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Paneer Masala Dosa


Masala dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast recipe. The stuffing for a regular masala dosa is made with a mildly spiced potato and onion filling. These days, hotels and road-side stalls are coming up with various kinds of stuffing. Paneer dosa is one such well liked masala dosa recipe.

I had this paneer masala dosa long time back in India and had loved it. I make potato masala dosa quite often, but this time I wanted to make this paneer dosa. I tweaked my usual potato masala stuffing and came up with a delicious paneer filling. Though nothing can beat the taste of the classic potato masala dosa, this paneer masala dosa is equally tasty and irresistible. Try this paneer dosa for a change or on a special occasion. Serve the dosa hot with coconut chutney.

PANEER MASALA DOSA RECIPE

{ Stuffed dosa with paneer (cottage cheese), onion and tomato filling }
Serves 2


Ingredients:

Dosa or idli batter

For the stuffing:
1 cup heaped paneer, crumbled
1 medium onion, sliced
1-2 green chilly, finely chopped
½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 small tomato, chopped
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp red chilly powder
1 sprig coriander, chopped
2 tsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
A pinch of asafoetida / hing
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method:

To make the stuffing:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add hing, jeera and curry leaves. Add onion, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Fry until soft.

2. Add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes or until they become soft. Add the paneer, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt.

3. Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp water and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the coriander leaves.

To make dosa:

1. Heat a dosa tawa and take a laddle full of batter. Spread into a thin dosa and drizzle some oil. 

2. Once the dosa is cooked and turned brown and crisp, place some paneer filling and fold the dosa.

Notes and Tips
  • There is no need to flip the dosa. By the time bottom side gets browned and crisp, the top will also be cooked.
  • Thaw the paneer if frozen by either microwaving or immersing in warm water. Then crumble with hands.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely addition of paneer, delicious

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  2. lovely replacement dear.sure will try this out

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  3. This is very innovative and unique...Looks very delicious.

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  4. rich dosa.. Love the presentation

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  5. healthy masala dosa,nice filling!!

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  6. yummy and kids fav dosai...
    http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.in/

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  7. Mmm....looks so tempting...feel like having a bite

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  8. paneer in dosa is my new love ;)
    totally love the flavours and colours:)

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  9. Love the filling, looks very delicious.. nice pics, makes the dosa even more tempting!

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  10. my colleague always goes gaga over the paneer masala dosa we get at sangeetha's here, but yet to try... looks really so good sona...

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  11. such masala dosas r my favs.. they make the dosa so flavorful.. yummy preperation

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  12. Paneer dosa sounds interesting and delicious, have to try this.. Nice clicks..

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  13. Paneer filling sounds delicious and yummy.. nice pics..

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  14. I'am drooling right over the stuffing.......looks yummm!!!

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  15. Nicely clicked and the recipe is awesome.

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  16. Nicely clicked and dosas are awesome.

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  17. What a tempting n killing picture...

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  18. Paneer masala dosa looks yumm love it.

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  19. This looks like a great breakfast for me. I love anything with a kick of spice in the morning.

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  20. Paneer masala dosa sounds so good. I can never make good dosa. Is there a secret to how hot you keep the tawa?

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    1. Thanks Mina. There is no secret, all depends on the batter and its consistency. I keep the tawa on medium heat. In between each dosa, rub the tawa with a wedge of onion.

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  21. nicely arranged n looking very tempting :)

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  22. Love to start my day with this fantastic dish.Paneer masala dosa is killing me.

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  23. Excellent cooking and photographs.
    Which lenses do you use for food photography?

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  24. Wow!! This is so tempting!! Cant resist :)

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  25. I am a masala dosa fan. And this paneer filling looks so interesting and delicious. Love the pictures!

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