South Indian Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa is the hot favorite South Indian recipe. It is preferred for breakfast, but fits into plate at any time of the day. Crispy dosa with alu sabji, coconut chutney and Sambar is healthy, filling and tasty too. Here is the recipe to make Masala Dosa in Karnataka Style. Try this and enjoy.


For Dosa:

  • Four cups Rice
  • One Cup Urad Dal
  • One Teaspoon Methi
  • Four Tea Spoons Puffed Rice

Soak all the above in water for about 4 to 5 hours and grind them to make dough. The ingredients should be ground to a pasty form. Add salt to taste and keep it aside overnight for fermentation.

Dosa alu sabzi

Alu sabzi

For Alu Sabji

  •  3-4 medium sized alu (potato)
  • 4 medium sized onion
  • 4 green chillies
  • ½” Ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Urad dal
  • Gram dal
  • Pinch of turmeric


Boil the alu in cooker, remove the skin, crush into small pieces and keep it aside. Cut the onion into fine pieces. Cut green chilies into ½” Pieces, chop coriander, curry and ginger into small pieces.

Method : Put two tablespoon oil in pan, when oil is hot add a small spoon of mustard seeds, then add gram dal and urad dal, pinch of turmeric, ginger followed by green chilies. When this is done, add onion and fry for 5-7 minutes in low heat. After the onion gets cooked, add cut coriander leaves and curry leaves. Then add crushed alu, salt to taste and mix them on low heat for 5 mts. Keep it aside.

For Chutney

coconut chutney

Coconut chutney

Requirements :

  • Half coconut grated
  • Fried gram 3 tablespoons
  • 4 chilies
  • Coriander / pudina leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Tamarind paste 1 small spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch.

Method: Fry the chilies in little oil, add asafoetida (Hing) and curry leaves at the end, fry for 1 mts. Grind the fried gram to a power in a dry mixer jar, then add all other ingredients and grind to a homogeneous mixture with water. Put it in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Masala Dosa:

Heat the pan on medium heat, spread dosa dough evenly to form a thin layer making circular movements. Spread one spoon oil all around, close the pan and leave for 2 mts. Now open the lid, place alu sabji in the center and wait till the Dosa becomes crispy. Then fold it to any shape of your choice, serve it hot with chutney. Ghee or butter can be added for extra taste.



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