Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home

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Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home- Do you want to make a perfect, restaurant-style “Mysore Masala Dosa” at home? Here is a detailed recipe with images and a video.

Masala Dosa is readily available on street hawkers' carts anywhere in south India. But that is just Masala Dosa, not Mysore Masala Dosa. And they use the same Batter for all the Dosas. Also, for the Masala Dosa, they just put some Potato Curry in the centre and roast it well.

The original Mysore Masala Dosa tastes special. And the speciality is in the whole spectrum, right from making the Batter, roasting the Dosa, the Masala paste applied on the Dosa and the Potato Curry. Here is the detailed process along with tips.

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Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home

Tips

Dosa Batter:

  1. The Batter comes out nice if it is ground in a stone grinding stone than in a mixie. In the mixie, the grains get broken, but in a stone grinder, they get crushed. And Batter from the stone grinder ferments well and gives a rich taste.

  2. For regular Dosa Batter, it is better to use Ration Rice or Dosa Rice to have some stickiness. But for Mysore Masala Dosa, it is better to use Idly Rice, also known as Uppudu Rice. Then the Dosa is crispy, and the Rice Flakes give softness to the Dosa.

  3. The longer the Batter is ground, the better it ferments. And the Dosa tastes better.

  4. Those who use a mixie should add the Gram and Rice little by little and grind to a smooth paste.

  5. The Batter needs to be fermented for at least 10 hours in summer and 12-16 hours in winters.

Masala for the Dosa:

  1. Byadgi chilli should be used for this Masala. Or soak Kashmiri Red Chillies and use those. These are not too spicy like the regular Red Chillies. They have aroma and a nice colour.

Tips for Potato Masala:

  1. After the Potatoes are added to the Masala, sprinkle a little water. Then the Curry stays soft even after cooling. Or it dries up.

  2. The thinly chopped Green Chillies we add to the Masala Curry at the very last add a nice flavour, better than adding earlier and frying.

Tips for roasting the Dosa:

  1. If you want a crisp Dosa, use cast iron or iron pans. You do not get really crispy Dosas on a non-stick pan.

  2. While the Dosa is getting roasted, do not lift it off the pan with a flat ladle. If you try to remove it, the Dosa gets separated from the surface and does not roast well.

  3. Masala Dosa should be roasted by adding Oil to the edges and Ghee/Butter in the Centre. If you want a restaurant-style Dosa, then you need to add ample Oil and Ghee but reduce it if you do not want too much Oil.

Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home

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Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home

Breakfast Recipes | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 40 mins
  • Soaking Time 6 hrs
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Resting Time 12 hrs
  • Total Time 19 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

  • For the Batter
  • 1/2 cup Black Gram
  • 1 cup Idly Rice
  • 1 cup Dosa Rice
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 tsp Raw Bengal Gram
  • 1/2 cup Thick Rice Flakes
  • Water – To grind the Batter
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to roast the Dosa
  • Butter/Ghee adequate
  • For the Masala
  • 15 Byadgi chilli (soaked in hot Water)
  • 2 tsp Raw Bengal Gram
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onions
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 5 - 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • For Potato Masala
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Raw Bengal Gram
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Spring Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Chopped Onions
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt
  • 4 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Green Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Green Chillies chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash all the ingredients for the Dosa Batter, soak them for at least 5 hours and then grind to a smooth paste in a mixie. (See tips)
  2. Let the Batter ferment for at least 12 hours.
  3. After 12 hours, take a sufficient Batter, add salt to taste and dilute it with water to the desired consistency.
  4. Heat Oil for the Masala, add Bengal Gram and roast till golden. Then add the chopped Onions, Sesame Seeds and cook until the onions turn soft. Then add Garlic finally and remove it from the fire.
  5. Add the soaked Byadgi chilli, fried Onions, Salt, Turmeric and Lemon Juice and grind to a smooth paste using the water used to soak the Chillies.
  6. Heat Oil for the Potato Curry and add Mustard Seeds, Bengal Gram and Curry leaves and roast.
  7. Add the chopped Onions and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the Ginger Garlic Paste, Turmeric and Salt and fry for another 2 minutes.
  8. Mash the boiled potatoes and add it to the mixture. Sprinkle a little water and fry until the Water evaporates. Add Green Coriander and Green Chillies finally and remove them from the fire.
  9. Before you spread the Batter, put some oil on the pan, rub it well with an Onion and wipe off the excess oil.
  10. Then add the Dosa Batter and spread it thin.
  11. As soon as you pour the Batter, put some Masala paste in the center and spread it across the Dosa. Pour Oil along the edges of the Dosa and add a blob of butter in the center. Let the Dosa roast to a crispy finish without touching it with a flat ladle.
  12. Do not remove the Dosa until it is well roasted. Once it is roasted crisp, set the Potato Curry in the middle, fold the Dosa and then remove it from the pan and serve.

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3 comments

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    Chandana Ram
    Recipe Rating:
    Nice Teja garu... But soda avasaram ledha.... Mamulgaa soda dosa ki vestharuu gaa dinikii avasaram ledhaa....
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    Vijaya laxmi
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    Super.... super...no comments....!
  • V
    Vijay
    Recipe Rating:
    Nice and elaborate recipe with good tips. Expect more of traditional recipes.
Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe | Crispy Masala Dosa| How to make Perfect Mysore Masala Dosa Batter at home