Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe - Authentic Karnataka Recipes

Mysore Masala Dosa is an Classic Karnataka Breakfast Recipe. Dosa's  are Crisp at outside, and spongy inside, Spread with hot Red chutney as one layer  & Potato filling in another layer,makes the dosa, hot & Spicy. Dosa filling with  Hot chutney,with a dollop of butter, when blended with mild potatoes tastes awesome.Coconut Chutney is a Perfect Accompaniment for this Dosa.when you go for Karnataka Restaurants,never miss this yummy Dosa. 

Mysore Masala Dosa 

 Prep Time : 4 hrs Soaking + 9 hrs Fermentation. 
Cook Time : 3 - 4 minutes per dosa.
Recipe Category:Karntaka Cusine.
serves  :   4 .   

Ingredients for Dosa Batter

Idli Rice - 1 cup.
Raw Rice - 1 cup.
Urad dal - 1/2 cup.
Poha(avalakki) - 1/2 cup.
Chana dal - 1/4 cup.
Toor dal - 1/4 cup.
Methi seeds - 1 tsp.
salt - as Needed.

Ingredients for Red Chutney

Fried Gram - 1/4 cup.
Shallots - 10.
Garlic - 6.
Red chillies - 7.
Tamarind - small piece.
salt - Needed.
oil - to fry.

Ingredients for Potato Masala

Potatoes(big) - 3.
Onions(big) - 3, or chopped onions - 1 cup.
Green chillies - 2.
Cashews - 15.
Ginger - 1 inch(chopped finely)
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
salt - to taste.
oil - to fry.
water - 1/3 cup.
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp.
cilantro - for Garnishing.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
urad dal - 2 tsp.
chana dal - 2 tsp.

Preparation of  Dosa Batter

Soak  Idli Rice,Raw Rice,urad dal,chana dal,Toor dal,methi seeds for 5 hrs, or overnight with needed water.  just wash and add Poha, while grinding. Then Grind everything into smooth paste,with needed water & salt in a wet Grinder.Allow it to ferment for 7 - 8 hrs,or overnight.Let the consistency of batter be dosa batter consistency.


Preparation of Hot Red Chutney

  • Heat the kadai, add 1 tsp of oil,  add Red chillies & tamarind, saute  for 2 - 3 minutes.Then add shallots,Garlic, saute till shallots turns light Golden brown colour, then add Fried Gram mix well. 
  • Switch off the flame. Grind everything into a smooth Paste with needed water & salt.Now Red chutney is Ready.

    Preparation of Potato Masala
    • Cook the potatoes for 3 whistles, then remove the skin, & mash it well.
    • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters, add urad dal,chana dal  cashews & curry leaves, saute till dals turns golden brown.

    • Add onions, Ginger and Green chillies. Saute till onions turns slightly  golden brown.
    • Then add 1/3 cup of water, needed salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric.When water starts boiling add mashed potatoes, saute for few seconds till water is absorbed, and it becomes a thick curry.

    • Garnish with fresh cilantro.Now Potato curry is Ready.
      Dosa Preparation
      • Heat the tawa, spread the dosa. Drizzle some oil.
      • When dosa is half cooked, spoon it with 1 tbsp of  Red chutney.Spread the chutney over the dosa, evenly, as shown in the Picture.
      • Then add  butter, and spread evenly.(optional)
      • Finally top with 3 tbsp of Potato Masala, slightly spread the Masala, and Fold the Dosa.
      • Don't flip the Dosa.Serve hot with Coconut Chutney or Sambar.

        • Always use wet Grinder, for Good Results.
        • Taste of Masala dosa depends on  Red chutney.I made the Red chutney with Hot & Spicy. if you want less spiciness, reduce the no of Red chillies. 
        • Adding Ginger gives nice flavour to Masala.
        • Make the masala, as little thick curry,than dry, for good Taste.
        • Adding butter is optional, if you want nice crispy browning texture, add butter.
        • Coconut Chutney is an apt combination for this Dosa.
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