Monday, December 21, 2009

Kitchen adventures: Masale dose

For a south Indian, me making this dish and blogging about it could be 'duh! big deal' - well fellas welcome to my world, anything that needs constant attention near the stove is a big deal - so bear with me.

Over time, I have almost mastered making some things just right, coconut chutney and potato palya - both very important for a successful dose (dosa for other south Indians)

In simplistic terms here is how you make the above combination in the picture:

Dose: 1 cup idly rice, 4 tbsp chana dal, 2 tbsp menthya - soak for about 6 hours - grid to smooth paste - let it ferment for about 8 hours (If the normal temperature is cooler, keep it in your oven with the lights on)

aloo palya: peel and cube 2 potatoes and microwave with little water for about 8 minutes or until just about cooked - after tadka of whatever you want (that's the way I roll ;) add some hot chillies (split along the length) and sauté for a while before adding onions and sauté until translucent. You can add some turmeric with onions if you want. Finally, add the cooked potatoes with some water - after a while sprinkle coriander and lemon juice.

chutney: a good recipe here

And off you go, make your own dose :)

1 comment:

vidya said...

I suppose that Black gram(uddina beLe)has also been added to masala dose :) unless it is a Neeru dose :)..
Oops! i might be wrong also

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