Wednesday, July 11, 2012

India’s crispy Masala Dosa’s fame spreads worldwide

The sizzling voice that comes when the batter for dosa is spread by a ladle in the 'dosa kallu' or 'tava', the mouth-warming aroma of the drizzled ghee, the crispy dosa larger than the serving plate with luscious masala mixture hidden inside, all this forms the nostalgic and inevitable part of a traditional south Indian vegetarian restaurant.
Profile of dosa loaded with masala or the great 'masala dosa' can no longer be compared with ordinary Indian foods. India need not be tensed about finding a good menu to greet any foreign guest, as a yummy crispy masala dosa will be fine and that it is all a foreigner expects from the 'incredible India'.
Taste once India's 'masala dosa', or else you miss something great in your life. I have the same opinion of Huffington Post.
Masala dosa has made it to the list of '10 foods to try before you die', compiled by travel blog viator for the US based newspaper. Originated in the local kitchens in the Udupi region of the South Indian state of Karnataka, 'masala dosa' has become the delight of Indian food.
"The plate-covering, paper-thin pancake is made from rice and lentils, cooked to lacy perfection on a hot griddle. What creates the more-ish flavor is a spiced concoction of mashed cooked potatoes and fried onions, served with a liberal dose of garlicky chutney," the website describes masala dosa.
Masala dosa is an ever loving dish which is on demand all over India. The combination is awesome, very rich and healthy food, easy to cook. The side dishes include sambar and chutney of various flavours. In fact, the chutney adds to taste of dosa.
Some believe that the dosa history can be traced back to 6 century A.D. In Tamil Nadu. Initially potato curry served with dosa, but when potato shortage arise, onion was mixed and thus masala dosa was born, according to another group.
Wonder why Masala Dosa gets featured on my mail? It is one among the Indian dishes that make use of a variety of commodities such as rice, urad, dal, potato, chilly, ginger, turmeric and the list varies region to region Also, it is prepared with less oil and spices.
The dish is healthy too like the most included in Indian breakfast diet. There are 260 Calories in an average serving, along with 3.4g total fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 987mg sodium, 37g Carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 2g sugar, and 6g protein. It also provides 3% vitamin A, 21% vitamin C, 4% calcium, and 15% iron.
Dosas are also made replacing the masala mixture with other flavors, but nothing has been gained popularity like the former.
India restaurants are sure to get occupied with the sizzling sounds and lip-watering aroma of masala dosa in the coming days as the world is coming to India to get the taste of the unique dish at least once in their lifetime. Also, the Indian restaurants functioning abroad will witness a great demand for India's masala dosa.
- Umesh Shanmugam

No comments: