Zucchini Masala Dosa

Zucchini is a variety of summer squash that is shaped like a cucumber and has dark green skin. Sounds boring, right? For me, it turned out to be a brilliant filling used with dosas. It also cut down the carbohydrates and acted as a perfect substitute for the traditional potatoes. This is a great variant on the standard Masala Dosa. Try it out – you may be pleasantly surprised.
Recipe for Zucchini Masala Dosa

Serves : 8-10 dosas
Ingredients :

Zucchini masala dosa ingredients
Zucchini masala dosa ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis, cubed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp of freshly chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime to taste (optional)

Zucchini masala dosa
Zucchini masala dosa


  • Heat oil in a pan on a low flame. When it is warm, add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter. Now add the finely chopped onions and sauté them till golden brown on medium flame.
  • Add the zucchini, tomatoes, the spices and salt. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle a little water at this stage.
  • Cover and cook the dish for 10 minutes till the zucchini is soft and switch off the flame.
  • Finally before serving, squeeze in some lime juice and garnish with coriander.

Tips :

  • Do not sprinkle too much water as the dosa will become soggy while serving.
  • Do not overcook the zucchini. If cooked too long, it will turn to mush.
  • Another side dish would be a nice add-on to the main dish. I had made coriander and coconut chutney as a side dish to complement the taste of zucchini.

This dish is inspired from a fellow food blogger who is also a consistent ‘Deelightfully Veg’ reader. Inspired from http://shivaaydelights.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/courgette-masala-dosa/

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