South Indian Masala Dosa (w/potato filling)

Masala Dosa with potato filling is the ultimate south indian food (most probably the staple food in south india) but is relished in almost all parts of India. This item is not only healthy but also tastes great with crispy layers of dosa filled with delicious potato preparation as fillings. Effort wise Masala Dosa is simple but does take some time to complete as you have to cook one dosa at a time. And also considering that you also have to prepare the sambar and coconut chutney as well to go along with this main dish, overall this is much like a mini-project.


* 1 cup Urad dal
* 2 cup Rice
* 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
* 7-8 curry leaves
* 1 medium size chopped onion
* 2-3 green chili
* 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
* 1 chopped tomato
* 5-6 teaspoon tamarind water
* Vegetable oil
* Salt

Preparation time:15 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serve: 4


  1. Soak 1 cup Urad dal and 2 cup Rice for 4-5 hour, then blend it in a mixer grinder with 1/2 cup water batter will be not so thick.

  2. Heat the tawa and wipe it with little vegetable oil and put 1/2 cup batter (step 1) into the tawa, spread it with spoon after few mins dosa will become little brown.

  3. Boil 2 potatoes in micro- oven for 8 mins, then remove the skin of potatoes and cut it into small pieces.

  4. In a kadai heat 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, put 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and after 1 min add 7-8 curry leaves, 1 medium size chopped onion,2-3 green chili, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, salt to taste and fry till it become half tender.

  5. Put boil potato into the kadai (step 4) and fry for few mins then, add 1 chopped tomato, 5-6 teaspoon tamarind water and cook till it become tender. Potato filling is ready for Dosa

  6. Put the Potato filling on Dosa and roll it.

Masala Dosa with potato filling is ready to serve with [b][u]Sambar[/u][/b] and [b][u]Coconut Chutney[/u][/b] for lunch or dinner.