One of the thing that I terribly miss being away from Pune is Hotel Vaishali! Its a South Indian eatery near our college, our second home! Cup rather glass of filter coffee and Mysore masala dosa is answer for everything from cure for bad day or celebration or just Sunday morning breakfast with family! Oh I miss Vaishali!! (MK is rolling eyes but these thanekars wont ever get that) Anyways, so today sharing you recipe of my take on Mysore masala dosa!!
Masala dosa is rice pancake usually served with Chutney and Sambar and some stuffing. Mysore Masala Dosa is speciality of Mysore region in Southern India. It has red chutney inside the dosa and crispy on the outside and spongy inside.
For Dosa batter
2 1/2 cup Parboiled rice
1 cup Urad dal (Split black lentils)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
Salt to taste
4 Potatoes boiled mashed
1 medium onion sliced
1 Tomato chopped
2-3 green chilies
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Kanda Lasun masala (Onion garlic masala mixture)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
4-5 Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil
Batter has to be made day before,
1. Wash and soak everything mentioned under dosa batter except salt keep it aside for 4-5 hours. Make sure that there is plenty of water. After 4-5 hours grind it with little water in mixer. Be careful while adding water, make medium consistency batter. Transfer it in big bowl and cover it with lid. Keep this in warm place, batter will ferment in 10-12 hours. Stir well and make dosa. Heat tawa, take 2 spoonful of batter and spread it evenly. Drizzle little bit of oil or butter to make it crispy golden. To make Mysore masala dosa, once the dosa is half cooked spread Red coconut chutney over the top and then add masala. Fold and serve it with Sambar and Coconut Chutney
2. For making masala, Heat oil in wok, add turmeric, chilies, urad dal, kanda lasun masala and curry leaves. Saute for few seconds and then add sliced onion. Fry onions till they are translucent then add tomatoes. Once tomatoes are soft add potato and mix everything. Saute for few minutes and masala is ready!