Tuesday 6 July 2010

Cashew-Tomato Chutney and Mushti Dose


Hi Friends!
In my attempt to make a hassle free and quick breakfast on weekends, I tried this Dosa. This recipe was shared with me by my friend Gayatri who is from Mangalore. Whenever she visits me or I visit her we do discuss FOOD, now that should not sound surprising, what else is a food blogger supposed to do… Last time when I had visited her she had offered me this dosa and I liked it so much that I asked her for the recipe and  she gladly shared that with me.

Mushti as she explained to me is basically fist, all measurements of this dosa are through the fist. It has all the ingredients of the basic dosa but in a different proportion which makes them have a crisp outer crust and yet are amazingly soft inside. For the regular Dosa recipe you can check here.

I made a very different and spicy chutney to go with it which I made out of cashewnuts and tomatoes. This chutney was also shared by G only. It’s a hassle free preparation with a crunch of cashew. The chutney is quite different and surely we loved it. It can make a nice healthy spread for sandwiches too..

Ingredients for Mushti Dosa

250 gms Parmal rice (about 2-1/2 fists)
1 fist beaten rice (poha)
1 fist urad dal (split black gram)
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
salt to taste
half tsp sugar
oil to drizzle


Soak all the ingredients in water for 4-5 hours.
Grind them separately into a smooth paste.
Mix them together to make the dosa batter  and let it ferment for about 8-10 hours. ( I did overnight)
Add salt and sugar to the batter, also add enough water to make a medium thin batter. Mix thoroughly to make a smooth, runny batter.


The consistency of the batter is thinner than the regular dosa batter.

Heat the non stick pan or the heavy griddle and spread oil on it.
Take a ladle full of the batter and pour it on the pan, do not spread, cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame.

Free the edges and remove the dosa once cooked. You will notice that it is highly porous, making it fluffy and soft on the top side and crisp at the base.

Do not flip, remove and serve hot with the chutney.


If the pan is properly greased, you can make oil free dosa there on.



Ingredients for Cashew-Tomato Chutney
5-6 tomatoes
5-6 garlic pods
a small piece ginger
8-10 cashewnuts
3-4 tsp fresh coconut
2 tsp red chili pwd
a pinch of turmeric
4-5 tsp oil
1/2 tsp each of mustard and cumin seeds
a pinch of asafetida
salt to taste

Heat about 3 tsp oil and fry ginger, garlic and cashewnuts.

Add the freshly grated coconut, fry followed by the chopped tomatoes. Now add the salt, turmeric and red chili pwd and mix properly.


Cover and cook the tomatoes with about half cup of water.


Once the tomatoes are done cool it and then grind the chutney coarsely.
Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and add the mustard and cumin, once they splutter add the asafetida and immediately pour the tempering on the chutney.


We loved eating this dosa as well as the chutney, it’s quite light to eat and has a superb taste. My younger one finished eating and then later on while I was clicking pics he waited patiently to sample the one in the pic and repeatedly kept saying, mamma this is so good, you will make this again right!! This is surely going to frequent my kitchen.Thumbs-up
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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy superb combo dear...delicious

Hari Chandana P said...

Interesting recipes.. looks inviting.. yummy platter.. :)

Prema said...

Hi Pari,

Dosa luks very nice,Perfect dosa...Rich Chutney,lovely combo...
Both recipes are too gud.

Malar Gandhi said...

Superb dose, love the chutney as well, interesting variation from the usual.

Ash said...

"Ek mutti Dosa ka keemat tum kya jaano Ramehs Babu....." LOL...... Very very enticing prep.... The preparation is undoubtedly well prepared, presented & captured too.... Totally E-Deliver & E-savor.... ;) I love dosas even other wise, but this one is innovative with the name & the chutney which totally ROCKS!!!!!


Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Shama, harichandana and prema.
Malar you will surely love this combo, particularly the chutney.
Asha, I love the dialogue, feel like adding it to the post.LOL, u are too good dear.I envy u girl, u live in the land of dosa, all this is so easily available there.

Indian Khana said...

Nice chutney...liked the idea...gr8 combo dear

Swathi said...


I have used urad dal in tomato chutney, however, using cashew is new to me. Nice dosa too.

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Pari
First I thought, dosa will taken in a palm(mushti) to make it like a ball!!!
I make this dosa often and call it as bread dosa.
I loved the cashew nut chutney. Must try as my daughter does not like cashew to eat.
Nice click.

Suja Manoj said...

Nice combo ...looks inviting,using cashew nuts sounds a fantastic idea..will try this.


Great combo and looks so yummy, the dosa turns out perfect...

PJ said...

nice combo, Pari! interesting concept behind the mushti dosa.. your clicks are very tempting.

Priya Suresh said...

DOsa and chutney looks awesome together,rich chutney looks fantastic..

Rachana said...

The dosa and the chutney looks incredibily yumm! A mouthwatering combo :-)

Unknown said...

Pari, that is a beautiful looking (and new) tomato chutney. I have bookmarked it and definitely making it. I am a chutney fanatic, especially if it has tomatoes in it :)

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Suja, Treat and Trick and Swathi.

hintofsaffron said...

The dosa and chutney look really tasty. What is parmal rice? Never heard of it. Is it parboiled rice? Interesting that poha is added to the dosa recipe. The tomato and cashew chutney looks delicious. Have got to try it out once I know where I can get parmal rice!

Krishnaveni said...

perfect breakfast, looks great

Sanjeeta kk said...

very interesting and delicious recipe. Adding cashew sounds good.

suma said...

I would love this one on my plate..chutney sounds tasty..

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi Sanjay, the parmal is a kind of long grain rice, ideal to make the dosa.
Dear PJ, Priya your comments have been published, but something's wrong with the blogger as they are not visible.
Thanks Suma and Sanjeeta.

jayasree said...

Interesting recipe for dosa and chutney. I liked the way of measuring for dosa. Soo easy.

Delectable clicks.

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks so delicious!

Bergamot said...

This looks delicious both the chutney n the lacy dosa

Deepti said...

Nice combo dear...luks very tempting.

Sushma Mallya said...

my mom used to make this musti dosa, so yum and chutney recipe is really different and nice..lovely combo together...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice combo recipes...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the recipes are very interesting, i would love try the chutney recipe dear:)

RV said...

I am drooling at the dosa and chutney. It is really long since I made dosa at home. Bookmarking this recipe.

My Kitchen Antics said...

The chutney looks mind blowing delicious...shud give this a go next time i have dosa batter at hand

AJ said...

Lovely chutney for dosa!!

PranisKitchen said...

mushti dosa sounds really delicious nice platter .. i love to add cashews for the chutney preparation really yummy one

Anonymous said...

Hi Pari,

lovely dosa and i loved the explanation of measurements that go by the fist...Loved your cashew tomatoe chutney...I love tangy tomatoes...so i am bookamrking this for the weekend...


Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Chutney looks fantastic and yummy.

Reshmi said...

my routine breakfast z dosa...but never tried chutney in this way with cashewnuts...i love the combo of ingredients...i ll try for sure..

Suganya said...

Nice Dosa recipe.... Looks so good... That tomato and cashew nut chutney really rocks....

Lorraine said...

Looks delicious. I love cashews:)

Hamsi said...

All tempting recipes. Cashews in tomato chutney is interesting and mouthwatering. Your presentation is so good.

Kiran said...

I tried this chutney and posted it undertried and tasted in my blog.Thank you Pari for sharing this dish with us.


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