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June 7, 2016

Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe – Karnataka Masala Dosa Recipe

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Mysore masala dosa recipe

Mysore masala dosa (Karnataka masala dosa) is one of the most popular South Indian dosa varieties. Its very famous across Karnataka and is a popular street food in Mumbai too. I have already shared Tamil nadu style masala dosa recipe here. But authentic Mysore masala dosa recipe is a completely different from Tamil nadu ones. Apart from dosa batter ingredients, rice and lentil ratio, fermenting the batter, the basic difference between them is the red chutney. A spicy red chutney smeared in crispy, buttery dosa stuffed with mildly spiced potato masala filling is the highlight of this recipe. 

Being in Bangalore, Karnataka for the past 10 years, I have tasted this N number of times in almost all the popular restaurants like MTR, Mylari, Darshini, SLV and even in street food. I heard red rice and red lentils are used in the batter to get that fiery golden brown color. I will try and post another version soon. 

Everybody make it in their own authentic way. I am yet to taste Gandhi bazaar Vidyarthi Bhavan Hotel Masala dosa. Raksha is a big fan of this dosa more than me. It was my long time dream to make this dosa recipe in my kitchen that tastes close to the restaurant. So I was browsing for the same and bookmarked so many recipes. 

Finally I tried this recipe from HERE. I followed the dosa batter & potato masala recipe from there. For the spicy red chutney recipe, I combined the recipes from THIS & THIS blog. I served this hot & spicy dosa with coconut chutney for our Sunday breakfast. The moment Sendhil & Raksha tasted this dosa, they told “Wow, it tastes just like hotel ones”.What else I need, it shows the success of this recipe, Isn’t  it ?? . I did not add so much butter like in hotels. You can add more if you like ! 

Friends, do try this dosa recipe at home and take the credits. Lets see how to prepare Mysore masala dosa recipe with red chutney, potato masala and coconut chutney recipe with step by step photos !!
Karnataka masala dosa recipe

Mysore masala dosa recipe

Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe

Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe How to make South Indian Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe - Spicy Red chutney recipe, Potato masala and Side dish Coconut chutney recipe discussed
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Dosa Varieties
Serves: 10 
Prep time: 10 Hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 10H20Minutes

1 cup – 240ml (use same cup and measure all ingredients for batter)
For Mysore masala Dosa batter

  • Dosa rice – 2 cups ( Low cost Sona masoori/ Raw Rice)
  • Idli rice - 2 cups
  • Chana dal – 4 tbsp
  • Toor Dal - 4 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 cup ( split or whole urad dal)
  • Poha/ pressed rice – 1/2 cup ( Thick or thin Aval)
  • Methi seeds / fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp (to add in the batter 30 minutes before making dosa)
  • Salt & water - as needed
For potato stuffing / Potato palya for masala dosa
  • Boiled potato – 2 nos
  • Green chilli – 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Big onion – 1 no (-do-)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
Spicy Red Chutney for Mysore masala dosa
  • Chana dal / Kadale bele - 1/4 cup OR Fried gram dal/ Hurikadale/Pottukadalai – 1/4 cup 
  • Red chilli – 7-8 nos ( Use only Byadgi chillies for bright red color)
  • Small onion or big onion – 3 nos / 1/2 no
  • Garlic –   2 cloves
  • Dessicated coconut - 1 tbsp ( optional, I din't use it)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - Use less to make thick chutney
  • Tamarind – a pinch
Coconut chutney for masala dosa
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli – 3 - 5 nos 
  • Fried gram dal /Roasted gram dal – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves – 4 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 1 sprig
  • Curry leaves – 3 nos
  • Mint leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind - A pinch
  • Sugar - a pinch
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch (optional, add to make bright green chutney)
  • Salt & water – as needed

