Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Masala dosa is my husband’s favourite. I made it on Valentine's day for breakfast. My gift to him :-) . My hobby is to watch cookery shows and I saw in one show , she smeared chutney on the dosa. I tried , it came out so well. I served with tomato chutney and garlic flavoured coconut chutney. Everybody loved it. I took the photo in a hurry, it was not so impressive, kindly bear with that.

Tomato Chutney


Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Garlic - 6 to 7 pods
Red chili – 2
Salt to taste
Tamarind – a small piece
Oi, mustard seeds, urad dhall for tempering


Mix tamarind the required salt together and keep it aside for 2 to 3 minutes , so that it will become soft and blend easily.
Combine the onion, tomato, red chili, tamarind and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan pop up mustard seeds , urad dhall and add the mixture and saute until the raw smell goes. Chutney is ready

Potato Masala


Potato – 4
Onion – 1
Green chili – 2 or 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric – one pinch
Oil, mustard seeds, urad dhall


Heat oil in a pan pop up mustard seeds, curry leaves . Add chopped onion, turmeric powder, green chili. Saute it.
Add mashed potatoes , salt and sprinkle little water. Cook until it blends nicely.

Masala dosa


Dosa batter

Tomato Chutney

Potato masala



Heat a tawa and make dosa and turn it and cook both the sides. Smear the chutney all over nicely. ( This is kid’s version so it has less.)

Spread the masala and roll it and serve.

Garlic coconut chutney

Grated coconut – ½ cup
Red chili – 1
Garlic - 1 0r 2
Fried gram dhall – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil, mustard seeds, urad dhall , curry leaves for tempering


Combine coconut, red chili, garlic pods, salt , fried gram dhall and grind to paste adding water.
Temper with oil, mustard seeds , urad dhall and curry leaves.
Since , it is perfect combination , this is going to participate in Made for each other hosted by Asvadha.
Since , I made it for my hubby dear , It is going to participate in just for you hosted by Alka. so happy she has extended the date.
This entry goes to Cooking for kids - potato hosted by Deepa started by Sharmi.

Sangi has passed me this Lemonade Award, thank you so much Sangi , I am honoured.



Don't tempt me to make dosas now girl, I am drooling here!
Mysore Masala dosa has always red hot chutney smeared inside, it's so delicious to eat. Your tomato chutney is a great idea too, looks so good! :)

Madhu's cooking gallery

Wow!! Looks super yum! that too with 2 chutney varieties.. :) like the hotel tiffin right! Love this one! Masal looks perfect!


we use to have this in one of the south Indian restaurant..i love it..but never dared to try at home:)


Yummy crispy dosa....


Wow love Masala dosa..It is my all time fav..We do garlic chutney for this..Tomato chutney looks mouth is watering...


Who says no the lovely masala dosa. Tasty one!

Varsha Vipins

Always always droolable..yumm..Now a days,I try so may varieties at Udupi here..they add chutney powder n all inside the masala..:)


Hmmm... dosa looks tempting! Spreading chutney over dosa while making it is new to me.. will follow this version next time..


Masala Dosa is one of my fav tiffins. You are making me hungry.


Wow Vidhas masala dosa looks very of my fav. Congrats on award.

Mahimaa's kitchen

yummy yummmy.... i am hungry now.


wow i love masala dosai.Yours looks tempting.smearing tomato chutney is really new to me.Will give a try.


mm..After seeing your masala dosa, iam hungry tried it with different combination of chutneys..what did ur hubby gave u?, after eating this on valentines day..


Making me hungry!! I could imagine how tasty this could be,if I can make this with ghee!!


My favorite breakfast item.. love to eat Dosa with sambar chutney and masala..



love these alltime fav!!!


Ohhh, Sama combi..Feeling hungry now..Wish i could have been near your place when u prepared this..Simply Superb..


I make this way too using mint or red chutney. Tastes great, and if I have someone preparing it for me tastes even better:) Very tasty dish, Vidhas!

Ann all time fav.

Adlak's tiny world

this is my altime favrt.this monday only i prepared. but not taken photo in a hurry.

something is waiting for u come and pick up dear.


send me fav breakfast:)


Thank you blogger friends for stopping by and for the lovely comments.


Thank you all for the lovely comments. Srividhya you can come any time to have.


Wow Vidhas masala dosa looks very delicious..Thank you for your lovely award..Feel happy & honoured.sorry for collecting it late dear.


Authentic and delicious bfast ...lovely


mmm.. its lunch time for me, but i dont mind to have those two dosas now..! so tempting dear..:)


Thanks you Jaishree, Vanamala and Sangi

Deepa Hari

Masala dosa looks delicious with the chutneys...ideal breakfast...wanna try it...Thank you Vidhya.


My choice used to be plain dosa. But few restaurants make the best ever masala dosa with potato n dried peas curry. I used to make someone from the family to order that so that I can have a taste of it.thank you for shearing your post.

Masala dosa

Savitha Balakrishna

I tried your recipe for tomato chutney. My kids and I loved it. It made my masala dosa taste even better. Thanks for posting... :)

Savitha Balakrishna

Keep sharing... Love your recipes... :) <3

Savitha Balakrishna

Love your recipes... :) Keep posting... :)

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