Traditional Kerala Dosa to Cook at Home
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India is a country with a unique variety of cultures, landscapes, and regionally distinct culinary cuisines. India's culture is heavily influenced by its food. South India has become a global culinary destination thanks to dosa. Its tastes, seasoning, taste, aesthetic appeal, and scent make it a favourite. Originated around the 12th century, the story behind its inception is interesting. According to legends, a Brahmin chef from Udupi wanted to drink alcohol to feel wild and free and act as such to defy his religious obligations. Because alcohol was not available to Brahmins, he set out to make his own using rice in an effort to experience what he considered to be a "high." Highly unsuccessful in his venture, he ended up pouring the mixture he created onto a hot pan and spreading it around. When cooked, it became the crepe-like dish we know as the dosa. While the name Dosa originated from the word "dosha" -- meaning offence or blemish. 


1. 1kg Raw rice 

2. 1/2kg Urud dal

3. 1 tsp Fenugreek seed 

4. 1 or 2 tsp Salt


1. Take a pan and add raw rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seed.

2. Then add a sufficient amount of water and soak for 2 hrs.

3. After soaking drain and again wash with clear water and set aside.

4. Then grinded the soaked ingredients by using a grinder.

5. Add sufficient water and grind them well into a smooth batter.

6. Then transfer the batter into a bowl and ferment for 1 or 2 hrs.

7. After fermentation, add some salt and combine them well.

8. Heat a cast-iron pan. When the pan becomes hot, pour and spread the batter.

9. Once the dosa edges look lacy and golden-brown and the top has dried out completely then flip the other side and cook for a few minutes, remove to a plate.

10. Serve the delicious dosa with chutney.

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1. ½  cup Coconut 

2. 4 or 5 nos Shallots

3. 3 sprigs Curry leaves 

4. 2 nos Green chilli

5. 2 nos Dry red chillies 

6. 1 tsp Mustard seed

7. 1 tsp Salt 


1. Firstly, we have to grind green chilli, salt and grated coconut into smooth paste, setaside.

2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed, lets spluttered.

3. Add dry red chillies, chopped shallots and curry leaves saute for few minutes.

4. Then add grinded coconut mixture and mix them well.

5. Now pour some water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Remove from fire and keep aside.

Dry red chilly chutney.


1. 4 nos Shallots 

2. 2 or 3 sprigs Curry leaves

3. 3 or 4 nos Dry red chilli 

4. 1 tsp Salt 

5. 2 or3 tsp Oil 


1. Firstly, we have to grind dry red chilli, salt and shallots into a smooth paste and keep them aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed and let them splutter.

3. Add dry red chilli, shallots and curry leaves and sauté them well.

4. Then add ground dry red chilli paste and sauté them well.

5. Pour some water and salt, and cook for some minutes.

6. Remove from fire and keep aside.

7. Your traditional dosa with chutneys is ready to be served. Nom-nom.