Friday, March 8, 2013

Masala Dosa - Indian Coffee House Style

Indian Coffee House Masala Dosa

Is there someone out there who has been to South India and didn't try Masala Dosa?
If yes, then i assure you that you did miss something special. But still here is the chance to make it at home at your leisure. Do try it and you will know i wasn't joking
By the way, I never Joke ;-)
If you happen to be in Kerala, you must try Masala Dosa from Indian Coffee House. They make a different type of Masala in the Masala Dosa. Its worth to try. You are just gonna love it after that
Whenever we travel within Kerala, we eat from Indian Coffee House.The food is good and the prices are also reasonable.The waiters really look very good the way they dress in their turban.
In the ususal Masala Dosa, the masala will be just a mashed potato masala. But this one has beetroots in them. Thats what makes it different.
It has a sweetness in them.
The below one is sweet, tangy and spicy. Does that sound cool?
Raj has been asking me this for a long time, so I thought why not make it today

Ingredients for Masala

Beetroot - 1 medium sized
Potato - 2 medium
Carrot - 1
Onion - 1/2 medium
Tomato - 1 small
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Green Chilly - 3-4 (based on your spice level)
Ginger - small piece minced finely
Curry Leaves - 4-5
Hing - a pinch
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Pressure cook the peeled potatoes along with peeled beetroot and carrots with little salt for a max of 2 whistle
Once they cool, mash them gently. Take care not to mash completely as there should be pieces to bite into. Keep aside. There might be some water left in the cooker. Keep it aside, you might need it at a later stage
Take a Pan and heat the oil. Once heated, add the urad dal and let them brown a little.
Then add the ginger, curry leaves and green chilly. Saute for 20-30 secs
Now add the Onion and saute them well. Then add the Tomatoes and saute till they mash well. Add the hing at this point
Now add the salt and the mashed masala mixture and mix it well.
Do a test taste for salt and add the Lime Juice and mix it well. This is to give the extra tangy touch to your masala
Keep it in low heat for 1-2 mins.
At this point if you feel the masala is very thick, then add the water that is left after pressure cooking the vegetables

Making the Masala Dosa

Indian Coffee House Masala Dosa
Heat the dosa tawa and once its hot, add a spoonful of dosa batter and spread it in circles .

Masala Dosa
Once you see it browning and the dosa looks dry, then add the masala mixture in the  centre

Indian Coffee House Masala Dosa

After putting the masala, fold a
side of the dosa to the mixture
 as shown in the picture

Masala Dosa

Now close the other portion as seen in the picture in right side

 Masala Dosa - Indian Coffee House Style is ready.

Transfer it into a serving dish and continue with the remaining batter and masala

Beetroot Masala Dosa

 Serve it with coconut chutney or sambar or Ulli Chmmanthi.

Try and let me know how it went for you
Happy Eating guys !!!


  1. Reminds me of all those days spent at the Indian Coffee house near University college. Five people sharing one beetroot madalasa !!! Thank you for bringing those sweet memories back. Every one else makes the yellow madalasa !!

    1. Ettan also was the regular one at Thampanoor and Kunnamkulam Indian Coffee House. So now you know who made me cook this!

      Am happy that this brought your sweet memories back


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