Masala dosa recipe

         Though being a southie, dosas and idlis are not a reglar feature at my place. Thats because of my laziness probably, I never bother to make the batter.But last weekend ,we decided to make dosas. So my hubby got the batter ready. I should tell the truth. He did everything while I just relaxed. We had it for our sunday lunch or brunch..whatever you call it!!! It was very delicious. This is the recipe.


For dosa batter

Raw rice- 2 cups

Boiled rice- 1 cup

Whole udid dal- 1 cup

fenugreek seeds- 1tbspn


Soak rice and dal seperately along with fenugreek seeds. Rice has to be soaked for around 5 to 6 hours and dal for 2 hours. Grind the rice along with fenugreek seeds and then the dal and mix them adding salt.

For potato/aloo subji


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Course: breakfast

  1. Ingredients



pototoes- 5 to 6 medium sized(cooked and mashed well)


  1. Onions- 1finely chopped

Green chillies- 2 nos finely chopped

salt to taste

oil – 1tbspn

Turmeric powder- 1tsp


Heat oil in a pan. Add the green chillies and then onion and fry till they get translucent. Then add turmeric powder and salt . Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Chutney spread


1 Onions- chopped
3 – 4 Red chilies
4 to 5 Garlic
Tamarind- a small lump
gram 1 Channa dal/dal- tbspn
2 tsp Oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the channa dal and red chillies. Stir for sometime. Add the onion and fry for sometime. Blend everything together with a little tamarind.
  2. Heat a dosa tava. Pour the batter and spread it. Allow it to cook on one side. Then Spread the chutney on the upper side and lay the potato masala on the center.
  3. Fold it as shown in the picture below. Serve hot with chutney and/or sambar.

Indeed delicious. Thanks to my hubby!!!

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22 thoughts on “Masala dosa recipe”

  1. Yummm.. the masala dosa looks inviting… lucky that ur hubby did all the work, and u got to enjoy the wonderful breakfast 🙂

  2. Sowmya!!

    Thanks for dropping by….
    ur saga is indeed creative 🙂
    dosa looks really crispy….
    masala dosa is my all time favourite

  3. Hey nice dosa…
    what if we just use regular rice instead of boiled Rice?
    u know here we don’t get boiled rice…..
    plz suggest….
    Love you,

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