Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)

Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)

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masala dosa recipe | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | with 24 amazing images.

masala dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast dish served with piping hot sambar. So popular is the crispy masala dosa in India that it's a famous street food like Mumbai roadside masala dosa and served as restaurant style aloo masala dosa in all parts of the world. I prefer having masala dosa with coconut chutney for dinner to make a one dish South Indian meal.

masala dosa is a thin crisp dosa, engulfed in a creamy and spicy potato bhaji, is folded up and neatly cut into four pieces. It’s worth learning how the pieces are smoothly whisked onto the plate in one swift move once done!

An important part of making masala dosa recipe is the aloo masala. We show you step by step on making this popular aloo masala and it’s so tasty that you can have it as a sabzi.

Notes on masala dosa recipe. 1. Greasing of the tava and then sprinkling water, is very important as it brings down the temperature of the tava. Making the batter of restaurant style masala dosarestaurant style masala dosa to spread easily in a circular motion. 2. To make restaurant style masala dosa, we are using readymade dosa batter. We will add a little salt and adjust the consistency by adding a little water, mix well and keep aside. If using batter stored in the fridge then bring it to room temperature and then make dosa. This is very important or else you won’t get brown crispy dosa. 3. The trick to get a crispy dosa is the dosa batter. The raw rice and par boiled rice is used to get crisp and golden dosa and rice flakes are used to get the ideal texture, which makes are dosa crisp from outer surface and slightly spongy on the inner side.

Masala Dosa, a tried-and-tested recipe that serves as a wholesome answer to the hungry palate!

Learn to make masala dosa recipe | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | with step by step photos and video below.

Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) recipe - How to make Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 dosas
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Ingredients


For The Aloo Masala (makes Approx. 1 1/3 Cups)
1 1/4 cups boiled and peeled potato cubes
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp split urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients For Masala Dosa
1 1/2 cups readymade dosa batter
salt to taste
9 tsp butter for greasing and cooking

For Serving With Masala Dosa
coconut chutney

Method
For the aloo masala

    For the aloo masala
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the green chillies, curry leaves and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Allow it to cool.
  7. Once cooled, mash lightly with the back of the spoon and keep aside.

How to proceed to make masala dosa

    How to proceed to make masala dosa
  1. Combine the dosa batter, salt and a little water, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat a tava /non-stick tava (griddle), grease it lightly with ¼ tsp butter, sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a wet piece of cloth.
  3. Pour ¼th of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7") thin dosa.
  4. Smear 2 tsp of butter on the edges of the dosa
  5. Spread ¼th of the prepared aloo masala evenly over the dosa using a spatula and cook till the dosa turns golden brown in colour.
  6. Fold over while pressing it lightly, using a spatula to make a flat roll.
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more masala dosa.
  8. Serve the masala dosa immediately with coconut chutney.
Masala Dosa Video by Tarla Dalal
Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) with step by step photos

Tips to make perfect Masala dosa

  1. The consistency of the batter is very important while making the dosa.  
  2. While making the masala dosa, make sure the tava is very hot.
  3. Greasing of the tava and then sprinkling water, is very important as it brings down the temperature of the tava. Making the batter of restaurant style masala dosa to spread easily in a circular motion.
  4. Cook the masala dosa recipe | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | South Indian aloo masala dosa | on a medium slow flame to make it crispy.

What are Dosas?

