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Aloo (Potato) Masala for Dosa

Aloo (Potato) Masala

Aloo masala is a nice compliment for any kind of dosa. The Aloo Masala can be rolled in the dosa or served as a side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped hara dhania


  • Boiled the potatoes until they are soft and let cool.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes in small pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If it cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafetida. As the seeds crack, add turmeric, potatoes, green chili, and salt. Stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and cilantro.
  • The potatoes should be slightly moist and not very dry.


Try adding 2 tablespoons of shredded carrots and 1/8 cup of green peas to potato mixture.
Taste best with Dosa, Rava Dosa, Whole wheat Dosa