Food is an important part of tamil culture. Tamil people are known for their hospitality and are very particular about feeding everyone that comes home with a smile. Even a stranger who comes home is offered at least a cup of water. Chennai is a cosmopolitan metro. The food has been influenced by the various dynasties that have ruled here. Desai was a breakfast item in the metropolitan places. It is a must have food on your checklist when you are exploring Chennai.
The legendary hotels have been serving this dosa dish since generations. Here is a list of best varieties of dosa recipes:
1. Poha Dosa
This dosa is a andhra speciality and it is also known as atukula dosa . This is one dosa which is amazingly soft , spongy and porous and stays so even after some hours .It is excellent for tiffin boxes with some dry chutney and sambar . While cooking these poha dosas you can cook one side or both the sides
2. Rava Dosa
It is an easy crisp dosa made with semolina, rice flour and all purpose flour . It does not require any kind of fermentation and it is very easy to make . Rava stands for suji or semolina . Hence this dosa is named after one of its main ingredient along with semolina,rica flour and all purpose flour are also added to the batter. one can make rava dosa plain or one can spiuce it up by adding chopped onions ,curry leaves , herbs and spices
3. Sweet Banana Wheat Dosa
This is a tasty sweet treat and it is used especially for children. This dosa is served with sliced bananas and warm chocolate syrup.
4. Mysore Masala dosa
This is a crisp dosa stuffed with spicy and juicy potato and it is a veggie filling in a mumbai street food step by step recipe . It is Commonly known as Masala Dosa, it is Karnataka’s speciality. The filling is prepared with soft mashed potatoes and curry leaves. It’s the first choice when you want to enjoy South Indian food.
5. Paper Dosa
This is a thin crispy dosa dipped in hotsambar and coconut Chutney . As per kids, it is a time favourite.This type of dosa is served in all the hotels including kirana shops
6. Ali Pota Dosa
It is a soft and spongy dosa , the name of the dosa literally means ‘scooping into’, when translated from Tamil . It is prepared like Soft dosa , but it is with different proportions. This dosa is served it with tamarind or puli chutney to bring out the acidic flavours.
7. Oats Masala Dosa
This type of dosa is a tasty South Indian treat for the health conscious people. It is not only fiber rich, but also diabetic friendly. It can be added with some chaat masala to give your taste buds a kick.
8. Neer Dosa
Neer dosa , literally means ‘water dosa ‘, It comes from the unique region of Dakshin Kannada. It is prepared with watery rice batter and tastes best with jaggery and coconut chutney .
9. Kovil Prasadam Dosa
It is made in a unique way and served in South Indian temples as prasadam to the Gods. The recipe for the dosa calls for ginger and sonti and it tastes best with ginger chutney.
10. Davangere Benne Dosa
The dosa traces its origins from the city of Davangere in Karnataka. Benne means butter and so, this mouthwatering dish is made with fresh homemade butter.
11. Godhambu Dosa
This dosa doesn’t take much of your time for preparation .This is an instant wheat dosa recipe. It doesn’t need much fermentation and can be cooked in a few minutes. This simple and nutritional dosa is a perfect choice for your evening snack.
12. Rava Masala
It is prepared with suji, and you can make it plain or spice it up with mashed potatoes, chopped onions, curry leaves and red chillies. This thin texture of the batter gives it a netted and crispy appearance.
13. Ragi Dosa
It is a health-friendly dosa, it is slightly brown in colour and has a netted texture just like Rava dosa. Ragi, being very rich in calcium, is a perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians. You can enjoy it plain or with potato fillings and coconut chutney .
14. Kaal Dosa
Unlike other dosas , Kaal dosa is a bit thick and very soft. One of the famous South Indian breakfast dishes, it is served with Kara chutney.
15. Uppu Huli Dosa
A very popular dish in Mangalore and Udupi, the batter is prepared with tamarind and red chillies, giving it a reddish texture. This dosa is a combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavours.
16. Navratan Dosa
Just like it’s name, the dosa takes a royal place in the family of dosas . The dish is prepared with vegetables, fruits and nuts. It is an appetizing yet healthy treat when served hot with coriander chutney and sambar .
17. Egg Dosa
An innovative dosa , it is a doppelganger of our favourite half-fried egg. The thin and crispy layer of a plain dosa makes it taste even more heavenly and luscious.
18. Open Masala Dosa
As the name suggests, the masala is arranged on top of the dosa . It is slightly thicker than plain dosa and can be enjoyed with Sambar and tomato chutney.
19. Steamed Dosa
It is also known as Set dosa , it is a very healthy dish prepared without oil. Very easy to make, Steamed dosa has a very soft texture and can be enjoyed plain with coriander and tamarind chutney or with mashed potatoes prepared with chillies, curry leaves and onions.
20. Pesarattu Dosa
Prepared with Moong Dal, it is a popular breakfast dish in Andhra Pradesh and it is also known as MLA Pesarattu dosa . The moong daal makes it wholesome and filling. This crispy dosa tastes delightful with some Upama and coconut chutney.
21. Brown Rice Dosa
Full of nutrition, this dosa is the best for every weight watcher. When served with tomato and coconut chutney , this cholesterol-free dosa will not disappoint you.
22. Avocado Dosa
The filling of this dosa is made of avocado and onions. Avacados are called B enne Hannu in Kannada and the dosa is a famous dish in Bangalore hotels. You can enjoy this piping hot dosa with Sambar and chutney .