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Offline Spencerman

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Massala Dosa
« on: July 24, 2007, 10:03 PM »
Does anyone have any info on this item.  From what I can gather it is a vegetarian item which consists mainly of a large flat rice crepe.  It is my brothers favourite dish, he lives in Canada so it is not his fault, and I would so love to surprise him with this item next time he comes over.  Not all BIRs offer this, as I belive that the indian provinces that it originates from is not overly popular here, unlike the typical massala or madras etc.  I also believe that it is cooked on a special surface and is filled with potato, and you have coconut side dish. It is really good with a sambar ? which is a lentil based sauce, apparently.

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Re: Massala Dosa
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 01:57 AM »
Hi SM,

These are stuffed pancakes. 

The pancake ("Dosa or Dosai") is made from a mixture of ground rice and chickpea (channa dhal) or urid dhal flour. 

The filling ("Masala") is a spicey potato filling. 

The coconut side dish sounds like it might be "Dosa Sauce" (chick peas, grated coconut, yoghurt, spices) or just fresh coconut chutney.

Pat Chapman (despite the ill that some people speak of him  :P) has a recipe for Masala Dosa in his Curry Bible.  I will post it in the Authentic Recipes Section (I think it's more traditional than BIR?) - recipe posted here: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1946.msg16807#msg16807

I also have another recipe from Hilary Newstead's book Indian Cookery) and will post that too - recipe posted here:  http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1947.msg16808#msg16808
« Last Edit: July 25, 2007, 08:22 AM by Cory Ander »
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CA :)


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Re: Massala Dosa
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 07:55 PM »
Wow, that was a fast reply, there was I thinking that it would probably take a while for someone to find one.  That is really great, and two options also not just one.  Many thanks Cory Ander.  I dont suppose that you have a link to that Dosa sauce as well per chance?  You really are a star man.  :D

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Re: Massala Dosa
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 02:54 AM »
Hi SM,

Dosa Sauce here:  http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1948.0

However, it may well just be a simple Coconut Chutney here:  http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1949.0

Let us know how you get on!  8)

I'm going to make some of these Masala Dosai today  8)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2007, 02:57 AM by Cory Ander »
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Re: Massala Dosa
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 02:18 PM »
I love Dosa's and eat them often when i'm out in Leiceter. They are a south indian dish.

They are often served with a source called a Sambar. Have a look here

http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2006/03/21/masala-dosa/

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Re: Massala Dosa
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2007, 05:23 PM »
There are loads of different dosa recipes here ;)

http://food.sify.com/keyword_recipe_search_h.php?lt=7&keywords=dosa
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