Home-made Masala Dosa

Go to any hotel in South India, the menu card will definitely have the item Masala Dosa. It’s an ever on demand dosa item all over South India. It’s a tasty filling breakfast / dinner dish.

In restaurants masala dosa is usually served with sambar and chutney. And remember!!!... serve hot with steaming filter coffee...that makes the breakfast complete....

I had guests for dinner the other night and that means 6 persons in for dinner.... So I prepared this menu for all of us taking 40 minutes for the aloo masala and for the whole dinner some 90 minutes. Per dosa it takes around 1.5 minutes to prepare. I made around 30 masala dosas as my tava is a normal sized one.

We prepared the Dosa Batter at home, which made the Masala Dosa super tasty. To make the batter at home, it’s only a matter of getting the right proportions of rice and urad dal.

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Home-made Masala Dosa


6 Persons

90 minutes

Items List

Name Quantity Image
Potato 800gm
Sliced Onion 500 gm
Chooped Tomato 300gm
Chopped Ginger 1 tbsp
Green chillies 4 nos
Curry leaves 15 nos
Chopped Coriander leaves ¼ cup
Oil 2 tb sp
Mustard 1 ½ tsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Salt enough to taste
Turmeric powder 1 ½ tsp
Water 5 cups
Dosa batter 1 ½ kg
Ghee enough to spread


stage 1

peel the skin of potatoes and cut in large cubes. Put them in a pressure cooker, pour water enough to cook. To this add salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder. Close with the lid keep in high flame until steam rushes out. Now simmer the flame and put the weight. Keep in high flame again until the first whistle blows then simmer it for next 3 whistles. Keep it aside to cool down. Now mash the boiled potatoes (avoiding the water) and keep it aside.Check the salt and if more salt is required you can add it while making curry. Keep the potato boiled water separate.

stage 2

Now slice the onions, chop the green chillies, coriander (chop leaves & stems separately) and ginger.

stage 3

Slice tomatoes and keep it separate. Keep all the things ready.

stage 4

Heat a kadai and pour 2 tb sp oil and pop mustard.

stage 5

To this add chopped green chillies, chopped ginger, curry leaves and chopped coriander stem.

stage 6

To this add sliced onion and sauté until the raw smell goes.

stage 7

Now add salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and mix well.

stage 8

Sauté well until it turns golden color.

stage 9

To this add sliced tomatoes and mix well and sauté well until raw smell goes.

stage 10

Now add ½ cup potato boiled water, mix well, check for salt. Add salt if required, mix and cover the kadai with a lid, let the contents cook for 2-3 minutes.

stage 11

open the lid and mix the boiling contents well and add mashed potatoes. Mix them thoroughly.

stage 12

now add coriander leaves and mix once again and remove it from the stove, keep it aside.

Masala is ready

stage 13

heat a tava and pour one ladle of dosa batter to it and spread nice and thin.

stage 14

spread ½ to 1 tsp of ghee and wait until the lower side is cooked to a golden brown color. Now flip it over so that the white side is also cooked.

stage 15

Flip it over once again. To one half of the white side put 2 tb sp of the prepared masala and fold the dosa and transfer it to a plate.

Masala dosa is ready to serve.


  • The dosa batter used here is readily available from super market. Make sure the dosa batter is made from Rice, Urad dal, Fenugreek and salt.
  • You can avoid using tomatoes and instead add 1 tb sp lemon juice at the final stage.
  • You can also add other vegetables like cooked carrot, beans, green peas etc at stage 11.
  • You can use 2 tavas if available so that it saves your time considerably.
  • Serve masala dosa with chuttaracha chammanthi, onion red chutney, sambar and filter coffee. Enjoy the yum of a complete dinner.


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