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Recipes: Masala Dosa

Recipes: Masala Dosa

Dosha benefits: Pitta & Vata


  • 3 Cups Rice
  • 1 Cup Urad Dal
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 medium onion long thinly sliced
  • 10 curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves optional

Potato Masala Recipe:

  • Boil potatoes until cooked and then drain and leave to cool. 
  • Mash the potatoes, leaving with some in chunks and some mashed.
  • Heat coconut oil in saucepan and add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard starts pop, add chopped onion, curry leaves and turmeric. 
  • Sauté for around 10 minutes.
  • Add salt, 1 cup water and stir well.
  • Add the mashed potato, coriander leaves, coconut oil and mix well. 
  • Turn off and set aside.

Dosa Recipe:

  • Soak urad dal and rice separately for minimum of 3 hours or overnight. 
  • Grind the urad dal separately till it becomes fluffy. 
  • Add soaked rice to this and grind to a smooth batter. 
  • Add little water and mix to get batter consistency.
  • Add salt. Let it sit for a day or so to let it ferment. 
  • In cold countries, leaving the batter in the oven with the light on will aid in the fermentation process.
  • After it ferments, you can make dosa immediately like you griddle pancakes.
  • To make the dosas, put a non-stick frying pan on a medium to high heat and add a few drops of oil on the frying pan.
  • Gently pour 1 cup of fermented dosa batter into the center of the frying pan.
  • Spread the batter using circular movements.
  • Add a little oil on top of the batter.
  • After a minute or two when the edges start turning brown, flip the dosa and let it be for a minute.
  • Add the prepared potato masala in the middle, fold the dosa and take it out of the pan.
  • Serve hot with Chutney or Dosa Powder.

Ayurveda Tip:

  • Dosa has a healthy balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins. By fermenting, you are balancing the negative effects of the Urad protein which if taken directly might cause hyperacidity and flatulence.

Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.