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Paneer Masala Dosa Recipe

Crispy dosa stuffed with a paneer masala and served. Creamy paneer masala filling stuffed inside dosa.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Dosa Batter
  • 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.
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