If your dosa is porous you can avoid adding cooking soda else you can add little bit and then make dosas.
  2. Sagu needs to be thick as we are placing it inside the dosa and hence if you feel the sagu is slightly thin,put it on high flame until the water evaporates a bit and become a thick gravy.
  3. You can prepare masala dosa using the same batter, it comes out super crispy outside and spongy inside.
              sagu masala dosa


Sujata said...

Hi Pratibha, in one of your posts you mentioned chili mili dosa. Could you kindly give the ingredients for the filling, please ? Thank you.

Marya Thomas said...

Owww... its really mouth watering dish.. looks so yummy.. it is really very healthy for anyone...ingredients are really very good and healthy..

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