Serving masala dosa at Totnes market

What is masala dosa?

Dosa is a savoury fermented pancake similar to a crepe. Made from urud dhal (black gram) (that is de-husked) and idli rice. The urud dhal and idli rice is soaked overnight, ground with water to make into a batter and left overnight to ferment (longer in the winter on when it's not hot!). The batter is then ladled onto a hot plate and spread out evenly with the base of a ladle to form a pancake. A few teaspoons of seaseme oil is added to help crispen the dosa.

Dosa's can be served plain with chutney, filled with dried potato curry, honey or other ingredients.

Dhal
Tomato chutney
Indian spices

Health benefits

Dosa is a healthy South Indian dish, high in carbohydrates and contains no added sugars or saturated fats. It is also a good source of protein.

Both the dhal and potato curry contain mustard seeds. Please let us know if you have any allergies.

All our dishes are gluten free, vegetarian and vegan, unless otherwise said.

Urud dhal and idli rice
Making dosa

Ingredients

Dosa: urud dhal, idli rice, water, fenugreek

Dhal: red lentils, red onions, ginger, garlic, green chilli, salt, mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, veg oil, curry leaf

Potato curry: potatoes, red onions, ginger, garlic, green chilli, curry leaf, mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, salt, veg oil

Coconut chutney: green chilli, fresh coconut, onions, fenugreek, cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaf

Tomato chutney: red onions, tomatoes, green chilli, ginger, curry leaves, veg oil, salt fenugreek, cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaf

mustard seeds

Mustard seeds

cumin seeds

Cumin seeds

fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds

tumeric

Turmeric

Recipes

rice

Basmati rice >>

A perfectly cooked bowl of fluffy basmati rice.

dhal

Red lentil dhal >>

A South Indian red lentil dhal, perfect with a bowl of rice, veg and yoghurt.

chutney

Tomato chutney - coming soon... >>

A juicy tomato chutney with a kick of spices, perfect with plain dosa or rice.

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