Masala dosa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with the French band Masaladosa.
Masala dosa,ಮಸಾಲೆ ದೋಸೆ
Dosai Chutney Hotel Saravana Bhavan.jpg
Masala dosa with chutneys
Place of origin South India
Region or state India
Main ingredients Parbolied rice, potato
Variations Mysore masala dosa, rava masala dosa, onion masla dosa, paper masala dosa
Cookbook: Masala dosa,ಮಸಾಲೆ ದೋಸೆ  Media: Masala dosa,ಮಸಾಲೆ ದೋಸೆ

Masala dosa or Masale Dose is a variant of the popular South Indian food, Dosa.[1] It is made from rice, potato, methi, curry leaves and served with Chutneys and Sambar. Though it was only popular in South India,[2] it can be found almost in all other parts of the country,[3] and even outside the country now.[4][5] In South India preparation of masala dosa varies from city to city.[6] Masala Dosa was ranked number 4 on the list of '10 foods to try before you die', compiled by US newspaper The Huffington Post.[7]


Masala dosa is actually stuffed dosa. So there are two aspects to it: 1) the Dosa and, 2) 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.

Mysore masala dosa also has a red chutney made from red chillies, onion and, garlic applied to the inside of the dosa before placing the potato stuffing on top of it.


Rice, husked black gram, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, salt, vegetable oil, potatoes, onion, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric.[8]



  1. ^ "India, Crisped on a Griddle: Classic Masala dosa". NDTV food.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Praveen, M. P.; Krishnakumar, G. (13 June 2014). "Masala dosa slips out of reach". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "What A Masala dosa Costs Around The World". Huffingtonpost India.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ Romig, Rollo (7 May 2014). "Masala dosa to Die For". (The New York Times).  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Dosa’s complex spices hit the spot". San Francisco chronicle.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ Ramnath, N.S. "American Dosa". (Forbes).  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "10 Foods Around The World To Try Before You Die (PHOTOS)". (The Huffington Post). 5 July 2012.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ "Masala dosa". NDTV food.  External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ "Dosa: A Staple Food of South India".  External link in |website= (help)

External links[edit]