Sunday, July 17, 2011

Masala Dosa / Masal Dosai / Fermented Rice crepes with Potato filling | Idli Dosa Recipes

Masala Dosa. The name itself would make many of our salivary glands work more. This is one famous and common dish in South India. Dosas filled with savory potato misture, which is favorite among any dosa and potato lover. Still remember the holidays when grandma prepares the masal dosas with lots of love and care and we cousins sit in a circle and wait for our turns for dosa.
Dosa batter - 4 cups
For the Masala:
Potatoes - 3 medium
Onions - Thinly sliced - 1 cup - Can add more if desired
Green chillies - 3 or 4 - Slit lengthwise and cut into half
Curry leaves - a few
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Besan/Gram flour/Chickpea flour - 1 heaped tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Cut the potatoes in half and boil them with 1 tsp of salt. I pressure cooked these for 3 whistles. When done, peel and cube them. Heat oil in a pan and let the mustard seeds splutter. Add urad dhal, curry leaves and green chillies. Mix well, add the chopped onions and saute until soft and translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and the cubed potatoes. Mix well. Add the besan to water and mix until there are no lumps. Add this mixture to the potatoes and add 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste. Mix well and allow it to boil until the raw smell of the besan disappears and the mixture thickens. When the masala is in semi solid state, remove from heat. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes.
Heat a dosa griddle. Take a ladle full of dosa batter (approx 1/3 cup) and drop in the griddle. Using the ladle, spread the batter in circular motion to make thin dosas. Spray some oil if desired. Allow it to cook. When all the batter on the top is steamed (you should not see any raw batter), use a spatula and flip. After 20 secs, flip back. Take about 2 to 3 tbsp of the masal mixture and spread as a line in the center of the dosa. Now fold the dosa in a 3 fold pattern or a roll. Remove carefully using a spatula to the plate. Serve hot with any favorite chutney. Coconut chutney is a great combo in general.

Sending this to Show me your Dosa event by Divya and LGSS-Potato event by Vatsala.

Also sending this to Signature recipes event by Saras.


  1. வாவ்...ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...

  2. ooh la la - looks so good krithi ! nice

  3. these crisp and yummy dosas...Nice clicks

  4. Wow!!!!!!!! very tempting masala dosa.

  5. I am planing to make dosa sometime this week. It's been really long that I made dosa at home. Dosa is such a fav of mine :)

  6. Looks perfect crisp and crunchy with meaty potato inside.....My breakfast is over seeing this!! ;)

  7. these are my all time fav dish..

  8. Who doesnt like masala dosa... I love it... This looks yum...

  9. சூப்பர்ர்..ஹோட்டலில் டிபன் சாப்பிடும்போது என் முதல் மெனுவே இதுதான்...

  10. You write very well and the recipe is usually so simple and easy to cook everyday i make sure to visit this site at least once :)

    You have inspired me to try my hands on cooking :)

    A small attempt go through the same and lemme know how it is :)

  11. Wow,very tempting masala dosa.Looks so yummy...

  12. This look awesome.Tried your oven roasted potatoes and they where finished in no time.

  13. awesome dear, made me hungry like anything, my fav and my first choice whenever we used to go to a veg restaurant :)

    Only 2 days left-Event:

  14. I love masala dosa :D My fav order at the restaurant :D Yours looks perfect. crispy and yummy… :)

  15. good old simple pleasures... your dosa looks perfect krithi!
    thanks for dropping by
    Richa @

  16. Krithi, y u killing me like this with crispy n that 2 masala dosa.. Am so J now.. looks wonderful

  17. Wow..soo tempting and tasty dosa..Looks great!

  18. so tempting...reminds me that I didnt have these since long...sigh!!!

  19. They are so tempting with the texture.crispy too.


  20. Love it any time and yours looks so perfect!

  21. wow..awesome clicks takes this recipe to a whole new level

  22. Wow great recipes....anyone interested can check my cooking blog

  23. Just had this for breakfast yesterday & im already craving for some more!!! Ur dosas have come out cripy...just the way it should be :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  24. so crisp and yummy. Loved that 3rd click lots..Super

  25. Perfect dosa..Love to have with coconut chutney. Thanks for linking this recipe to event dear..

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