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August 6, 2015

Masala Dosa Recipe-South Indian Breakfast Recipe

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Masala dosa –Needless to say its one of the most popular South Indian Special dosa varieties.My daughter Raksha is a big fan of this dosa.Recently when we went to a restaurant for breakfast,I saw a foreigner ordering Masala dosa and Filter coffee.I felt so happy & proud that the taste of our masala dosa has reached people all over the worldHappy.I also realized that I did not post this most wanted dosa recipe in my blog yetTongue.Masala dosa is very popular in Karnataka & Tamil nadu hotels.In Karnataka, a separate batter is made using rice,dals and poha.I will try to share the authentic Karnataka masala dosa recipe with red chutney and potato palya very soon here.Today I have shared Tamil nadu style potato masala dosa using the regular idli,dosa batter.I have shared the urulaikizhangu masala recipe based on the ones I have tasted in hotels.I hope u will like this recipe & give a try.Ok,lets see how to make South Indian masal dosa at homeHappy.
Do check out my potato masala for poori !

South Indian masala dosa recipe

South Indian masala dosa recipe South Indian masala dosa using idli dosa batter - An yummy breakfast recipe !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Makes 3 dosa
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Potato - 2 nos (medium)
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 no (long, finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Grated carrot - 2-3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – very little
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing - a pinch
To make dosa
  • Wash and pressure cook potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it well.

  • Heat oil in a kadai.Splutter mustard,urad dal and chana dal.Saute till dals turn golden brown.Add the finely chopped onions,grated carrot,green chilli and ginger.Add curry leaves.Saute everything well.
  • Lastly add the mashed potato,salt,turmeric powder and hing.Mix them well and add very little water say 3-4 tbsp.Mix well and let it become a whole mass.Garnish with coriander leaves and remove.

  • Take the required idli batter in a bowl. Add little water and make it slightly thin if the batter is too thick.Heat a dosa pan and spread a ladleful of batter.Cook in high flame for few seconds.You will see the bottom of dosa turning golden brown.At that time,drizzle a tsp of oil all over the dosa and keep some potato filling in the middle of dosa.No need to flip the dosa.Just fold the dosa and serve hot with chutney & sambar.
Enjoy !
  • Adding grated carrot is optional.In some hotels ,they add boiled peas along with potato instead of carrot.
  • You can drizzle some ghee instead of cooking oil all over the dosa.
  • You can fold the dosa like a triangle to attract your kids.

Enjoy this South Indian Masala dosa with chutney,sambar along with filter coffee ! Have a filling breakfast Happy

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  1. perfect Chitra..good start for the day!

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  3. That looks fantastic! thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  4. You Made me to remember my college days. we used to eat masala dosa in our college canteen in our engineering days . now also we can order dosa online from foodpanda coupons

  5. That looks fantastic! thanks for sharing the recipe.i love dosa my mom is south indian and my father is panajabi so we know bothfoodpanda culture very know...........so thank

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  7. Yeah I love south Indian foods - Idli, dosa. When you will post another south Indian food post.


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