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Masala Sweet Potato (Dosa Filling)

If you love Masala Dosa, the famous dish that popularized Souther Indian cuisine around the world, then this recipe will remind you of the taste you had expereinced. The genius interplay of the spices and the soft potatoes. And if you are going to make this for the first time , behold , as this might become your personal favorite.The recipe I am making today is made with Sweet potatoes instead of the refular potatoes. You can use this filling for any kind of wrap or savoury pancake, I also like to enjoy it with a chickpea chilla, the recipe I shared earlier.

Sweet potatoes have different qualities, and they belong to the family of tubers, which are locally available in many parts of the world. Sweet potatoes are considered to be one of the healthiest carbohydrate source. In many recipe you can replace a regular potato with a sweet potato, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

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When your masala potato is ready, you can use it as a filling right away. To use it as a filling, just top your dosa, pancake, wrap or waffle, and enjoy. It tastes best when you also add some fresh herbs on top. Overall the recipe is very easy, but it’s this masala potato which gives a recognizible flavour to masala dosa.

Masala Potato (Dosa Filling)

Cuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 500 grams of sweet potato, peel and steam or boil it until it is cooked

  • 50 grams of sliced onion

  • 1 Tbsp of fresh green chili (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp of fresh garlic

  • 1/2 a cup of fresh coriander

  • 10 to 15 curry leaves

  • 1/2 Tbsp of black mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp of Asafoetida

  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the pan and add about 1 and a half tablespoon of oil. It tastes best when made with Ghee or coconut oil. Other choices of healthy oils are Peanut oil or Sesame oil.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of black mustard seeds. Allow the seeds to splutter gently and then add curry leaf, 1/4 tsp of Hing or asafoetida, onion, Chili, Garlic.
    Mix it all together. Cook it for barely 30 seconds , We don’t want to brown the onions too much so this goes really fast .
  • Add the sweet potato and mix once again and keep mashing the sweet potatoes as you stir. If needed you can also add about 1/2 a cup of water to get a smoother texture in sweet potatoes.
  • Add 1/2 a tablespoon of salt and 1/2 a tablespoon of turmeric and continue to mix and cook for a further two minutes.
  • Finally , garnish with fresh coriander and your masala sweet potato is ready.

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