Masala Dosa South Indian | Crispy Dosa With Potato Masala Filling

Masala Dosa Recipe – crunchy crepes made with rice and black gram lentils wrapped around a yummy potato filling. South Indian Sada Dosa is crisp, savoury and absolutely delicious dosa recipe!

Masala Dosa Recipe Andhra Style

Masala Dosa

Crispy masala dosa bursting with potato stuffing is fairly easy to make at home. For an authentic Hotel Dosa recipe, you first have to make a Sada Dosa or Plain Dosa and fill it with alu masala. 

Masala Dosa Recipe Indian Restaurant Style:

Crispy Sada Plain Dosa

Crispy Dosa

Masala Dosa is a delicious and popular South Indian breakfast dish. With a traditional potato filling, masal dosai makes an ideal vegetarian breakfast.

How to make South Indian masala dosa:

1. To make masala dosa South Indian style, wash and soak raw rice, whole urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 5-6 hours.

Urad dal for easy masal dosai

Grind Dal and Rice

2. Drain, wash and grind the urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds to a smooth batter, adding water a little at a time.

Masala Dosa Recipe – Crispy Dosa With Potato Masala

Dosa Batter

3. Transfer the sada dosa batter into a large bowl and mix well.

4. Keep the batter in a warm place to ferment overnight. The batter will rise in volume and will become light and fluffy.

5. Add salt and mix well. The dosa batter is now ready.

6. Heat a non stick pan and spread a ladle full of dosa batter in a circular motion with the back of the ladle. Allow to cook for a couple of seconds and then drizzle oil/ghee over the plain dosa.

Crunchy South Indian Crepe

7. When the edges start to peel, flip the dosa over and cook for a minute or two till both sides turn a crispy brown. Flip over once again, place 2-3 tbsp of the potato masala at the centre, fold the dosa.

Ghee Masala Dosa with spicy aloo masala

8. Serve piping hot South Indian Masala Dosa with sambar and coconut chutney.

Crispy Sada Dosa With Potato Masala

Crispy Dosa

For making masala dosa filling:

1.Wash and halve the potatoes. Pressure cook till soft. Cool, peel the skin and keep aside.

Potato Masala Ingredients for Dosa

Potato Masala ingredients

2. Slice the onion, finely chop ginger and slit green chilli. Wash and chop coriander leaves. Wash and pick curry leaves.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds and allow to crackle. Toss in the cumin seeds and sauté for a couple of seconds.

Fry onions for potato filling

Fry onions

4. Add curry leaves, green chillies and grated ginger. Stir.

5 Add asafoetida and sliced onion and fry until the onions turn pink.

6. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.

7. Add potatoes, combine well. Sprinkle a little water and ensure the potatoes are well coated with the masalas. Cook for a 1-2 minutes and remove.

Potato Masala Curry for Andhra Special Dosa

Add the potatoes

8. Garnish potato curry with coriander leaves and use as filling for crispy rice and lentil crepes.

Aloo curry for Andhra Kara Dosa

Potato Masala

If you are looking for more best dosa recipes, do try out Moong Dal Dosa.

South Indian Masala Dosa Recipe details below:

Masala Dosa Recipe
Prep Time
9 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
9 hrs 30 mins
Masala Dosa South Indian style is a classic breakfast recipe made with fermented rice and dal. With a spicy potato masala folded inside, Andhra Crispy Masala Dosa with potato filling is best served with chutney and sambhar. Learn how to cook masala dosa.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 6
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Shil
For Dosa Batter:
  • Raw rice – 3 cups
  • Whole Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
For Potato Filling:
  • Potatoes - 3 large
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Green chillies – 1 finely chopped
  • Onion - 1 large sliced
  • Red chilli powder- ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Water - as required
  • Coriander leaves - 1 to 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – ½ tbsp
To prepare dosas:
  1. For preparing dosa, take raw rice, urad dal and methi seeds in a bowl and wash well. Soak for a minimum of 6 hours.
  2. Grind the dal, rice and methi seeds to a fine paste, adding water as required to get a smooth batter. The dosa batter shouldn't be grainy.Add salt and mix well.
  3. Remove into a container, cover with a loose-fitting lid and keep in a warm place to ferment overnight.The batter will rise and double in volume.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan. Pour a spoonful of dosa batter on the tava and quickle spread the batter in a circular motion, using the back of a round ladle.
  5. Allow the dosa to cook for half-a-minute and pour a little oil along the edges and on top of the dosa.
  6. Flip the dosa over and let the other side cook, till the dosa turns a warm brown.
  7. Turn over the dosa, spoon some potato masala in the centre, fold the dosa in half and remove onto a plate.
  8. Serve Masala Dosa Andhra Style with chutney and sambhar.
To prepare potato filling:
  1. Wash and halve potatoes. Pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Peel and keep aside.
  2. Finely Slice onions, chop coriander leaves, grate the ginger and slit the green chilli. Wash and pick the curry leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a wok/pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add cumin seeds and sauté.
  4. Toss in curry leaves, grated ginger and green chilli. Stir.
  5. Add a pinch of asafoetida and sliced onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent.
  6. Sprinkle salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
  7. Add boiled potatoes and mix well. Add a little water if required to to blend the masalas well. Cook for a minute or two and remove.
  8. Sprinkle coriander leaves and use the potato sabzi as masala dosa filling.
Recipe Notes

* To enhance taste, use butter/ghee.
* To season pan, pour a few drops of oil on the pan and smear uniformly with a sliced onion.

Masala Dosa South Indian | Crispy Dosa With Potato Masala Filling
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