Idle rice-3 cups
whole urad dal-1 cup
salt to taste
Soak rice and urad dal separately for 5-6 hrs.Grind rice and urad dal separately to a smooth paste.Rice takes approximately 10-12 mins to grind but urad dal needs to br grinded for 25-30 mins until its fluffy.Mix both rice and dal in a bowl.Add some salt and let it ferment overnight. It should rise to double its volume.
Ones the batter has fermentated add some water.The consistency of the batter for dosas should be thin /spreadable and for idli and appam it should be medium,not too thick nor thin.Adjust salt.
NOTE:-Using the soaked water of the urad dal for grinding makes the fermentation process faster.
In extreme cold weather regions like mine ,to aid in fermenation prehaeat oven to 250 deg F for about 5-6 mins,switch it off and place ur bowl of batter in it.That will help in fermentaion.
Boiled Potatoes-2 medium size
onions-1 medium size,sliced
boiled carrots-2 nos(optional)
ginger-1 1/2 tsp,freshlygrated
turmeric-1 1/2 tsp
green chillies-3 nos,slitted
curry leaves-1 sprig
mustard seeds-1 tsp
urad dal-1 tsp
coriander leaves-to garnish
salt to taste
Mash the potatoes coarsely ,sprinkle some salt over it and mix it well.If u r using carrot then mash it along with the potatoes as well.
Pour some oil in a pan.When its hot add mustard seeds.After its finishes to crackle add in urad dal,cumin seeds,greenc hillies,curry leaves and onions.Now add in turmeric and salt.When the onions gets translucent add in the mashed potatoes and carrot.Nicely mix it all together .Finally Add in the chopped coriander leaves.Keep this aside.
Now heat a griddle/tawa .Ones it gets hot pour a ladleful of batter on it and spread it evenly in a circular motion.Spread some oil/ghee on it.Ones it gets brown loosen it out from the tawa and fill it with lil bit of the masala in the center (as shown in the pic above) and fold it.
Serve it hot with coconut chutney and sambar.
This is the best coconut chutney u can have with masala dosa.
shredded coconut-1 cup
small onions/pearl onions-3nos,whole
ginger-a small piece
green chillies-3 nos
curry leaves-of 1 sprig
Grind everything together smoothly with some water.
Serve it fresh with idli or masala dosa.