Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Masala Dosa/ Masala Dosa Mix

A dosa center, whether it be at a mall or on the streets, is always packed with customers. Well, who doesn't love it. Pair it with some filter coffee and it is so yumm and heavenly. Now, to have dosa / masala dosa , you don't have to just wait to go to a restaurant to enjoy that dosa. You could just make it at home and enjoy it with family, at the comfort of your own home.

When we first got hold of this recipe, we just made it every other weekend. We were so fond of it. Those memories of going into the Indian Coffee House to relish on those amazingly crisp dosas over an excuse of birthdays or get together or a treat, was brought back when we recreated it at home. If you belong to our generation then you would understand what I am talking about, because these days, its all about the burgers, pizzas and fried chicken. Anyways, if you are a Masala Dosa fan or addict like me, you got to try it at home. I bet you would be hooked.


For the Dosa batter - Check recipe here 

For the Potata Masala mix

  1. 1 Large / 2 medium sized Potato, boiled, peeled and cut into cubes
  2. 1 cup of onion, sliced
  3. 1 tsp of grated ginger
  4. 2 green chillies chopped
  5. 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
  6. 1 tbsp of chana dal
  7. 1 tsp of urad dal
  8. 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  9. A big pinch of Asafoetida
  10. 1 strand of curry leaves
  11. 3-4 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
  12. Salt to taste
  13. 2 tbsp of oil

Making of Potato Masala Mix

  • Heat a pan and take oil in it. Once hot, add the mustard seeds. Let it pop. turn down the heat to medium low. Now add the urad dal and chana dal. Stir fry it. Once they start turning colour, drop in the onion and salt. Saute it for a minute or two.
  • Add the grated ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute it. Once the ginger has lost its raw smell, add the turmeric powder and asafoetida. Stir it well. Add 1/2 cup of water to it. Turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling, add the potatoes to it. Just mash few potato pieces with your hand while adding it into the water. Leave some potato pieces as is. Give it all a mix. Add the coriander leaves and stir it all together. Turn down the heat to medium. Cook it untill the mixture is like semi sold consistency. Turn off the heat. Overtime, while the mixture stands off the heat, it would thicken.
Making of Masala Dosa
  • Heat the skillet. Drizzle few drops of oil and wipe it off with a paper towel.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter in the middle of the skillet and spread the batter outward in a circular motion with a flat bottom steel bowl.
  • Once the dosa looks cooked and starts getting golden brown, drizzle few drops of oil over it.  Place 2 tbsp of potato masala mix in the center and roll it. 
  • Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


  1. Slice the onions a little thick and don't over cook them. It should have a little crunch.
  2. The consistency of the potato mix is one key factor to recreating the restaurant style masala dosa. So do make sure you have the mix in a paste consistency.

Recipe Courtesy : ShowmetheCurry


  1. We still love masala dosa..I too make the similar way but add garlic instead of ginger..Yummy masala dosa,perfect with tea for breakfast :)


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