Oh my, the day has run away with me and I haven't posted this weeks #RecipeOfTheWeek !
This week I have released two new videos on You Tube and I know that we have been talking about this dish for a while so here is my Masala Dosa Recipe. These are Indian pancakes made with a rice and lentil batter that are fun to make and soooo delicious when stuffed with a spiced potato masala.
As a little heads up you need the lentil and rice mixture to ferment so you get a lovely thick batter. This recipe is a bit of a labour of love and takes some planning (3 days) but it is simple when you get down to it. There is also a bit of technique required when you actually make the dosa so they come out beautifully thin and crisp. It's also good idea to have a really good nonstick frying pan for these, I have found that a crepe pan works really well. In many restaurant these are served as huge crispy pancakes but you can only do that if you have a huge pan to cook them on.
You have to have coconut chutney with these and I have a new video for a plain coconut chutney but you can jazz it up with red chillies, mint, coriander, turmeric so use your creativity!
As always, I would love to see pictures and this one is a challenge so let me know if you are going to try and make it this week - Good Luck!

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Hari Ghotra
9 months

Hi @Jo Dunn yes that will definitely work! I am so excited there will be lots of dosa being cooked this evening!

Jo dunn
9 months

@Hayley Edmundson I'm not sure my kitchen is warm enough, either. Not looking great this morning! I've put it next to the warm slow cooker. Fingers crossed for both of us🤞

Jo dunn
9 months

I've made Aloo Bangun, chopped smaller, for dosa filling... will that work @Hari Ghotra?

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Looking good @boo

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Sorry it didn’t work @Hayley Edmundson

Hayley Edmundson
9 months

No. I'll do that next time. At least now I know it takes 48hours in my kitchen!

Hari Ghotra
9 months

@Hayley Edmundson

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Give it a mix it looks ok. Did you cover the bowl In cling film?

Hayley Edmundson
9 months

The shape does indicate it is rising somewhat....

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Hi @Hayley Edmundson can you post a picture so I can see it? It does go a bit crusty on top but should be thick a bit like yeast when it gets really frothy.

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Hi @Jo dunn yes use what you have - it might taste a bit drier but should be ok. I will post the video for it this afternoon. Enjoy 😉

Hayley Edmundson
9 months

Random. I started trying to make these two days ago.... Cannot get my batter to ferment, Its onto day 2 and looks crusty. I just ran to the supermarket for emergency naans! X

sgeist
9 months

thanks@traceyross I hadn't checked the printed recipe 😚And thanks for the cat proofing tip; I can certainly imagine my furry friend wanting to check out those aromas!

traceyross
9 months

The recipe says room temperature and not too cool @sgeist (I hid mine from my cats!).

Great video @Hari Ghotra and good to watch before you cook which helps so much.

sgeist
9 months

@Hari Ghotra When you leave the lentil/rice mixture to ferment, is that on the counter or in the fridge? thanks.

Jo dunn
9 months

3 days! Wow! Not one for the faint-hearted, then? Can you use dessicated coconut for the chutney if you don't have fresh @Hari Ghotra? 🤔