Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa is a very popular dish in South India! We all probably grew up eating this delicacy only in the restaurants,thinking this is probably a very difficult dish to be made at home. It definitely time consuming but  worth trying at home.Preparation time is more but can be cooked in  few minutes, as i always say being a little organised goes a long way:)


Ingredients: For the Batter|Preparation Time:6 hrs. of soaking,8 hrs.for fermenting|

  • White Rice  2cups
  • Methi seeds(Fenugreek)   1tspn
  • Urad Dal      3/4 cup
  • Channa Dal   1/4 cup
  • Wheat  flour 1/4 cup
  • Salt as per taste


Soak rice and methi together, urad dal and channa dal together for 6 hrs. Grind the dals into a fine paste, rice can be ground a bit coarse. Mix all the ground paste together, add the wheat flour and salt and keep it aside for minimum of 8 hrs. to ferment.


Ingredients: For the Stuffing |Preparation Time: 30 mins|

  • Potato  4 medium(Boiled and peeled)
  • Onion 1 medium(finely sliced)
  • Green Chilli   2 small(finely chopped)
  • Mustard seeds  1/4 tspn
  • Channa dal   1/2 tbspn
  • Turmeric   1/4 tspn
  • Curry Leaves   a few (finely chopped)
  • Coriander Leaves  a few sprigs   (finely chopped)
  • Refined Oil   3 to 4 tbspn
  • Salt as per taste

Method |Cooking Time: 30 mins|

Pressure cook the potatoes  (for quick cooking) ,cool it and peel the skin and mash it coarsely. Take some oil in a pan, when it s hot enough add in the mustard seeds,once it stops spluttering add the chana dal and curry leaves and then the onion and green chilli, saute for a few minutes add in salt and tumeric and saute well, now add the potato and mix all the ingredients well and in the end add coriander leaves . Stuffing for the dosa is ready.

Now there re two more thing s you need to finish this dish,that s 2 kinds of chutneys. Red chutney to be smeared on the dosa and the other one is an accompaniment for it.


Ingredients: For the red chutney |Preparation time: 20 mins|

  • Dry red chillies  10
  • Garlic  4 to 5 cloves
  • Oil   1 tbspn
  • Salt as per taste


Soak red chillies in hot water for 10 mins(deseed it if possible), drain it well and along with garlic ,salt and oil grind into a fine paste.

Ingredients: For the coconut chutney |Preparation time:15 mins|

  • Coconut   1 cup (grated)
  • Green chillies  2
  • Tamarind  a bit
  • Onion  1 small(roughly chopped)
  • Ginger   1/2 inch(roughly chopped)
  • Oil  1 tbspn
  • Dry red chillies  2(cut roughly)
  • Mustard seeds  1/4 tspn
  • Curry leaves  a few(finely chopped)
  • Salt as per taste


Grind coconut, green chillies,tamarind, onion , ginger and salt into a fine chutney.  Take oil in a small pan and when it s hot add the mustard seeds,red chillies and curry leaves and season the chutney with it. So now everything s ready to make and serve masala dosa with:)


Method: |Cooking Time:15 mins|

Take a flat pan to make the dosa. Mix the fermented batter to medium consistency ,if needed you can add a bit of water too. When the pan is hot to be used ,lower the flame and take a laddle full of batter and spread in a circular way all along the pan, add a bit of ghee over it and cover for a few seconds,increase the flame.(In restaurants they use butter but ghee is definitely  a healthier option). Uncover it ,take 1/2 a tspn of the red chutney and smear it all over the dosa again in circular fashion,then add 1 1/2 tbspn of the potato stuffing cover it again for a few seconds, open and then roll it over (as shown in the pic) and serve with the coconut chutney! That s it masala dosa can be made at home so easily:)


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