Crispy Paneer Masala Dosa: A Super Breakfast Recipe
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Paneer Masala Dosa is a delicious variation of the traditional masala dosa. It is a healthy breakfast dish that can be prepared in just 20 minutes. With the softness of cottage and flavours of spices, it is a super dish which can be served along with a hot cup of filter coffee and a bowl of fruits.

Dosa is a South Indian dish and is served in many restaurants during breakfast buffets in India. Here’s how to prepare Paneer Masala Dosa.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


For Paneer Masala

  • Oil - 2 Tsp
  • Jeera - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 Sprig
  • Onion - 1 Large Finely chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 1 Large Finely chopped
  • Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Turmeric - ¼ tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder - ¼ tsp 
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Kasturi Methi - 1 tsp
  • Paneer - 325 gm Grated
  • Coriander Leaves 
  • For Cashew paste
  • Cashew - 15
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp


  • In the first step, blend the cashews along with fennel seeds to form a smooth paste with a little amount of water in a mixer. Now, keep this cashew paste aside for a while   
  • Next heat oil in a pan on a low flame, include the jeera and once it starts changing colour, put the curry leaves, onion, ginger garlic paste and stir all the ingredients until the onion gets golden-brown   
  • Now add tomato, salt, turmeric, red chilli, coriander and cinnamon to the pan. Combine all the ingredients properly. Cook them on a low-medium flame until mixed well
  • Put ½ cup of water in the pan and mix it. Cook it on a low flame and then include the cashew paste and blend again. Once combined, add garam masala powder followed by Kasturi methi and combine well again
  • Now, let all the ingredients simmer for a few minutes untill the oil starts to separate and appear over the top 
  • It’s time to add the grated paneer and mix well with all the ingredients. Cook them for approximately 2 minutes on a medium flame. Once cooked, switch off the flame and include coriander leaves and mix again. The Paneer masala is ready now and keeps it aside untill used
  • Let’s prepare dosa now. Heat a tawa and take a small amount of the prepared batter and spread it to form a thin dosa. Once the top of this dosa is lightly cooked, apply approximately ¼ tsp of butter. Cook the dosa on a medium flame until the sides of the dosa starts changing to golden brown
  • Next, place about 2-3 tsp of prepared paneer masala at the center of the dosa and spread it evenly     
  • Now, fold the dosa from one side first and then from another in such a way that one side overlaps the other and then gently press the dosa using a spatula
  • Flip the dosa and gently press again. Now, switch off the flame and transfer this dosa to a serving plate. Follow the same steps to prepare more dosas until batter is used

Finally, Paneer Masala Dosa is ready to serve hot with coconut chutney or sambhar or both 

Important Points To Note:

  • Do not cook the dosa on high heat otherwise, it may get burnt 
  • Instead of butter, you can also use oil or ghee to cook the dosa 
  • Adding cashew paste brings so many flavours to the dish and it will taste delicious Adding curry leaves and coriander leaves also enhance the overall flavours of the recipe
  • Instead of grated paneer, you can also add paneer cubes and prepare this dosa