South Indian cuisine is referred to as the cuisine of the five southern states of India—Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. It also includes the food of the union territories of Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  For each of the five states, there are typically vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. In addition, each region has its traditional main dishes, appetisers, light meals, desserts, and drinks. A dosa is a South Indian thin batter-based dish (typically crispy), prepared from a fermented batter primarily comprised of lentils and grains. Rice and black gram are the essential ingredients, which are mashed together in a fine, smooth batter with a dash of salt, and then fermented. Dosas are a popular dish in South Indian cuisine that has spread throughout the Indian subcontinent. They are traditionally served hot with chutney and, more recently, sambar. Dosa originated in the Udupi town of Karnataka according to historian P. Thankappan Nair. There are also references in the Sangam literature, according to food historian K. T. Achaya, that dosa (as dosai) was already in use in the ancient Tamil country around the 1st century AD.

Here are some different types dosas that you can enjoy for dinner-

Neer Dosa

This is a traditional delicacy from Karnataka. Neer dosa, unlike normal dosa, does not require more time for soaking and fermentation. Neer dosas are typically served with coconut chutney, sambar, saagu, and non-vegetarian curries such as chicken, mutton, fish, and egg curry.

Neer dosa is a delicacy from Karnataka/ pinterest.com

 

Mutton Dosa

What could be more delectable than a dosa stuffed with mutton? It's a crispy dosa filled with tender mutton and fragrant spices. The stuffing is fragrant and makes a delicious dosa filling. So, on days when you have dosa batter in the fridge and want to try something new, opt for this wonderful delicacy. The best part about this dosa is that it serves as a complete meal.

This delectable dosa is stuffed with succulent dosa/ pinterest.com

 

Chicken Dosa

A flavorful, high-protein dosa made with chicken and spicy masalas. This Chicken Dosa recipe is perfect for dinner and is prepared with minced chicken cooked in a masala of onions, tomatoes, and a mix of spices. Serve with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or sambhar for a mouthwatering treat.

Chicken dosa is a blend of South Indian spices and Chicken/ pinterest.com

 

Pesarattu Dosa

Pesarattu Dosa is a traditional Andhra dish created with a blend of spices and eaten with chutney and homemade Sambhar. Unlike other Dosas, this one is a much healthier alternative because it is easy to digest. This dosa is light on the stomach and can be a wonderful treat for the taste buds, thanks to the goodness of lentils. Furthermore, Andhra food is recognised for its wonderful flavours, and the addition of ginger chutney just enhances the flavour of this dish. The best part about making this simple Pesarattu recipe at home is that you can control the quality and quantity of the ingredients you use.

This dosa is very healthy and nutritious/ pinterest.com

 

Schezwan Dosa

Schezwan dosa is a perfect blend of the spicy Chinese schezwan sauce with the traditional South Indian dosa. The schezwan dosa, also known as jinni dosa, is a famous street snack in Mumbai. To make a spicy and crispy meal, the crispy dosa is filled with schezwan stuffing. In the form of schezwan dosa, this fusion of the world's most popular and adored cuisines will provide you with tantalising flavours.

 

Schezwan dosa is an Indo-Chinese delicacy mixed with South Indian spices/ pinterest.com