  • Wash and soak all the ingredients given under “For Dosa batter” for 3-4 hours. Grind them to a smooth paste adding the required water and salt. You can grind the batter in a big sized mixie jar. Remove the batter to a vessel and ferment it overnight or 12 hours.The next morning, batter would have raised well. Mix well and add 1 tsp of sugar. Mix well and leave the batter for 30 minutes  to 1 hour without disturbing it. In the mean time, make red chutney, potato masala and coconut chutney recipes.
Mysore masala dosa recipe
Mysore masala dosa recipe
  • POTATO MASALA FOR DOSA : Wash and pressure cook the potato for two whistles in low flame. Add turmeric powder and salt in the cooker. Remove the potato, peel the skin and mash it well. Set aside. Chop the green chillies and onion. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves. Add onion, green chillies and saute till transparent. Add the mashed potato, turmeric powder and required salt. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup of water if the masala is too thick and dry. Make the masala like a semi thick paste.Keep it in a plate.
Mysore masala dosa recipe
Mysore masala dosa recipe
  • RED CHUTNEY FOR MASALA DOSA : Heat 2 tsp oil and roast chana dal till golden along with the ingredients given under “For spicy red chutney” without burning them. Grind everything to a smooth thick paste. Make sure you don’t add more water while grinding the chutney. It should be thick and spreadable. Remove the chutney to a bowl. For variations, you can add fried gram dal & grind all the ingredients raw to make an easy version.
Mysore masala dosa recipe
  •  SIDE DISH FOR MYSORE MASALA DOSA :  Grind the ingredients given under “ Coconut chutney” to a smooth paste. Remove thick coconut chutney in a bowl. If you want thin chutney, add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water based on your taste. Thin down and serve like hotels.  (To get bright green color, add a pinch of turmeric powder while grinding the chutney.)
Mysore masala dosa recipe
  •  HOW TO COOK DOSA : Now take the dosa batter and mix well. Heat a dosa pan and when the pan becomes hot ( Not smoky hot), sprinkle some water and wipe the dosa pan with a tissue paper or cloth. Keep the flame low and pour a big ladleful of batter. Spread it to a thin circle.
Mysore masala dosa recipe
  • Keep the flame medium now. Let the dosa cook in medium flame for one minute.When the dosa is half cooked,  spread the red chutney all over the dosa and drizzle 2 tsp of oil or butter around the corner and middle of dosa.
    By this time, dosa will become golden brown. Do not flip the dosa. Keep 3 tbsp of  potato masala in the center of dosa and fold it. Remove in a plate. Golden red colored Mysore masala dosa is ready ! Serve it topped with a small piece of butter. Enjoy with coconut chutney !! Mysore masala dosa recipe
Mysore masala dosa recipe

TIPS TO MAKE PERFECT GOLDEN BROWN DOSA : After making the first dosa, keep the flame completely low. Sprinkle a handful of water on the dosa pan. It will sizzle and absorb all the heat of pan. Then wipe the pan with a clean cloth. Now pour a ladleful of batter and spread it thin. Now increase the flame to medium and proceed as given above. For every dosa, make sure dosa pan is not so hot. Dosa should cook slowly in low to medium flame to get a nice golden brown color. You should add oil after the dosa is half cooked. Oil should sizzle all over the dosa. Do not flip it. Remove after the bottom turns golden brown. Top of the dosa should also look cooked without any batter. Each dosa takes 3 to 5 minutes to cook perfect like hotel style !

  • You can use thick or thin poha. Adding sugar gives a nice golden color to the dosa. So do not skip it.
  • Add more or less red chillies based on the taste for red chutney and coconut chutney recipe.
  • This dosa should be cooked in low to medium flame to get the crispy, golden colored dosa. So cook it patiently. Also make sure, the heat of pan is not less. Low heated pan yields dry dosa.
  • Do not sprinkle oil as soon as you spread the dosa. Drizzle oil only after the dosa is half cooked. Add butter instead of oil for rich taste.

Authentic Mysore masala dosa recipe

Enjoy making this Hotel style Mysore Masala Dosa recipe at home and serve hot with coconut chutney ! Tastes great !!
Mysore masala dosa recipe

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Rafeeda AR said...

Oh goodness! That looks like a killer of a Mysore Masala Dosa...

Chitra said...

Thanks Rafee :)

sankaran ramani said...

Wow. Very tasty. Made and enjoyed.

sankaran ramani said...

Wow. Very tasty. Made and enjoyed.

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)

Unknown said...

Drooling dosa,nice clicks.This is the first time to enter my comment.Iam a silent visitor of ur blog for the past 2years.[a]

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot for writing here :) Happy to see it.

HealthFoodSkin said...

I will definitely try this one :)

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra... WOW this recipe is good.. taste came out excellent... thank you very much... I have one issue, I did exactly how you said but my Dosa's were not as brown as its shows in the picture.. the dosa was golden brown with few white in between.. I'm I missing anything to make it dark brown.. please let me know

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying and the feedback :) Slow cooking of dosa in low flame gives golden brown color.As we have added dals and poha, it will turn golden. So next time,just sprinkle water, wipe with a cloth, spread dosa batter, cook in low flame till half cooked. Then sprinkle oil. Oil should sizzle. When the bottom turns golden, flip and remove.

Unknown said...

Thank you Chitra... Will surely try this and let you know.

saakshi said...

For sometime now I have been having problems with my dosa/idli batter fermenting. Before giving up entirely on making them anymore, I saw your recipe for Mysore Masala Dosa and coming from Karnataka, this dish means a lot to me. So I told myself I will try one last time and my happiness on seeing the perfectly risen batter (in a long time) had no bounds. Thank you for the detailed recipe and I followed it to the T and our breakfast was fabulous today:)

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Glad my recipe worked :)