Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore Masala Dosa, as it implies itself, it is an authentic dish from Mysore cuisine. Yes it is different in taste than the regular Masala Dosa. The dosa batter is prepared by mixture of 2 types of rice, flattened rice and Bengal gram not used the Urud Dal/ Black gram. This batter gives the different taste and awesome rich color to the dosa. The Special touch  is smearing red chutney over dosa and covering with potato curry topping with butter makes it irresistible taste. Learn how to make this authentic dish by following the given step by step recipe.

Batter Ingredient  & Method
Boiled Rice – 1.5 cups
Raw Rice – ½ cup
Flattened Rice/Aval/Poha – 1 cup
Chana Dal/ Kadalai Paruppu/Bengal Gram Split – 2 tbsp
Methi/ Fenugreek Seeds – ½ tsp
Salt to Taste


Step 01) Soak both rice, kadalai paruppu and methi together for 5 to 6 hours
Step 02) while grinding, add salt and washed aval/poha and grind it nicely
Step 03)  Keep it overnight for fermentation.

Red Chili Chutney Ingredients:

Whole Red Chilies – 6 to 7 nos.

Garlic Flakes – 3 to 4 Nos.
Onion chopped – 1 tbsp (optional)
Roasted Gram/ Pottu Kadalai – 1 tbsp
Salt to Taste

Step 01) Soak the red chilies in warm water for 10 minutes

Step 02) Add all above ingredients into a mixer jar blend it for a minute and then add the soaked chilies and blend till smooth paste

Potato Masala Ingredients:

Potato – 2 to 3 nos (big)
Onion – 1 big size
Ginger grated – ½ tsp (optional)
Green Chilies – 2 to 3 nos.
Curry Leaves - Few
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Salt to Taste

~ For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Bengal Gram Split – 1 tsp


Step 01) Boil the potatoes in microwave or in pressure cooker. Let them cool and then peel the outer skin and smash it moderately, not so smooth paste nor so big bite size chunks

Step 02) Add turmeric and salt to the potato and mix it nicely

Step 03) Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds and Bengal gram split allow them to splutter

Step 04) Add onion (chop them into lengthwise instead of dice for this sabji) and fry them for a minute

Step 05) Add ginger (optional), chopped green chilies and curry leaves and fry them till onion turns into pink (don’t fry the onion to much)

Step 06) Add potato and mix it nicely for 2 more minutes and turns off the gas

How to Make Dosa:

 Step 01) Heat a flat frying pan, spread batter as a thin round. Add a teaspoon of cooking oil/ghee(clarified butter)/butter to one sides of the Dosa.

Step 02)  Turn into other side, slight cook and take one tbsp of red chili chutney and spread over the dosa


Step 03) Place the potato masala sabji in center of the dosa and cover it as per pic.


Serving: Serve with coconut chutney or onion tomato chutney and for extra spiciness you can serve red chili chutney too. Enjoy the authentic style of Mysore Masala Dosa.

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  1. oh my my thats one treat to eyes and tummy:)
    Looks soooooo yummy:) love mysore masala dosa always

  2. Thanks Shweta for the feedback and pleasure you like it :)


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