Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa Recipe

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Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa Recipe

What is a  Dosa?

South Indian breakfast is my favourite with Dosa, in particular, topping the list. Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa is a recipe close to my heart although it was cooked on the spur of the moment. Dosa is a South Indian breakfast delicacy which has become a universal favourite. It is a savoury Indian pancake made with a batter of rice and lentils traditionally. This Dosa is usually stuffed with a tempered potato mash and served with coconut chutney and sambar. Dosa has always overpowered the paratha and is my choice regardless.

Sweet Potato for a Change

But then we all seek change. Have you eaten a sweet potato stuffed dosa? Well, that is what I did, tried out a sweet potato filling which was as tasty as or tastier than the traditional potato one. I love grilled or boiled sweet potato or even as a chat. I had sweet potato chat for dinner the other night and in the morning while I was mixing the batter for dosa, I remembered the boiled sweet potatoes in the fridge and on the spur of the moment concocted this sweet potato mash to be stuffed into my dosa. Like regular potatoes, it is easy to cook and blends well with most other ingredients.

Benefits of Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato has natural sugars which regulate blood sugar, it is nutritious and has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Naturally, it is a healthy choice for anyone. To tell you the truth I do not like mixing my savoury menu with anything sweet. I have never liked any sweet-sour dishes but as I am prone to experimenting I plunged right in and made this Sweet potato filling for my dosa.

Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa

I was excited to try out this new-fangled recipe and was treading into an unknown zone. It was almost like tempering the potato mash and I was truly impressed with the end result. It tasted divine and is going to be a regular in my dosa now.

This healthy and nutritious filling gives your favourite dosa a healthy twist and taste. A great alternative to your standard potato masala dosa, do try this sweet potato filling. Just mashed sweet potato is used instead of potato mash. It makes you crave for more.

Check out my recipes for  Dosa,  or batter, Egg dosa,  Instant Ravva Dosa.  and also Coconut Chutney,  Kandi Podi and Karvepakku podi here

Actually, many people I know do not eat potatoes and instead, sweet potato is a healthy option for them. Dosa or Indian pancakes can make a full meal at breakfast, lunch or dinner. When you have guests next surprise them with this novel sweet potato filled dosas and it will make for great conversation at the table.

Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa
Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa
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This healthy and nutritious filling gives your favourite dosa a healthy twist and taste. A great alternative to your standard potato masala dosa, do try this sweet potato filling. Just mashed sweet potato is used instead of potato mash. It makes you crave for more.
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20
Cook Time
10 minutes
Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa
Sweet Potato Stuffed Dosa
Print Recipe
This healthy and nutritious filling gives your favourite dosa a healthy twist and taste. A great alternative to your standard potato masala dosa, do try this sweet potato filling. Just mashed sweet potato is used instead of potato mash. It makes you crave for more.
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan and add the oil. Add the chana dal, mustard and cumin. Once they splutter add the curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. Sauté the ginger-garlic next with the chopped onions till translucent. Add the green peas, turmeric, and chilli powder next.
    Heat a pan and add the oil. Add the chana dal, mustard and cumin. Once they splutter add the curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida.
Sauté the ginger-garlic next with the chopped onions till translucent. Add the green peas, turmeric, and chilli powder next.
  2. Once they are done, add the mashed sweet potato and mix it well. Make a smooth mash to fill in the dosa. Garnish with the coriander leaves. Remove from fire and let cool.
    Once they are done, add the mashed sweet potato and mix it well. Make a smooth mash to fill in the dosa. Garnish with the coriander leaves.
Remove from fire and let cool.
  3. Heat a skillet or non-stick tawa.Once it is hot, pour a ladle full of Dosa batter and spread like a thin pancake. Take a spoon of ghee and drizzle along the edges and in the centre. Spread a little gunpowder to up the spice quotient.
    Heat a skillet or non-stick tawa.Once it is hot, pour a ladle full of Dosa batter and spread like a thin pancake. 
Take a spoon of ghee and drizzle along the edges and in the centre. Spread a little gunpowder to up the spice quotient.
  4. Add a spoonful of the sweet potato mixture in the centre. Fold one end over the other to close the dosa and transfer to a plate. Serve with chutney and sambar.
    Add a spoonful of the sweet potato mixture in the centre. 
Fold one end over the other to close the dosa and transfer to a plate. Serve with chutney and sambar.
Recipe Notes

The dosa batter should be fermented overnight to make a really tasty dosa.

Sweet potato should be boiled just right or else the mixture would be too mushy and tasteless.

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

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