Showing posts with label Dosa n Idli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dosa n Idli. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Water Melon Rind Dosa/Kalangadi Hannina Sippe Dose

As all of us know that most of the fruits nutrition contains in their outer skin,peelings and rind but still most of us discard them and consume only the fruit.Today I am posting this  dosa recipe which is made up of  rind of a watermelon.This recipe is perfect for summer which is lighter and cooling on stomach and easily digestible. The watermelon rind is having lot of health benefits and helps in improving immune system,nervous system and eye health to name a few.

Water melon rind-2cups
Fresh coconut-1/4cup
Green chillies-2-3
Ginger-small piece
Oil for preparing dosa as required
Salt to taste  

1.Wash and soak rice for 4-5hours,Grind rice along with coconut,watermelon rind,green chillies,ginger and jeera into fine paste adding little water.
2.Add water to make it thin as buttermilk consistency.
3.Add salt to taste.mix well, no need to ferment.Prepare dosa's like neer dosa.
4.Heat tawa,take a ladle full of batter and spinkle first outwards in a circle then fill the gaps
 evenly,sprinkle little oil over dosa.
5.No need to cook both sides of dosa.Fold twice and serve with coconut chutney or any vegetable side dish.

1.Don't throw the watermelon peels when you finish the fruit,wash them and carefully 
cut the rind part, the part between the green outer skin and the red part of the fruit.
which is white or pinkish in colour.
2.Chop them into pieces and use.
3.If you want more spice you can use more chilies.
4.No need to ferment the batter,and it will stay in refrigirator for 2-3 days.

Also look for other dosa recipes

Tomato dosa

Mixed Dal dosa


Masala Dosa

Churmuri Dosa

Onion Uttapam

Neer dosa

Horsegram Dosa

Ragi Dosa

Monday, 4 August 2014

Tomato Dosa/Dose

Tomatoes-2-3(roughly chopped
Fresh coconut-1Tbsp
Green chillies-2
Oil for preparing dosa as required
Salt to taste 

1.Wash and soak rice for -4hours,Grind rice along with coconut,tomatoes,green chillies and jeera into fine paste adding little water.
2.Add water to make it thin as buttermilk consistency.
3.Add salt to taste.mix well, no need to ferment.Prepare dosa's like neer dosa.
4.Heat tawa,take a ladle full of batter and spinkle evenly,sprinkle little oil over dosa.
5.No need to cook both sides of dosa.Fold twice and serve with coconut chutney or any vegetable side dish.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Tomato Omelette

Besan-1 cup
Rice flour-1/4cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Onion-1 small,finely chopped
Tomatoes-2,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-1tbsp,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-pinch
Oil for frying
1.In a bowl mix all the ingredients except oil, with water to dosa batter consistency.
2.Heat a pan or tawa,pour spoonfull of batter on tawa and spread evenly and sprinkle oil on the sides,cook evenly on both sides until golden brown.

3.Serve hot with any chutney or sauce.
Note:1.For kids you can skip chillies.
2.Tomatoes can be grinded and mixed into mixture but you will have to add less water according if needed.
3.Ideal for kids lunch box.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Bele Dosa/Dal Dosa/Mixed Lentils Dosa

Rice -1cup
Green chillies/dry red chillies-3-4 or to taste
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate-1/2tsp

wash and soak rice and dals together for 6-7 hours.
Grind rice and dals with chillies,jeera and ginger to fine paste.
Add salt to taste,soda and sugar mix well and prepare dosa as usual
no need to ferment.You can prepare dosa's immediatly.
For preparing,heat a tava,take a ladleful of batter on tava,spread evenly 
as thin as possible.
Sprinkle little oil on dosa,cook evenly on both sides.
Fold and serve with chutney or any palya.

Note:Sugar gives nice golden colour to dosa.

Friday, 26 March 2010


Paddu or Gundpongalu or Appe as it is called in Kannada,these are in between version of  dosa and idli',they have a shape of small idli's but  crispy and taste's like dosa.You will forget the count when eating with thick  coconut chutney for sure...:).This  is my mother's recipe,you can also add grated carrots and other veggies to make it more tasty and colourful...ENJOY!


