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February 12, 2014


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Masala dosa with tofu sounds interesting,Right? Generally we all are fond of  stuffed dosa varieties, be it vegetable dosa,cauliflower dosa etc etc.As far as i know there are hundreds of dosa varieties and I wish to try all of them in my kitchenSmile with tongue out.But i always get fascinated towards interesting,unique dosa recipes than the usual ones.One such dosa is this tofu masala dosa.I tried this from my MIL’s old cookbooks collections.I was so happy that i got a yummy,healthy dosa variety for my family..We all liked it very much.Nowadays i am making this twice in my kitchen.Its a very easy and healthy breakfast recipe.Do try and let me know ur feedback dearies Smile..

Tofu masala dosa recipe

Tofu masala dosa recipe Tofu masala dosa recipe - Yummy,healthy breakfast recipe.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 6 dosas
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

For masala
  • Scrambled Tofu – 1 cup
To powder
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Soambu/fennel - 1/2 tsp
To saute in oil
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Big onion - 2 nos
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Ginger&garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Lemon juice – few drops(optional)
IDLI,DOSA BATTER –  as needed

  • Take the tofu,scramble using ur hands very finely or grate it.set aside.
  • Wash and chop onions,tomato finely.Crush the spices given above to a powder.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and put the ground spices.Saute till it emits a nice aroma. Add g&g paste and saute till raw smell leaves it completely.
  • Then add finely chopped big onions and curry leaves.Saute till turns transparent.
  • Now add the chopped tomato pieces.Then add the red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder.Saute till it turns mushy.
  • .Mix well and finally add the grated tofu.Mix well for 5 minutes.Check for salt.Add coriander leaves,mix well and switch off the stove.Yummy tofu masala is ready!
  • For making dosa,take the idli,dosa batter in a separate bowl.Add few tbsp of water to make the batter slightly thin,Mix well.
  • Heat dosa pan,pour a ladleful of batter and spread it as thin as possible.
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil around the concentric circles.Cover the pan and leave for a minute.Dosa gets browned and gets cooked well.No need to flip it.
  • Now spread the masala all over the dosa or in the middle.Fold and serve hot !

As my grinder has some problems, i made idli,dosa batter recipe using mixie.Please refer this link for the dosa batter i used in this recipe.
If u don’t have tofu,replace it with paneer or cauliflower.

Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar..Enjoy !

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  1. Delicious tofu masala drooling here dear :)

  2. Super yumm ....... dosa , nice clicks too !

  3. Yummy masala Dosa. So crispy dosa nd tasty healthy filling. Love it!

  4. Happy to follow u. when u get time visit my space too.

  5. Healthier option... Looks so tasty.. I am big Tofu person.. I have this in my draft too

  6. Delicious masala dosa... Loved the yummy and healthy filling..

  7. thats so healthy masala dosa.. wil surely try

  8. sucha an healthy masala dosa :) looks very very tempting dear !!

  9. Such a welcome break to the regular dosa routine. Looks scrummy

  10. Healthy option , great replacement of panner.

  11. Very healthy filling, looks so yumm..

  12. Creative and healthy option,yummy dosa

  13. Love dosas stuffed with paneer and tofu would make it healthier I guess. Looks delicious!

  14. paneer masala dosa I had tasted once! :) This is a good way of eating healthy! tofu masala dosa! :) WOW

  15. this is a nice twist to regular dosas. Healthy one.

  16. Easy and healthy way to include tofu in diet


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