How to Make Masala Dosa (Indian Potato Stuffed Crepe)

Updated on February 13, 2020
ShailaSheshadri profile image

Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home.

Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa: A Popular Indian Breakfast

Today, I will show you how to make a masala dosa. In Indian cookery, "masala" refers to ground spices or a curry. In this case, we mean it as a curry. A masala dosa consists of a crispy crepe rolled up with potato curry inside.

For the best flavor, this breakfast snack should be served with coconut chutney. The recipe below will show you how to make all three elements: the crepe, the masala, and the chutney. Though it looks like it might be a lengthy process, it is not! I think it is worth making this tasty dish on a holiday or whenever you have some extra time.

You can store the crepe batter for two to three days in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature at the time of use.

Cast your vote for Masala Dosa (Indian Potato Stuffed Crepe)

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 20 dosas

Ingredients

For the crepe batter:

  • 2 heaped cups white raw rice (dosa rice)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon urad (split black gram) and split chickpeas, dehusked
  • 1 tablespoon flattened rice (rice flakes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

For the curry:

  • 3 potatoes, boiled
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 3 green chili, slit
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

For the chutney:

  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup fried gram
  • Small piece ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch sugar
  • A few coriander leaves

Step 1: Make the Crepe Batter

  1. Wash the raw rice, urad (black gram), beaten rice, split chickpeas, and fenugreek seeds. Drain the water. Soak them in freshwater for 5-6 hours.
  2. Strain the water. Use this water while grinding. Grind in a mixer or a grinder until you get a nearly smooth batter. The batter should have a medium-thick consistency.
  3. Pour the batter into a container. Add salt as per instruction. Mix it with a clean hand, so that the batter ferments properly with the help of the heat in your hands. Confirm that the container has enough space left for fermentation. Otherwise, the batter may flow out of the container when it increases in volume. Cover the container with a perfect lid. Keep in a warm place for fermentation.
  4. The fermentation time depends on the temperature in a particular region. In the hot climate, the fermentation takes place fast. In the cold climate, the vice versa. Normally, fermentation needs 8-10 hours of resting the batter.
  5. After 8-10 hours, open the container, mix the batter once. You will see that the batter has risen in quantity and has become light. You can even notice bubbles in the batter. If the batter is too thick, add some water to adjust the consistency. Mix well.

fermented batter
fermented batter

Step 2: Make the Curry (Potato Palya)

  1. Boil the potatoes until they become soft. Remove the outer skin. Mash them.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add curry leaves, chopped green chilies, and onions. Saute until the onions become transparent.
  3. Lower the fire. Add mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well. Turn off the heat. Now the curry is ready.
  5. Transfer it to a bowl. This is the masala.

Step 3: Make the Chutney

  1. In a mixer jar, add the grated coconut, fried gram, ginger, salt, sugar, and coriander leaves. Grind adding water to get a near-smooth paste. This is the chutney.
  2. Remove the chutney and add it to a small bowl.
  3. You can add the tempering to the chutney to enhance its taste.
  4. For making the tempering, heat some butter or ghee in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let mustard crackle. Turn off the heat. Add it to the chutney. mix well.

palya/curry and chutney together
palya/curry and chutney together

Step 4: Assemble the Dosa

  1. Keep crepe batter, curry, and the chutney handy.
  2. Heat a dosa griddle or pan. Grease it with butter or ghee, if required. If you are using a non-stick pan, no need to grease it.
  3. Pour a ladle full of dosa/crepe batter into the pan. Let the fire be medium. Spread it outwards in a circular design, as shown in the photo.
  4. Increase the heat if required. Pour a few drops of ghee or butter on the crepe. Place a spoon full of the curry in the center. Fold the dosa/crepe along with the curry till you reach the other edge of the dosa.
  5. Remove the crepe on a serving plate. Serve the hot masala crepe with chutney. Enjoy the heavenly taste!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Masala Crepe/Masala Dosa
Masala Crepe/Masala Dosa
Masala Crepe/Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa with chutney and pickle
Masala Dosa with chutney and pickle

Tips

  • Be careful about adding salt in this recipe. As the crepe batter, curry and chutney contain salt, use less salt each time. Otherwise, there is a possibility of your masala dosa becoming too salty.
  • After cooking, store any remaining batter in a refrigerator. Otherwise, the batter will become sour.
  • Don't discard the soaking water, as it contains nutrients. Use it while grinding the batter.
  • Always serve masala dosas hot.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 piece
Calories 190
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Sodium 54 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)