Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mumbai Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe

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mumbai mysore masala dosa
Mysore Masala Dosa comes in my top 5 breakfast varieties on any given day. It is a must for me to have Masala Dosa for breakfast in my favorite joints during my trips to Bangalore. The crisp crust with a soft interior is the key for a good Masala dosa and it is served in that way in Bangalore and if you have ever tasted Masala dosa in Bangalore it is not easy for you to like the masala dosa in any other place and it's the same case with me.I do not like thin masala dosa unless it is a paper masala dosa. Even in Mumbai most of the udupi joints prepare the masala dosa very thin which I am not really fond of,I give them a miss and prepare Masala Dosa at home. But Mumbai street food takes the humble South Indian Masala Dosa to a different level with the addition of various masalas and vegetables and the way they play with the ingredients by mashing them on the dosa and the way it is served really impressed me - it is really fun to watch the way they use the masher to mix the ingredients.
mumbai mysore masala dosa
Now let me explain what the key difference between a regular Mysore Masala Dosa and the Mumbai style Masala Dosa. In Mysore Masala Dosa, a spicy garlic chutney is smeared on dosa and is stuffed with potato curry where as in Mumbai style Mysore Masala Dosa - an extra component of additional vegetables with spices like Pav bhaji masala or garam masala gives a new dimension to it. Also the dosa is prepared thin compared to the regular masala dosa.
mumbai mysore masala dosa
I thoroughly enjoy this Mumbai style Mysore Masala Dosa and I recommend you all to try this at least once and I am sure you would thank me for introducing you to this delicious Mumbai street style dosa.
mysore masala dosa

Check out other Dosa varieties from the streets of Mumbai:
If you are interested in other dosa recipes,check out more varieties here.

mumbai mysore masala dosa

Mumbai Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe:
Yields 6-8 dosas
Prep time:10 mins | Cooking time:20 mins | Total time:30 mins
Cuisine: South Indian Fusion | Category: Breakfast/Snacks
2-3 cups Dosa batter
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
Butter and Oil, to roast

for Potato Stuffing:
2 medium Potatoes,boiled and mashed
1 small Onion,finely chopped
2 Green chillies, chopped
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
a sprig of Curry leaves,chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida(Hing)
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
for Vegetable filling:
3/4 cup of mixed finely chopped vegetables(tomato,onion,capsicum,cabbage)
1/4 cup of grated vegetables(carrot and beetroot)
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/4 tsp Red chili powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil

for Red Garlic Chutney:
3-4 Byadige Red chillies
7-8 Garlic Pods
Salt to taste

to prepare Potato filling:
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds and then add asafoetida.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies and curry leaves and fry until they wilt.
  • Now add chopped onions and fry well until they turn translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder to it and mix.Add nicely mashed potatoes and salt to it and mix it properly. Keep it ready.
to prepare Red Garlic chutney:
  • Soak red chillies in hot water for 10-15 mins.Drain them and grind with garlic pods and salt to a fine paste.Add water if needed while grinding.
to prepare Veg filling:
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add finely chopped onions and fry until they turn translucent.
  • Add grated carrots and beetroots and finely chopped capsicum and fry on high heat for 1-2 mins.

  • Now add chopped cabbage and quickly fry for another minute.The crunchiness of vegetables is to be maintained and hence do not over cook the vegetables.
  • Add red chili powder, garam masala, pav bhaji masala and salt to it and mix well and switch it off and keep the mixture ready.
to make Dosa:

  • Keep the masalas- potato masala and mixed vegetable mixture ready. Make the tawa ready for preparing dosa,keep the stove on medium flame and pour a ladle full of batter in the middle of the pan and spread in a circular motion to form a 7-8 " THIN dosa and pour some oil (1 tbsp roughly) all over the edges and in the center cover it with a lid.

  • Add 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp red garlic chutney, 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and 2-3 tbsp prepared potato filling and 2-3 tbsp prepared vegetable stuffing mixture.

  • Mix and spread them using a spoon or spatula or the masher according to your convenience. Level the mixed stuffing using the spatula. Keep the flame on HIGH and let it roast for another minute until it turns golden brown and crispy. Do not over roast it as it will be difficult to fold it as shown.
  • Roll the dosa carefully to form a roll.
  • Remove it from the tawa and cut it into 3-4 pieces using a pizza cutter or sharp edge of spatula or knife.You can even cut it diagonally.
Serve it with Coconut chutney and Sambar. Check out other side dishes for Idli/dosa here.

mumbai mysore masala dosa
  • You can basically use any dosa batter recipe to prepare this dosa but make sure you spread the dosa very thin.
  • Do not miss any component in the recipe to enjoy the taste of this fusion dosa.
  • Also do not skip Pav bhaji masala in the recipe which lends a nice taste to the dosa.
  • I did not have beetroot on that day and hence I did not add it.
  • Usually all the vegetables and spices are added directly on the dosa along with potato mixture,garlic chutney,butter and is mashed directly on the tawa. The tawa and the heat plays a major role when comes to home made dosas and hence we cannot do it easily as the street hawkers do, I suggest you to lightly saute the vegetables ahead which not only makes it cook faster but also makes the job easier. If you want to have fun you can still try that method.
mumbai mysore masala dosa

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cookingwithsapana said...

Omg ! Lovely Mumbai Mysore masala Dosa !

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Love this super tempting masala dosai. Lovely clicks

Pari Vasisht said...

Prathy, that's an interesting version of dosa and very well explained. I must try it in Mumbai or may be drop to ur place and savour it.

Sangeetha said...


Sangeetha said...

Very yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Prathy, Masala dosa looks simply amazing. Excellent preparation.

Lakshmi said...

Loved the variation. Yummilicious..

Indian Khana said...

I love this too ...spicy and yum ...long time had this thanks for reminding ...looks super tempting

Kumudha said...

I always eat mysore masala dosa in restaurants! Thank you so much for sharing so many traditional recipes.

Today, I tried semiya kesari from here, and it was awesome!

Unknown said...

Well prepared and explained. Looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing.

Savi-Ruchi said...

This looks very different & very tasty. I will try this soon & I'm sure it would be a hit at my home too :) Thanks for sharing this unique Mumbai Mysore Masala Dosa Prathy!

lubnakarim06 said...

That's completely droolicious.....

TDT World India said...

Actually Mysore masala dosa is brand today all over the world.

Ranjitha said...

We get this type of dosa in Bangalore also. And I'd tired it once. But my dosa got soggy when I was trying to mash/spread the ingredients on the dosa. What do you think could be the problem with it ? I felt the problem was a non stick tawa which was not allowing the dosa to remain stiff. Also the dosa batter of the street hawkers seems to be little different in colour. What proportions did you use for the batter?

Ranjitha said...

My mouth is watering looking at your pics and I want to make this. How does you dosa not get soggy after you add the vegetable stuffing and mash it on the tawa. Because the stuffing has tomato and it can get be a little bit watery.

Anonymous said...

Pics Look amazing. Sure tempting...This is a long due item to make.

Ashwini said...

Hi Prathibha,
Tried this,it was superb..tasted just like the ones we get at hotels/restaurants....thank you for yet another wonderful recipe.

Mediaholic said...

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Unknown said...

Very nice, fairly authentic tasting outcome. Was fairly easy to put together too. Can also add grated cheese for better yum factor! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nicely laid out site with clear instructions. Keep up the great work!!

Sathya Lakshman said...

Made this dosa today. I turned out very yummy. We all loved it at my house. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe which you have explained so beautifully with step by step instructions and lovely clicks.

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