Friday, November 6, 2009

Masala Dosa, Mixed Vegetable Bhaji and a T n T


Update: I Tried , tasted and loved Praline vanilla sponge Gateau from Ria's blog, it tastes heavenly! the cake turned out pretty good. Thanks a ton Ria, ur recipes are damn precise :)

Masala Dosa:
Masala dosas have been a favourtie with S and me. Even though it's made at home though not so often, it's the first sought whenever we go out for breakfast :) I like my Masala Dosa crispy, So did quite a research to find the perfect recipe. I went through many blogs and sites and ...yo! I got the perfect recipe and here it is...( sorry for being a nut ;) in my excitement I didnt note down the site where I got the recipe from)

Ingredients for the Masala Dosa:
Raw rice - 1 and 1/2 cups
Udad dal - 3/4 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Fenu greek seeds - 2 tsp
Beaten Rice (thin poha) - fistful ( I put 2 fistful)
Sugar to taste
Salt to taste
Method:
1. Soak raw rice, fenugreek, all dals for atleast 4 hours.
2. Drain the water, grind all the soaked ingredients with washed beaten rice (poha). Make a smooth batter.
3. Use water as per requirement, dont make the batter too runny.
4. Pour the batter in a big vessel and allow it to ferment overnight.
5. Next morning the dough would have fermented, Take as much dough required for the breakfast requirement and keep the rest unsalted batter in the fridge. This can last for 3 days.
6. Now, add salt and sugar to the batter u have set aside for the day's breakfas, stir it well.
7. The batter is ready for making yummy Masala dosas :)


Mixed vegetable quick bhaji:

Ingredients:

1 potato - peeled, cut into bite sized pieces

2 onions - sliced

1 carrot - peeled, cut into bite sized pieces

2 fistful - green peas

1 tomato - roughly chopped

2 fistful broad beans - ends trimmed, cut into bite sized pieces

1 tsp - cumin seeds

1 tsp - mustard seeds

1/2tsp- turmeric powder

1 tsp - amchur powder

1 .1/2 tsp - sambar powder

2 tsp - oil

salt to taste.

Method:

1. Pressure cook all the chopped vegetables except onion, tomato. Set it aside.

2. In a kadhai/wok, heat oil splutter cumin and mustard seeds

3. Throw in the onions and fry till translucent.

4. Add the cooked vegetables, spice powders, salt and give it a nice stir.

5. Add some water if u require gravy. Cook uncovered for sometime with occassional stirring.

6. Turn off the flame. The vegetable bhaji is ready to serve.

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Sankashti Pooja: Yesterday was Sankashti . I did a simple pooja and for naivedhyam I made Hayagreeva, recipe courtesy LG's blog - Taste of Mysore , Thanks Lakshmi :) it tasted heavenly.

Pooja prasadam: Hayagreeva

64 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

kurkuri jalla polo...very nice one...love the bhaji too suparana...

Suparna said...

Thanks Sushma, that was a quick one :)

Priya said...

Dosa and bhaji!!yumm makes me hungry..hayagreeva looks delectable Suparna..

Pari said...

Hi Suparna, The dosa has turned out nicely crispy and love the idea of mixed veg with it.

Sharmila said...

Wonderful looking dosa Suparna! So crisp ... that snap says it all! :-)

sangeeta said...

i love a crisp dosa n your dosa mix is worth trying....
the pictures look great...

sowmya.s said...

yummy and crispy dosas..this reminds me to soak rice and dal ..will make masala dosa this time..you have managed to tempt me..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hmm..I feel like taking out one dosa from there and enjoy...long time since i had masala dosa,tomorrow i am going to hav ... prasadam looks divinely!

Suparna said...

Thanks for ur time dearies. I am swelling with pride for I got the right amount of crispness and now with all ur praises...am on cloud nine ;)

Sowmya dear, the whole idea was to tempt my fellow bloggers to prepare Masala dosa in the next couple of days ;)...lol kidding!
Thanks,keep coming.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Suparna - me too. I love those crispy dosas. Yours looks perfect.. Have to try it...
The mixed veg looks yum too...

SE(Denufood) said...

hey suparna..this is looking so wonderful and delicious. I like the idea of adding lentils. Great clik, I could see the other end of the dosa !!!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Dosa looks so crisp..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The dosa looks so crispy and I can have a dozens with any kind of hot chutney...

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks perfect; I'd love with coconut chutney and sambhar!!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Where have you updated it? I couldn't see the cake pic.. can you send me the link...my email id is airmathew@gmail.com

Thanks a bunch sweetheart! Glad you liked it! :)

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Suparna, you did an outstanding job! It has come out really well! Did you bake it in an oven or the way I did ( in a pressure cooker?)

It feels so good when someone tries your recipe and then you get to hear about how they liked it! :)

THANK YOU!! xoxo

Arch said...

Hi suparna, havent visited your blog in a while...great to know you've settled well in bangalore and are happy there...Your dosa looks super yum...its got the right crispiness...Must try this...I was just looking for the right recipe and came to your blog and found it...will try it soon...

Malar Gandhi said...

Masal dosa looks super yumm, nice clicks there, b/n liked the vanilla cake too.

Malar said...

wow!!!!! cake is so yummy..and also dosa..beautiful dear

DEESHA said...

the cake looks sooper delish suparna .. N I love masala dosa been quite a while since I had it

Suparna said...

