Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cauliflower Masala Dosa

Cauliflower Masala Dosa

We are a dosa loving family and don't mind having dosa as breakfast(or even dinner!)at least 2-3 times a week.Grated coconut in the freezer and dosa batter in the fridge lets me sleep peacefully knowing well that the breakfast part is well taken care of for the next day.

To make dosa even more interesting,we have Masala dosa and a notch higher Kanchipuram Masala dosa on some days.So I had no doubts we'd love this version too which Anu had on her blog a while back-Chettinad Masala dosa with a Cauliflower filling.

Cauliflower Masala Dosa

My version looked a bit like a stuffed paratha filling,nevertheless it tasted awesome and made for a great brunch.

Cauliflower Masala Dosa
Recipe source - Anu of Love and Lentils


Dosa Batter - 1 cup

Cauliflower Masala Dosa-ingredients

For the Chettinad Masala

Cauliflower - 5-7 big florets,finely chopped
Onion - 1,finely chopped
Tomato - 1,finely chopped
Oil - 2 tsp + 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly - 1,broken into 2 or 3
Garlic - 2 cloves,finely chopped
Ginger - 1' piece,finely chopped
Green chilly - 1,finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1-2 sprigs
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Rasam powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Sambhar powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish


Prepare the chettinad masala filling Cauliflower Masala Dosa-step1 
In a kadai add 2 tsp oil and splutter mustard seeds and jeera.Add red chilly bits.Now mix in ginger,garlic,green chilly and curry leaves and saute till the garlic starts to brown.
Cauliflower Masala Dosa-step2 
Mix in the onions and saute till they turn translucent.Add tomato,followed by cauliflower and give a good mix.
Cauliflower Masala Dosa-step3 
Now add the masala powders one after the other starting with haldi,rasam powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder and sambhar powder.Add enough salt to taste and mix well.Cover with a lid and let the masala cook for 5-7 minutes.
Cauliflower Masala Dosa-step4 
Open the lid and start mashing the masala so that everything gets mixed well.Mix in coriander leaves.
Cauliflower Masala Dosa-masala

Cauliflower Masala Dosa-step5

Smear the dosa pan with some oil and wipe with a tissue paper.Pour one ladleful of batter and spread into a thin circle.Pour a tsp of oil/ghee on the sides and let it cook.
Add a spoonful of masala on top of the dosa and smear it well.Fold over the dosa and serve hot.


  1. ur dosa looks delicious,Even I tried the same recipe from anu's blog and loved it too..I do not like whole cauliflower florets as a filling in dosa,a mashed version looks n tastes great..This new layout is clean and loads fast..

  2. lovely. i have to try this.. made me hungry :)

  3. Thanks for the feedback Prathibha!I love the masala to be non-chunky too!

  4. loving this recipe! love the step by step pics too:)

  5. Those dosas are making me hungry!! Lovely clicks, and your blog's new look is good :)

  6. Wish to have this wonderful looking masala dosa for my dinner tonite,beautifully done.

  7. Very tempting and yummy dosas. super tempting

  8. looks really tempting..will try it the new look of your blog..

  9. Crisp n yumm..craving for these now.I tried out the kanchipuram dosa n everyone loved it. will surely try it.

  10. I am craving for some dosai now :)

  11. Name itself makes me hungry....very nice dosai and stuffing.

  12. Love the stuffing, never tried it with cauliflower!

  13. wow very tempting recipe,loved ur step vise clicks...too gud...

  14. Love the recipe! Never tried cauliflower masala!

    Hey did u change the blog design? I liked the previous one! :( It was easier to see the sidebars in 1 side!

    1. Thanks for the feedback Pooja.I've been getting too many complaints from readers saying that the previous template was taking time to load making it difficult to read,so resorted to this simple one:)

  15. Wow.. looks spicy and delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear.. love it :)

  16. Ooh yum I would love some of this dosa. It looks amazing!

  17. Yummy dosa...Love your receipes...Happy to follow you....:)

  18. hi divya, iam really amazed at ure patience in taking all those pics, explaining every step making it easier for any one who has no idea wat ingredients you are talking abt. hats off to u :)

  19. ahaaa...looks absolutely yummy!

  20. Really south Indian dishes are so delicious thank you for sharing this


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