Filling for Dosa Pancake

Recipe by Sandi From CA
READY IN: 45mins




  • Boil potatoes in their skin in a pressure cooker for 3-4 pressures or in a pan of boiling water until tender. You can microwave them in a sandwich bag, with 2-3 tbs. water, for 6-8 minutes. You must leave a hole for the steam to escape, otherwise, the bag may ‘splode. ;)
  • Allow to cool, peel and break roughly into small pieces. Keep aside.
  • Tempering & making the filling:
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Add mustard seeds, asafoetida powder, chana and urad dal, and let the seeds splutter. Keep the lid on to avoid seeds jumping all over your kitchen.
  • When dals begin to turn brown, add curry leaves and broken red chillies and stir.
  • Add onions, green chillies, ginger and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder and water. Simmer with the lid closed, until onions are well cooked.
  • Add potatoes (and peas if used) and cook until it is all mixed well and water is absorbed. the potatoes should have a slightly mashed look.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix.
  • Serve alongside a Dosa or use as a filling for the dosa.