July 23, 2012

Spring Masala Dosa / Vegetable Masala Dosa

Dosa batter - 2 cup
Potato- 1/2 cup,peeled and cubed
Cauliflower- 1/2 cup
Beans- 1/2 cup chopped
Carrot- 1/2 cup,peeled and cubed
Green peas- 1/4 cup
Onion -1 small, chopped
Cashew nuts- 5-6 nos
Coconut milk(Cow milk) - 1-2 tbsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 -3/4 tsp
Garlic -2 cloves
Ginger - 2 small pieces
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp chopped (optional)
Cooking oil
1. Heat oil in a vessel ,splutter mustard seeds and  saute the chopped vegetables and cashew nuts for a few minutes.Add all the powders and saute until raw smell goes.
2. Add half cup of water and salt.Cook for 5-10 minutes.Then add coconut milk and let the masala thicken.
3.When the vegetables are done,and water is evaporated mash the vegetables lightly.Throw in coriander leaves and mix.Masala is ready ,keep it aside.
4. Heat a griddle or non stick pan. If using griddle,grease it with gingelly oil.
5.Pour a ladle full of batter on the pan and spread in circular shape. Drizzle oil (coconut oil preferred )around the edges and let it cook . When the dosa turns light brown (in 4-5 minutes)flip it and cook the other side (1-2 minutes).Flip again 
6. Put a spoonful of  masala on its center and fold the dosa in your desired shape like semi circle or like a tube or a triangle.
Serve hot with chutney and sambar ...
Note : You can use the vegetable of your choice,like cabbage, bell peppers,broccoli, and nuts like cashew nuts, almond, pistachios,walnuts ,dried cranberries ,raisins,etc..

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