Cheese Masala Dosai


The biggest difference I find between my previous working for a corporate self versus working for the home is that I used to crave for weekends then and now I absolutely dread them. I had Monday morning blues then and now I have Friday night chills. I simply can’t wait for the Monday morning when I can pack up the husband and daughter and let out a relieved sigh. The biggest worry for the weekend is to balance everyone’s taste and health, manage to spend time with them and also manage some respite for me. Not easy I tell you.

So this dish happened in one of the weekends when I wanted to eat masala dosai but had no potatoes or patience to make one. So I simply chopped up some onion, tomatoes and capsicum, topped it with loads of cheese and was rewarded with pleas for seconds and satisfied sighs. Miracles happen!


Serves 2-3


3 cups Dosai batter

1 large onion

1 large tomato

1 large capsicum

2-3 green chillies

1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped

2 tsp oil + for making dosais

Lots of shredded cheese



  • Finely chop the onion, tomato and capsicum
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan
  • Add the green chillies and onion, tomato and capsicum and mix well
  • Add salt and let it cook till it is cooked well and the liquid from the tomato has almost dried out
  • Set aside
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter on it
  • Spread it in concentric motion and make into a dosai
  • Add oil to the end of the dosai and let it cook
  • Add one spoon of the onion mixture on top of the dosai and spread it
  • Top it with as much shredded cheese as you want
  • Use the spatula to loosen the dosai and fold it into three
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!


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  1. I dread Sunday so much because I will be working all day and when Monday arrives, I just can’t wait for hubby and Sruti to leave home so that I get some rest. I guess this happens with every one. The cheese dosa looks amazing and I know my daughter would love this for sure..

  2. I like the bit where you’ve written lots of shredded cheese. That makes me happy. Then come to think of it, a cheese dosa is not a cheese dosa if it does not have loads of cheese in it. Yummy recipe.

  3. I totally understand your plight. A huge sigh of relief as soon as everyone is out of the house. 🙂 Who can say no to this cheese delicacy ? 🙂

  4. Hahah, then what about me?..I actually have happy Monday mornings cos I can run off to office! This cheese masala dosa sounds out of the world sowmya, will surely want to make this right away! how yummy the whole presentation looks! naturally I simply loved your whole series on cheese. Please ask your hubby to get more cheese!

  5. I was in full smiles after seeing this pic as if I can eat it now……..Such an inviting dish….Lovely, super duper………

  6. yummy! now who wouldnt love this??? easy and beautiful………….and i so totally relate! monday mornings when the last person leaves the house….my weekend starts! hahaha

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