Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mysore Masala Dosai


Dosai Batter Recipe:

Raw rice - 1 1/2 cups
Idly rice - 2 1/2 cups
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 cup


Soak rice and urad dal seperately and add methi seeds in urad dal.
Let them soak for 4-5 hrs.
Grind urad dal to a smooth batter then grind rice.
Mix the two batters, salt and ferment it for 24 hrs or till the volume of batter doubles.

Mysore masala dosai filling:

Red Hot Chutney:

Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 2 medium
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 5-7 (acc to ur spice level)
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
salt to taste

Method :
Heat oil in a pan and add urad dal, dry red chillies, onion and saute well and keep aside.
Then add tomato and saute it.
Then grind onion, dry red chillies, onion, tomato, tamarind paste, salt and grind together.
Heat oil in the same pan and pour the grounded chutney and boil the puree till it becomes thick like sauce consistency.

Masala recipe:

Potatoes - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Grated carrot - 2-3
Peas - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 3-4 sprigs
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Boil potatoes mash them lightly and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, onion and saute till translucent.
Add peas and grated carrot and sprinkle some water and cook in low flame.
Then add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and cook in low flame till the raw smell goes off.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Method for making dosas:

Take a ladle ful of batter and pour in dosa tawa and spread it in circular motion.
Add oil and roast till golden brown and flip it with and continue to roast on another side.
Flip it again and spread chutney and tbsp of masala filling.
Fold dosa and serve hot.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali

" I wish you and your family a very Happy, Prosperous and Safe Diwali"
to all my friends and readers..........


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Easy Spicy Potato Fry

Potatoes are a very popular food source. It is high fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin c , vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.
Potatoes are low in sodium, nearly fat-free and easy to digest. They make active part of any diet.
Potatoes make nice food for diabetes because they help to control blood sugar levels.
Potatoes also help in normal functioning of heart and keeping a check on blood pressure.

This is a spicy fry which very well goes with all rice and roti. Potato is everyone all time favorite. It is a very good combination for curd rice.


Potatoes - 4-5
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 2-3 tsp
Salt to taste


Wash and cut the potatoes into thin slices.
Heat oil add mustard seeds, hing, potatoes, turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.
Mix well and cook in low flame till it is done.
Serve with rice.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aloo Methi

I am not well these days so I dint blogged for such a long time.. I feel guilty for the uninformed break from the blogging... Here comes my Aloo Methi recipe.. Try it out and write comments.
This is one of the easy recipe for roti or rice.


Potato - 4-5
Onion - 1 medium
Methi leaves - 1 packet( I used frozen)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Clean the methi leaves and keep aside.
Peel the potatoes and boil it in pressure cooker for 2 whistle.
Heat kadai add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and onion and fry till onion turns golden brown and add methi leaves and fry till it reduces in volume.
Now add turmeric powder, chilly powder, cumin powder, salt and potato cubes.
Sprinkle water and mix well and cook covered in low flame.
Fry till the potatoes and methi leaves mixed together.
Serve with rice or roti.

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