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Feb 26, 2015

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Broccoli Masala Dosa Recipe
Masala Dosa/Masal dosa is a popular south Indian dish, a thin crispy dosa served with potato masal(sabzi). Broccoli Masal is nothing but a usual potato masal(sabzi) with the addition of Broccoli. I love broccoli in any form and I love to cook it the Indian Way more, especially in all possible south Indian dishes. Have tried Broccoli Rasam, Broccoli Kootu, Broccoli Poha Upma and few more recipes.
I love stuffed dosa and this broccoli masal dosa is one of my favorite, broccoli pairs well with potato in any form and this Broccoli Masal is another winning recipe. Even if you don't like Broccoli or hesitate to cook broccoli, don't worry, you can cook it along with any of your favorite dish or vegetable. Potato is one of our family's favorite vegetable, I tried more recipes with Broccoli & Potato combo. Also, Broccoli goes well with Indian spices, I have tried lot of recipes the Indian Way. We eat breakfast either idlis or rotis or upma or pongal, even bread and milk and sometimes for weekends I cook elaborate meal for breakfast and Last weekend we had such elaborate typical south Indian breakfast- Idli/Dosa/Broccoli Masal Dosa with 2 chutneys & sambar.
Broccoli Potato Masal
I have already posted this Broccoli Masala Dosa long back. But re-visiting few of my old posts with new pictures and step wise pictures. There are few interesting and my own recipes which I wanted to re-post with good pictures, this is one among of my experiment which turned out great and my favorite too. Next time when you make potato masal, don't forget to add some broccoli florets and let me know how it turned out to you.
Masal Dosa With Broccoli
Broccoli Masal Dosa Recipe
Prep Time : 15 minutes | Cook Time : 20 minutes
Recipe Category : Main Course
Makes   6 Masal Dosa
  1. Aloo/Potato    3 medium (boiled n roughly mashed)
  2. Broccoli cut in to small florets 3/4 cup
  3. Onion      1 large (sliced)
  4. Tomato      1 small(chopped)
  5. Green chillies   4 or 5 no.(slit open)
  6. Ginger    1 tsp(finely chopped)
  7. Garlic     1 clove(crushed)
  8. Turmeric powder     1/4 tsp
  9. Chana dal     1 tbsp(soak it in warm water for 10 minutes)
  10. Cilantro       few (finely chopped)
  11. Salt       as needed
To Temper
  1. Oil 2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
  4. Curry Leaves few
Other Ingredients
  1. Idli /Dosa Batter    as needed(I used Idli/Dosa Batter prepared using rice flour)
  2. Oil or ghee   as needed to toast dosa.
  • Boil the potatoes ,peel the skin and mash them roughly and keep aside.
  • Soak chana dal in 1/3 cup warm water for 10 minutes and drain it in paper towel and keep aside.(do not throw the soaked water...keep aside )
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and fennel seeds wait till it pop, and then add the soaked n drained chana dal fry lightly and add crushed garlic,chopped ginger,curry leaves,green chillies & saute for few seconds.
  • And add sliced onions, saute till onions turns soft but not golden brown, onion needs to be saute for 3 minutes and then add chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy.
  • Now add the broccoli florets and turmeric powder, give a nice stir and then cook covered for 4-5 minutes until broccoli gets soft and tender.
  • After that add boiled and  mashed potatoes ,enough salt and mix everything well and saute for 1 minute.
  • And then add the chana soaked left over water and cook covered for few minutes.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro, mix well and turn off the stove.
  • That's it..Broccoli Potato Masal ready to make Masala Dosa.
How To Make Broccoli Masala Dosa:
  • Heat a tawa,when it gets hot... pour a ladle ful of batter and spread in circular motion..make it thin crepes.
  • Drizzle some oil and cover the dosa with lid and cook for 30-35 seconds and open the lid and cook till turns crisp then Keep 2-3 tbsp full of Broccoli Potato masal in the center.
You can use fresh or frozen broccoli florets.
If using fresh, you can also blanch it before using it in the recipe.
To Blanch - Bring 2-3 cups of water to boil rigorously, then to the boiling water add broccoli florets and cook for 2 minutes. Then drain the florets using strainer and wash it in cold water and drain well.
You can use this blanched broccoli florets, if so just give it a nice stir and add potato immediately. No need to cook covered for 4-5 minutes.(as in the step 3)
Using soaked chana dal gives nice soft chana dal and taste to masal. 
You can add more water or cook it without water, adjust masal consistency to your choice.
You can also serve this Broccoli Potato Masal with Pooris & Chapathi or Phulka too.

Broccoli Masal Dosa

Broccoli Masala Dosa
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  1. Love the addition of broccoli to the masala.. crispy and tempting dosas..

  2. Perfectly made the color...broccoli is a vegetable which I started using recently..and end up making only parathas..This is a great way to use broccoli..will try

  3. A nice twist to traditional masala dosa...Dosa looks super crispy with delicious filling..Yum!!!

  4. Wow, am sure it tastes great with broccoli, nice addition :)

  5. That sounds not just delicious, its very healthy too.

  6. Healthy anything with broccoli...

  7. crispy n perfectly made dosas,looks yummy with broccoli filling!!


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