How to make Masala Dosa -

This famous snack with a twist - the chutney is made with tomato, red chillies and garlic.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Kirithiga Kannan.

Main Ingredients : Dosa Batter (डोसे का घोल), Potato Bhaji (आलू भाजी)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa Recipe Card


The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 2

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masala Dosa Recipe

  • Dosa Batter 2 cups

  • Potato Bhaji 1 cup

  • Butter as required


  • Red chillies 4

  • Tomato 1 Big

  • Garlic 8 cloves

  • Oil to shallow fry


Step 1

To make the chutney grind together red chillies, tomatoes, garlic with little oil without water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick tawa. Place a small ladleful of dosa batter on the tawa and spread evenly to make an eight inch diameter dosa.

Step 3

Drizzle oil around the dosa and cook on low heat for half a minute.

Step 4

Spread a little red chutney all over the dosa and place the potato bhaji on top of it.

Step 5

Top it with little butter and serve with coriander /mint chutney.

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