25 October, 2015


Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Masala dosay/dosa is a popular south Indian food that serves as a wholesome answer to the hungry palate. This is one of the old recipe’s of my mom which I’m following since years. The dosay/dosa comes out crispy and it melts in your mouth. It is always served with Potato onion Palya (subji) , onion chutney and coconut chutney.


         For the batter:

  • Rice (Preferably sona masoori) – 1 cup
  • Black lentils (urad dal) – 1/4 cup
  • Bengal gram ( chana dal) – 2 tbsp
  • Beaten rice ( poha) – 1/4 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp ( I also use sugar free Natura
  • Ghee – for roasting dosay/dosa


        For Red chutney:

  • Onion – 1 big
  • Red chilli – 6 byadigi ( which gives colour)
  • Oil – 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind – a small piece
  • Jaggery – a small piece
  • Salt to taste


        For Palya / Subji:

  • Potato – 2 big
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Green Peas – 1/4 cup ( optional)
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Curry leaves – few
  • coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp



          For dosay/ dosa :

  •  Wash and soak all the ingredients except salt & sugar, under the heading ‘for the batter’ for 8 hours
  • Then grind it into a smooth batter adding salt and keep it for fermentation till 8 to 10 hours
  • Just before making dosay/dosa add 1 tsp sugar and mix well into the batter

        For Red chutney:

  • Chop the onion
  • Heat oil in a pan add chopped onion and red chillies and fry till light brown
  • Add all the other ingredients and grind to a fine paste

         For Palya / subji:

  • Peel and cook potato and green peas separately, cool and mash the potato
  • Chop the onion , green chillies and coriander leaves
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal one by one fry for a minute
  • Add green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves and turmeric powder
  • Add chopped onion and fry till translucent
  • Add mashed potato and green peas mix well
  • Add salt, If you find the palya/subji dry, then add little water ( about 2-3 tbsp)
  • Combine everything well and… Palya/subji is ready



        Procedure for making masala dosay/dosa:

Heat the tawa on high first, then wipe the tawa with wet cloth, then keep the flame to medium and pour one ladle full of batter and spread it even and apply ghee/oil on it, Leave it for 2 minutes , when the bottom of the dosay/dosa becomes red in color, then apply/spread onion chutney over it,  Now stuff it with Potato onion Palya/subji in the centre as shown in the picture below and fold  dosay/dosa on both the sides…… the Masale/Masala dosay/dosa is ready to serve. serve with coconut chutney