Calories in Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa

What is known as dosa in south India is popular globally under different names like pancakes, crepes, chillas sometimes even Mexican tortillas /enchiladas. There are many variations in the south Indian Dosa itself- masala dosa, plain dosa, paneerdosa, palakdosa, anduttapam, depending on the stuffing/ filling used.

Essentially, dosa is made from fermented batter of ground, soaked rice and black gram dal. Fermenting is vital because proteins and minerals become ingestible and light on the stomach. To keep the dosa from becoming monotonous, it is made with a variety of fillings. The most popular is masala dosa- masala being a dry potato curry.Potato curry is made with diced potatoes, sliced onion, masala and seasoning.

Traditionally, dosa batter is spread on the skewer and a dollop of curry spread on it.This is roasted for a few minutes, folded and served hot.

Masala dosa is a low-calorie, nutritious meal which is light on the stomach and ideal for people with diabetes. A diabetic diet chart has many restrictions for a sugar patient. 1 Masala Dosa calories count qualifies being consumable.

Ask your Nutritionist or Dietitician about calories in dosa sambar.


Serving: 1 Masala Dosa

Calories from Fat 33
Calories 168
Total Fat 3.7g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 94mg
Potassium 76mg
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 3.9g

Vitamins in masala dosa (% Daily Values*)

Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving Size: 1 (0.6g)

Calories from Fat 0.7
Calories 1
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2.5mg
Potassium 1.9mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

Vitamins in Coconut Chutney(% Daily Values*)


Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving Size: 1 cup (253g)


Calories from Fat 6
Calories 130
Total Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 202mg
Potassium 527mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 7.3g
Sugars 9.1g
Protein 7.1g

Vitamins in 1 cup sambar (% Daily Values*)

Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet


It is very important for everyone to consume healthy food especially people with diabetes. Calories in one masala dosa are low but high in nutrition. Dosa is very practical because the batter can be stored and a variety of tasty and nutritious dosas can be served to diabetics, children and adults alike.