Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cauliflower masala dosa | Gobi Masala dosa

Cauliflower Masala Dosai, a delicious cauliflower masala stuffed inside a crispy dosa.Masala dosa is unarguably means potato masala dosa(potato stuffing inside the dosa). But this cauliflower masala dosa is  one of the variations in the masala dosa varieties and you can find them easily in any restaurant menu. Next to regular masala dosa, this cauliflower masala is my second favorite masala dosa. If you're looking for potato masala dosa, i have two varieties already here, one is typical tamilnadu style masala dosa and another one is mysore masala dosa. If interested, do check them out.
If you have been following me on IG for a while, you might already know my love for dosa. But at the same time, i'm bored with the routine easily, so I always try to make different varieties of dosa. I had tasted this cauliflower masala dosa for the first time in a restaurant when we were in Denver and instantly loved it, ever since it's one of our routine breakfast/dinner !! If you haven't tried these cauliflower masala dosa and like cauliflower, do give it a try out. I'm sure that you will love it !!!

Cauliflower Masala Dosai

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian


Cauliflower - 1/2 cup(florets)
Onion -1/2(small)
Tomato -1(small)
Ginger - 1/2 tsp(grated)
Fennel Seed - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 5 nos
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Oil- 1/2 tsp
Dosa batter - 1 cup
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Soak cashew for 15 mins. Put the cauliflower into hot water until use. Cut the onions & tomato into small pieces.
Heat the pan with oil, temper the fennel seed and then add the onions , saute it until it become translucent and then add ginger and tomatoes and saute it well, till the tomatoes become mushy.Then add cauliflower and all spices(turmeric,chili & coriander powder) and mix it well.
Now add water (just enough to immerse cauliflower) and salt . Cover the pan and cook the cauliflower.Once the cauliflowers are cooked, grind the cashew nuts into fine paste and add it . Let it be in flame for few more mins until it all come together. Finally add coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Now the cauliflower masala is ready.

To make the dosa, heat the dosa pan,  pour the dosa batter in the pan, spread it in circular shape . Drizzle some oil over the edges and cook it on medium flame.Once the dosa is well cooked, keep the cauliflower masala in the center and fold the dosa and remove it on the plate.
Tasty cauliflower masala dosa is ready. Serve it immediately. It tastes best when it's hot.
For healthy stuffing option, check out my spinach masala dosai. 

  • If you like more masala flavor, add 1/2 tsp of garam masala in addition to other spices.
  • Instead of grated ginger, you can use 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste
  • Even you can use this masala as side dish for chapathi/roti
  • This will make 3-4 masala dosa depends on the size of dosa and the amount of masala you want.

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