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Masala Dosa - Savoury meal

Crêpe Dosa Batter is perfect to make this Delicious Masala dosa
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course dinner, Main Course, savoury meal
Cuisine Indian, south indian
Servings 6


  • flat pan


  • 1/2 kg Potatoes Maris piper (preferable)
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 pieces Dried chilly optional
  • 1 tsp Channa dhal
  • 1 tsp Split urad dhal
  • 1 hand full Curry leaves
  • 1 pinch Asafetida or pinch of onion powder & garlic powder
  • 1 large Red onion Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cashew nuts optional
  • 2 tsp Fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt more if needed
  • 1/4 cup Garden peas
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 pack Crêpe dosa Batter


  • First add salt as per your taste to the batter.
  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water ,and set over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil , then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 20 mins, until the potatoes can be pierced with a knife. Drain , reserving about 1 cup of cooking water.
  • Let potatoes cool slightly, then remove the peels with your hands and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Temper the spices: wipe clean the pan used to cook potatoes . Heat the oil over medium- high heat until very hot but not smoking
  • One immediately after the next , add spices without stirring: first the mustard seeds(they will start to pop), followed by cumin seeds, then red chillis , channa dhal, urad dhal, curry leaves , and asafetida.
  • Let the spices darken a couple of shades , taking care not to let them burn .
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, cashews, if using, ginger, and green chilies. cook, stirring often until the onion is glossy and slightly softened , about 2 minutes. Add turmeric and cook for 30 seconds, then add salt.
  • Return the potatoes to the pan and coarsely mash with a potato masher until they are bit coarser and drier than chunky mashed potatoes.
  • stir in some of the reserved potato cooking water to moisten and break down the potatoes to a scoopable consistency and add lemon juice to taste.
  • Now make a delicious crêpe dosa with our Crêpe dosa batter (check out the video how to make crêpe dosa) and serve stuffed potato masala into your dosa and Enjoy!
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