Special Masala Dosa - South Indian Style

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Masala dosa is a South Indian snack/tiffin made with fermented rice and dal (lentil) batter. If you want to eat dosas on a Sunday morning then you need to start the preparation process for the dosa batter on Saturday morning.!! yes, that is the time required, but worth it
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Step 1: Ingredients - what you need

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3 big potatos, peeled and cooked

½ cup of boiled green peas (fresh or frozen)(optional)

1 carrot boiled and cubed(optional)

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced

3 green chillis slit lengthwise

2 big onions finely sliced

¼ tsp turmeric pwd


2 tbsp oil

1/4 cup water

For tempering/tadka/taalimpu:

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)

1 tsp urad dal (black gram)

1 tsp chana dal(Bengal gram)

10 curry leaves

let me know, if anyone can add something more ;) and improve the taste!

Step 2: How to make the Potato Sabji (Vegetable) - this is only start

Picture of How to make the Potato Sabji (Vegetable) - this is only start
Mash potatoes roughly into lumps with hand.
2 Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a cooking vessel. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Lower heat, add cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves and fry till light brown, approx 10-15 seconds. The tempering should not burn.
3 Add curry leaves, chopped green chillis and minced ginger. Mix and immediately add the sliced onions.
4 Fry till transparent, add turmeric and salt. Now add the mashed potato lumps, boiled peas and carrots. Mix, sprinkle 3 tbsp of water and let it cook with lid on medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn off heat and adjust salt.
namdeo.d5 years ago
 its really a tough job to make dosas and to make them paper thin without burning them.
idontcare7 years ago
at my house we do it differently but, masala dosa tastes good!
Patrik7 years ago
Yummm... dosas! One of my favorite south indian brunch foods. I'm also addicted to that coconut chutney. Thanks for a great instructable! For the SF Bay Area crowd - check out the dosas at Vik's Chaat Corner in Berkeley.
avinash (author)  Patrik7 years ago
thanks, like Pav Bhaji?? today, I'll be making it and submit as instructable!