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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mysore Masala Dosai recipe | South Indian recipes

mysore masala dosai

Mysore masala dosai is a traditional dosa of Karnataka. Most of the restaurants in Bangalore and Mysore serve this. I was first introduced to this Mysore masala through a cousin's wife here. When we all went out for lunch one day in Raj restaurant here, she ordered Mysore masala dosa. I was wondering, how dosa will be filling for a lunch. But she told, it will be filling and the mysore masala dosa which is served there will be delicious too. I also wanted to give it a try and that i was my first experience to taste the delicious mysore masala dosa. Few years later, my friend Anita, used to make this mysore masala dosa, mostly for Sunday brunch and send hot dosas to us. I could say, she makes the most yummy and delicious masala dosa. LAter when she shifted to Australia,i missed her dosas very much.  Finally i asked her for the recipe and she messaged me through what's app. Try this at home and let me know your feed back. Share the pictures you try from Jeyashri's kitchen through mail of through facebook messages.
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Mysore masala dosai

  Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Dosa Batter*      1 cup
     Sugar    1/2 tsp
     Oil | butter  to make the dosa
    For the potato masala
   Potato   2
   Onion  1
   Tomato  a small portion
    Red chili powder   1/2 tsp
    Salt   as needed
    Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
    Oil   2 tsp
    Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves   few
    Cashew nuts few  (optional)
  For the red chutney    
   Red chili  4
   Garlic   2 pods
   Channa dal or Chutney dal (pottukadalai)   2 tblsp
    Dry coconut (kopparai)   1 tblsp  (optional)
   Salt   to taste
   Oil   1 tsp
 *Add 1/4 cup of aval |poha |rice flakes to the urad dal while soaking.    

mysore masala dosa
  • First let's make the red chutney for the mysore masala dosa. Add the 1 tsp of oil and  roast the ingredients mentioned under the table 'Red chuney'. 
  • Fry till golden brown. 
Mysore masala dosai
  • Grind this into a thick paste by adding little water to this. 
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  • The red chutney is ready. Let's make the potato masala for the dosa.
  • Boil the potatoes and take out the skin. Chop the onions and tomato finely.
  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds , curry leaves and cashew nuts(if adding)/
  • Once the mustard seeds crackles and the cashew turn brown , add the chopped onions and tomato. Cook till the tomatoes become mushy.
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  • Add the red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. 
  • Mash the potatoes roughly with hands and add it to the pan.
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  • Mix this well and mash this using a potato masher or with the back of the ladle. 
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  • potato masala is ready for the dosa. Take the batter and add the sugar to it and mix well. Sugar gives nice golden colour to the dosa. Mix well.
  • Heat a dosa pan.
  • Pour 1 and 1/2 ladle of batter to the  dosa pan and spread it in a circular motion. 
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  • Generally mysore masala dosa will be slightly thick, so no need to spread it too thin. 
  • Add 1-2 tblsp of red chutney on the dosa and spread it nicely all over the dosa with the back of a spoon. 
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  • Add the potato masala in the center. You can either serve it like that or you can spread it on the dosa. I like mine spread on the dosa as served in the restaurants. Add butter or oil to the dosa.
  • Generally butter will be added to mysore masala dosa.
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  • In case if you are not spreading the potato masala, allow this to cook for few more minutes till the down part becomes golden brown.  
  • Fold this and serve immediately.
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  • Serve hot with a dollap of butter on the top. 
  • Coconut chutney is the best combo for this dosa. 
mysore masala dosa
  1. Adding sugar to the batter, will give nice golden colour.
  2. You can add 1 tblsp of rava (sooji) to the batter before making the dosa. This gives crispiness to the dosa.
  3. Adding poha to the batter gives softness to the dosa, more of not making it dry when it is crispy.
  4. For red chuntey, if you feel the colour is not so red, add 1/4 tsp of kashmiri red chili powder while grinding. 
  5. Instead of channa dal you can add chutney dal(pottukadalai) to the chutney. In that case no need to roast the dal, only red chili and garlic can be roasted.
  6. You can skip tomatoes in the masala and add carrot too. 
  7. Adding butter gives nice brown colour to the dosa, else you can add ghee too.
  8. One person can maximum eat 1-2 dosas . I couldn't eat one full  dosa, but still finished. 

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  1. Tempting dosa..looks delicious!

  2. That's one filling and delicious dosa.

  3. Sanju would luv to have this Dosa. Will prepare during this weekend and update you.

  4. greatful to you for this information. hope we will get more excellent work form you later.
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  5. My fav dosa.. U r making me hungry

  6. I tried this recipe yesterday.came out very well.thanks a lot shri..
    your recipes were awesome

  7. superb dosai.. i love it... tq for the recipe i need more from you...


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