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Masala Dosa Recipe South Indian

A very popular masala dosa recipe from south india which is made by using dosa batter and potato masala.
Prep Time14 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time14 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Asiya


For The Dosa:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup skinless split black lentils urad daal
  • 1 tsp chana dal/bengal gram
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds methi
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • salt to taste
  • water as required
  • oil for applying on dosa's

For the potato masala filling:

  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 green chillies finely chopped
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 cups roughly/thickly sliced onions
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped


For The Dosa Batter:

  • Firstly, wash the rice and urad daal well. To it add fenugreek seeds, chana dal, add good amount of water and soak it for about 6-7 hours.
  • Drain out the soaked water from all the ingredients.
  • Mix all the ingredients that is urad dal, rice, methi seeds, chana dal and cooked rice.
  • Blend all the mixed ingredients into a fine paste/batter by adding very little water if required.
  • Mix the whole batter well.
  • Allow the batter to ferment overnight.
  • Next day to the batter, add salt and mix well.
  • Check the batter consistency.
  • Batter should not be too thick nor too thin.

For Making The Potato Filling:

  • Firstly, boil the potatoes in water by adding salt and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Peel off the potato skin and mash the boiled potatoes.
  • In a separate pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Add green chillies, add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add sliced onions and saute till onions become soft.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Lastly, add the chopped coriander leaves and keep it aside to fill in the dosa.

For Making Masala Dosa:

  • Heat the griddle/tawa well, take an onion slice and brush it on the tawa.
  • Take a ladle full of dosa batter and drop it at the centre and start spreading the batter in a circular way evenly and cook.
  • Smear some oil on the surface and corners and cook for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Add the potato masala filling at the centre, fold it and remove from the griddle.
  • Serve it with chutney or sambar.


1.Methi seeds are usually added to give a crispy texture to the dosa and also a golden brown color.
2.Chana dal/bengal gram too is added to give color and taste to the dosa.


Calories: 360kcal
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