Thanks for dropping by gals :)
Ria, :)ya I baked it just the way u did! I pressure cooked it! Thnx dear,I'll cherish the recipe ..thanx to ur mom too!
TC

Preety said...

bhaji looks too good , i love mixed veg sabjis as it carries balanced nutrition from each veggie we use

kitchen queen said...

yummy dosa and bhaji my favourite and a nice click too.

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..After reading the title, I saw the first pic and got a bit confused :D..My masala dosa is still in the draft...

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Dosa and bhaji looks delicious n yummy!!Dosa looks so crispy..love it..Gr8 job..:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Masal dosa is my favorite too. whenever we go to a restaurant , that is the first thing for me:) Pooja and prasatham looks divine. Cake is classic da. Want to try all:)

Cham said...

Cake and masala dosa now u make me hungry!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The cake, dosa, bajji, prasadam everything looks different. I am going to try your version of dosa soon, looks so crispy & yummy.

Sanghi said...

Yum yum delights da! Love all!! Especially the cake and masala dosa!

Suparna said...

THANKS dearies :) do keep coming :)

Bharathy said...

..was imagining this way...
a spoonful of that yummy prasada as a starter ;)..then that crispy hot masala dosa, and the healthy bhaji to compliment :)..the praline dessert to finish off the feast!..
;) ;)
...when are you going to invite me, baby? ;)

Suparna said...

Hey Bharathy that was a yummy imagination dear :)you are always welcome, It'd be a pleasure to cook for u :)
TC

Abhilash Pillai said...

hayagreeva, the name appears interesting.

The cake looks soft and delicious.

Shri said...

The cake looks so rich!I love the bhaji too

homecooked said...

I love masala dosa's too! Thats my choice when we go to eat out :) Yours look very crispy and yummy! The mix veggies also look good! And I love the cake that you baked. Looks very spongy and delicious!

lata raja said...

All three are awesome! Crisp dosas and colourful curry1 The cake steals the show!!!

Babli said...

I am feeling hungry to see crispy dosa and yummy cake. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with tempting pictures.

Valarmathi said...

Lovely recipes, liked the crispy dosas, looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

And cake looks really yummy,looks like butter,I will gulp it in one mouth! :)

AshKuku said...

Thanks for the lovely comment u left & the love shared by joining me...It feels nice to know what peeps feel 'bout my work...Hope to c u around more often...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

aquadaze said...

the dosa looks really crisppp! You know what, this has happened to me as well a couple of time - surfing and finding a recipe that excites me, then forgetting to note where it came from!

Babli said...

Please collect your award from my blog.

Medhaa said...

U have all my fav recipes in this one post. the Dosa looks so crisp and tasty.

Uma said...

all the dishes look so yummy Suparna!! Yum!!

my kitchen said...

Yummy dishes,Crispy Dosa,Mouth watering vanilla spongy

kitchen queen said...

Nice lovely dishes and u have a nice and colourful blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Smitha said...

Hi suparna,
Stopped to say bye. Have fun blogging and will catch up with ur posts once I find time in India.Have a happy holiday season.
By the way,that cake looks yummo.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow the frosting in the cake looks so good. thick and creamy.

all other dishes are very appetizing.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Crispy and delicious dosa and bhaji. Perfect for weekend breakfast. Love the cake too...

Anil P said...

Masala Dosa is an all time favourite. When well made it's a winner.

Bong Mom said...

That dosa really looks crisp...love it and the cake too

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....so many yum recipe's in a shot....masala dosa is my all time favourite....dosa looks crisp and yum.....

In your previous post u mentioned that u were coming to Bang? what happened?

Jaya said...

well Suparna,
dosa pic say it all ..so crisp and feel like eating it right now :)..
steamed cake looks so good ...
hugs and smiles

Pavithra Kodical said...

Hmmm love masala dosa.. And that cake is tempting yummy.. Dear i dont speak konkani, i am from udupi and speak tulu..But i understand konkani to some extent..I have many konkani speaking friends :)

Soma said...

What a lovely crisp dosa! my hubby can eat dosa for all his meals 365 days a year ;-) I cannot, but i do make it for him

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi suparna,....
New here... Loved the cake.. in the first pic.. Couldnt take my eye off..
Then came Masala Dosa...
Thats even more wow..w..

U have a nice space dear.. Do visit when time permits.

DEESHA said...

I love masala dosa .. yummm

Nostalgia said...

Good one!

K said...

What a feast. Its been ages since I had masala dosa. My hubby just loves Hayagreeva and its been ages I made that too.

Wish you were my neighbour;)

Usha said...

The dosa looks crispy and perfect...

Andhra Flavors said...

wow so tempting crispy dosa and healthy bhaji.

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

u have such ncie recipes here. loved ur blog. do check out mine when time permits

http://www.gourmetaffair.blogspot.com/

LG said...

Next time dosege haakidaga sabbakki(saabudana) haaki. Olle suvasane and crispness both of them achieved together. Your dosas looks crisp and hayagreeva looks yumm..Thanks for trying it out.

Spice said...

Love the dosa...I too like crispy ones...but I make dosas once in a while only, no fixed recipe, last time I tried with very much same ingredient except toor dal & little less rice.....will try yours next time.....thanks for stopping by at my blog...will c u around...