Monday, July 25, 2011

Spicy mixed dal dosa with potatoes

        Dosas are one of the most loved delicacies.Apart from them being tasty, they are filling , nutritious and can be eaten any time to kill those hunger pangs.I keep trying out various kinds and this time thought should try out something more exciting.So a bit of twist and we had a lovely crisp spicy fare for our dinner.Of course served with potatoes and chutney made with.....peanut butter !!Yummm!
Makes about 16-18 dosas
Chana dal                                  1/2 cup
Rice                                           1/2 cup
Moong dal                                 1/4 cup
Red masoor                               1/4 cup
For a paste
Grated coconut                          1/4 piece
Ginger                                       1"piece
Hing                                          1/4 tsp
Roasted chana dal                     1 tbsp
Red chillies                               3-4 nos
Dhaniya seeds                          1 tbsp
oil                                            1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Wash and soak the rice and dals and keep for 4-5 hrs.
Heat oil and roast coconut,roasted dal,red chillies, hing,dhaniya seeds and ginger and cool.
Add this to the dal and rice mixture and grind all this to a fine paste.
Add salt, curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves.
Heat and grease tava/skillet and spread a ladle full of the mixture and spread into a big dosa.You can also spread chopped onions on this too.
Put a bit of oil and let it cook till golden.
Turn and cook on the other side.
Serve hot with potatoes and peanut chutney .Instead of peanuts, I added peanut butter.

Potato curry
Boiled potatoes                              1/2 kg
Sliced onions                                 2 nos
Curry leaves                                  10-12 nos
Urad dal                                        1 tsp
Hing                                              1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds                               1/2 tsp
Tumeric powder                           1/4 tsp
Oil                                                1 tbsp
salt to taste

Heat oil and add hing,mustard seeds and let them crackle.
add urad dal and let it color.Put in curry leaves,salt and haldi.
Now put in sliced onions and cook for 2-3 mins.
Add chopped potatoes and mix well.
Put 1/2 cup water and cover and cook for 5 mins.Serve with dosas.

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