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masala dosa

Masala Dosa Recipe - South Indian Crepes With Potato Filling

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Puja


  • 2 cups Potatoes boiled & crumbled
  • 1 nos Onion
  • 3 nos Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Peanuts
  • Curry Leaves few
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Dosa Batter as needed
  • Oil to roast dosa


  1. Rinse and boil potatoes in a pressure cooker.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking peel and chop onion in little big pieces. Set aside.
  3. When the potato gets cooked, peel them and chop them, or I would say crumble it.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds to it.
  5. When the seeds start spluttering add curry leaves and peanuts and fry for a minute.
  6. Add green chilies and chopped onion. Saute till the onion turn golden brown.
  7. Now add turmeric powder and mix it well.
  8. Fry for few minutes until the raw smell of turmeric goes off.
  9. Now add the mashed potatoes and give it a nice mix.
  10. Cook for few minutes and switch of the gas.
  11. Stir the batter well before you start making dosa.
  12. Heat a cast iron pan or a flat non-stick pan.(the pan should be medium hot)
  13. Smear some oil if using an iron pan or griddle.(don't smear oil on a non-stick pan, otherwise you will not be able to spread the dosa batter)
  14. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread the dosas as thin as possible in a circular way.
  15. Drizzle some oil or ghee on top and edges.(cook on a medium flame)
  16. Cook until the base becomes golden and crisp.
  17. When you see the base has become golden, place a portion of the potato masala on the dosa in the middle.
  18. Fold the dosa into half, closing the masala filling and serve hot with Coconut Chutney or Sambar.

Recipe Notes

To get golden brown dosa, the pan should be hot. But at the same time if the pan is very hot then you cannot spread the dosa batter properly. Spread the dosa batter on the pan. So in order to avoid that you can either sprinkle water on the pan and then wipe it. This process will bring down the temperature of the pan. This is applicable for cast iron pan not for the non-stick pan.

If you are using a non-stick pan than as soon as one dosa is done reduce the flame. Spread the dosa batter on the pan, then increase the flame and let the dosa cook.