Masala dosa recipe (how to make masala dosa with potato masala)
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Masala dosa recipe

Masala dosa recipe - the popular south indian dosa is stuffed with potato masala. It is served with coconut chutney and sambar.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings (8 dosa)
Calories 123kcal
Author Kanan


For potato masala:

  • 2 medium or 2 cups Potatoes boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • a pinch or ⅛ teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 medium or ¾ cup Onion sliced
  • 2-3 Green chilies chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice


  • Start preparing the batter at least 24 hours before. Because soaking dal-rice and fermentation takes time. Find the link below for homemade dosa batter or you can use store bought too.

Making potato masala for masala dosa recipe:

  • Boil the potatoes in the pressure cooker. Once cool to touch, peel and chop.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  • Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Now add curry leaves. Then add sliced onions. Cook till they get soft and translucent.
  • Now add green chilies and ginger paste. Mix and saute for a minute
  • Add turmeric powder. Mix well and cook for 30-40 seconds.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add boiled chopped potato and salt. Mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes or till the water dries out. Then turn off the stove.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and squeeze the fresh lemon juice.
  • Mix well and keep it covered till needed.

Making masala dosa recipe:

  • Now take batter and make the consistency thick yet runny. Adjust by adding water.
  • If your batter is refrigerated then bring it to room temperature before making it.
  • Heat the cast iron tawa on medium heat. Make sure that your tawa or pan in pre-seasoned well. Or use the nonstick pan.
  • for making dosa the temperature of tawa should not be too hot or too low.
  • Now pour a ladleful of two of batter in the center of the tawa.
  • Using the same ladle, start spread the batter in circular motion.
  • Keep it thin or medium thick as per your liking. Drizzle the oil or ghee on and around.
  • Let it it cook for 1-2 minutes on medium low heat or till you notice the bottom is nice golden brown.
  • Then place 3-4 tablespoons of potato masala.
  • Fold it in half.
  • Remove it to a plate with the help of spatula and serve.


Serving: 1dosa | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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