Sri Lankan farmer’s breakfast recipe
The classic Sri Lankan spiced, potato-stuffed masala dosa gets a contemporary twist by Lentil As Anything's head chef.
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What to do
To make the filling 1. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of water until soft, then drain and mash.
2. In a frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the curry leaves and remaining spices, allowing them to cook for a few minutes. Add the mashed potato and mix, then take off the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
For the dosa batter 1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a smooth, runny consistency, just a bit thinner than pancake batter, is achieved, adding more soy milk if needed.
To cook the dosa 1. Heat 1–2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Pour in a quarter of the batter and cook each side until golden brown. Cover half the pancake with a quarter of the potato mix, then fold to enclose. Remove the pancake from the frying pan, and repeat with remaining batter and filling.
2. Heat 1–2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Sauté the mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach, and serve alongside the dosa. Enjoy!
This recipe is an extract from Cooking With Kindness – Over 70 recipes from Australia’s best vegan chefs and restaurants by Edgar’s Mission, RRP $35. All royalties go to Edgar’s Mission to enable them to continue their important work.