Authentic South Indian Masala Dosa Recipe with Homemade Potato Filling

Savor the Taste of South India with Crispy Masala Dosa

Indulge in the flavors of South India with this authentic Masala Dosa recipe. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack, this crispy crepe is filled with a deliciously spiced potato filling. Follow this easy-to-make recipe to bring the taste of India to your kitchen.

Authentic South Indian Masala Dosa Recipe with Homemade Potato Filling

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 8 hrs Total Time 9 hrs
Servings: 4 Calories: Approximately 250 calories per dosa
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For Dosa Batter:

For Potato Filling:

For Cooking:


  1. Prepare the Dosa Batter:
    • - Soak rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds in water for 6-8 hours.
    • - Drain and grind to a smooth batter, adding water as needed.
    • - Allow the batter to ferment overnight.
  2. Make the Potato Filling:
    • - Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
    • - Add onions, green chilies, and curry leaves. Sauté until onions are translucent.
    • - Add mashed potatoes, turmeric, and salt. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.
    • - Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Cook the Dosas:
    • - Heat a non-stick pan. Sprinkle water to check if it's hot enough.
    • - Pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion to make a thin crepe.
    • - Drizzle a little oil around the edges. Cook until the bottom is golden brown.
    • - Place some potato filling in the center and fold the dosa.
    • - Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Masala Dosa, South Indian Cuisine, Potato Filling, Indian Breakfast, Vegetarian, Crispy Crepe

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use store-bought dosa batter?

Yes, store-bought batter can be used for convenience, though homemade batter gives an authentic taste.

How do I get a crispy dosa?

Ensure the pan is hot and spread the batter thinly. Cook on medium heat until the edges start lifting.

Can I refrigerate the leftover batter?

Yes, the batter can be refrigerated for up to a week.

What other fillings can be used in dosa?

Experiment with paneer, mixed vegetables, or even cheese for a twist.

Is masala dosa gluten-free?

Yes, as it's made from rice and urad dal, it is naturally gluten-free.

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