Fenugreek seeds/methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp

Onion,finely chopped-1
Green chillies-2 or 3
Coriander,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp


Wash and soak rice and dal seperately for 5-6 hours,soak avallaki only an hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dal and avallaki seperatley into a fine paste and with hands mix nicely and keep 
the batter in the warm place to ferment for 7-8 hours(overnight is better).

Heat a oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds wait until it splutters,add this tempering
to the batter along with chopped onions,green chillies,coriander,soda and salt mix well.

Heat a poddu tawa,smear oil in each holes,pour tbsp of batter into each hole,cook on both sides
until golden brown,add little oil if it is sticking.

serve with coconut chutney.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Pesarattu is a dosa prepared with whole green gram/haramoong in hindi /hesarukaalu in kannada,which gives it light green colour to dosa."pesaru" means greencolour in telgu.It is a native dish of Andrapradesh.

Whole hara moong/hesarukalu- 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Green chillies - 4
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate-1/2tsp

For Topping

Finely chopped onions -1cup
Finely cut green chillies -2
Finely chopped coriander

Oil for frying


Soak hesarukalu and rice together for 8hours in water.
Grind with cumin, ginger and green chillies into fine paste.
Add salt,soda and sugar,mixwell.No need to ferment.
Heat a tava,pour ladleful of batter on tava, spread evenly as thin as possible.
Sprinkle tbsp of toppings and oil around the dosa.Cook evenly on both sides.
Fold and serve with coconut chutney or chutney pudi.

Masala Dosa

Masala dosa.. is one of the famous dosa variety which has gain more popularity than compared to other dosa's. Because of its unique taste combined with spice potato filling(allugade palya.. as we call in kannada)and red chutney makes it heavenly tasty.The comination of south indian dosa and north indian aloo bhaji made it famous not only in India but throughout the world.I must say masala dosa is a national integration dish...And it is one of my favourite dosa,here i tried it my way..


Urad dal-3/4cup




Plainflour or maida-2tbsp



Salt to taste

Ghee or oil for frying


Wash and soak rice,dals and methi in water for 6-7hours.
Grind the soaked rice and dals into fine paste and
keep the batter to ferment for 7-8hours in warm place.
One hour before preparing dosa mix rava,maida,soda,sugar and salt with hands througly.
Heat a tava pour ladleful of batter over tava and spread it evenly as thin as possible.
Drizzle a tsp of oil or ghee over dosa,apply red chutney on dosa.
No need to turn dosa if it is very thin,when dosa becomes crisp put a tbsp of
alugadde palya and fold the dosa and serve hot with coconut chutney.

Apply red chutney and place a tbsp of alugadde palya..

Fold dosa in hotel style..

Now dosa is ready to serve...........


Red Chutney


Red chillies -10(byadgi menasinakayi or any mild variety)

Puff channa-2tbsp



Tandoori colour-1/4tsp(optional)

Garlic cloves-2

Salt to taste

Pepper corns-10



Fry the chillies,peppercorns,jeera and channa with little oil and
grind along with other ingredients into fine paste adding little water.

NOTE:When applying on dosa's add water and make it thinner.

Coconut Chutney


Coconut,grated -1cup

Greenchillies -3





Salt to taste


Grind all the above ingredients into fine paste.Serve with dosa.

Potato Palya/Alugadde Palya


Potatoes-4,boiled and mashed






Urad dal-1tsp




Salt to taste


Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard when it splutters add dals and fry until slightly brown.

Add onion, chillies and curry leaves fry until onions become soft.Add salt to taste.

Now add mashed potatoes fry for a minute and sprinkle little water and

close the lid and cook in a low flame for 5-6 minutes.Garnish with fresh coriander.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Churmuri Dosa



Puffed rice(kadlepuri or mandakki)-2cups

Salt to taste

For sprinkling on dosa(optional)

Carrot grated-1

Onion chopped-1



Oil for frying


Wash and soak rice for 4-5 hours.grind rice along with puffed rice into a fine paste.

