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Masala Dosa

- recipe by Elizabeth submitted on 02-02-2008

         Masala Dosa is originally from Udipi and is geneally made by stuffing dosa with potato masala. The thin paper dosa forms a wrap around the masala which is then had with chutney and sambhar.
        There are many variations of masala dosa in different places like Mushroom dosa, Cauliflower dosa, Peas masala dosa, Paneer masala dosa, Chicken masala dosa, Onion masala dosa (with fried onions), Soya masala dosa, Mysore masala dosa (red chutney is applied in the inner surface of the dosa) etc. Whatever be the case, a thick masala is prepared with the respective ingredient and is stuffed inside the dosa.
For the dosa
Dosa batter - as needed
Oil - as needed
For the masala
Potatoes - 3 
Onion - 1
Green chilies - 3 or 4 
Curry Leaves - 1 strand
cilantro - handful
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Green Peas - 1/4 cup (optional)
Close the other side

Making the potato masala
1. Boil the potatoes and mash them coarsly.
2. In a kadai heat little oil, temper the mustard seeds and chana Dal.
3. Add curry leaves, slitted green chillies and sliced onion. Saute it until the onion is transparent.Add turmeric to it.Add 1/2 a cup of water and salt to taste,let it boil.
4.Add the mashed potatoes and green peas to the mixture. Let it cook together for 2 mintutes, Spinkle soome chopped cilatro on top.
Making the masala dosa
1. Pour a spoonful of batter on a hot dosa griddle. Immediately spread it using the back of the spoon using concentric circular motion.
2. Add few drops of oil/ghee/butter on top.
3. Once the first side is cooked, you can flip the dosa or let it cook as it is.
4. Once the dosa is completely cooked add the masala in the center as shown.
5. Cover the masala with the dosa as shown in the picture.
6. Serve with hot sambhar and chutney varieties.

7. Serve it with coconut chutney and udipi sambhar.

Make a dosa

Put some masala in the center

Fold one side of the dosa to cover the masala

Fold over the other side

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Comments (24)

Person sandhya goud   (August 8, 2016)
Thanks. .....ingredients so taste
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 8, 2016)
Good. Enjoy!!
Person Maggie Valles Bacurin   (June 3, 2016)
Thanks,...interesting so tasty
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2016)
Its my pleasure.
Person vimal   (June 26, 2016)
good and tastey.....
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 27, 2016)
Thank you.
Person Mehar Faiz   (April 17, 2015)
I like masala dosa
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 28, 2015)
Me too.
Person jyoti   (October 30, 2014)
i like dosa...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 2, 2014)
Thank You.
Person Arya   (June 19, 2014)
i lv it :-) , thk u
Person anu   (April 22, 2014)
i like it
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 23, 2014)
Its one of my favorite dished too.
Person sathya   (December 11, 2013)
thank u
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 11, 2013)
u r welcome.
Person monika   (December 5, 2013)
I like masala dosa very much.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 5, 2013)
its my favourite too.
Person p.prakash   (November 17, 2013)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 17, 2013)
thank you.
Person Pooja   (July 31, 2013)
What kind of tawa should we use? Whenever I make dosa it stick to tawa and effort wasted
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 31, 2013)
I use non stick tawa. It makes life so much easier. Just add few drops of oil in the tawa and spread with a dry cloth or paper towel before you make the dosa.

If you are using a traditional iron tawa, rub the tawa with a cut onion. Repeat this 3-4 times befoe you make dosa. It takes some effort to make the traditional tawa suitable for dosa making. Non stick tawa are much more easier.
Person monika   (December 5, 2013)
Nonstick tawa should be use.
Person naveen   (February 24, 2013)
u have not explained how to prepare masala dosa batter pls explain
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 24, 2013)
Hi Naveen, I just use the normal dosa batter to make masala dosa. Here is the recipe for that.

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