Masala Dosa with Green Onion Chutney

When I saw the post by Cham for an Instant Dosa mix, I knew I was going to have to try it... though I figured it would turn out like any of my other attempts and only disappoint me. Turns out, I was anything but disappointed! The original recipe came from Essence of Andhra... along with some more appealing pictures calling me to try this recipe. I used up the first batch already, It's been less than a week, and now I'm going to have to make more... maybe a double batch! Thanks, Cham, for bringing Uma's recipe to my attention!!!

Along with it, I made the masala filling I found in Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking... Surprised? I doubt it, I cook from this book almost weekly! If i'm not cooking from this, I'm cooking from some other Betty Crocker book :P The filling consisted of black mustard seed, chana dal, cashews, asafetida, turmeric, potatoes, cilantro, ginger, fresh chilies, and curry leaves. It had also called for tomato, which I didn't have, so I left out. This didn't matter, it was still awesome!

I also made a chutney, which I just came up with using whatever I had... I wanted a green chutney, but no fresh mint... I wanted an onion chutney, but wanted to use up my fresh cilantro... So this is what I came up with ...

  • 2 green chilies (wow, maybe I will use 1 next time :D)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 handfuls fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. tamarind paste
I grinded this all in the food processor with a little water and it was super tasty! It was even better the next night. My daughter requested it, even though it was SO hot!!! She loved it, and just drank more water than usual while she ate :))


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22 comments:

Anjum said...

wow meeso mouth watering dosa...they look perfect..i like the recipe as well

Malar Gandhi said...

Meeso, you are getting better at perfecting every single Indian recipe! Hats off! Good job, buddy. The filling is also so perfect...yeah most of us don't add tomatoes. its good that u skipped it. Well...what can I say about chutney...sounds nice and healthy. Bet everything tasted great!

Cham said...

Such an healthy masala dosa! U ve even stuffed and rolled perfectly! We should thank Uma to make instant dosa and much time saver! I can feel u ve enjoyed perfectly, the recipe! Thanks Meeso!

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Anjum!

~ Thanks Malar, I've also never had it with tomatoes so I didn't think it would matter much without it :)

~ Thanks, Cham... I am really glad Uma shared such a recipe with everybody!

Vibaas said...

The dosa looks soooo good. I don't add tomatos in the filling either and i love it too. Looks yum!

Srivalli said...

What a lovely plate meeso..thats really nice and tasty looking!

n33ma said...

You know not many Indians can make this..........I love the amount of interest and passion you put into your cooking.

Happy cook said...

Wow a big congragulations meeso for making this masala dosa. They are my favourite.
Looks really yummy delicious.

Uma said...

wow, wow you actually tried this dosa! Thanks for your sweet words Meeso! I am glad you liked this. Thanks to Cham too for bringing my dosa recipe into limelight. Chutney sounds great. You rolled the dosa just like in the restaurants. Great Job!

kahliyalogue said...

Seems like this great recipe is gonna travel even further :) I admit to not having known about dosas,but I am happy to have been aquainted through you! This is definitely something Im dying to try..hope I find all the ingredients here,(I know there is all but the urad flour-not sure,do u think it would work if I ommited that one..?)and I especially hope i`ll survive that seemingly 'tricky' phase on the pan...hmmmm...thanx hun!

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Vibaas... I doubt if I'd ever add tomatoes, the filling was good!

~ Thanks, Srivalli!

~ Thanks, n33ma (sorry I don't know your name) I have been practicing the cuisine for 8 years now!

~ Thanks, Happy cook!

~ Thanks again, Uma, for sharing the recipe! I really enjoyed the ease! It's definitely a keeper!!!

~ Hi, Mia... If you get a chance, get a dosa next time you are at an Indian restaurant! There are so many different varieties, I'm sure you would love them! I could not get urad flour in my grocery, so I used moong... I doubt it would work well, or taste like a dosa without the dal flour, but you can make your own by grinding the dal in your processor... I've done this with garbanzo beans to make besan... It's very, very LOUD, though! As far as the pan goes... I struggled for awhile, and still do once in awhile, and still need to get better... It's definitely something that takes practice! Good luck!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect dosa. Looks so good, Nice recipe. YUM!

Ranjani said...

Those look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!

Dershana said...

meeso, u made masala dosa! they look really gud :-)

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo my fav southindian breakfast..looks tempting..

Kevin said...

This masala dosa looks and sounds good. I have been wanting to try more Indian cuisine.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Suma and Kevin!

Yasmeen said...

I gotta try this for weekend brunch:)
Please trail back to my blog for a token of gratitude:)

Varunavi said...

1st timer to ur blog,u have a lovely blog and lovely recipes.
I am cooking since long but i never made a masala dosa as your's it looks so yummy and mouth watering.
Thanks for commenting on my blog, do visit again

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Yasmeen... I'm heading over now :))

~ Hi Varunavi, I'm very glad you stopped by! It took me years to make a dosa that well, and I think it needs to be improved a LOT still... come back again!!!

Laavanya said...

I haven't tried this instant dosa yet but love masala dosai :) looks perfect and the onion chutney with it sounds yummy.