Restaurant Style Masale Dose Using Red Rice

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We all love restaurant style Dose, don't we? The ones that are crisp & evenly golden brown. 

This restaurant style recipe has been doing rounds on the internet & I finally decided to give it a try. It uses Red Rice along with regular Raw Rice. 

Using Red Rice gives it a nice deep golden color that Darshini Style Dosaes have. 


Makes 22-24 Dosaes 

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Gota Urad Dal (120 Grams)
  • 1.5 cups Raw Red Rice / Kempu Akki (190 Grams)
  • 1.5 cups Sona Masuri Rice (190 Grams)
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
  • 1/4 cup Tuvar Dal
  • 1/4 cup Thick Poha 
  • 1.5 teaspoons Methi Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • Salt 

How To:

Measure everything & put it a wide bowl. Wash with several changes of water until water runs clear

Soak in a wide bowl with enough water because Urad Dal will swell upon soaking. Soak for 4-6 hours

Do Not discard the water used for soaking as it aids in fermentation

Use a wet grinder or a mixer to grind into a smooth batter. I use a mixer & grind the batter in 3 batches, adding little water at a time

Pour the batter into a large vessel, Add Salt & mix with your hands, cover & set aside in a warm place. It should take anywhere between 8-16 hours to ferment depending on the weather.

After the batter is fermented, before you proceed to make Dosaes, add 1/2 cup Rice Flour & Mix well so that no lumps are formed 

Restaurant Style Masale Dose

Keep these points in mind before proceeding to make the batter

  • To make Crisp Dosas, always use Raw Rice & Not Idli Rice .. We use Sona Masuri Rice to make the batter
  • The Batter is ground slightly thicker than the regular Dosa Batter
  • Adding Chana Dal & Tuvar Dal is very important to get that crisp texture 
  • Since we are using Red Rice, the dosaes turn brown pretty quickly. So make sure you roast them on Low Medium flame to get an evenly roasted Dose 

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Potato Stuffing (Alugadde Palya)

You Will Need:

  • 4 large Potatoes (I used Gold Potatoes)
  • 2 medium sized Onions - sliced lengthwise
  • Green Chilies
  • Half teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • A big pinch of Hing
  • 1 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • A sprig of Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste
How To:

Clean & scrub the Potatoes. Cut into halves & Pressure cook with a little bit of salt for 1 whistle. Let the pressure settle down.
Drain the water & once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel the skin & roughly mash them into chunks.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat cooking oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add Hing, Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Green Chilies & Curry Leaves. Sauté on low flame for 30 seconds until the Urad & Chana Dal are golden in color

Add sliced onions & turmeric & fry until the onions turn pink, Add the mashed potatoes & salt & mix well

Turn off the heat & add chopped coriander. Set aside & allow it to cool

Restaurant Style Masale Dose

You Will Need

  • Dosa Batter
  • Potato Filling 
  • Red Chutney (For Mysore Masale Dose)
  • Oil + Ghee + Melted Butter (Mixed in a Bowl)
  • Coconut Chutney to Serve on the Side 
Masala Dosas are slightly Thicker than Regular Dosas 

Making the Dosas in a Cast Iron Pan makes Crispier & Evenly Roasted Dosas as Compared to Non Stick Pans.

In a bowl, add equal parts of Ghee, Melted Butter & Oil & whisk it well & use this instead of just Oil to make Dosas. This enhances the taste.  

Heat a good cast iron griddle, once hot enough, Set it to medium flame.

Grease it with oil & wipe it down with a towel before proceeding to make the dose. 

Wipe the Tawa with a wet cloth before pouring the batter everytime you make a Dose 

Pour a ladleful of batter in the centre & spread into a slightly thick circle.  Drizzle oil+Ghee+Butter mixture along the edges  & center & roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown 

If using Red Chutney, after the Dosa is slightly cooked on top, take 1/4 teaspoon of Red Chutney & smear it on the dosa evenly. Let it roast well on medium flame.

Use a Spatula to loosen the Dosa from the pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture in the center & fold the Dosa into a semi circle 

Since we are using Red Rice, the dosaes turn brown pretty quickly. So make sure you roast them on Low Medium flame to get an evenly roasted Dose 

Enjoy Hot Dosas with Coconut chutney 

Restaurant Style Masale Dose

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