Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe

Ingredients for Mysore Masala Dosa :

2 cups Idli rice
1 cup Normal rice
1 cup Urad dal
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
2 table-spoon fenugreek seeds (methi)
salt to taste
1 1/2 table-spoon Oil to make each dosa
1 table-spoon chopped tomatoes for each dosa
1 t-spoon Mysore red chutney for each dosa

For Masala Filling :
4 Potatoes (Aloo)
2 Onions, chopped
1 table-spoon Urad dal
3-4 Green chillies, chopped
1 t-spoon Mustard seeds (Rai)
1 t-spoon Haldi Powder (Turmeric Powder)
15-20 curry leaves (kadhi patta)
2 table-spoon oil   
salt to taste


How to make Mysore Masala Dosa :

Prepare a Dosa Batter :

  • Mix Rice and urad dal, wash them with water 4-5 times. Soak them by adding methi in water for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain water and grind the mixture to a very fine paste. Add salt and mix the batter properly.
  • Cover it and keep it at room temperature, allow it to ferment for 12 hours or overnight. Keep it in a large bowl with only half filled with the grinned mixture.
  • Next Morning, the batter will rise from its level and becomes very creamy. This shows that it got fermented (Khameer) properly. Add hing and mix again properly.

Prepare the Masala Filling :

  • Boil Potatoes, peel them and mash properly.
  • Heat 2 table-spoon oil in a thick bottom pan. Add mustard seeds, onion, urad dal, curry leaves, haldi powder and green chili. Fry on medium heat until they get light brown.
  • Add mashed potatoes to the pan and mix properly. Cook further for 2-3 mins. by mixing the masala filling continuously.
  • Masala Filling is ready to use.

Make Mysore Masala Dosa :

  • Heat Dosa tava or non-stick flat pan over medium-high flame. Sprinkle few drops of water to check whether the pan is sufficiently hot or not. When the water drops starts cracking, rub the pan with a cloth.
  • Now spread 1 table-spoon of oil on the pan. Take 1/2 cup of dosa batter and spread it properly in circular motion to form a circle on a hot pan. This will form a thin outer crust of dosa.
  • Add 1/2 table-spoon oil more on the dosa crust. After 2 minutes or so, you will find brown spots on dosa. Immediately, smear(spread) 2 table-spoon of Masala Filling on the surface of Dosa and sprinkle it with 1 table-spoon chopped tomatoes and 1 t-spoon Mysore red chutney. Flip the 2 sides of the dosa one over the other such that the Masala Filling is covered.
  • Mysore Masala Dosa is ready to serve with chutney and Sambar.