Thursday, March 20, 2008



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.


Dhivya said...

Wow!my all time favorite:))looks yummmmmmmmmm

ranji said...

Thank u so much divya!!!Its my family's fav too:)

Hima said...

All time favorite!! I too posted one before.

Srivalli said...

Hi..that looks great...btw you can send this to my Dosa Mela

Roopa said...

Hi Ranji, your blog is looking very colorful now:) I nver viewed it in IE, now I am viewing it in IE, it looks very colorful:) Lovely masaladosa presentation:)

ranji said...

@hima...its my favourite too...i checked urs too..have posted a comment thr.

Thank u so much..i already sent my entry:)i hope u got it.

I am so glad u have IE now...u wont miss anything now:)..thank u very much.