Dosa Varieties

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa is one of the famous South Indian Breakfast & my favorite dish. Dosa are made in varieties using same batter in which Masala dosa is a common & tasty dish which we people normally order at restaurants. We can make restaurant style Masala Dosa in our home kitchen with less time. I have added besan powder to dosa batter to give a yellowish color to the batter as well as the dosa becomes very crispy. Pouring ghee on top gives a very nice & tempting smell to Masala Dosa. Let’s try my recipe…


Serves: 3persons


  •  Dosa batter – 3cups
  •  Besan powder – 1tbsp
  •  Oil as per requirement
  •  Ghee as per requirement (optional)
  •  Salt – 1tsp


Masala Ingredients:

  •  Potato – 4nos
  •  Onion – 2nos (cut into slices)
  •  Green chilies – 6nos (as per spice required) (cut into slits)
  •  Ginger – 1inch (finely chopped)
  •  Mustard Seeds/ Rai – 1tsp
  •  Cumin seeds/ Jeerakam – 1tsp
  •  Urad Dal – 1tsp
  •  Curry leaves – 6nos
  •  Coriander / Dhania/ Malli leaves – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  •  Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  •  Oil – 3tbsp
  •  Salt as per taste

Method for making Masala:

  •  First cook potatoes in pressure cooker. Please don’t add water into potato vessel. Add adequate water in the cooker & place potato vessel into the cooker. When first whistle comes, low flame & cook for 15mins. Peel off skin & nicely smash the cooked potatoes. Keep it aside.
  •  Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds & curry leaves.
  •  Add green chilies & chopped ginger. Sauté for a minute. Add turmeric powder, sliced onion & adequate salt.
  •  Nicely sauté till the onions turn transparent & slight pink in color.
  •  Then add smashed potatoes & nicely mix so that all ingredients get properly combined with potatoes.
  •  Add chopped coriander leaves & mix well. Masala is ready. Make 6 equal portions of masala.


Method for making Masala Dosa:

  •  In a deep bottom vessel, pour the dosa batter. Add besan powder & salt. Mix thoroughly & see to it that no lumps are foamed.
  •  Heat a dosa tawa & grease it with little oil. Pour 1 ladle of dosa batter & spread it in a round shape to make a thin dosa.
  •  Then keeping it on a medium flame, pour a teaspoon of oil on top of dosa & 1tsp of ghee. Nicely spread ghee to all over the dosa with the spatula which gives a nice aroma.
  •  When it start turning crispy, add one portion of masala in the middle of dosa & spread it with spatula.
  •  Cook till the dosa turns golden brown in color & fold it pressing slightly to make a roll. See to it that Roll doesn’t break.


Masala Dosa is ready to serve hot. Goes well with Sambar, Coconut chammandhi & onion chutney.

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