Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 23, 2014

Dosa is a thin crepe made of batter of rice and lentil. It is fermented overnight and prepared the next day. Masala Dosa is usually served with a chutney and potato vegetable.

Masala Dosa, the very name  brings a kind of joy to every South Indian. This is one of the popular breakfast dishes in south india. In Karnataka, districts of Bangalore, Mysore and Udupi, it is a common affair to have dosa batter in the refrigerator. It serves dual purpose, the breakfast dilemma is solved and  one can use it for various purpose.

Other dosa varieites that I make at home are: Jowar Dosa, Neer Dosa, Rawa Dosa

Masala Dosa 

The ingredients that you need are:

For soaking:
  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1 cup of urad dal
  • a bowl of parched rice
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seed
  • water
For batter:
  • salt as needed
For the potato veggie:
  • 4 potato
  • 2 onion
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 green chilli
  • salt
  • fresh coriander
To make coconut chutney :


  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup dahlia
  • 4 green chilly
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp
  • salt to taste
  • water

For seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder


To make red chutney : Refer here
To make dosa:
  • batter
  • oil and ghee mixture


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  1. Soak the rice and urad dal in water for five hours. Grind to a fine paste by first adding the rice, after sometime put the lentil to it along with soaked parched rice. Add water as required, let the consistency be thick, you can adjust it later.
  2. Allow it to ferment overnight.
To make potato veggie:
  1. Wash and pressure cook the potatoes.
  2. Cut onion into thin, medium- long slices.
  3. Once the pressure releases, peel the skin of the potatoes.
  4. Take oil in a pan. Make the seasoning, add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put cumin, bengal gram, urad dal, let it turn golden in colour, add green chillies, turmeric powder and the onion pieces. Once it turns soft and pale in colour, mash the potato and mix it.
  5. Put salt and let the flavours imbibe.
  6. Garnish with fresh coriander.
To make coconut chutney:
  1. Roast the green chillies in a little oil.
  2. Put them in the jar and grind along with dahlia and a little salt.
  3. After a few seconds, put coconut and water to it. Grind again.
  4. Put tamarind pulp and pulse for the last time.
  5. Remove in a bowl.
  6. Make the seasoning and mix it in the chutney.
To make dosa:
  1. Add salt to the batter and mix it.
  2. Take the required quantity of batter in a bowl. Adjust the consistency by adding some water to it.
  3. Heat a skillet.  Take a ladle full of batter,  pour it and spread  into a thin crepe. Drizzle some oil over it
  4. When it is almost done, spread red chutney over it.
  5. Put some potato veggie inside it and fold it.
  6. Serve in a plate along with coconut chutney.


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  1. Lata Lala

    Who can deny that masala dosa is ain’t their favourite breakfast. Give me this every single morning and I will never get tired of eating this.

  2. blessmyf🍎🍏dbypayal

    Being north indian, not acquainted much with dosa. Though tried to make it few times but still need more practice to have perfectly thin dosa. Yours look absolutely fantastic and inspiring me to try one more time.

    • Ruchisvegkitchen

      Yum , one of most loved dishes at home. Idli and dosas are weekly affair at home . Yours looks so perfect and inviting. Totally comfort food.

  3. cookshideout

    Who can say ‘no’ to that plate of yumminess. Masala dosa with chutney is an all time favorite. Your whole platter looks very inviting and delicious.

  4. FoodTrails

    Not only for breakfast my family can have it anytime of the day. you dosa looks so nice and crispy.. wonderful share for the beginners

  5. Priya Srinivasan

    Aww masala dosa, i can never say no to a delicious masala dosa! We can have this anytime of the day, so well done and such a delicious platter!!!

  6. Padma Veeranki

    This is my all time favourite breakfast…This is such a delicious platter Jaya..I can polish it off in no time ….yummy share 😋

  7. mayurisjikoni

    Our all time favorite, hubby has been pestering me to make some as we can’t go out to enjoy them. We usually prefer to have it as lunch or dinner. Like the idea of adding dried rice.

  8. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    We love masala dosa and craving so much, sadly we have run out of toor daal so not making it. So delicious and tasty.

  9. Sapana

    Masala dosa is all time favorite, we can never resist enjoying this delicious specialty of south india. Lovely recipe.

    • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

      Dosa is my weekness from South Indian cuiisine alog with IDli. The msala dosa looks so yum and perfect to have with some piping hot sambar.



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