Saturday, April 12, 2008

Carrot Masala Dosa, Paneer Cheese Pizza Dosa, Egg Dosa and Paneer Butter Masala on Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

Ok I think this will be my last post on dosas. Not that I have had enough of them. Believe me, in my dictionary there is no such word like No for Dosas. But I have to consider my family too right. Every other day, they are subjected to different versions and each one is highly treated with great expectations of the end result. Let me tell you one thing, all the different varieties that I have tried have all turned out to be simply delicious! I come to the conclusion that anything and everything on or in the dosa, will taste great!

For the record, I have posted 28 dosas till date and about 13 after the mela announcement. I feel bad that I couldn't make more. But then of course, I now have so many varieties to try and make it 101 varieties! Coming to these varieties, I finally did what I was planning to make for quite sometime now. Took the dosa batter out and tried making different combinations over it. So it didn't involve making anything new but just a combination of sorts! When I used the Paneer Butter Masala and made a masala dosa, hubby dear was very skeptical. He said there is a limit for creativity and this is stretching too far. But actually it tasted great.

Then there was that Carrot and Zucchini Dosa. For the life of me I couldn't understand how this looks or tastes. Finally I read somewhere that its not available out here. Ok, that's fine. So the next option left was to just go ahead with carrot. It came out yummy.

Carrot Masala Dosa

The name was no way like this, but I am calling it so.

Ingredients Needed

Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
Chickpea Flour /Besan - 1/2 cup
Grated Carrots - 2 medium
Onions - 1 grated
Tomatoes - 1 small
Green Chillies - 2 (my addition)
Ginger - 1"
Coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Grate Carrot, Onions, chop tomatoes, green chillies and Coriander finely. Keep aside

In a bowl, take both the flours, add salt and mix well. Slowly add water and mix well. You can use a blender or with hands, make a lump free flowing batter. To this add the vegetables.

Heat a tawa, smear oil, and pour a ladle full of batter as the regular dosa. Sprinkle oil, sim and cook for 2 mins or till its cooked. This might be little sticky, so ensure you cook well before flipping to the other side.

When both sides are cooked, remove and serve hot with coconut chutney.

This had a nice soft and crunchy feel on the dosa. As the carrots are fresh, and you have tomatoes chucks to munch on, it gives a different taste all together!

Paneer Butter Masala on dosa

Ok, as the name says, its just the masala kept on the dosa. But then you can work out on the masala if its little liquid. Sauté the masala a bit, which will make the masala coat the paneer pieces.


Make a regular dosa, make sure its crispy! Then once the masala is thick, place on one side and fold over it.

The dosa become very crisp, so I was able to fold it to just one side. That's Konda lifting the top side for a quick shot!

Egg Dosa

This is another simple one, though much relished by the men of my family! I guess the men have a thing for egg, all my male family members especially have an affinity to eggs. So we end up making eggs in different varieties frequently. And egg on dosa is very specialty item, though it doesn't involve any cooking, other than making the dosa.


Normally, we beat the eggs together in a bowl with salt and pepper and then pour over the batter on the tawa. But this time, I spread the dosa, you can say I was lazy to do the other way and so broke the egg over it directly. Spread it around using the spatula. Actually for a moment, I thought I will take a sunny side up but hubby dear doesn't prefer it that way. It might be photogenic, but if no takers are there for it, will cook it that way.

So flipped to the other side for a min, then back to the top, sprinkle lot of pepper and server hot.

Paneer Cheese Dosa Pizza

The batter should be little thin, so that it spread on its own to a small size dosas. Once the tawa is hot, take a small ladleful of batter and just pour on the tawa, don't spread it. Sim for a min, flip to the other side. Let it cook for 2 mins.

Turn over and then spread little tomato sauce over the dosa, sprinkle grated paneer and cheese. Cover for 2 mins. Don't turn over, as cheese will get burnt. If you like burnt cheese, then go ahead that way. I liked it, rather the first one, got burnt and I liked that taste.

You can either toss the paneer cubes, then grate it or else just toss the grater paneer with some masala before adding over the dosas. The varieties are just so many. These make a great one for kids. Konda liked it very much. I had planned on a Dosawich and Burger dosa too, but I guess I have to drop them now!

Hope you enjoyed all the varieties. All the varieties are my Dosa Mela. Another 3 more days to go, so rush them in!

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18 comments :

Cinnamon said...

Hi Valli.... Nice tries with the dosas... I bet they must have tasted great.....

I thought I would miss participating, but somehow made it, will be posting my dosa in a day or two :)

Arundathi said...

Nice dosas. The egg dosa is a favorite with my husband too. I'm sure its fun trying these out! :)

Homecooked said...

Oh wow...your dosas look so crisp and perfect :) Very creative too.

jayasree said...

Lovely creations... Your enthusiasm for cooking up different dosa varieties is amazing... true to a dosa freak.

Pooja said...

sri, any plan of opening a dosa place? i would be the first customer :P .they all looks yummy:)

sandhya said...

lovely dosas srivalli.... i love all of those especially the cheese pizza one.... i am surely going to try that....

Uma said...

so you have 101 dosa varieties in your mind! wonderful, Srivalli! Hat's off. They all look delicious.

Latha said...

Hello dear Valli:) Where are your feet... i want to do a namaskaram:)) each day i'm drooling with all the 'inventions' for the dosa mela. When is the round up? quick, quick, quick.....

Rachel said...

that is some variety!

kamala said...

Nice try srivalli.I like all your innovative ideas..Great!!!!

Vani said...

You are the dosa queen, Sri! The pizza one is really unique!

SMN said...

Really nice try on the dosas luks nice..

Annu said...

wow awesome! So many varities od dosa.

As you said I thought of participating in doas contest,but honestly I am busy In work,so I Coul't make it.Sure will participate any other contest if it is in the runway.

Divya Vikram said...

love the paneer cheese version Srivalli..Do u store loads of dosa batter to come out with so many varieties!

Kalai said...

Awesome variety of dosas!! :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your comments, sorry I couldnt' reply sooner!..

Cinnamon, glad you could send in,

Arundathi, you bet they were indeed!

Hc, thanks...these are inspirational for the round up!

jayasree, thank you ..I like that name..:)

Pooja, hahah..that will be a nice idea..will surely let you know!...:)

sandhya, thank you..you should try that..it was really yummy!

Uma, yeah yeah..hope I will be bale to do it

Latha, I am touched..I am so glad you have been ...well you have seen the first part!...wait for the next rounds to come!

Rachel, yeah..thanks!

kamala, glad you do ..

Vani, hahah..thats some title...!

Kalai, SMN, Divya , thank you!

Annu, thats fine...glad you could drop in now

Sunshinemom said...

Another ovation - and this time I am standing!!

Raki said...

Hi Srivalli,

A wonderful collection of Dosas :o)
I tried the carrot masala dosa today for breakfast..it was delicious and yummy...thanks a lot for soomany of those recipes...

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