South India Adventure :: Recipes for Masala Dosa Filling and Batter

in travel •  9 months ago

Hey everyone! I recently took a cooking class in Varkala at Jairam Cafe and learned how to cook 6 dishes from South India and 3 dishes from North India. The chef, Dilip, took us through each step of his recipes and we got to enjoy the feast after.

Masala Dosa Filling


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilis (optional)


  1. Add oil to the wok, heat until simmering
  2. Temper mustard and curry leaves for 1 minute
  3. Add carrots and onion to wok, saute for 5 minutes
  4. Add water, turmeric powder, green chilis, and salt, stirfry for 3 minutes
  5. Take off heat and set aside

Masala Dosa Batter


  • 1 kg white rice
  • 400 g white urad dal
  • Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak rice and urad dal in a bowl covered with water for 6 hours
  • Strain and add rice and urad dal to a food processor
  • Process and slowly add water until consistancy is like a crepe batter
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cover and let it sit out overnight to ferment

The Complete Masala Dosa

  1. Heat up the skillet and evenly distribute oil so that the skillet is lightly greased
  2. Take a ladle full of the batter and slowly pour it into the middle
  3. Now slowly use the bottom of the ladle to gently move the batter towards the outer edges of the skillet in a circular motion
  4. Once you have a crepe-like shape and the batter looks almost cooked through, add 1 cup of the filling and drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the entire dosa
  5. Use a spatula and flip one half of the dosa over onto the other half, making a half-moon shape
  6. Flip the dosa onto the other side, cook for 1 minute, and take off heat
  7. Enjoy!

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Wow... I'll show to my wife your rexipes and try this at home... Nice trip and have fun

that is very nice , i hope you will teach us too by writing on your dishes , i would be glad if you share

I like dosa...

Masala Dosa appears like an awesome meal. I plan to visit India in 2 months for my postgraduate studies. My VISA is ready. I look forward to learning how to prepare Masala Dosa and other amazing dishes. I just hope I will be fortunate enough to find someone who will be patient to teach me. Please how did you find a teacher? Did you pay him? Kindly reply.
Thannks for sharing your experiences with me.

That looks super tasty, and the recipe looks straight forward enough! I might just give it a try!

It's look yummy i think so it's also spicy like chatpta taste. @anwenbaumeister.. i love potato's recipes.. i will try it soon.. thnks to share it ^_^ and one thing more you are looking beautiful .


wow.....wondarful photography...
& excellent post...
i love this post...
& i love food..
thanks for sharing...
dear lovely friend @anwenbaumeister

Masala dosa is one of my favourite south Indian recipe.....I love it thank you for sharing

really nice post, i can come find you if im gonno get this food

looks stunning - for sure really enjoyable :)
keep up the good work !
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I am from INDIA, dosa Is my Favorite and the one in the photo looks so Delicious.

it will be more exciting if you visit my area and learn to be a reliable cook with a cuisine full of natural spices, and you will enjoy it (Aceh Contry)

I love your face when cooking , it's happy face

This seriously looks delicious.

looks delicious..!! Some of our traditional foods looks like indian food or maybe some recipes of our traditional foods are come from indian recipe.. :)

regards from acehnese (Aceh)

That looks really good. I've always had a thing for Indian food. My dad has a friend who is from India and we would go over there and his grandma who must have been at least 80 made us traditional Indian food. It was so good!

Ah Masala Dosa, my favorite!

I am indian. And i love south India and south indian food. Masala dosa is the best one.

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