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Masala Dosa

Crispy Crepe stuffed with potatoes

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 cup Black gram (split)
  • 2 cups Rice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 5 nos. Potato, large
  • 2 nos. Onion, large
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsps. Ginger, grated
  • 4 nos. Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Black gram (split)
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds (black)
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 piece Red Chilies, broken into bits
  • 10 pieces Curry Leaf
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste

for chutney:
1/2 coconut, 4 green chillis, 1tsp Ginger, a bunch of cilantro, tiny piece of tamarind and Salt to taste


  1. Wash thoroughly and soak black gram and rice separately for six to eight hours.
  2. Grind them separately into very smooth paste and mix them together adding salt.
  3. Allow this dough to ferment overnight during winter and 4 to 5 hours in summer.
  4. To prepare the stuffing (masala) boil potatoes and chop onions.
  5. Ginger, garlic and green chillies may be finely chopped or made into paste.
  6. Heat oil in a broad pan and add a tea spoon black gram, mustard and red chilli.
  7. When mustard seeds splutter add cumin seeds, onion pieces, ginger garlic and green chilli (finely chopped or ground), turmeric powder, curry leaves broken into pieces and fry till transparent.
  8. Meanwhile peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into medium size pieces.
  9. Add them to the frying onions, mix well, remove from fire after about five minutes and set aside.
  10. Make the chutney by grinding together 1/2 coconut, 4 green chillis, 1tsp Ginger, a bunch of cilantro, tiny piece of tamarind and Salt to taste into fine, thin paste, adding water.
  11. Heat a flat pan and make thin dosas by spreading the dough on the pan with a ladle.
  12. Spread oil all around the dosa and when the edges turn golden brown, don't over turn the dosa but place two table spoons of the prepared masala on the dosa and first fold one side over it and then the other side and remove from pan and serve.
  13. Repeat the procedure for the next dosa. The secret of crisp dosas lies in the amount of oil spread around it.
  14. With chutney these masala dosas make great eating.



I did try to make dosa paper many times bt cudnt make dnt know why plz can u tel me how i make it



Cilantro is a synonym for coriander. Black gram is Udad dal itself with cover on it.(chilke wali dal)


urad means in Urdu called as Mash ki dal Cilantro means Kotmir , haraa dhaniya (or) corriandor


black gram is urad in has a black covering.but white when split n is easily available in the market


wat is cilantro??????????????



what about the sambhar?


what is black gram


how to make a crispsy dosa


what is the urdu/hindi name of black gram


Anand, You forgot to put salt in the masala. We prepared it and found no salt in it ...


Hi, i want to proper recipy of only dosa so plz consider, and add this recipy in khana khazan's web site


what is the urdu/hindi name for blackgram.