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Mysore Masala Dosai

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I am sure there is hardly anyone who would not have tasted the classic exquisite Mysore Masala Dosai. It is one of the most popular dishes for any meal of the day and is enjoyed by people across the country. I was initially skeptical about choosing this one for the alphabet M as against other options like Meeta Chilla or Magge Polo or Mosaru Avalakkai Dose. But I figured it would be sacrilege if I did not include this classic dish in a dosai marathon and so here it is.

The main difference between the regular masala dosa and Mysore masala dosa is the bright red colour chutney in the latter. The chutney gives the Mysore dosa its unique taste. I love this one and have it whenever I eat out in a South Indian restaurant though I skip the masala and have just the dosa with the spicy red chutney.


Recipe from here

Makes 4-5 dosas


2 cups Dosai batter

1 1/2 – 2 cups Potato masala for dosais

For the chutney

2 tsp Oil

1 Small onion, chopped

3-4 Garlic cloves

3-4 Dried red chillies

2 tbsp Channa dal / Bengal gram

1 tbsp Grated coconut (optional)





For the red chutney

  • Heat the oil and add the dried red chillies and Bengal gram
  • Chop the garlic and add them
  • Add the onion and saute for 3-4 minutes till the onions are transluscent
  • Take it off the heat and transfer it to a mixer jar
  • Add coconut (if using) and salt
  • Add enough water to make it a fine paste
  • The chutney should be of a spreadable consistency and so add water accordingly

For the assembly

  • Make as many dosais as you need with the batter
  • Spread the red chutney on the inside of the dosai evenly
  • Add a large dollop of the potato masala
  • Fold the dosai and serve it warm with some sambhar and coconut chutney
  • Enjoy!


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  1. I am a big fan of onion rava dosa and whenever we eat out, order the same. If sometimes I want to order some other dosa, this spicy Mysore dosa is my second choice. I have dosa batter lying in my fridge, now I just need this spicy chutney to make my second favorite Mysore Masala dosa. thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. Great you made this Sowmya, as you said no chance you could’ve missed out this..the whole plate looks so yummy!

  3. Sowmya I’m so glad you made Mysore dosa, they are my all time favorite. I’ve not made them at home but now I can as I can follow your the recipe for masala. My mouth is watering!

  4. wow how can I forget this masala dosa. with such a wide spread I feel like munching right away. soft dosa with all chutneys are inviting. Great share.

  5. The other day we had a live dosa counter at a friend’s place and they had 4 types of dosas and guess which one was the popular one. Yes Mysore Masala Dosa. Excellent Choice,

  6. No other dosa can beat the flavours of Mysore masal dose. When in Mysore, we friends used to visit a hotel just to have their famous masal dose. Looking at your post I am craving for that dosa now.

  7. Can have this Mysore masala dosa even everyday. Am an ardent fan of masala dosa and i have accidentally ordered this dosa few years back while we went to Indian restaurant and completely fallen in love with this dosa.Makes me hungry..

  8. Wow ! Mysore Masala Dosa ! A classic Dosa !

    I simply love this one , infact when ever we go to eat Dosa’s , Mysore Masala is ordered for me , no one even asks if I want any variation , it’s taken for granted !

    I shall follow your red Chutney recipe as this is the highlight of the dosa . Awesome Sowmya , you made me drool early morning !

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