Masala dosa or Masale Dose is a variant of the popular South Indian fooddosa and has its origins in Udupi cuisine made popular by Udupi restaurants all over India. It is made from rice, lentils, potato, methi, curry leaves and served with chutneys and sambar. Though it was only popular in South India, it can be found in all other parts of the country and overseas. In South India preparation of masala dosa varies from city to city.
Masala dosa is stuffed dosa. There are two parts: the dosa and the stuffing. The dosa is made in the usual way by soaking rice and lentils overnight in water and then grinding it to a batter. The fermented batter is used to make dosa. The stuffing is made from boiled potatoes with a seasoning of mustard seeds and garnishing of grated coconut, coriander, and lemon juice.