Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cauliflower Dosa-Gobi Masala Dosa Recipe

Are you are bored of  the regular dosa or masala dosa with potato filling, then try this cauliflower masala dosa for a change. You can use this cauliflower/gobi  filling not only for dosa but also as a stuffing for bread toast or as a side dish for chapati. It tastes awesome. When we go out to restaurants, we love to have gobi masala dosa or paneer dosa when it comes to ordering dosas. Today we will learn how to make cauliflower dosa following this simple recipe.

Cauliflower masala dosa

How to prepare Gobi Masala Dosa 

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins

Ingredients needed 

Dosa batter or Masala dosa batter
Oil for making dosa (sesame seed oil preferable)
Dosa tawa

For the cauliflower masala 

Cauliflower - 2 cups minced
Onion - 2 medium size
Tomato - 1 big
Ginger -1 inch piece finely chopped
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few tender ones
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Oil - 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kitchen king masala (optional) -1/2 tsp
Salt as needed

For the seasoning 

Jeera seeds/cumin seeds  - 1 tsp


Cut the cauliflower into florets, wash and put them in hot water with a little salt for 10 mins. Drain the water and chop it finely or mince it and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions, green chilli, curry leaves and ginger.

Saute for a few minutes, until onions turn translucent.

Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, kitchen king masala (if using) and salt needed.

Saute till tomatoes turn mushy.

Add minced cauliflower and cook until cauliflower becomes tender. Check for salt and keep it aside. The stuffing should be dry. Now the gobi masala for dosa is ready.

masala for gobi dosa

Now to the Gobi Dosa -

Heat a tawa, grease it with a tsp of oil using half an onion, pour a ladle of dosa batter onto the center of the tawa and start spreading the batter in circular motion as seen in the picture below

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Close it with a lid. Once the dosa is cooked, simmer and  place 2-3 tbsp of the masala, fold the dosa and remove from tawa. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. (Keep it for a longer in if you want more browning).

Repeat the process for the rest of the dosa batter.

how to make gobi dosa

Note - I used basic dosa batter to prepare this dosa and did not use the masala dosa batter.

If you want crispy dosa as in hotel

Follow the masala dosa batter recipe.

If you want to know how to make basic dosa (detailed recipe) and masala dosa with potato filling, refer the links below

How to make plain dosa 

Masala dosa with potato filling 

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  1. I like the potato version more, but for a change, this is good.

  2. Looking really Restaurant special look wise or perfection wise.Nice one.

  3. Yummy cauliflower masal dosa.Even im also having this in my draft.

  4. Healthy way of eating dosas thanks paddu

  5. Droolworth gobi masala dosa,love to have it.

  6. love this version of Cauliflower masala dosa

  7. Wow different filling for masala dosa...

  8. delicious masala .....yummy dosa

  9. This is something that I always wanted to try :)

  10. Delightul,delectable & delicious. How do you untiringly keep churning out one super dish after another on a daily basis almost without a break ? Real admire your dedication, enthusiasm & excellence.

  11. Yummy...feeling hungry


  12. Lovely click Padhu, and nice stuffing :) Must be very filling... Loved the new header pic too!!

  13. Healthy n heavy filling, yummy preparation!!!

  14. love this preparation, could do with some gobi masala and dosa!

  15. Tried this dosa at my home . Came out really well . Loved it ! Thanks


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