10 Dosa Preparations For A Late Night Snack
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In South Indian cuisine, a dosa is a thin, savoury pancake prepared with fermented rice and ground white gramme batter. Dosas are eaten hot, frequently accompanied by chutney and sambar, a vegetable stew made with lentils. Around the world and in South Asia, dosas are a popular food.

To make a batter, a rice and white gramme mixture is steeped in water for at least 4-5 hours and then pulverised finely. Some people grind the batter with a small amount of soaking fenugreek seeds added. Typically, rice to lentils ratios are 3:1 or 4:1. 

The batter is blended with water to achieve the right consistency after it has been left to ferment for a whole night after adding salt. After that, the batter is ladled onto a hot tava or griddle that has been oiled with ghee or oil. To construct a pancake, spread it out using the base of a bowl or spoon. 

It can be cooked thin and crispy or thick and pancake-like. A dosa is served hot and can be rolled up like a wrap or folded in half. Typically, it is served with sambar and chutney. Semolina or highly refined wheat flour can be used in place of the blend of white grains and rice.

Here Are 10 Ways To Prepare Dosa That You Can Try

1. Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is incredibly crispy and made with semolina, rice flour, all-purpose flour, and delicious spices. It can be filled with the standard potato filling or paneer mixed with finely chopped coriander leaves, green chillies, and onion. It is far healthier than a typical dosa and has less carbohydrates. Patients with diabetes can also enjoy this dosa because it lacks rice.

2. Millet Dosa

The millet dosa is a wholesome, nutritious, and vegan option for those seeking a gluten-free and vegan dosa. This dosa, made with urad dal and pearl millet, is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, fibre, and protein. Because millets are low in calories, this is also ideal for weight loss. People with diabetes can safely consume it since millet regulates blood sugar levels.

3. Neer Dosa

Neer dosa, which translates as "water dosa" in Tulu and Kannada, is a speciality of Mangalore that was first created in the Tulu Nadu district of Karnataka. It's a delicate and wavy dosa made from soaked rice, salt, and water. This is a light, gluten-free dosa that can be made without oil. This dosa's neer (water) moniker comes from its incredibly thin and watery batter.

4. Sponge Dosa

Sponge dosa is typically prepared with rice, poha, and urad dal. This dosa resembles a pancake and is softer, lighter, and spongy than other dosas. Set dosas are a Karnataka speciality that is often served in sets of two or three and are only fried on one side. It is ideal to pair this dosa with some vegetarian kurma.

5. Adai dosa

A traditional dish from South India, adai dosa is made with rice, various lentils, and aromatic spices. It is highly satisfying and healthy because of its thick, heavy texture and abundant proteins and carbohydrates. Adai doesn't undergo any fermentation, unlike other dosas. Adai dosa can be served with a vial, a mixed vegetable dish, or coconut chutney.

6. Quinoa Dosa 

To increase the amount of protein and fibre in the dosa batter, substitute quinoa for part of the rice. Quinoa dosa is an excellent choice for people who want to include more whole grains in their diet because it boosts the dish's nutritional profile and adds a nutty flavour. This is a perfect late night snack for people managing weight. 

7. Oats Dosa 

You may want to think about adding oats to your dosa batter as a heart-healthy twist. Soluble fibre, which is abundant in oats, aids with cholesterol regulation. The resulting dosa is a terrific option for a nutritious breakfast because it is not only crispy but also a great source of sustained energy.

8. Multigrain Dosa 

Instead of making the usual rice and urad dal dosa, try making it with different grains like ragi (finger millet), bajra (pearl millet), and jowar (sorghum). By adding a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this variation increases the nutritional value of the dosa and promotes general health and well-being.

9. Watermelon Rind Dosa

A novel and nutritious dosa recipe created from watermelon rinds is called watermelon rind dosa. This recipe is ideal for using the watermelon rind, which is sometimes wasted, and transforming it into a delicious and wholesome breakfast choice. The rind is grated and combined with rice flour and additional ingredients to prepare a batter.

10. Whole Wheat Dosa 

To make a dosa that is high in fibre and contains vital minerals like iron and B vitamins, replace refined rice flour with whole wheat flour. If you're looking for a healthy option without sacrificing flavour, whole wheat dosas are great.

Dosa is a classic South Indian delicacy that has become increasingly popular due to its health benefits, adaptability, and delicious taste. A typical dish in many homes is this thin, crispy pancake cooked with a fermented batter of rice and urad dal. Prepare the batter ahead of time and whip up some adorable dosas to quench your appetite without worrying about going over budget.