About the Butter Masala Dosa Recipe

Dosa is known to be a decent South Indian breakfast. It is a thin flat pancake generally served with Sambhar and Coconut Chutney. This meal is considered one of the healthiest breakfasts and is regularly consumed in the southern part of India. It is easy to digest, and you can cook it pretty quickly and easily among any other Indian breakfast recipes. You will always find this butter masala dosa recipe to be the best to your taste, whether you have it as your breakfast, lunch, or as your night meal.

Apart from being healthy and tasty, Butter Masala Dosa has several other benefits from this delicious breakfast recipe.

  • It is easy to digest. Don’t consider Dosa just a treat to your taste buds; it is also great for your digestive system as it is a light meal.
  • Consider it to be the best source of carbohydrates for you. It is one of the finest sources to intake healthy carbohydrates.
  • A great source of protein.
  • No need to be worried about fat as it is a low-fat recipe

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What is Masala in Butter Masala Dosa?

Masala or Dosa Masala is a Potato Masala stuffing or a side dish cooked using potato and onion as main ingredients with a blend of simple spices.

If you question yourself if it will be healthy or not while being a spicy meal, everything is healthy if you consume a dish in a moderate amount. Homemade butter masala Dosa is full of nutrition, and if you prepare it in the right way, it will undoubtedly turn out to be better and tastier than restaurant ones. You can control everything from the quality of ingredients to the amount of oil and butter that you will use for its preparation.

There are a few different types of Dosas. You can find about 22 variants of its Indian breakfast recipes.

The most famous ones are:

  • Plain Dosa.
  • Butter Masala Dosa.
  • Paneer Dosa.
  • Instant Rava Dosa.
  • Neer Dosa.
  • Moong Dal Dosa.
  • Oats Dosa.
  • Ragi Dosa.
  • Onion Rava Dosa.
  • Pav Bhaji Dosa.

Here we will describe the most common and famous one- known as Butter Masala Dosa.

The 3 Ingredient required For Butter masala Dosa

  • Masala Dosa batter
  • Butter
  • Panner
  • Podi Masala

Ingredients required for Potato masala or Dosa Masala

  • 1 to 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • One sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 6 to 8 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • Two green chillies, chopped
  • 3 Onions, chopped lengthwise
  • 3 Potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro or Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, adjust to taste

Ingredients required for Spicy green chutney

  • 1 cup Coconut, grated
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • Three green chillies
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger, sliced
  • 1 Onion, trim, cut into cubes
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Cashew
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, adjust to taste

Step-wise Instructions on how to make butter masala dosa:

How to make masala dosa batter

  • Combine the urad dal, and rice in a mixing bowl. Soak for three Hours in clean water after a couple of washes.
  • After 3 Hours, transfer to the another bowl and wash it once or twice.Drain and set aside the water.
  • Based on the size of your mixer jar, add the soaked and drained rice-dal mixture in portion. then mix it everything together until it’s a smooth paste or thick paste.While grinding, do not pour all of the water in at once. The best method is to add water gradually.
  • Fill a mixing bowl halfway with batter. Cover and ferment it for six hours or overnight. Store it in the refrigerator after the batter has fermented until ready to use.

How to Make Potato Masala or Dosa Masala

  • A pan should be filled with oil. When the pan is hot, add the mustard seeds. Add them in when the urad daal and curry leaves start to splutter. Add the garlic and simmer for a few seconds once the urad daal has lightened in color.
  • With the onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and salt, sauté for a minute. Stir in the potato chunks thoroughly. Cook covered over medium heat for about ten minutes, or until potatoes are cooked.
  • Softly mash a couple of potatoes with the spatula if necessary. It’s entirely up to you. Coriander leaves should be thoroughly mixed in. Turn the stove off.

How To Make Spicy Green Chutney

  • Combine all chutney ingredients in a blender jar or mixer jar with very little water (we want a medium-thick chutney to spread on the Dosa). Place this in a bowl.

How To Make Delicious Butter Masala Dosa

  • Preheat the dosa tawa or pan over medium heat. Apply a light oil coating to a cast-iron pan and wipe away any excess grease with a kitchen towel or tissue. If using a nonstick tawa or pan, no grease is necessary.
  • Mix salt into the dosa batter thoroughly. If the batter is too thick, a little water can be added. Once the pan is heated, take a spoonful of batter and spread it out as thinly as possible in a circular motion. Dollop butter onto the Dosa and distribute it around.
  • Spread 1 or 2 tsp chutney on top of the crispy golden areas. Then, put potato bhaji on one side of the Dosa and flip over the other half.

Serve and enjoy!

Butter Masala Dosa Recipe

This quick and easy-to-make Butter Masala Dosa recipe is by fact one of the healthiest and tastiest dishes to have in the morning
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine southindian
Servings 2 people
Calories 289 kcal


  • Tawa


  • Masala Dosa batter
  • Butter
  • Panner
  • Podi Masala

Ingredients for Potato masala

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • One  One sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4  tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 6 to 8 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 3 Onions, chopped lengthwise
  • 3 Potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro or Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2  tbsp  Salt, adjust to taste

Ingredients for Spicy green chutney

  • 1 cup Coconut, grated
  • 1/4 tbsp  Coriander leaves
  • 3 green chillies
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Ginger, sliced
  • 1 Onion, trim, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp  Cashew
  • 1/2 tbsp   Salt, adjust to taste


  • Cooking
    -Take a Tawa.
    -Warm it a bit.
    -Add the Masala Dosa batter onto it.
    -Spread the batter thinly and evenly.
    -Apply some butter on top of the spreaded batter.
    -Put Butter Masala Gravy onto it.
    -Spread the gravy evenly.
    -Add crushed panner onto it.
    -Sprinkle podi Masala onto it.
    -Rool the dosa gently.
    -And it's ready.



Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 233mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 3mg
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