Masala Dosa Recipe

Delicious Masala Dosa Recipe: A Perfect South Indian Breakfast for Four

Masala dosa is a popular South Indian dish made of fermented rice and lentil batter, filled with spiced potatoes. Its origin dates back centuries in the region.

Masala Dosa Recipe

Masala dosa is a popular South Indian dish that has won the hearts of food lovers all around the world. With its crispy texture, tangy filling, and aromatic flavors, masala dosa is the ultimate comfort food. Whether you're a fan of South Indian cuisine or just looking to try something new, this recipe will guide you through the process of making mouthwatering masala dosa for four people. So, let's dive into the world of spices and flavors!

Prep Time 10 hrs Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 10 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 4 Calories: 168 Cal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Dosa Batter:

For the Masala Filling:

For Accompaniments:


  1. Soaking the Ingredients:
    • In separate bowls, soak the rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds for about 6-8 hours.
    • Also, soak the flattened rice (poha) in water for 30 minutes before grinding.
  2. Grinding the Batter:
    • Drain the water from the soaked rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds.
    • In a blender, grind the rice and fenugreek seeds together to make a smooth batter. Add water as needed.
    • Transfer the rice batter to a large bowl.
    • Next, grind the soaked urad dal and flattened rice together into a fluffy batter.
    • Mix the urad dal batter with the rice batter.
    • Add salt to taste and mix well.
    • Ferment the batter for 8-10 hours or overnight in a warm place.
  3. Making the Masala Filling:
    • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle.
    • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves (optional). Sauté for a few seconds.
    • Add chopped onions and green chilies. Cook until the onions turn golden brown.
    • Sprinkle turmeric powder and mix well.
    • Add the mashed potatoes and salt to the pan. Mix everything together.
    • Cook the masala filling for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the he
  4. Cooking the Masala Dosa:
    • Heat a non-stick or cast-iron dosa tawa (griddle) on medium heat.
    • Pour a ladleful of dosa batter onto the center of the tawa and spread it evenly in a circular motion to form a thin pancake.
    • Drizzle some oil around the edges and on top of the dosa.
    • Cook until the dosa turns golden brown and crispy.
    • Place a spoonful of the prepared masala filling in the center of the dosa.
    • Fold the dosa in half and serve hot.
    • Repeat the process to make more dosas as needed.
  5. Serving the Masala Dosa:
    • Serve the masala dosa hot with coconut chutney and sambar on the side.
    • You can also serve it with a side of tomato or mint chutney for an extra burst of flavor.
    • Enjoy the crispy dosa with the flavorful masala filling, and relish the authentic taste of South India!
  6. Conclusion:

    Preparing masala dosa at home is a delightful experience that brings the authentic flavors of South India to your kitchen. The crispy dosa combined with the aromatic masala filling creates a symphony of taste and texture that is hard to resist. So, gather your loved ones, follow this simple recipe, and embark on a culinary journey that will leave everyone craving for more. Indulge in the deliciousness of masala dosa and enjoy a memorable breakfast or brunch with your family or friends!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 168kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 76mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugars 0.09g
Protein 3.9g8%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Masala Dosa, traditional Indian breakfast, South Indian cuisine, fermented rice and lentil batter, coconut chutney, sambar, vegetarian dish, Indian pancake, dosa batter,

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