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Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa (Rice and Lentil Crepes with Potato Stuffing)
Prep Time
8 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins

Masala Dosa (Rice and Lentil Crepes with Potato Stuffing) is a very delicious South Indian breakfast made using fermented rice and lentil batter to get crispy mouthwatering crepes filled with aromatic and spiced potato stuffing.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aromatic, crispy, delicious, masala dosa, popular, potato filling, rice and lentil crepes, savory crepes, south indian breakfast
Dosa Batter
  • 4 cups Idli Rice (parboiled short grain rice)
  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 2 cups split black gram lentils
  • 2 tbsp split chickpea
  • 2 tbsp split pigeon lentils
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp salt
Potato Stuffing
  • 3 medium potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp split black gram lentils
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 cup coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
How to make dosa batter
  1. Soak the rice in a big bowl submerged in plenty of water for 6 to 8 hours

  2. Soak the lentils, fenugreek, cooked rice in another bowl submerged in plenty of water for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Grind the soaked rice , lentils, fenugreek, cooked rice in a mixer or grinder until you get a smooth batter .

  4. Add salt and mix well . Use your hand to mix the batter well and keep it in a warm and humid place.

  5. The batter will double and rise up after about 8 to 10 hours . It can be used immediately or stored in a refrigerator for later use.

How to make Potato Filling
  1. Heat a pan with a little oil .

  2. Add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter.

  3. Add split black gram and wait until it turns brown.

  4. Add onions , ginger and green chilies.

  5. Add turmeric and salt .

  6. Add mashed potatoes , curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix well.Cook for about 5 minutes with a closed lid . Remove from heat and keep aside.

How to make dosa
  1. Heat a non stick pan .

  2. Take a ladle full of batter and go in circles inside out or concentric circles to form a thin crepe.

  3. Spray oil, butter or ghee and wait till it browns .

  4. Filp it over and make sure its cooked well. Flip it back again.

  5. Place a little potato filling in the center and fold it as you like, either into a semi circle or like a envelope.

  6. Serve it hot and while still crisp with a little coconut chutney or sambar (lentil soup).