  1. Simply put, the Dosa is a pancake. One of the most popular snacks in all of South India, over time it has become popular all over the country and globally too. Dosa is made by spreading a batter on a hot griddle and cooking it with a little oil, or sometimes even no oil, till it turns golden brown and crisp. While most people use a non-stick tava these days, you can also opt for a traditional iron tava, which will enhance the taste as well as give you a nutrient boost. The basic Dosa batter is made of rice and urad dal. The ingredients are soaked, ground into a fine batter and allowed to ferment for 8-10 hours. The Dosa can be enhanced by topping the dosa with spice powders like the Idli Milagai Podi or other ingredients like roasted coconut, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, etc., while it is still cooking. 
  2. Slight variations in the batter or cooking procedure yield marvelously different results. Take for example the famous Benne Dosa of Karnataka. A little puffed rice is used while making the batter, the dosa is cooked with butter, and only on one side without flipping. You get a spongy dosa with one side that is absolutely crisp and golden-red. The aroma of butter simply kills your will, and makes you succumb to the temptation! 
  3. There are also dosas made with other combinations of cereals and lentils such as the Pesarattu, Moong Dal Dosa or Adai Dosa. The Neer Dosa of Karnataka is a lesser-known gem, which is definitely worth trying. You can make dosas with a mix of different grains like brown rice, nachni, sanwa, and so on. Instant dosas like Rava Dosa, Rice Rava Dosa, Instant Oats Dosa and Buckwheat Dosa can be made in a jiffy by simply mixing readymade ingredients into a batter that is ready to cook. You do not have to ferment these batters. So, they are just perfect for hurried mornings, when you have not planned for breakfast the previous night. 
  4. Dosas are made even more exciting by stuffing them with awesome fillings. The most classic example of this is the Mysore Masala Dosa, which is lined with chutney and packed with potato bhaji. You can be creative with the stuffing, and throw in just about anything you want, from paneer to spinach. Try the Stuffed Sprouts Dosa and Stuffed Wheat Dosa. Delight your kids with the Stuffed Dosa Cones or Chocolate Dosa when they come home from school! 
  5. Dosas are usually served with Sambar and one or more chutneys. If the dosa itself is elaborate and spicy, go for a mellow chutney like Coconut Chutney. If it’s a plain dosa, go for something peppier like the Tomato Chutney or Coriander Chutney.  A very versatile category of snacks, Dosas can be made with varied ingredients, in varied forms and to suit anybody’s individual preferences. Check our collection of dosa recipes. So, do give it a try! 

For the aloo masala

  1. To prepare aloo masala for masala dosa recipe | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | South Indian aloo masala dosa | heat the oil in a kadhai.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  3. To prepare aloo masala for masala dosa recipe | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | South Indian aloo masala dosa | heat the oil in a kadhai.
  4. Add green chillies. Toss in more or less as per the spice level you can handle.
  5. Add curry leaves.
  6. Add onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add potatoes. These have been boiled, peeled and cut into cubes before adding.
  8. Add salt and turmeric powder.
  9. Add lemon juice.
  10. Add sugar.
  11. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  12. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  13. Allow it to cool. Once cooled, mash lightly with the back of the spoon and keep aside.

How to make masala dosa

  1. To make restaurant style masala dosa, we are using readymade dosa batter. We will add a little salt and adjust the consistency by adding a little water, mix well and keep aside. If using batter stored in the fridge then bring it to room temperature and then make dosa. This is very important or else you won’t get brown crispy dosa. Follow our dosa batter recipe to get crisp masala dosa
  2. To prepare masala dosa, heat a tava /non-stick tava (griddle).
  3. Grease it lightly with ¼ tsp butter. You can use ghee or oil too.
  4. Sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a wet piece of cloth.
  5. Pour ¼ th of the batter on the tava (griddle). Check out this recipe with detailed step by step photos to learn How to Make A Perfect Dosa Batter.
  6. Spread in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7") thin dosa.
  7. Smear 2 tsp of butter on the edges of the dosa. To make the dosa more delicious, you can smear a green chutney and make Mysore Masala Dosa with Green Chutney.
  8. Spread 1⁄4th of prepared aloo masala evenly over the dosa using a spatula and cook till the dosa turns golden brown in colour. Roast the dosa on medium flame to get nice golden and crispy masala dosa.
  9. Fold over while pressing it lightly, using a spatula to make a flat roll.
  10. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more masala dosas.
  11. Serve masala dosa | Mumbai roadside masala dosa | restaurant style aloo masala dosa | South Indian aloo masala dosa | immediately with coconut chutney.
  12. Listing down some other popular Mumbai roadside dosa recipe :  

Reviews

Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 20 Jun 20 06:43 PM
5

The potato sabzi is really tasty
Tarla Dalal
04 Jul 20 12:19 PM
   Manali, thanks for the feedback !!!
Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 17 Dec 17 05:48 AM
5

nice recipe. step by step pics are very helpful
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 19 04:12 PM
   Thanks for the feedback. We are glad you liked the masala dosa recipe.
Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 13 Jun 15 12:38 AM
5

Awesome recipe...
Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 08 Dec 10 12:20 AM
5

superb masala dosa recipe! I had never made it at home before so was doubtful about the result..but it turned out very well! Loved the well spiced masala and the softness of the dosas!