Misal is an extremely popular snack or breakfast item in Maharashtrian menus. Puneri and Kolhapuri Misal are especially well known, where the usal is made using sprouted moth beans or dried peas. It has a spicy gravy and toppings like raw onions, crispy farsan. In this case, since the misal is a filling in the dosa, it is a modified dry version.
Masala Dosa is one of the most loved dishes at local eateries in Bangalore. Places like Brahmin’s Coffee Bar, Vidhyarthi Bhavan and CTR are iconic for masala dosa.
This recipe is a fusion between Misal and Masala Dosa
It makes this dish healthier- low cal, richer in protein and fiber, as the traditional potato filling is swapped with moong sprouts that are known for their many health properties – they are rich in iron, vitamin C, potassium and folic acid. While they are an incomplete source of protein, when combined with rice (in the dosa), you get all 9 essential amino acids. One cup of moong sprouts is just 30 calories and a cup of cooked moong provides 2.5 grams of protein.
Recipe for Misal Masala Dosa
Makes 6 masala dosas