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Tuesday, June 9, 2009



Masala Preparation:
Ingredients:2 Onion, 3 Potatoes, 3 green chilies, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp chana dal, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 strand curry leaves, 5-6 strands coriander leaves, 1tsp oil and salt to taste.
Method for Masala:
1. Cook potatoes with a pinch of turmeric in pressure cooker or microwave. Peel and mash them with hand.
2. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add chana dal, curry leaves and green chilies. Fry for a while. Then add chopped onion and fry till they are transparent.
3. Now add potatoes and salt. Add a half-cup of water. Cook for 2 minutes (till the water gets absorbed) and remove from flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Masala Dosa Preparation
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups rice, ½ cup urad dal, oil and salt to taste
Method for Masala Dosa:
1. Separately soak rice and urad dal at least 6 hour or overnight in water.
2. Grind to paste. Mix together, add salt with water to make batter.
3. Leave in room temperature overnight.
4. Mix onion and chilies to the thin batter.
5. Heat pan or griddle with little ghee or oil.
6. Spread the mix on pan in circular motion to make thin Dosa.
7. Cook on one side.
8. Put Masala filling on the dosa.
9. Fold it and turn and cook for 1 min.10. Serve it hot with Sambar & Chutney

Sambar Preparation

Ingredients:¾ cup toor dal, ½ cup onion, ¼ cup tomato puree, ¼ cup potato, 1 tsp sambar powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 2 tsp Oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp asafetida,4-5 curry leaves, 2-3 strands coriander leaves and Salt
Method for Sambar:
1.Cook toor dal with turmeric. Cook potato, tomato and onion separately, I mean do not mix them with dal while cooking.
2. Mash the dal with a spoon. Add the vegetables to dal and add sufficient water Heat the dal, vegetables mixture. Add salt.
3. When it starts boiling, add the sambar powder
4. Add the chopped coriander leaves and cook for 2-3mins.5. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add asafoetida and curry leaves Add this seasoning to Sambar and immediately close the lid.
Chutney Preparation
Ingredients:1 cup fresh/frozen coconut, 1″ piece ginger, ¼ tsp tamarind extract, 4 green chilies and Salt.
For seasoning:Oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, 3-4 curry leaves, 1 red chili
Method for Chutney:
1. Grind coconut, ginger, tamarind, salt and chilies to a smooth paste adding required amount of water.
2. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping add urad dal. When dal turns slightly brownish, add curry leaves, broken red chilies. Fry for a little while.
3. Pour this seasoning over chutney.

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