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Apr 26, 2011

South Indian Masala Dosa Recipe / Potato Masala Dosa Recipe

Hope everyone had a great weekend…Sorry I was unable to  post yesterday(yes…. a little busy).And I want to share a couple of photos with you…One of my friend named Shabi tried few dishes from my blog  for Easter..She emailed me those photos,She made Chilli Chicken and fake KFC chicken ..She told that it came so good..how Sweet is that..If you want to check the original recipe click here and here.

Dosa and idlis are a staple of southindian meal.They are a lifesaver when you have no time to make anything.They are served with chutney or sambar..But this dosa is a special one,they have a spicy masala inside them,so they don’t need any side dish with them.

A small variations of this dish is called as Mysore Masala Dosa,I will post that dish tomorrow..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4


Dosa Batter as needed (RECIPE HERE)
Oil as needed

For Potato Masala:

Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Onions - 1 medium size chopped finely
Ginger - 2 tsp chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 medium size chopped finely
Potato - 2 large boiled, peeled and mashed
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely


Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let them sizzle.

Add in ginger and saute for a min.

Add in onions, carrots, chillies and saute well.

Add in salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.

Add in some water and bring it to a boil.

Add in mashed potatoes and mix well.

Throw  in the coriander leaves and mix well. Masala done.

Now to make dosa, spread dosa batter thinly, drizzle oil all around the dosa and cook it till golden Spoon potato filling over it, let it crisp up, fold and serve.

Take your ingredients for potato masala

Pressure cook potatoes till soft
peel off the skin
mash it roughly and set aside
Heat oil in a pan

add in mustard, urad dal and curry leaves

sprinkle little asafoetida

let it sizzle up

add in ginger

now add in onions, chillies and carrot

saute for a min or so

add in salt

and turmeric powder

mix well

pour in little water

let it bubble up

add in mashed potatoes

mix well

add in coriander leaves

mix well

remove it in a bowl and set aside
Now lets make the dosa..

pour dosa batter

spread it thinly

Drizzle oil all around the sides

Let it cook till the bottom crisp up

Spoon some masala over it

Fold over



  1. I could not see the recipe for making dosa batter...do you have it somewhere on ur

  2. Vegetarian Surprises..You can check it here..http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/12/ammas-homemade-idli-dosa-batter-for.html

  3. Masala Dosa is looking very delicious. I think masala dosa is favorite menu for most south indian people.

  4. plzz tell me Asafoetida?? what is it??? i cant understand plzzz help me

  5. @Anonymous Asafoetida is a pungent spice. It has a very strong flavour so you only use little. it is also called as hing in hindi. It is available in all indian supermarket

  6. Looks delicious. Just a question, when do you add the ginger garlic paste? TQ

  7. Really it was awesome recipe.I love your blog.Thank you for sharing this yummy and crisp dosa...
    How ti make dosa

  8. Wonderful Recipe. Pretty much ideal .. Thanks for sharing...
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  9. Wonderful Recipe. Pretty much ideal .. Thanks for sharing...
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