Batter should be little thick.Add salt mix well and immediately dosa's can be prepared.

Heat a tava pour ladleful of batter on tava and spread evenly as set dosa's.

Sprinkle carrot,onion and greenchillies mixture on top of dosa.

Drizzle little oil on dosa cook evenly on both sides.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Onion uttapam/ Eruli dose


2Cup- Par boiled rice
2Cup-Raw rice
1/2Cup- Urad dal (uddinabele)
1/2Tsp Methi seeds
1/4Cup-Avalakki(rice flakes)
Salt to taste
1/4 Tsp- Cooking soda

For toppings:

2 Big-onions,finely chopped
1-Tomato,finely chopped
4-Green chillies,finely chopped
1 Sprig-Curryleaves,finely chopped

Oil for cooking as required


Wash and soak rice,dals and methiseeds for 6-8hours in water.

Soak avalakki seperatly for 1hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dals and avalakki into fine paste.Add salt and soda bicarbonate mixwell.

Leave it overnight to ferment in a warm place.

Mix chopped onions,tomato,chillies,jeera and curryleaves in a bowl.

Heat tava,take a ladleful of dosa batter,spread evenly to your desired size,but slightly thicker.

Sprinkle onion mixture over the dosa,drizzle 1tsp oil over dosa.

Turn and cook well on the another side. Serve hot with any chutney or palya.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Rava Idli

Rava idli is a speciality of the state of Karnataka in India and was invented by the popular restaurant chain, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) of Bangalore.[1] Rava-Idli translates to semolina-idli in the native Kannada language.

During World War II, when rice which is the staple item used in idli was in short supply, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms experimented in making idli using semolina and hence Rava Idli was invented.


Rava/sooji(course) -2cups
Dry redchilli-1
Broken cashewnut pieces-1tbsp
Eno salt-2tsp
Salt to taste
Sliced tomatoes ,grated coconut and coriander for garnishing


Heat the ghee in a kadai and add mustard seeds.

When they start popping, add hing, channa dal,uradal, dry
chillies,cashewnuts and allow them to splutter.

Reduce the heat,add rava fry until you get nice aroma.transfer the mixture to another bowl,leave it cool.

To the yoghurt add salt,greenchillies, coriander leaves, curryleaves and mix well,add this to rava mixture and add water to get right consistency.

Smear idli plates with oil.Place one tomato slice and sprinkle coconut and coriander to each cups on top of that pour the mixture to each cups.

Steam for 10-15 minutes in a pressure cooker (without whistle) like normal idli's.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Spicy Masala Idli


Leftover idlis -8

Onion sliced- 1large


Green chillies chopped- 2

Dill greens-1cup

Coriander leaves- 2 sprigs

Curry leaves- 8-10

Ginger- Garlic paste- 1tsp

Chilli powder-1tsp

Garam masala-1/2tsp



Mustard seeds-1tsp

Urad and channadal 1tsp each



1.Cut idlis into four pieces each.keep it aside.

2.Heat oil in a pan add musturd,dals fry until brown.

3.Add onions,greenchillies,curryleaves fry untill onion become transparent.

4.Add ginger garlic paste, dill leaves and all masalas.

5.Now add tomatoes and little water to bring all masalas together,add salt and cook until it thickens.

6.Add idli pieces, mixwell with the gravy and close the lid for 2-3minutes,cook on alow flame.

7.Serve piping hot as evening chaat.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Neer Dosa


Rice – 2 cups
Fresh grated coconut – 4 tbps
Salt to taste

1. Soak rice for 3 – 4 hours.
2. Grind soaked rice along with grated coconut to fine paste.
3. Add water to make thin as buttermilk consistency.
4. Add salt to taste, mix well.No need to ferment.
5. Heat tawa, take a ladle full of batter and sprinkle evenly, sprinkle little oil over dosa.
6. No need to cook both sides of the dosa, serve with vegetable saagu and ghee.