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IMG_4910MAINFamous Masala dosa is a South Indian dish with a pancake made from white lentil and rice paste and served with a vegetable filling specially potato filling. You can do a number of variations .The recipe i am following i am sharing with you…:). Can be your evening snack also…


White /mash/urad lentil1/2 cup
White rice1 cup
Fattened rice/murmure1/4 cup
Saltto taste
Fenugreek seeds/methi 1/4 tsp


Boiled potatoes3-4
Onion1 medium
Mustard seeds1/4tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Crushed red chillies1 tsp
Haldi/turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Saltto taste
Curry leaves4-6
Green chilliesas needed
Green corianderas needed
Oil2 tbsp



  • Soak mash /urad dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 5 hours and rice and flattened rice in a separate bowl .
  • Drain lentil and add in processor ,now grind it to make a fine paste.Transfer in a bowl and then in the same processor add drained rice with 2 tbsp water and make a paste , now transfer this rice paste in lentil paste add salt.
  • Mix well if required then add water also but the batter should not be very thin or very thick.Consistency is very important in dosa making…
  • Set aside for 20-25 minutes for fermentation.



  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let them crackle and then add Onion. Cook till soft then add curry leaves.
  • Now add crushed red chillies , haldi powder, salt and boiled potatoes.Mix well in the end add green chili and coriander leaves.
  • Set aside.



  • Take a flat pan now take a onion half and spread it on pan in circular motion,dosas will not stick with pan with this tip.
  • Now pour 1 tbsp oil on pan and spread batter in a thin layer , cover with a lid till dosa cook properly. Pour 1 tbsp oil on dasa and turn its side.
  • When done spread potato filling on half side of dosa and turn its other side on it.remove from pan and spread onion first on pan then make next dosa.
  • Serve with Chutney and enjoy delicious dosas…:)



6 Responses

  1. aslkm ainy… was goin thru ur recipes nd came across dis one… since i belong to south india idli dosa is our staple food…. i wud lik to mention dat idli dosa batter require a lot of time for fermentation i.e about 12-16hrs… tis is d key to soft idlies nd golden crisp dosa…
    do try to ferment ur batter for d abv gvn tym… am sure u wil luv ur dosas..
    jazakallahu khair:)

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