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Dosa – Food History

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Dosa, is a common breakfast and street food in south India such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. Not only for breakfast also goes well for dinner. Also I would say that it’s a staple food among all south Indian families. Later as south Indians travelled all over the world, it has been popular in most of the countries like Singapore, Malaysia and so on.

Origin of Dosa: Dosa is known as Dosai, the first reference to dosa in Tamil literature was made by Western Chalukya King Somesvara III in the year 1054 AD and this was mentioned by a food historian K.T. Achaya in 6th Century. Later P. Thankappan Nair, mentioned that dosa originated from Udipi town of Karnataka. So it was strongly believed that Dosa originated from Tamil Nadu.

Above Details collected from Wikipedia.

The original Tamil Dosa was softer and thicker, but the thinner and crispier version of Dosa was originated in Udipi, Karnataka.

Names of Dosa: Dosa is known by several names, Dosai – Tamil Nadu, Dose – Kannada, Dosa – Malayalam and Telugu. Also it’s called as dhosi, dosey, doza, dhoza, those, thosai, thhosa …

Nutrition: It is high in Carbohydrates and contains no sugar or saturated fats. Also it’s a good source of protein.

Preparation: Dosa is prepared with the fermented batter made up of rice and black gram in the ratio of 4:1. Rice and Black gram are soaked overnight separately with a handful of fenugreek seeds along with rice. Later both the ingredients are drained and then urad dal is grounded to a fine paste by adding little water and then the rice along with fenugreek is grounded to a fine paste by adding water little by little. Both the batter are poured into a wide mouthed bowl, add in little salt and mix well with your hands, so that both the batter would be mixed well. Ferment the batter for almost 12 hrs, then dosa is prepared. Fenugreek seeds are added to give golden brown color and crispiness for dosa.

Recipe link with step by step dosa batter preparation: https://madraasi.com/2014/05/04/dosa/.

 

Fermented batter getting mixed

Shell life of Dosa Batter: Dosa batter can be refrigerated for almost 5 days in an air-tight container.

 

Varieties of Dosa: There are many varieties of Dosa, instead of rice and urad dal, wheat flour, rava, moong dal are also used to prepare dosa. Also dosa can be stuffed with veggies or non veg like chicken, mutton as they give different flavor and taste.

Check out this link for 10+ Dosa recipes: https://madraasi.com/2015/08/20/dosa-collection/

 

10+ Dosa Collection

10+ Dosa Collection

How to Serve:

Dosa is commonly served with

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Dosa Collection

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There are many varieties of Dosa, instead of rice and urad dal, wheat flour, rava, moong dal are also used to prepare dosa. Also dosa can be stuffed with veggies or non veg like chicken, mutton as they give different flavor and taste.

Do check out the below link by clicking the name of the dosa to prepare different varieties of Dosa and Dosa Batter along with step by step pictures.

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Do check out this link for Chutney collections: https://madraasi.com/recipes/chutneys-dips/.

Do check out this link for Sambar: Tiffin Sambar (goes out well for breakfast) and Sambhar.

Do check out this link for Chicken curry: Chicken Curry for Idly and Dosa and Chicken Korma.

Do check out this link for Mutton curry: Mutton curry and Mutton Bones Curry.

Note: Stay updated for more dosa varieties and chutney varieties.

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Egg Dosa / Mutta Dosai – 2

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Already I have shared an egg dosa recipe and this completely different from the Egg Dosa – 1. This version 2 is soft and fluffy whereas the version 1 is soft and crispy. My grandma used to prepare this version of egg dosa very often at our home. I too love this because of its soft and fluffy texture. Goes out well for breakfast and dinner.

Check out other breakfast recipe: https://madraasi.com/recipes/breakfast-dinner/

Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 3 nos
  • Dosa batter – 1 ½ cups
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Break the eggs in a wide mouth bowl, beat them well with little salt, until fluffy.
  • Pour in the dosa batter and mix it well, so that both the egg and dosa batter should be blended well.
  • Heat a griddle, rub oil on the griddle with a cloth.
  • Pour in a spoonful of batter and spread it evenly all over the griddle.
  • Drizzle few drops of oil along the sides and over the dosa.
  • Let it cook for 3 mins, swap the side and let it for another 3 mins.
  • Remove from griddle.

Serve hot with Sambar, Chutney and Chili Chutney Powder. Goes out well with Chili chutney powder because of the soft and fluffy texture.