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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mysore Masale/ Mysore Masala Dosa


Well, this one needs no introduction! Mysore masale, as most of you would know, is one of the most famous dishes of Karnataka. This dish is so liked by people all over India, that each place has its own variations and versions. "Red Chutney" is the one thing that makes Mysore Masale different from ordinary masala dosas. Red chutney adds a beautiful flavor and spice and makes this dosa indeed delicious. I believe that my mom makes the best Mysore Masale in town ;), and what's more, she is a Mysorean herself!!! :)  Here's the recipe....


For Dosa Batter

Follow Paper Plain Dosa recipe for batter ingredients and procedure

Masale (palya)

2 medium sized Potatoes - Pressure cooked, peeled and mashed coarsely.

3 medium sized Onions - Chopped into thin strips

1/2 to 3/4 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder

1 tsp Lime juice (optional)

1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)

1" Ginger, finely chopped (optional)

3-4 strands Cilantro, finely chopped

3-4 Green chilies, medium spiced - coarsely chopped

5-6 Curry leaves

1 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

2 tsp Chana/Urad dal mixture

Salt as per taste

Red Chutney

2 tsp Chana Dal

2 tsp Urad dal

5-6 Dry Red Chilies, low spiced

1/2 cup Grated coconut, fresh/frozen



  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, dal mixture, haldi, ginger and green chilies.
  2. Add sliced onions and fry until done;Note:Adding half a tsp sugar gets the onions roasted faster.
  3. Add mashed potatoes, salt and mix well; Remove from stove.
  4. Add lime juice, cilantro and mix well; Keep aside.

Red Chutney:

  1. Dry roast chana dal, urad dal and red chilies until you smell the fresh aroma of spices.
  2. Grind with coconut and some water to a smooth paste; Keep aside.

Mysore masale:

  1. Make dosa as explained here - Paper Plain Dosa .
  2. When the dosa is almost done, smear a spoonful of red chutney on the inside of the dosa.
  3. Spread a ladle full of masale on one side of the dosa; Fold the dosa so that the masala and chutney are on the inside.
  4. Remove from stove and serve immediately with some Coconut chutney and/or sambhar

Makes: Enough masale and chutney for 3-5 dosas;

Prep Time: About 30-40 mins;


Rach said...

Looks so yumm:) I love mysore masale dose and guess what??? Even my mom is a Mysorean :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Love Mysore masale dose... well for us it is just Masale Dose!! After all born and raised in Mysore :)

BTW hw is ur little boy doing! Nice to see a post after a long time..

shriya said...

Love masala dosa, one of my fav dish. Beautiful click..

Ash said...

Finally u r here.... with an awesome relish..... of course... :-) How is u & ur infant??? Hope all is well.... God Bless u all.... This delicacy is sure appealing.... Hugs )))


chef and her kitchen said...

MMD is anytime hot fav for anyone.....looks yummy...my red chutney is quite different from urs...

Suganya said...

WOW... This is my fav. Looks YUM!. Nice pic...

Lakshmi said...

Awesome recipe, Ramya. Good to have you back!! Lakshmi, Editor Bawarchi.com

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks super!!...

Usha said...

Looks fantastic and so very tempting!

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

Love mysore masale dose,lovely clicks!

Kumudha said...


I recently made majjige huli from your blog. it was so delicious. Well, I used soy yogurt since I'm a vegan.

Thank you so much for so many tasty traditional recipes.

Ángel__oscuro said...

oh my good!!!!
looks so good!!
i'll make it!!

Anonymous said...

Mysore masala dosa is mouth watering!

Shruthi Hebbur said...

hi ramya, excellent blog. i am also frm blore. nice to see all karnataka dishes in ur blog. u hvae a very nice space here.

Anonymous said...

aaah missing blore so much. am now craving masala dosa yumm.