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Masala Dosa Recipe served in a plate

Masala Dosa recipe

If you are even tiniest bit familiar with Indian Cuisine, you MUST have heard of masala dosa recipe for sure. It is more of South Indian cuisine, but relished through out the country or rather the world.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword masala dosa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 311kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 2 large potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole dry red chili
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • dosa batter
  • oil for drizzling


Preparing Potato Poriyal

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter, add the cumin, red chili, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal.
  • Fry for a minute, add the onion. Fry the onions till brown, add the salt and turmeric.
  • Add boiled and mashed potatoes, mix well. Add little water if necessary
  • Stir well until well combined and remove from fire. Set aside this potato poriyal.

Preparing masala dosa

  • Heat a tawa, and splash little water on it. Spread the dosa batter on it. Drizzle some oil.
  • Cook till the dosa turns brown. Place some potato poriyal in the middle and fold over.
  • Serve the masala dosa recipe hot.



  • The cook and prep time excludes the dosa batter preparation time. You can also try it with readymade dosa batter.
  • Drizzling water before adding the dosa batter makes spreading easier.
  • When you are spreading the batter, try doing it quickly. If the tawa gets too hot, it will be difficult to spread. 
The following are just estimates and not actuals: