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Masala Dosa

  Dehusked black gram 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chana dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Frying oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Potatoes 3
  Onions 2 Medium, sliced
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Frozen green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coriander 1 Tablespoon (For Garnishing-)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Urad dal 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 1 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 6 , slit lenghtwise
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Fenugreek seed 1⁄4 Teaspoon

For dosa:

Soak urad dal, rice, chana dal and fenugreek seeds for 4 hours.
Then grind to a smooth paste. Let it ferment for about 12 hours.
Now add salt and mix well. If necessary add a bit of water to make it a medium thick batter.
Heat a pan and prepare dosa. Keep a tablespoon of bhaji/potato masala inside and fold.
Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

For bhaji/potato masala:

Pressure cook potatoes and cut/mash them. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds fenugreek seeds and urad dal, and saute till urad dal turns golden brown in colour. Now add the curry leaves and ginger and fry for a while. Add turmeric powder and mix it well. Add green chillies and chopped onions. Saute till the onions turns golden brown. Now add the chopped tomatoes and peas and saute until tomatoes and peas are cooked. Now add potatoes and 1/2 a cup of water. Add salt to taste. When it comes to a boil cover and cook it on a low flame for about 10 minutes.
Finally turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Rice, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1630 Calories from Fat 1136

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 123 g189.3%

Saturated Fat 21.4 g107.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 131.3 mg5.5%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.6%

Dietary Fiber 20.5 g81.9%

Sugars 11.2 g

Protein 22 g44.6%

Vitamin A 27.5% Vitamin C 146.8%

Calcium 17.3% Iron 29.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
Awesome. Love Masala Dosa.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks Snigdha...I love it too..
veg.foodie's picture
oh... i would kill for a nice platter of masala dosa with coconut chutney!!! there is nothing more savory and comforting! n this recipe is awesome...coming from you, I trust it enough to make it...though it looks like a real tricky job to me... :) thanks for this
smriti's picture
i will surely try this on sunday morning :), thanks
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Smriti, did you try out the recipe? How did it turn out?
Masala Dosa Recipe