Masala Dosa Recipe

Masala dosa is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast dishes served in restaurants and tiffin centers. Dosa is a crepe made using fermented rice and lentil batter. Masala dosa is one that is crisp, aromatic, flavourful and has a potato masala or spiced seasoned potatoes stuffed in it.

Cuisine: South Indian

Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Total Time: 30-35 Minutes

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients of Masala Dosa

  • 2 cup parboiled rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup refined oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

For Filling

1/2 Kilograms boiled potato

2 Medium chopped green chili

1 Tablespoon mustard seeds

1/4 Teaspoon turmeric

Salt as required

1 1/2 Cup sliced onion

2 Tablespoon refined oil

10 Leaves curry leaves

1/4 Cup water

Step 1 Prepare the batter and ferment overnight

Masala Dosa is one of the most popular South Indian delicacies. To prepare the batter for Masala Dosa, wash and soak the rice and urad dal in separate containers for approximately 6-8 hours. Once the rice and urad dal are soaked well, grind them separately in a mixer using the water in which they were soaked, till the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. Mix the batter of both the ingredients in a bigger container and add salt to it. Combine well and allow it to ferment overnight.

Step 2 Prepare the potato filling for Masala Dosa

For preparing the filling of the dosa, heat 2 tbsp oil in a thick-bottomed pan and let the mustard seeds splutter. Then, add sliced onions, curry leaves, green chilies and saute them till the onions turn pink. Then, add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder and mix them well. Now, take the cubed potatoes and add them to the sauteed onions and mix them together. Pour water gradually into the mixture and allow the potatoes to simmer for around 4 minutes. When the mixture is in a semi-thick state, turn off the gas and let it rest for a few seconds.

 Step 3 Pan fry your dosa on a dosa Tawa

Dosa Tawa – Rockline

 Now, take a dosa Tawa and heat it on low-medium flame. Smear 1 tsp oil on it to prepare the dosa. When the Tawa is hot, pour and spread the batter of urad dal and rice evenly in a circular motion.

Step 4 Add filling and fold the dosa

Double Wall Full Plate – Nikki

While the color of the dosa’s edges turns into brown, reduce the flame and sprinkle a few drops of oil on the dosa sides and put 2 tablespoons of filling. Fold the dosa. Repeat the process until all the batter and filling are used up. Serve hot Masala Dosa with coconut chutney and sambhar.

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