Many people use the readymade dosa batter available in almost all the stores to prepare masala dosa. But I will be showing how to make a perfect masala dosa batter here.
- The Vegetable Kurma goes very well with masala dosa. Click on Vegetable Kurma to get it's recipe.
- Sambar is another side dish for Masala Dosa. Click here, Sambar / Kolmbo for it's recipe.
- Use the soaking water while grinding for proper fermentation.
- Adding salt to the batter will fasten the process of fermentation.
- Mixing the batter with hands will also help for faster fermentation due to presence of bacteria in hand.
- Masala dosa is roasted only on one side.
- Can spread some spicy dry red chutney on top if needed.
Cooking Time : 3 Minutes
Total Taken : 10 Hours
|Normal White Rice Grains
|Red/Boiled Rice Grains
|Whole Urad Dal
|Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds
|Sufficient for grinding
|as per taste
- Wash normal white rice, toor dal and boiled/red rice for 3-4 times and soak them together in a bowl for 2 hours prior to grinding.
- Wash fenugreek seeds / methi seeds 2 times and soak them separately in a small bowl for 2 hours prior to grinding.
- In a grinder or a Mixer, add all the above ingredients along with sufficient amount of water.
- Grind until you get a fluffy and smooth consistency of the batter.
- Take the dosa batter in a large bowl and add salt.
- Now allow it to ferment overnight or for 7-8 hours.
- Next day or after 7-8 hours, you can see the batter fermented.
- Before making the dosa, mix the batter very well for 3-4 times.
- Heat a non-stick pan/tava. Sprinkle some water to check if it is hot enough and use a cloth to wipe the water on a pan. Repeat this every time before you pour the batter.
- Take a ladle full of batter, pour it on a non-stick tava or pan and spread batter evenly in circular motion.
- Spread some oil on top and cook till one side is done on medium flame. Either fold it or cut it half way in between and roll it like a cap or fold it on either sides to form a triangle.
- Serve hot with chutney, sambar, potato/batata bhajji or vegetable kurma.