A former MBA classmate and fellow food-loving friend hosted a really fun evening with Bollywood, Kingfisher beer and delicious vegetarian Indian food. The host and a few Indian friends were cranking out dosas in the kitchen like a factory. Dosa is a crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils, and a staple dish of the South-Indian states.
My friend picked up a container of dosa batter from the Indian supermarket near him in the Reston, VA area.
Dosas are made by pouring a ladle of dosa batter onto a hot griddle greased with oil or ghee. The batter is spread out evenly to form a pancake, and cooked on both sides.
Platter of finished dosas.
Masala is spiced potatoes and onions with a mixture of tumeric, mustard seed, yellow split pea and green chili. The masala is wrapped in the dosa and absolutely delicious.
Our Chinese classmate said it was one of the first meals without meat that he's eaten in ages, and now he's addicted to masala dosa. It's wonderful to share cultures through food adventures with friends.