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Mar 27, 2012

Gobi Masala Dosa / Cauliflower Masala Dosa - Restaurant Style Dosa Recipes

Yesterday was my perimma's birthday..She came to my house along with perippa. I would love to share some sweet words about them..First off all I am so lucky to have all of them as my relatives..They are so caring and will do anything for us..They are the best couple too…Along with them I have another perippa and perimma too. I will take pictures of them and post soon. I am so attached to both of my perimma's that anyone else. They are the person who care for us in real. I should definitely make some thing special for them right..I made them this crispy dosa and served it along with curry leaves chutney and sambar..How good is that..They totally enjoyed the meal. I was really happy about this.

 Now coming to the recipe..It is a special dosa served in a famous hotel gowri shankar here..I make potato masala dosa often but gobi masala dosa is really new to me..But once I tried it, I came to a decision that I should make it often..It was that yummy…The masala which I made is so rich and creamy because of the cashews which we add there..You could serve that masala with roti or poori too..

 I hope you will try it out and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 5 under the theme Seven Days of Dosa Recipes.


Dosa Batter  ( Click here for recipe)
Oil for pan frying

For Califlower Masala:
Cauliflower - 1 cut into bite size florets
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 3
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblpsn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp( for cooking cauliflower)
Tandoori Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Cashew - 10
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Grind the cashews to a smooth paste and set aside.

Boil water with some salt and turmeric powder. Cook cauliflower in that till they turn tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add fennel seeds and saute for a min.Add in onions, coriander leaves , salt and cook for 5 mins. Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add in all the spice powders and fry for 30 sec. Now add in tomato and mix well.Cook this till oil separates.

Now add in the ground cashew paste  and mix well..Cook this again for 5 mins..Add around 1 cup of water.

Now add in cooked cauliflower. Cover and simmer till the gravy gets thick like a masala but not so dry.

Now lets make the dosa. Heat a tawa and add a ladleful of batter in it and spread it thinly. Drizzle some oil around the sides and using a flat spoon spread it over he dosa so the top layer forms a very smooth layer. Wait till the bottom to crisp up. When it started to turn golden spoon some masala in the center and fold in half.

Transfer to a plate and serve hot.


Take all your ingrediants
Saute some fennel seeds in oil
add onions and coriander leaves
add some salt and saute well
now add in ginger & garlic paste
add in all spice powders
and cook till they turn mushy
add in cashew paste
and some water
and cooked cauliflower
mix well
cook till they turn thick like a masala
make dosa
drizzle some oil
smoothen the top
spoon some masala in
fold it
and serve


  1. looks delicious...and i think the cashew really works wonders

  2. Yummy and crispy dosa ..loving all your dosa variety ...

  3. filling is yummy. looks perfect

  4. All types of stuffed dosas are surely interesting..

  5. super yummy masala dosha...yum

  6. Looks great. Who are periamma and perippa? grandparents? I used to love going my g.parents too.

  7. Hi dear,
    What a coincidence. I just made the exact same recipe today....and yes it is yummmmmm...............You get this in Saravana Bhavan too..

  8. Gobi masala is something new form me for dosa masala def try this yummy masala for dosa!!

  9. My fav dosa...love the gobi masala version

  10. Looks great aarthi. Loved ur clicks.

  11. Wow aarthi, i have dosa batter in my fridge and I think after seeing this I cannot stop my self from trying this!!!!

  12. one of my fav masal dosa,looks very tempting...

  13. dosa vth filling gobi.....luks innovative.....yumm

  14. This looks quite delicious, can I join you for lunch please :) Diane

  15. Looks super yum Aarthi. Love your step-by-step recipe. Nice...

  16. Wow this looks wonderful Aarthi! I've never tried cauliflower masala before. I might have to with some new seasonings I just bought. ~Megan

  17. gobi masala dosa really inviting..

  18. I wonder when my folks at home will be ready to accept such exotic curries for dosa..it is always alu curry and /or peanut chutney :)

  19. nice variation to regular dosa

  20. Its very nice. bookmarked. will try sometime

  21. @the madPerimma and Perippa are uncle and Aunty

  22. Looks tempting nice to know about your perima and periappa.

  23. This looks really yummy. http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

  24. wow! nice and new filling....super!

  25. This is such a nice feeling.. very sweet of you make them something very special :)

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  26. Interesting. Never thought of pairing gobi curry with dosas.

  27. I have tried this version before and loved it to bits. Shame that I don;t make it anymore. Usually I end up with just a dosa and a chutney/podi.

    Lovely dosa and enjoying all your entries for BM :)

  28. Very interesting. should try this some day

  29. Lovely restaurant style masala dosa!

  30. Awesome dosa varieties...def try this

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  31. I usually make this sort of subji with chapatis, never thought of making it like this.., nice idea.., can please my kids that I make different dosas every time!

  32. Can i use almonds instead of cashew?


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