Monday, November 21, 2011

Spicy/ Kara Dosa

This is so tasty and spicy dosa which is my family’s favorite. A variation for usual dosa with flavorful taste. The best thing is, the kitchen will be filled with a nice aroma while making the dosa which is really tastes yummy.

Ingredients :

Raw rice – 1cup
Parboiled rice – 3/4cup
Toor dhal – 3/4cup
Onion - 1
Red chili – 6
Tamarind small piece
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coriander leaves – few
Garlic – 2no
Ginger – 1”piece
Cumin seeds – 1/4tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds – 1/4tsp
Curry leaves few

For Garnishing:

Onion – 2cup (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves few (finely chopped)


  • Wash and soak the raw rice, parboiled rice and toor dhal together for two hours.
  • Grind it along with other ingredients into fine batter.
  • Let this batter ferment for four hours.
  • Dilute with water into dosa batter consistency.
  • Then season with the mustard seeds and curry leaves.

  • Now heat a skillet and pour a ladle of batter in a circular way and sprinkle chopped onions (optional) (I personally like adding more onions on dosa) and coriander leaves and add a tsp of oil.
  • When it turns slight brown in the edges flip it over and make a crisp on other side too.

Serve it hot with Onion chutney, pickle or curd.

  • The batter can make dosa without ferment too but gives different taste.
  • Even can sauté onions and mix in batter itself and make dosa.
  • You can enjoy it plain spicy dosa without adding onion and coriander leaves.


  1. Change over to the usual dosa..Healthy and yummy.
    Thanks for dropping in.Adding you to reader.

  2. A very good alternate for out regular dosa. I like it.

  3. This is interesting and sounds more yummy...wanna try this for sure...thanks for sharing!!

  4. U have a lovely blog.. and dosa looks yummy...

  5. Quite like the tamilian adai! Nice.

  6. Thanks for dropping in my space & your lovely words.
    like your modified Dosa.
    Do keep visiting :)

  7. Can eat dosha any time...yummy dosa .

  8. Luks Yumm and delish.New to me.Luv it

  9. I am a Punjabi by birth.But I have grown up eating different cuisines. Especially south Indian. You have added tamarind in the batter. this is something new for me.