Masala Dosa

masala dosa is a popular south indian food. making of masala dosa is a long process,but its worth it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 498 kcal


  • 1-1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal (polished black lentil or white lentil)
  • 3 quarts water
  • Salt
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 – 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 Tbs ghee (clarified butter) or regular butter
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal (split black chickpeas)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 large potatoes boiled
  • 8 oz coconut, cilantro and tomato chutney (optional)
  • 16 oz sambar (vegetable lentil stew, optional)


Prepare Dosa Batter:

  1. The first thing you have to do is Soak rice and urad dal in separate bowls for 4-6 hours and strain it.

  2. Process rice and urad dal mixture in commercial grinder or food processor. While grinding, add water a cup at a time until it reaches the consistency of pancake batter.

  3. Salt to taste.

  4. Cover these mixture and let sit overnight. Don't refrigerate. it needs to ferment.

Prepare Masala Dosa Filling:

  1. Add some oil or ghee to a skillet and after it heates, Add mustard seeds and chana dal.

  2. Shake mixture over the flame until golden brown color appears.

  3. Add curry leaves, green chiles, and onions.

  4. Sprinkle a little bit turmeric powder and add salt for taste then Stir.

  5. Break up boiled potato into small chunks and add them to your mixture. pour some water and stir it.

Prepare Masala Dosa:

  1. Pour refrigerated dosa mixture into a flat bottom bowl.

  2. Pour batter into a greased skillet.

  3. It form a circular shape with the batter using the flat bottomed dish.

  4. Brush on ghee to frying dosa.

  5. Place masala filling near the center of the dosa.

  6. Lightly lift the edges of the dosa.
  7. Begin rolling from the edge of the dosa as you would a wrap.

  8. Remove dosa from hot top or skillet.

  9. Masala Dosa is generally served with coconut, cilantro and tomato chutney as well as sambar (vegetable lentil stew)


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