Masala Dosai with Amma's Sambar


Now all of you, say with me...."I LOVE DOSA".....! What?? No? Who was that?? Could there be possibly anyone who doesn't love dosa??? Me and V can have dosa for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack... or even midnight munch!!! ;) I am fairly good at making dosas, thanks to my "Prestige" non-stick dosa-tava, with which making dosa is as effortless as eating it! (No no, I am not a marketing agent for Prestige!!!!)

This Sambar is amma's version. It is not the usual Sambar and I don't know where she got the recipe, but it is an absolutely delicious combo for Dosa and Idli. Try it for yourself and let me know! Now no more talks, only action!!

Masala Dosai

What we need:

For Batter:
Rice - 4 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp.
Salt -as needed
Water - as needed

For Masala:
Potaotes, medium sized - 2, boiled and peeled
Onion, medium sized -1, finely chopped
Green chilli - 1 or 2, minced
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cumin - 1 tsp.
Chana dal - 1 tsp.
Ginger, grated - 1 tbsp.
Salt - as needed
Coriander - for garnishing, optional

How to do:
Preparing the batter:
Wash well and soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 5 to 6 hours, preferably overnight. Grind together to a fine smooth paste. Add enough water, salt and dilute to the desired consistency. Leave it overnight for fermentation.

For the Masala:
1. Heat oil and add mustard, followed by cumin, chana dal.
2. When they are done, add the chopped onion, turmeric powder, grated ginger and green chillies. Fry till the onion turn soft.
3. Mash the boiled potatoes to a coarse texture, giving them a rustic shape. Add this to the pan, along with salt and mix well.
4. Remove from the flame, garnish with coriander and let it cool.
Preparing the dosa:
1. Heat the tava or griddle to high. To check the heat, sprinkle some water over the tava. It should sizzle immediately.
2. Now pour a ladle full of batter, and slowly spread it to form the dosa shape. Add a few drops of oil/ ghee around it.
3. After 3 to 4 minutes, (if you want it golden brown, leave it for a minute more), flip to the other side.
4. After the other side is done, flip back again. Take a spoon full of potato masala, keep it on one side of the dosa. Slowly roll the dosa (use another spoon to hold other side) and transfer to the serving plate.
Sambar for Idly / Dosa
What we need:

Shallots / Small Onion - 5 to 7
Tomato, medium sized - 2, chopped
Carrot - 1, diced
Dhania - 2 tbsp.
Red Chilli - 2 or 3, depending on your spice tolerance
Roasted gram / Pottu Kadalai - 3 tbsp.
Tamarind extract - 3 tbsp., extracted from a marble sized ball
Oil - 2 tbsp.
Mustard - 1 tbsp.
Salt- as needed
Water - as needed
Coriander - to garnish
How to do:
1. In a pan, heat a tbsp of oil and roast red chillies and dhania. When they are done, add half of the shallots / small onions.
2. When they start to turn soft, add half the chopped tomato and stir till they pulp.
3. Let this cool and grind them along with the roasted gram.
4. Heat oil again and add mustard. When they start to pop, add the remaining small onions. Fry till the turn soft. Now add the carrots and stir well.
5. When the carrots are done, add the remaining tomato, salt and stir. When the tomatoes turn soft, add the tamarind extract, half a cup of water, followed by the ground masala from step 3.
6. Bring to a boil and remove from the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve together the dosa, Sambar and Coconut chutney and relish it as you sing..."I love Dosa" :)
Happy cooking and happy Blogging!!

31 comments:

Sanjana said...

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Rohini...?

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I ♥ DOSA!


Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

Rohini said...

LOL.. Thanks for the quick comment Sanju!! :)

lata raja said...

Ammavin sambhar manam suvai, Ro! with that you might eat dosa forever.

kothiyavunu said...

yum yum Masala dosa can I have a small bite? Looks tempting....the fav breakfast of my family.

AshKuku said...

Dose thumba Olleuntu.... It's too good... It's been days since I've prepared & ate my amma's prep...

Just in deep thoughts...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

prasu said...

wow....lovely click dear.....dosa with amma's sambar.....best combination in the world....

Swarna said...

Well said.. who would say "No" to dosa....Dosa and sambar nothing can beat..great dish..

Gulmohar said...

I guess everyone loves dosa :-), and masala dosa..who could resist :D Same pinch for posting this today !!!

Sh... said...

lovely combo. Ur Dosa has come out perfectly crispy. Would love to take a bite..:)

Priya said...

Can have this delectable dish anytime..makes me hungry:)..

Raje said...

This is a must have in my family atleast once a week. Lovely picture Rohini, looks gr8

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Boohoo. I make this very rarely due to the amount of time involved making it. Makes me nostalgic!

SE(Denufood) said...

hi rohini...yummy....i can eat the whole platter and couple of more !!! :-)

Kanchan said...

Yeah Dosa is my favorite and most common breakfast too :)
This one is a new sambhar recipe to me..

Malar Gandhi said...

This is the first thing, I order in a veg-restaurants...but rarely fix them at home:( loved ur pictures to the core:)

Tina said...

Ohhh i luv dosa..Great combination with sambar and chutney..Dear thanku for ur lovely wishes, rem me in ur prayers.

shanthi said...

Masala dosais are always fantastic and nice collage

chakhlere said...

OMG!! That is so mouthwatering plate. I haven't had dosa from so many days :( Please send it to me!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy masala dosa,even in my mom's place we eat dosa for breakfast,lunch and dinner and as u sid at midninght s also.
The sambar is new to me and a must try one alos.without adding dal,love that.

Nandini said...

Me too! I ♥ DOSA! Plus, the sambar looks droolworthy!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

all time fav.Looks yummy and crispy..

Vidya Rao said...

Looks just too perfect and am going to try your sambar tomorrow for Idly..Will get bck to you soon!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too am a big fan of dosa varieties.... Yummy looking dosa rohini!
I too have the same serving dish u used for sambhar,check out my latest post ;)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Please pass on the plate.

Parita said...

I love dosa tooo...makes me hungry :-)

Vidya Rao said...

Got to say 'I love Sambar'! Awesome taste...thanks for the recipe!

meeso said...

Mmmmm, my tummy's growling now!

Anupama said...

There is nothing that can beat Mom's recipes, is it??!!! Absolutely de-li-cious Ro!

K said...

Hi Rohini, Just bumped into your blog. You have a nice one here. Happy blogging!

Babli said...

Masala dosa with sambar is always very nice. Good presentation.Dosa looks yummy and crispy.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Nice recipe... Love to try this version of sambar... Thnx for sharing
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