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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chicken Masala Dosa | Dosa with Chicken Filling (Step by Step Pics)

Dosa huts and Dosa restaurants are gaining popularity these days. This is mainly because of the strong liking towards dosa by all age groups and different regions of people. Masala dosa is always our family favourite and there are a lot of variations which can be added to this type of dosas.

Mysore masala dosa, plain masala dosa, cheese dosa are few famous ones. I have tried making dosa waffles, dosizza which were a super-duper hit at home, do try these if interested. This was a trial and error at home. I had some boneless chicken in the freezer and some dosa dough in the fridge. So, made this filling and gave this dosa a try. Kids really enjoyed the rolls as an after school snack. The filling can be used to make chapathis rolls too. I have made this dosa 2–3 times now and each time kids had a great time munching these. Enjoy with your loved ones too !!

Preparation time~ 15 minutes
Cooking time of filling ~ 20 mins
Cooking time of dosa~ 5 mins
Author~ Julie
Serves ~ 6 medium-sized dosas
for dosa
dosa batter 6 -7 ladles or 1.5 cups batter
salt to taste

for masala
chicken boneless approx 200- 250 gms (small diced and cooked)
chilli powder 1/2 tsp
pepper powder a pinch
salt to taste

onion 1 large-sized sliced
ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
potato 1 large, cooked and mashed
tomato 1 small sized, chopped
chilli powder 1/2 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
garam masala or chicken masala 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
chana dal 1/2 tsp
mint leaves 1 tsp chopped (optional)
coriander leaves 1 tbsp chopped (optional)
lemon juice 1/2 tsp (optional)
salt to taste
oil 1 tbsp

Watch on YouTube -


  • TO MAKE MASALA - Clean the chicken pieces and cut it very small cubes. Drain water completely, add the 1/2 tsp chilli powder, a pinch of pepper powder and salt. Marinate for half an hour, and then cook in a pan with a little water. Cook till done, drain water if any left over and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan and add the oil. When it is hot, add the mustard seeds and chana dal. Let the mustard splutter and the chana dal lightly browned, add in ginger garlic paste. Sauté until the raw smell disappears.Add in sliced onion and sauté until translucent (no need to brown it up). Add the spice powders on low flame and sauté until the raw smell of disappears. Slide in the chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander and mint leaves. Sauté for a minute and add the cooked chicken. Toss well with the masala and add in the mashed potato. Mix well and cook covered on low flame for about two minutes. Finally, add in the lemon juice and switch off flame. Leave the masala to cool.

  • TO MAKE CHICKEN MASALA DOSA-  Keep the dosa batter ready by adding salt to taste.
  • Heat a griddle or tawa or non-stick pan. Smear the top with oil and when it is hot pour a ladleful of batter and spread in rounds till the batter is thinned out evenly.
  • Cover and cook for 30 secs till the top is cooked. Add a tsp of oil on top and spread the filling in the center of the dosa. Wait till the dosas are crispy, flip both sides to the center and remove on a plate.
  • Serve warm just like that or with tomato chutney or sambar.

* You can use the same filling to make chapathi rolls and serve for lunch box.
* You can also add capsicum or any other veggies sliced to the filling to add another crunch.
* You can omit the lemon juice if you don't like the flavours, but the lemon definitely adds a chatpata taste to the filling.
* Adding coriander leaves and mint leaves is optional.
* I have not cooked the chicken before adding in the video recipe. Cooked the chicken along with the spices, so the chicken wasn't marinated before. Use whichever method suits you, as the boneless chicken cooks faster.
* You can even add grated cheese for additional creamy touch.

You may also try these-
Plain Masala Dosa
Dosa Waffles



Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie,
I'll wish to have one here right now.
Delicious. Love the way you spread in rounds the batter.
Have a nice weekend. Here in Spain, today is a sad day.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

Dosa and the filling, both are equally tempting... Looks perfect and so filling

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

That dosa looks really delicious and tempting... though I always prefer normal or potato masalas for my dosas... :D

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

This is chicken and this dosa looks simply amazing

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

Dosa and Chicken,interesting combo...looks delicious!

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow... Dosa and chicken is a wonderful combination... Looks delicious...