Top 7 Yummy Dosa Recipes of All time

7 Different Masala Dosa Recipes

Top 7 Yummy Dosa Recipes

Dosa is high in carbohydrates and contains no added sugars or saturated fats. As its key ingredients are rice and black gram, it is also a good source of protein.The fermentation process increases the vitamin B and vitamin C content. There are also instant mix products for making dosa which usually contain higher amounts of rice.

1. Neer Dosa

Healthy Dosa Recipes

• 1 cup regular rice
• 2 cups water, or as required
• Salt as required
• Oil as required

• Soak the rice in water for 4 to 5 hours, or overnight.
• Drain the soaked rice and transfer it to a wet grinder jar.
• Add just enough water to grind the rice. If you add all the water then the rice won’t get ground properly.
• Once the rice has been ground to a smooth batter, transfer it to a bowl.
• Add more water to get a thin, watery consistency. An approximate measure is 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. However, the amount of water depends on the quality and type of rice, so add water as required.
• Then, add salt and stir the batter well.
• Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil on a pan.
• Spread the oil all over with a spoon or a small piece of cotton cloth.
• Stir the batter and pour a ladleful of it on to the pan, moving outwards to inwards.
• Fill in the large gaps with a little more batter.
• Cover it with a lid and cook it till it’s done. Don’t brown it or flip it.
• Fold it into a triangle while it’s on the pan itself.
• Transfer the dosa to a plate. Make the rest of them the same way and place them on the plate separately, so that they don’t touch each other.

2. Mini Soya Dosas

Healthy Dosa Recipes

• 1/2 cup rice flour (chawal atta)
• 1/4 cup split black lentil flour (urad dal atta)
• 1/4 cup soya flour
• 1/4 cup grated cucumber
• 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
• 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
• Salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp fruit salt
• Oil for greasing and cooking
• Water as required

• Combine the chawal atta, urad dal atta and soya flour along with 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well to make a thin batter.
• Add the cucumber, coriander, green chillies and salt and mix well.
• Just before cooking, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
• Grease a non-stick mini uttapa pan with a little oil, pour approximately 1 1/2 tbsp of the batter into each mould and spread it gently.
• Cook them using a little oil, until they turn crisp and golden brown on both sides.
• Repeat the process to make one more batch.
• Serve immediately.

3. Paneer Chilly Dosa

Healthy Dosa RecipesIngredients

• 1 cup dosa batter
• 6 tbsp butter
• 6 tbsp chopped onions
• 6 tbsp shredded cabbage
• 6 tbsp chopped tomatoes
• 6 tbsp sliced capsicum
• 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
• 8 tbsp tomato ketchup
• 8 tbsp chilli-garlic sauce
• 2 tsp soy sauce
• 2 tsp chilli powder
• 2 tsp garam masala
• 1 cup chopped cottage cheese (paneer)
• 4 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
• Salt to taste

• Heat a non-stick pan, sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe the water off using a piece of cloth.
• Pour a quarter of the batter on the pan and spread it in a circular motion to make a thin dosa.
• Place 1 tbsp of butter in the centre, add 1 1/2 tbsp onion, 1 1/2 tbsp cabbage, 1 1/2 tbsp tomato, 1 1/2 tbsp capsicum, 1/4 tsp green chilli, 2 tbsp tomato sauce, 2 tbsp chilli garlic sauce, 1/2 tsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala. Mix the masala well, then cover it and cook it for 3 minutes.
• Take off the lid and mash the masala lightly using a potato masher.
• Add 1/4 cup paneer, 1 tbsp spring onion greens, salt and another 1/2 tbsp butter. Mix the masala well, cover it and cook it for another minute.
• Fold the dosa over to make a semi-circle or a roll.
• Place the dosa on a plate and serve it immediately. Repeat the process to make 3 more dosas.

