Dosa occupies a special status in many hotel menus across India and it is easy to make at home too. Over the years, many variants of this classic breakfast dish have come up with a range of fillings inside the delicate lentil crepes.
Here are three unique, tasty, quick to make dosa varieties that are simple and are healthy too
This dosa can be had at many popular hotels, especially in southern India. Light and tasty, these paper like dosas can be made at home too in a jiffy.
Sooji/semolina – 1 1/2 cup
Rice Flour – 1 cup
Maida – 1 cup
Green chillies finely chopped – 1 teaspoon
Whole Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
roughly chopped curry leaves – 1 tablespoon
cumin – 1 teaspoon
salt and oil
In a bowl, mix together the sooji, rice flour and maida and all other ingredients and whisk well by adding water. Leave aside for half an hour. The sooji will soak in water during this time so check the consistency and add some more water. it should have a watery consistency to get paper like dosa but if you want them to be little thicker, keep the consistency thicker. Heat the dosa girdle and add a spoon of oil. When it is hot enough, pour the batter with a ladle or a small tumbler, covering a small circular area in the pan. Add a little more oil at the edges and once it is done, flip it over, and take it off after a minute. Serve hot with coconut or mint chutney.
Moong Dal Dosa or Pesarattu
This popular dosa from Andhra Pradesh in Southern India is a delicacy in many festive occassions. not only is it simple to make but high in proteins and fiber too.
Whole green gram – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
green chillies- 1-2
ginger – 1″ inch piece
chopped green chilli
fine chopped ginger
chopped fresh coriander
Grind the soaked green gram along with the chillies and ginger. To this batter, add the rice flour and salt. Mix well. Instead of rice flour, you can also use 2 tsp of raw rice soaked and ground along with the green gram. Heat the girdle and smear it with a few drops of oil. Once hot, spread the dosa batter gently into a circle and sprinkle the chopped chilli, onion and grated carrot. When it is done, fold it and take it off the flame. Serve hot with ginger chutney.
Ragi or finger millet, packed with vitamins and minerals can be the perfect morning breakfast to give you an energetic boost.
Ragi flour – 1 cup
Rice flour – 2-3 tbsp
Curd – 1/2 cup
Chopped green chilli – 1 tsp
chopped onion – 1 small (optional)
salt and oil
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients with enough water and set aside for about 30 minutes. Add little more water and whisk the batter into a thin consistency. With a ladle, spread the batter onto the heated girdle and apply oil on all sides of the dosa. Then flip it, and fold it. Serve hot with coconut or mint chutney.