Masala Dosa & Salted Herb Lassi

My doctor’s office is on the same side of the city as Patel Brothers, my favorite Indian store. So, when I was in the city for an appointment this week I also picked up a few grocery items, one of which was ready-made dosa batter. For our midday meal I made masala vegetables to go with crispy dosa.

I mixed curry leaf paste, ajwain seeds and water to ready-made dosa batter, and let it warm to room temperature while putting together the vegetable masala.

masala dosa

 

Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal and urad dal were sautéed in mustard oil.

masala dosa

 

When the dal began to brown, curry leaves, curry leaf paste and asafetida were added.

masala dosa

 

Thinly sliced ginger, thinly sliced fresh turmeric and green chilis were added.

masala dosa

 

Onions, thinly sliced garlic and kosher salt were added next.

masala dosa

masala dosa

 

When the onions started to soften frozen cauliflower and peas were added and a lid was placed on the pan.

masala dosa

 

The cooking vegetables were seasoned with cumin, turmeric, coriander and a little more salt.

masala dosa

masala dosa

 

Chopped fresh spinach were added next.

masala dosa

masala dosa

masala dosa

 

Precooked potatoes were added and then a final seasoning of kosher salt and a pinch of red chili powder.

masala dosa

masala dosa

 

The vegetable masala remained under a lid on low heat while the dosas were cooked.

masala dosa

masala dosa

masala dosa

 

This meal was devoured off of paper plates, therefore there are no plating photos.

Indian food brought to mind my craving for lassi. I like both sweet and savory lassi, but there is something special about salted lassi the I find refreshing. I went outside in freezing temperature (25ºF / -3.88C) and picked some frozen herbs: peppermint, sage and lemon balm (Melissa). The herbs were blended with nonfat Greek yogurt, cold water, pink Himalayan salt, black salt and a pinch of powdered cumin.

salted lassi with herbs

salted lassi with herbs

salted lassi with herbs

 

The masala dosa was entirely vegan and the lassi, of course, was not.



 

 


9 thoughts on “Masala Dosa & Salted Herb Lassi

      1. I have a recipe for cornbread that I stick to religiously – well, unless I decide to add something for interest (cheese, peppers, orange peel) – but few other things fall into that category. Oh, and layered with chili! ;->

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