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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Masala Dosa

Cooking Time Required: 30 mins

For the dosa batter: Rice ( 2 cups ), urad dal ( split and dehusked, 1 cup ), methi ( 1 tsp ), salt to taste.

For the Alu masala:

  • Boiled Potatoes ( 3 large )
  • onion ( 1 large )
  • green peas ( 1/2 cup)
  • garlic flakes ( 7-8 nos )
  • ginger ( 1 inch )
  • garam masala powder ( 1/3 tsp ),
  • kasuri methi ( 1 tsp )
  • chilli powder ( 1/2 tsp )
  • chopped coriander leaves ( 2 tbs )
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Garnishing -

  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 4 tsp chopped cilantro
  • oil/butter for cooking the dosa

Preparation: Soak the rice and urad dal for 5-6 hours. Add the fenugreek seeds and
grind into a smooth paste without adding too much water. Leave overnight.

Chop the onion into small pieces. Peel the potatoes and mash them.

The garlic and ginger needs to be crushed into a not so fine paste.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a pan. Add crushed garlic, ginger and half of the chopped onion. Fry till onion turns translucent. Add green peas and sprinkle a little salt. Fry till the peas are half-cooked.

Add the powdered masalas. Fry for 1 min. Add the potato along with salt to taste. Stir and mix throughly. Cook for another 5 mins. Add kasuri methi and chopped coriander leaves.

Heat a dosa tawa. Sprinkle a little oil. Rub with a cloth to spread the oil and absorb any excess.

Take 3/4th cup of batter and spread into a thin layer. Drizzle a few drops of oil on
all sides. Add the potato and vegetable mixture in the middle. Sprinkle a little
chopped onion, carrot, coconut and coriander. Allow the dosa to cook till light brown .

Fold the dosa and close it. Serve hot.


  1. Very delicious and wholesome looking dosa. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Dosa looks so inviting... Loved the filling...

  3. such well made...I wish I could have mastered this art of making perfectly round crisp dosa.

  4. my fav dear..Looks delcious and I fell like grabbing it rt away

  5. Looks yummy...my fav...can have it anytime..

  6. this looks n delicious..any leftovers pls.?..Yummo
    Following u..Hope u peek into my space too.

  7. You made it very perfectly. Love your recipe. I never tried masala dosa at home. Y can't i give a try now?


  8. Thank you all dears for the lovely comments!!!

  9. Wowie!! My all time favorite snack! Light, crispy and crunchy... Its a delight, I will eat a dosa this week for sure!!!
    Have a fabulous sunday:)

  10. Wonderful Recipe. Pretty much ideal .. Thanks for sharing...
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  11. Looks yummy! One doubt I have. Have you not added turmeric powder while preparing the masala?

  12. Looks yummy! I have a doubt. Don't we need to add turmeric powder while preparing the masala?

    1. Oops..my bad ! Missed to mention it. Just add a pinch while adding the potatoes and salt to the masala. :)


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