Masala dosa

Masala dosa
Preperation time:
1 hour(soaking) + 8 hours (fermentation) + 5 min(preperation) + 15 min(cooking)
Total time - 9 hours 20 minutes.

Servings: 12 dosa

Ingredients: (1 cup=100 ml)

  • Dosa rice - 2.5 cups
  • Methi seeds - 1 tspoon
  • Urad dal - 3/4 cup
  • Chana dal - 2 tspoons
  • Poha (thin) - 1/4 cup
  • Rava (ordinary/small) - 2 tspoon
  • Oil for dosa roasting
  • Salt ~taste

For red chutney (Chutney quantity for 12 dosa):

  • Red chillies (soaked in water overnight~8hrs) - 3
  • Onion - 2 medium
  • Garlic - 2 cloves

Soaked red chillies, chopped onion and garlic
For potato palya:
  • Potatoes - 3 large sized
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Oil - 2 tspoons
  • Chana dal - 2 tspoons
  • Urad dal - 2 tspoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tspoon
  • Hing - 1/2 tspoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 strand
  • Termeric powder - a pinch
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4
  • Ginger - 1 tspoon
  • Sugar - 1 tspoon
  • Amchur powder/ huli pudi - 1 tspoon
  • Salt for taste


(A) Potato Palya:

Step 1. Boil potatoes and peel outer skin, mash roughly.
Step 2. In a kadai, heat oil, then add Chana dal, urad dal, masturd seeds, hing, curry leaves. Saute till mustard splutters.
Step 3. Then add a pinch of turmeric powder, chopped green chillies and ginger. Saute till raw smell of ginger disappears.
Step 4. Then add chopped onion, saute for 2 more minutes.
Step 5. Now add boiled and mashed potatoes, mix well.
Step 6. Add sugar, salt and amchur powder/huli pudi, mix well. Close lid for 2 minutes. Potato palya will be ready.

(B) Red Chutney:

Step 1.  Soak red chilies in water overnight.
Soak red chillies overnight

Step 2.  For red chutney, add onion, garlic along with soaked red chillies, grind it to a course paste (if you want more spicy add more red chillies) 
Grind soaked red chillies + onion + garlic

Ground red chutney
(C) Dosa:

Step 1. Soak dosa rice+methi seeds and urad dal +chana dal in separately for at least one hour.
Soak dosa rice + methi seeds for at-least 1 hour
Soak urad dal + chana dal for 1 hour
Step 2. Grind soaked dosa rice & methi seeds along with washed poha, keep aside.
Soaked rice +methi, urad dal +chana dal, washed poha
Grind soaked rice + methi and washed poha
Ground batter of rice, methi and poha
Step 3.  Grind urad dal+chana dal once, pour it to ground rice batter, mix well. Keep it aside for fermentation (overnight).
Grind urad dal + chana dal
Ground urad dal + chana dal batter added to rice + methi batter

Step 4.  Add rava, sugar and salt to fermented batter, mix well.

Add rava, sugar, salt to fermented batter

Final batter 
Step 5.  Prepare thin dosa, pour a tspoon of oil on dosa.

Pour 1 tspoon oil on prepared dosa
Step 6. Apply red chutney on dosa as shown in pictures. Roast dosa for a minute.
Applying red chutney on dosa

with red chutney
Step 7. Place already prepared potato palya in middle of dosa. Then fold (as shown below).
Place palya on dosa
Folding dosa
Folded dosa
Step 8.  Enjoy with sambar or coconut chutney!

Masala dosa / Masala dose
Dosa is ready to serve

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