Apr 2, 2008

Dosa Varieties

My mom used to have dosai maavu always in store because my brother and dad are dosa freaks..
She used to make all kinds of dosas and here are a few varieties I usually prepare..

Mixed bean dosa

This dosa is loaded with proteins since it contains many type of legumes..You can include any pulse depending on your liking and availability.It is very similar to adai dosai but you can add pulses of your choice..I prepared it the following way..



Masoor dhall - 1/4 cup
Chickpea / Garbanzo beans - 1/4 cup
Green gram / Whole moong dhall - 1/4 cup
Channa dhall - 1/4 cup
Toor dhall - 1/4 cup
Black eyed beans - 1/4 cup
Urad dhall - 1/4 cup
Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Asafoetida / Hing - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 4 or 5 depending upon your taste level
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Onion - 1 small sized (optional)
Salt to taste



Soak all the pulses and rice together overnight or for atleast 6 hours.
Grind them in a mixie along with the green chillies,salt,turmeric powder, asafoetida and ginger coarsely..
No need of fermentation..
You can mix the batter along with chopped onions and make dosas..
You need to add a little more oil while prepareing these dosas..
They are delicious and can be served with any chutney of your choice..Tastes best with coconut chutney or ginger chutney..

Egg-cheese and Podi dosa


These are my alltime favorites..I have never thought of blogging about them..But wanted to share it for the Dosa mela..
For the egg dosa just spread the batter in a circle in a pan and pour an egg on the top..Just spread it evenly using a spoon or a fork..
Sprinkle some grated cheese over the top..This melts and gives a nice saltiness..Also add some pepper and serve hot..
If you do not want to add cheese..Just salt and pepper would do..
For the podi version, over the spread dosa batter just sprinkle some idly podi and some oil..Serve with chutney..

This is my entry for Srivalli's Dosa Mela..


  1. Wow Dosa is full of proteins!!!
    very nutritious .Like it

  2. healthy dosa divya:))like all the dosas,,esp cheese one

  3. Loved your mixed bean dosa..Liked the way you have sprinkled pudi on the dosa....easy way to eat :)

  4. I like the egg dosa. We too make something similar. Learnt it from my husband

  5. nice dosas.. loved the mixed bean one...

  6. lovely dosas, Divya! looks delicious.

  7. Oh i love all of them esp the cheese one :)

  8. The dosa is so n ice and golden brown. I love it and love the egg dosa.

  9. Somewhat like adai. That should be really tasty!!

  10. Totally loved your healthy legume dosa! Awesome

  11. Hey...mouthwatering dosas. love both but egg dosa hmmmmm, will try soon!!

  12. I love the idea of a mixed bean dosa, Divya. Sounds so healthy and it looks delicious. What a great idea!

  13. hey Dhivya..all the 3 versions are amazing...personaly i wud love the egg version:)

  14. Mixed bean dosa is very healthy...

  15. divya,
    i love dosa with chutney and this mixed one looks healthy and delicious.thanks for the recipe.

  16. The dosas look lovely!! Specially liked the cheese and egg dosa.Very innovative.

  17. Hi,

    I am just making the dosa batter today exactly like ur recipe.. no changes... crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.. I had a suggestion to make it more healthy. Soak the green gram daal, chickpeas and the black eyed peas in the morning. An hour before u go to sleep, pat them dry on a paper towel and then pour them into a casserole and cover the lid. No standing water but it will be a wee bit wet. In the morning it would have sprouted a bit. This makes it more nutritious and healthy. All the other ingredients I soaked it overnight like u did. Sprouting brings out the best of nutrients available. so do try it.

  18. great recipe and I like the tip above to sprout the beans overnight..! super healthy!


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