TYPES OF DOSAS
A dosa is a thin, crispy crepe-like food made out of fermented mixture of rice and lentils. Its a staple dish in southern states of India. It has many variations as follows.
- •Plain dosaServed plain with sambar and multiple chutneys (sauce) - coconut, tomato and mint chutney.
- •Ghee roastDosa is roasted with Ghee (clarified butter) instead of oil. Ghee gives it a unique flavor that makes it yummy.
- •Masala dosaIncludes masala in the dosa made out of mashed potatoes and spices .
- •Podi dosaPodi is coarse powder mixture of ground dry spices that typically contains dried chilis, urad (bean), chickpea, and sesame seeds. Tamilians traditionally use it as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes. This powder is sprinkled and spread over dosa.
- •Egg dosaAnother variation where an egg is spread over the dosa in its final stage.
- •Set dosaAKA south indian pan cakes. Set Dosas are soft, spongy fluffy dosas made with parboiled rice and beaten rice. They are usually served in sets of 3-4, along with a vegetable curry and some chutney. The batter though fermented is not allowed to turn sour, in fact a generous pinch of sugar is added to cut the sourness if present.
- •Kal dosaThicker than plain dosa and thinner than set dosa, its just another spongy variety of dosa.
- •Paper dosaUltra thin, super crispy and rolled like a news paper. Its so big that it can be shared with someone.
- •Lord dosa