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Soft and Crispy Dosa with Tasty Aaloo Curry(Rice pancakes with Tasty Potato Curry)

Today Iam back with all time favourite of South Indians "Dosa". It is not just favourite down south but Iam sure through out India. Because I know many north Indian friends who just love to have thease crispy yet soft pancakes with peanut and coconut dips(we call chutneys). Along with such chutney namely "Peanut Chutney" and "Aaloo Curry" which is wrapped in the dosa and served to the customers in almost every South Indian restaurant. This Aaloo curry recipe is adopted from my mother and I love to have with dosa's any time:-) Dosa can be prepared crispy or else soft like cotton to touch. I know they are meant to eat:-) Some like crispy as we say paper dosa and some like very soft. Both thease can be made with same measures of ingredients. So lets get it into the details of thease recipes.

Recipe Of Dosa

2 cups of rice (sona masuri)
2 cups of urad dal (black gram )
1/4th tsp of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
A pinch of Baking soda( for soft dosa only)
Required water
  1. Soak togeather rice, urad dal and methi seeds in a big container with water , 1 or 2 inches more the level of contents for 6 to 8 hrs.
  2. After that rinse all togeather in cold water for several times.
  3. Grind to soft paste in 2 to 3 rounds with the help of required water.
  4. The result should be soft batter which should flow easily. The consistency should be more than idli batter.
  5. Ferment the batter for overnight or for 8hrs. I keep in the oven with out any heat for over night. It is well fermented so far:-)
  6. For soft dosa, add baking soda in the batter and required salt and mix well. Add little water if needed. See the consistency after fermentation.
  7. Take the pan or tawa heat well. Spread few drops of oil on tawa and then immeditely spread the dosa batter starting from the center of tawa in a round till the table spoon of batter is spread completely. The spoon you use should be round , depth one as shown in above pic.
  8. Pour little oil around the dosa and allow to cook at one side. Once the top side is dry just dip the flat stick in the oil, which will make the job easy to turn dosa around. Now cook another side for few seconds , fold the dosa into half and remove from the heat.
  9. For crispy dosa, just spread the batter from the middle into very thin round. Pore little more oil all around the dosa and cook on high heat. Once up side is dry, turn around to another side and cook for 1 minute. Close into half and remove from the pan. Thus you will get crispy one.


Recipe Of Potato Curry:


4 to 5 big potatoes

2 big onions

2 to 3 garlic cloves (crushed)

4 to5 green chillies

1 stem curry leaves

A pinch Asafoetida powder (hing or inguva)

1 tsp mustard seeds (aavalu)

1/2 tsp cumin seeds(jeera or jilakara

1 tsp turmeric powder

Salt as required

oil for cooking (1 tbsp)


  1. Peel the skin of potatoes and cut into cubes. Wash them and keep them separately.
  2. peel the skin of onions and cut into long and very thin layers. Make a long slit in between of green chillies.
  3. Take a wide and little depth pan. Heat oil and add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds and green chillies. Fry for a little while and add curry leaves. Fry till they are little crispy.
  4. Add hing to this and onions. Fry the onions till they turn soft. Here onions should not be fried till brown.
  5. Add turmeric powder followed by potatoes. Mix every thing well and sprinkle salt over the potatoes. Pour little water, so that base is not burned. Do not mix here any thing.
  6. Just close the lid and cook on medium heat for 2 to 3minutes.
  7. Now open the lid and mix every thing. Salt should be mixed well. Pour here some more water but very little if required. Close the lid and cook until the potaoes are done.
  8. Remove from the heat, Sprinkle some cilantro from the top if needed. Serve hot with dosa. This curry also goes well with chapathis too.

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You use equal amount of rice and dal for dosa batter! I have to try that.
Dosa and aloo looks mouthwatering.It's my fav. dish too.Thanks for Aloo recipe:)

HI Asha,
glad u liked both:-) Equal amount of rice and urad dal makes dosa little soft. If rice is in more ration than more crispy I think. Well try and do tell me wheather u liked it:-))Thanks for coming here.

Wow!Tasty Tasty masal dosai!!! very nice recipe!

How you make such soft dosas...I am always awed. Experience I guess

Thank You Ushaprashanth!

Thank You Sandeepa..As I said its all we cook them. Just follow the method once Iam sure u will enjoy soft dosas this time:-)

I love dosas, but I can never get them right~ will try your proportions next time.


Yummy dosas. Never tried with rice and urad dal in these proportions. Will give it a try.

Thank You Trupti,,Ima sure u will get soft dosas with thease praportions.

Thank you Suma,
thease proportions will lead to more soft dosas compare to other proportions.Do tell me when u try, how did u like it:-)

yayyyyyyyyy...i had dosa for breakfast:) thank god for that or else u would have got tummy pain;)

Thanks Sia....for all ur effort to make dosas and to eat too;-) Hope you enjoy dear:-))

yeah ...dosa looks great and yummy

Thank you Deepa,
Iam glad you liked it:-)

great meal...looks so lovely...thanks for sharing

Hi All,

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All these times i have tried many recipes for Dosa but nothing worked.. This was like magic to me...IT WORKED!!!:)). I had a doubt at first using the same quantity of urad dhal and Rice... In the end it was actualy rising!! Thank you very much for the recipe.


HI Dilip,

Iam little late ot respond for your comment.Sorry for that! being little busy with my toddler, It some times happens, it becomes hard to sit before computer.Anyways he excuses me sometimes:-)) Thanks for visiting and Iam happy u liked this dish:-))

Hi Silmiya,

Iam happy this recipe worked for you. I always follow this.Your words definitely shows you enjoyed dosas:-)Thanks for visiting here:-))

My mom makes very nice spongy dosa Meena. When i saw the pic of ur dosa , it reminded me of hers.She always makes spongy white dosas and when i was a kid I wanted crispy golden brown dosas. Now I make crispy dosas and want my moms soft dosas.....

I love masala dosa. Its a great combination

Thank you very much Prema..If some thing reminds us of our dear ones than it becomes real worth for us. And when it comes to mom's foos...what to say? we miss that especially after marriage:-)) I too miss my mom's food. Iam happy that thease dosas mreminded you of your mom.Enjoy food buddy:-))

Thank You Sharmi.Yeah! masala dosa ..any time for me too:-))

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