Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Making Of The Dosa!

Since the past few years, the masala dosa has been one of my most favourite dishes. When I married the GP, and became a part of a South Indian family, my dosa sensibilities were shocked. Dosa was no longer what arrived on a huge plate with sambhar, chutney and sometimes gun-powder, but something that was used to eat the curries with, something akin to my way of eating a roti. I did not take to that too well, I liked my dosa, with masala, the way I was used to it. And it was always so easy and cheap to find this delicious meal in India, and even in Sharjah. But things did not remain the same, once I got here. It is not that easy to find delicious dosa in this part of the world. And so finally, putting all my fears on hold, I actually decided to try making some on my own.

I ribbed the GP about his roots, and he tried his hand at a couple and did quite well, I must add. The masala, was the easy bit, it was the actual dosa that I really feared. But seems like, my fears were unfounded. I did pretty well, and the result was very very delicious. Here is the step by step representation of how it went.















My first attempt ever. I used to so so fear trying this dish, and I am so happy i finally did give it a try. One of my favourite foods, and now I can make it at home.

12 comments:

Sraboney said...

Cool!

Smitha said...

Yum!!! I am so drooling!

liveonimpulse said...

Yummy GM :) Glad your culinary adventure was successful

gargimehra said...

Yummy pictures. I share your confusion at the thought of eating dosa like a roti. I too found it strange when I discovered this!

Passionate Goof said...


Bones - Thanks. :)

Smitha - Come over!!!

liveonimpulse - Me too!

gargimehra - Thanks. I still can't eat curries with dosa. :P

drantony said...

Small Dosa. Your masala is getting suffocated!

Passionate Goof said...


drantony - Oh! I think its criminal to have less masala in the dosa.

Soli said...

Droool! With you GM. I love my Masala Dosa and I refuse to eat it like Chapati.

D said...

Nice! I make awesome dosa, by the way :)

hitchwriter said...

btw... if you were so scared of making dosa's you should have given me a ring !!!! :P :P I am an expert dosa maker... !! I think and I am the best dosa maker in my house !!!! which has 4 females in i t!!!!!!!!!!!

Passionate Goof said...


Soli - yay! we should form a club, or group on fb ... saying... "I like my dosa, the right way.";)

D - And hence another reason for me to come to Lucknow!

Hitchy - Bas, yeh zyaada ho gaya, I find that hard to believe boss. But if its true, how would it have helped, had I told you? You are too far away to make some for me!!!!!

Deeps said...

Yum yum yum!! I'm sure it must have tasted as yum! Slurp!