4. Mysore Sada Dosa

Healthy Dosa Recipes


For the batter:
• 1 cup parboiled rice
• 1/4 cup split black lentils (urad dal)
• 3 tbsp split yellow lentils (toor dal)
• 3 tbsp semolina (rava)
• 1 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
• Salt to taste
• Water as required

For the red chutney:
• 5-6 cloves garlic
• A dash of ginger
• 2 red chillies
• 1/2 onion, chopped
• 2 tbsp fried split Bengal gram (chana dal)
• Salt to taste


For the batter:
• Soak the rice, urad dal, toor dal and methi for about 4 hours.
• After, mix in the rava, salt and water. Make a batter and let it ferment overnight.

For the red chutney:
• Roast the chana dal until it is slightly browned.
• You can roast the onion, garlic and ginger for a minute as well, or just add them raw to the blender.
• Blend all the ingredients to form a paste.

To make the dosas:
• Heat a little oil in a pan and spread the dosa batter over it.
• Pour a little oil around the dosa and fry it well.
• Smear the dosa with the red chutney.
• Fold it and serve it hot.

Note: You can make potato filling and stuff it in this dosa, to make a Mysore masala dosa.

5. Ragi Dosa

Healthy Dosa Recipes


• 1 cup red millet (ragi) flour
• 1 cup wheat flour (gehun atta)
• Buttermilk (chaas) as required
• Salt to taste

• Mix the ingredients well until they form a batter that is the same consistency as regular dosa batter.
• Let it ferment overnight and use it to make dosas the next day.

6. Rava Dosa

Healthy Dosa Recipes

• 1/2 cup semolina (rava)
• 1 1/2 tbsp flour (maida)
• 1 1/2 tbsp rice flour (chawal atta)
• Salt to taste
• 1 1/2 tbsp oil
• 1 tsp cumin (jeera) seeds
• A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
• 3-4 curry leaves
• 1 1/2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
• 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
• 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
• Oil for greasing and cooking
• Water as required

• Combine the rava, maida, chawal atta, salt and 1 cup of water in a bowl and mix well till no lumps remain.
• Add 1 more cup of water and mix well. Keep aside.
• Heat the oil in a small pan and add the jeera.
• When the seeds crackle, turn off the flame and add the hing and curry leaves, mix them in well and add the tempering to the prepared batter.
• Add the coriander, green chillies and onions to the batter and mix well.
• Heat a non-stick pan, grease it lightly with oil and sprinkle a little water on it.
• Pour 1/2 cup of batter on it and spread it in a circular manner. Pour a little oil in the holes of the dosa and cook it until it’s crispy.
• Repeat to make the remaining dosas.

7. Pesarattu 

Healthy Dosa Recipes


• 1 cup whole green gram (moong dal)
• 3/4 inch piece of ginger
• 2-3 green chillies
• 1 tsp cumin (jeera) seeds
• Oil or clarified butter (ghee) as needed
• Water as required

Topping (optional)
• 2 medium onions, finely chopped
• 2 green chillies, finely chopped
• 1 tbsp oil

• Clean the dal and discard any stones. Wash it several times and soak it in ample water for around 4 to 6 hours.
• If you’re making the topping, fry the onions and chillies in the oil until the onions are slightly golden. Keep aside.
• Add the dal, chillies, jeera, ginger and salt to a blender along with a little water and blend them to make a thick batter.
• Heat a greased pan and test it by sprinkling a little water over it. The water should sizzle rapidly.
• When the water evaporates, pour 1/2 cup of batter on the pan and quickly spread it into a thin layer. Lightly scrape off the thick parts with a wooden spoon and shift them to the thinner parts, to make it even.
• Pour 1/2 tsp ghee on the edges and when the dosa is well cooked, flip it and cook the other side. If the dosa is thin, you need not cook the other side.
• Sprinkle a little bit of the topping on the dosa and fold it over.
• Sprinkle a little water on the pan if it is very hot, let the water evaporate, then make the next one.

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