Hard to believe, but I've never had dosa before. Yesterday at work my co-workers were raving about the ones they ate at a south indian restaurant in San Francisco. It got me in the mood to try this dish out. I bookmarked this recipe a while ago in hopes of making it and tonight was the perfect night. I prepared the batter in the morning after soaking a bowl of moong dal (mung beans), red lentils and rice in water overnight. I also prepared a masala filling from "Flavors of India" cookbook which has onions, chile, potatoes and spices like cumin and mustard seed. I tried to make coriander chutney (from same book) but made it too watery so I added some vegan mayo to thicken it up. I would have used soy yogurt but didn't have any.
The first dosa was a failure.
But the rest after that turned out much better. I know I could have made them thinner like they're supposed to be but I just don't have the skill just yet!
The end result: Pretty dosa filled with spicy potatoes and onions.
My dinner plate. It was delicious! I do want to try authentic dosa at an indian restaurant soon. This was a fun experiment.