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What To Eat With Dosa? – Find Out Here

  • Ashly 
  • 7 min read

Is the weekend approaching? You might be thinking of having dosa for breakfast. If so, then you should know that all of the good things about the food will be lost.

If you are planning to have dosa, then you must know the rules. To make a perfect dosa, you need to make it in a perfect way.

In India at least, Dosa is a staple of their diet. As a part of their cuisines, a Dosa is a flat and thin rice pancake, made from fermented rice and rice-flour batter.

The word Dosa is derived from the Sanskrit word doṣa (दोश). It is the most popular of all the South Indian breakfast dishes, and is often eaten with chutney, sambar (a thick, spicy South Indian vegetable stew) or pulusu (a South Indian dish of black lentils and rice).

Dosa is a popular south Indian breakfast dish that is made by pouring batter (called dosa) over a bowl of rice and cooking the batter for a few minutes in a pan with oil. It is then broken into pieces and eaten like a crepe.

Dosa is the most popular Indian dish, but in spite of its culinary savouriness, dosa is less than perfect. The main problem is the prep work required: the batter needs to be thickened and cooked properly.

On top of that, there is considerable debate as to the best way to eat it. Do you fold it into an omelette? Stack it? Cover it with some butter? And, the most important question, what should you eat on it?

Making a Dosa

From simple dosas to decadent ice creams, the deliciousness of Indian cuisine is well known. For centuries, this spice-laden cuisine has had a well entrenched reputation as being the source of the best-tasting food in the world. While that certainly rings true, the fact is that Indian food doesn’t have to be drenched in oil to taste good; it’s all about using the right spices, with no one spice being a good substitute for another. While dosa is a tasty and nutritious Indian breakfast dish, most people do not make it correctly. Dosa is essentially a fermented batter, which is similar to the batter for idli. The batter is made with grated or powdered rice, a fermented batter (called dosa batter) made with dosa ingredients (rice and other ingredients) is then prepared and cooked in a special pan. Making a Dosa is one proof to show that spices are what gives flavor to our food. See below for the ingredients in creating a masterpiece. Ingredients in making a dosa batter:

  • rice,
  • dhal,
  • urad dhal,
  • salt (to taste), and
  • water.

To make a Dosa batter,

  1. take a cup of rice, dhal, and urad dhal in a deep bowl.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and 2 cups of water.
  3. Mix the rice and water together until all the rice is saturated.
  4. Cover the bowl with a wet cloth and let it sit overnight.

Take Note: Mix it twice. And when you’re ready to cook, strain all the water out.

Have you already prepared the batter? Let’s learn how to make one!

To make a dosa, you will need:

  • a dosa tawa – a large, flat pan,
  • oil or ghee,
  • dosa batter,
  • onions, and
  • a grated coconut.

The items mentioned above are the things you need when you are to cook a Dosa. Here are the steps in cooking below:

  1. First, heat the tawa on a low flame.
  2. Then cover it with a thin layer of oil or ghee.
  3. Now pour batter using a spoon and spread it evenly on the tawa.
  4. After a few minutes, when it’s cooked on both sides, take it off the tawa and cut it into pieces.
  5. Now, cut the onions and the grated coconut into small pieces. Sprinkle it on the dosa.
  6. Enjoy!

Chutney Recipe

No Indian meal would be complete without a side dish or two, and chutney is one such popular Indian dish.

Chutneys are one of the oldest sauces in the world. They are blends of condiments, spices and fruits that are typically cooked and canned.

Chutneys are sweet, salty, sour, hot, spicy, and tangy. If you are on any type of diet, you probably love chutneys.

Chutney is a vegetable or fruit, herb or spice-based condiment in Indian cuisine. It is made from a base of fresh fruit or vegetables mixed with seasonings. 

Mint Chutney

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add chopped mint leaves and salt
  3. Mix and cover for 4 minutes
  4. Remove the cover, add lemon juice
  5. Mix and enjoy

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients:

  •  Half a cup of grated coconut
  • Half a cup of chopped onion 
  • Half a cup of chopped tomato 
  • One green chili 
  • Two teaspoons of cumin seeds
  •  Two tablespoons of oil
  • Salt to taste

Method: 

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add cumin seeds and green chili and saute for a few seconds 
  3. Add onions and cook till translucent 
  4. Add the grated coconut and saute till the mixture turns golden brown 
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and salt and cook for a few minutes 
  6. Add half a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix well 
  7. Remove from stove and serve hot

Serve Dosas with Sambar

People put a lot of effort into cooking and serving dosas, so they are not something you leave to chance. If you’re new to the recipe, it can be a little intimidating. Sambar is the method and consistency you can trust when cooking dosas at home.

Saree Dosas are a delicious snack found in India. Pampering your tastebuds with a plateful of sambar is a must when you are on a diet , but you don’t want to go back on your diet after you have had a sambar dosas at your favorite restaurant. You can make Sambar at home with these simple steps.

  1. We start by washing and cleaning all the vegetables and chopping them into fine pieces.
  2. The next step is to take a pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sambar powder, 1/2 cup of tamarind juice and chopped potato, carrot, beans, drumstick and tomato.
  3. After that, we need to close the lid and start the cooker and wait for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Once boiled, we open the lid and add some salt, sugar, and cumin and stir well.
  5. Once it is done, we remove the sambar from the fire and serve hot with dosa.

Dosa with Ice Cream

Do you want a taste of Dosa with a modern twist? Worry no more!

Dosa is traditionally eaten with chutney and sambar, but it can also be served with a variety of different accompaniments.

Ice cream can also be a great choice of sides when you want a fresh and contemporary way of eating Dosa.

To eat dosa with ice cream, the best way is to have a roll of dosa with ice cream in the centre.

How to eat Dosa?

The best way to enjoy dosa is to have it hot and fresh. I don’t like having dosa cold, especially when it has been sitting around for a while. The best way to enjoy dosa is to have it hot, fresh, and hot again, every time. For me, it is the only way to enjoy the dosa.

To eat dosa, it is best to use your hands because it’s difficult to keep the dosa in your hands using a fork and knife.

However, when your side dish for your dosa has sauces, you might reconsider eating with fork and knife.

No matter what manner you eat your dosa with, what matters most is that you are able to enjoy your food.

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