Mar 25, 2012

Paneer Masala Dosa / Dosa Stuffed with Cottage Cheese Curry - Restaurant Style Dosa Recipes

I was totally busy yesterday..We went for shopping for my wedding on my birthday (yes it was my birthday). We started our trip at 7 in the morning and returned back home at 12 in the night..A whole day of shopping..We bought all sorts of sarees, salwars and stuffs like that..We had lots of fun and it was a amazing day..I will write more about my wedding shopping in my other blog..Now coming to this dosa recipe..This one is inspired from the dosa which we used to get in a hotel called gowri shankar..It is a pretty famous shop here..They serve this amazing dosa..Walking across that shop makes us to get in.. Oneday i did that too..I bought a parcel of this dosa to my house and it was so good..I thought to recreate this dish and i did it..

These are crisp dosa which is stuffed with a creamy spicy paneer masala..YUM YUM..I made this for my perimma on the other day, she loved it a lot..We had great time cooking this together...She also taught me 'how to cook the perfect ghee roast', will try to post that soon..So here you go to the recipe and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 2 under the theme Seven Days of Dosa Recipes


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

For Paneer Masala:
Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 1 packet
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 3 chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblpsn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Tandoori Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Cashew - 10
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Cubed the paneer pieces into small pieces and soak them in hot water till use.

Start by making the masala. Heat 1 tblspn oil in a kadai. Add Cashews and fry till they turn golden.

Add in onions and saute for 3 mins till they turn light golden. Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook for 5 mins till everything turns mushy. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.

Now take this masala in a blender along with the cashews and make into a puree.

Now heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai and add in cumin and fennel seeds. Let it splatter.

Now add in the ground masala along with all the spice powder and mix well.  Add in salt and enough water(around half cup) and mix well.

Add in the paneer pieces and mix well..Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 5 mins till the masala turns little thick but not so dry. Add coriander leaves and set aside.

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
Prep them
Soak ur paneer pieces in hot water till use
First fry your cashewnuts
and remove them to a plate
add onions and fry them
add some ginger and garlic paste
fry till light golden
add in tomatoes
and cook till they turn mushy
add it to the blender along with cashews
puree it up
now heat some oil and add fennel seeds
add the ground masala
add in all spice powders
and mix well
cook till oil separates
add some water
and paneer cubes(drained)
mix well
cover and simmer
till oil separates
Now make dosa
drizzle oil and smoothen the top
like this
spoon some masala
Fold and serve


The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never tried to make dosas of any kind, but this recipe looks so tempting I will have a go finally! Your wedding shopping sounds fun but tiring; I'll look forward to reading all about it :)

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n tasty dosha dear...

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

I am sure this must have been very good..congrats on the wedding..

Jayanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy Aarthi. Can't take my eyes off the dosas. Its so delicious and tempting.

Preethi said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi,
Belated Birthday wishes dear. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday....SHOPPING!!!!! And yes, it is indeed fun to do wedding shopping....Will definely try out this recipe, though I do a similar one with cauliflower instead of paneer. But paneer sounds goooood!!!

the mad said... Best Blogger Tips

Dosa is delicious. I am amazed that you have the energy to make and post such a beautiful but lot of work dish after all the shopping. Kudos to you.

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this panner masala dosa flavor...very innovative

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

awesoem dosa stuff dear..vl try this.....

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious masala and you're looks exactly what I get in restaurant

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting masala in dosa!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

looks superr...a cousin from states said...everyone in india is going crazy with cheese , she hated the idea of cheese in dosa...i guess i should try this recipe for her as she is a huge fan of dosa and paneer

Dining Alone said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried Paneer for the first time not too long ago and loved it, this looks delicious said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your wedding and happy birthday! Sounds like you had a blast shopping all day. Two occasions happening in one day...awesome! =)

Jayashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Dosa and paneer curry is quite an unusual combination. Are you talking about Annapoorna Gowri Sankar? I love their masala dosas.
More than 12 hours of shopping.....WOW!!!

Rajani S said... Best Blogger Tips

Belated birthday wishes and wishing you tons of happiness ahead :). Congrats.

And btw, the dosa looks yum.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Terrific dosa with such a yummy filling Aarthi..Sooo Tempting !

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmm....very yummy....makes me drool...

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Archana Vivek said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..I love anything with panneer any time. This recipe is awesome

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful dosa with tempting stuffing !!

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Paneer masala with dosa looks awesome..

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Belated Birthday! Wonderful blog with lovely recipes and pics. X

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely presentation!

Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy paneer masala dosa.Love it.

Ms.Chitchat said... Best Blogger Tips

Many many happy returns of the day,although a day late. Very beautiful innovation of the regular filling. Nice illustrative clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks like a yummy combo....

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Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling.. i love this one :).. can't wait to hear more details of your shopping!

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NiVi said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy dosa.. i love the paneer gravy..

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

love the paneer stuffing...awesome!!

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a interesting variation !!..n yes loads of wishes on u r birthday and for your future!!

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

BELATED WISHES DEAR. Enjoying the shopping, great great.

Paneer Masala Dosa is superb.

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

btw, there is an award for you on my blog, drop in anytime from 10:00am (BST) Friday to collect it!

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice combo!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

belated bday wishes to u, hope u had a fantastic time with the wedding shopping :) the masala dosa looks yum!

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting version with a different kind of filling!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely drool-worthy dosai recipe!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly restaurant style, Aarthi ! bookmarking this :)

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A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Belated happy birthday and lovely to spend the day shopping. Love the color combo of dosa.. white and brown of the curry

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Jayasri Ravi said... Best Blogger Tips

Never used this paneer subji in dosa.., must try sometime.., my kids aren't big fan of paneer.., that's why I don't use it much, looks delicious