Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cauliflower Masala for Dosas / Rotis & Cauliflower Masal Dosa

Be it Adyar Ananda Bhavan or Saravana Bhavan, I would order masal dosa most often. Sometimes potato masal, at times cauliflower masal and most of the times paneer masal. I had a half cauliflower lying idly in my pantry and hence tried making cauliflower masal stuffing for our dosas. It turned out to be good and the flavors complimented the dosas very well. Since it is the season of fresh peas, I threw in a handful of peas which added up to the flavor. You can serve this masala as a side dish for chapathis too.

~*What U Need*~
Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
Potato - 1
Green Peas - a handful
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Onion(large) - 1
Tomatoes(small) - 1
Green chilli - 1
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Corriander leaves

Dosa batter - as needed
Oil / ghee

How I Made it:
Pressure cook the potato till soft (around 3 whistles), peel the skin and mash the potato. Take cauliflower florets and boil in water along with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt for 5-7 mins.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and fry. Add curry leaves and slit green chilli. Next add the onion and fry till the onions turn transparent. Add tomato ketchup and saute for a min. Add tomatoes and fry. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala and mix well. When the raw smell leaves, add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Now add the cauliflower florets, green peas and mix till the masala coats evenly and everything is cooked. Add chopped coriander leaves and give a mix.
This can be used as a side dish for chapathis too.

Cauliflower Masal Dosa

Heat the dosa tawa and when hot, spread a ladle of dosa batter evenly. Drizzle ghee. When crisp on one side, flip it over and cook the other side. Turn over and spoon in the cauliflower masala in the middle of the dosa. Close the dosa and serve hot with chutney and sambar.

So thats it Folks...
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  1. Oh, oh, now I am feeling hungry again, yumm..

  2. Masala looks so amazing and delicious.

  3. wow...superb cauliflower masala.....and the interesting and innovative part is cauliflower masala dosha.....really yummy and luvd ur idea

  4. Saravana Bhavan is our favorite place to go for dosas. Both my boys love it too...I always order Masala Dosa. I don't think we get Cauliflower Masala Dosa in Saravana Bhavan here. It would definitely be a great change. Thx for sharing!

  5. Now first u tempted me with those restaurants and then ur dosas...Now I am too hungry..:) Masala looks too good..

  6. Dosa looks so crispy and yummy Vimi :)

  7. wow a refreshing change from the usual potato masala dosai.

  8. wonderful idea, different from the regular masala for dosa..

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  9. Delicious stuffing with cauliflower..yummy!

    Erivum Puliyum

  10. one of my fav masal dosa....perfectly done n looks more tempting...crispy dosa makes me hungry now :)
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  11. Love Cauliflower any day... Lvoe this addition in Dosaa...

    I am your new Follower.. :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  12. wow feeling hungry..masala dosa is my fav at always..

  13. o wow.... crispy dosas are welcome anytime ...and with a filling? cant be more happy... u know what... i was reading ur last few posts...but cudnt comment anywhere coz i was not getting the comment form...finally I got now... phew...

    1. Oh Sojo, am not sure wat the problem was... Happy to hear it is working now...

  14. Cauliflower masal sounds very delicious..the combo with dosa would've been really awesome

  15. Looks delicious and tempting. First time here, glad to follow you dear.

  16. The masala looks yum and when shown inside the dosa is tempting

  17. I too love it a lot, you tempted me a lot to make this weekend!

  18. Love the filling,healthy and tempting breakfast..


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