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Muttai Kari Dosai – Egg Masala Dosai

Recipe for muttai kari dosai made with boiled eggs and onion tomato masala. This is used as a topping for the dosai. Recipe with video.

  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 9 mini dosai 1x



For the Muttai Kari Dosai Masala

1 tablespoon Indian Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon curry leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
23 finely chopped green chillies
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped

Other Ingredients

2 boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 raw eggs
3 cups idli – dosai batter
Indian sesame oil for making dosai
1 teaspoon black pepper powder – for finishing


For the Muttai Kari Dosai Masala

Heat oil in a pan. I like the flavour of Indian sesame oil for this recipe. When the oil is hot, add in the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, finely chopped curry leaves and finely chopped onions. You want to fine chop all the ingredients. If the pieces are big, it wont adhere well to the dosai when added as a topping.  Saute the onions till soft.

Add in the salt and the finely chopped tomatoes. Saute for a few minutes. Add in all the spice powders and sauté for a few seconds. Finally add in the chopped green chillies and the coriander leaves. Adjust the chillies according to your taste.

Take a bowl and add in couple of boiled and peel eggs. Roughly chop the eggs with a knife or a fork. Add in the cooked masala mixture. Break two eggs in the bowl. The eggs will help as a binder and will also stick well to the dosai. Mix everything well to combine.

For Making Dosai

Heat a cast iron dosai pan. When hot, add in a ladle of dosai batter. Around 3 inches diameter. I like to make small dosai as its easy to flip and looks really cute too. Gently spoon the egg masala on top of the dosai. Sprinkle oil and let it cook for a minute.

Flip the dosai and cook for  a minute more. Flip again. Sprinkle black pepper powder on the dosai. The muttai kari dosai is ready. Serve hot.


I use regular Idli Dosai batter for making this recipe.

Idli Dosai Batter Recipe –

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m

Keywords: muttai kari dosai