Healthy Cheese Dosa is made with Wheat flour and filled with veggies and cheese. This is a really easy Dosa recipe best served for breakfast with some coconut chutney.
Healthy Cheese Dosa
Hey you guys! So, today morning I made these Dosas for Breakfast. Are you new to the term Dosa? Well, let me be your Dosa intervention!
FYI - Masala Dosa was ranked in the Top 100 foods in the world by BBC Food.
Dosa is a Savory Pancake recipe, but it's not made with baking soda and is rather filled with a filling of your choice. Ideally, Dosas are filled with a mashed potato filling. However, today, I gave the traditional a twist by filling it with some veggies and loads of Cheese 🙂
Dosa is a popular South Indian recipe. South India is a primarily rice-eating land. You bake rice into cakes to make Idlis. You grind it into a paste and make Dosas with the batter, you make pudding out of rice, you make Vadas and of course, there's that humble bowl of rice which is so essential part of every South Indian household.
An Easy Video Tutorial for you 🙂
Living in Bangalore, I learned a plethora of South Indian Recipes. Particularly Dosa! If you ever find a chance to visit South India, then the sight of heated Pans with smoke gushing out of it and that sound of "zzzshhh", when they splash the hot pan with water is so common. It's actually done to check the heat of the Pan. A heated Pan means crispy Dosas 🙂
Dosas and Filter Coffee are the two most common sights in all of South India. The simple, humble, and earthy fragrance of Dosas will make your mornings in South India. Also, in Chennai, these are served on Banana Leaves. That's the traditional way to do it and it makes your plate look so authentic and culturally rich.
Dosas, however, are not only served for breakfast. This delicious rolled Pancake makes its way into lunches, dinners, and every special occasion in South Indian homes. Maybe, it's so tasty; so you really cannot ignore it 🙂
How are Dosas Made Traditionally?
Traditionally Dosas are made with Rice flour. Rice is grinded into a smooth and lump-free paste and it's used to make Dosas.
What is Dosa stuffed with?
The stuffing or the filling in the Dosas vary. Traditionally, it is stuffed with mashed potatoes, which have been tempered with curry leaves, turmeric, and mustard seeds. However, nowadays, the stuffings are endless. From cheese to buttered Onions to Chillis to Cottage Cheese, it's just endless.
How to make Dosa in Traditional Style?
If you want to make Dosa in authentic style, then first soak the rice in water overnight and the next morning, grind it into a smooth paste.
Heat a Pan until it gets smoked and drizzle some Coconut Oil to it. Add the Batter and make a huge circle. Place the batter in the center and then go around into circles.
Fill it in with the stuffing which should be of mashed potatoes tempered in turmeric powder, salt, chillis, curry leaves, and mustard seeds.
After the Dosa starts to brown from the sides, turn it and make a roll or any shape you wish to.
That's how you traditionally make Dosas.
Other Varieties of Dosas
There are over 100 varieties of Dosas. However the most common in Masala Dosa.
You can make the Dosa Batter with Rice flour or Wheat flour of Buckwheat flour and even with Coconut Flour or Lentil Paste.
Dosas can be stuffed with any filling of your choice.
Dosas can be given any color of your choice by mixing the batter with colorful veggies. For example, you can make Green Dosas by Mixing the batter with some Spinach Paste.
So, that's a lot of Dosa Science for you. Check out the recipe of Cheese Dosa and quickly make this recipe 🙂
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- 1 Cup AP Flour
- ½ Cup Semolina
- ½ Cup Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Cup Veggies (Carrots, Cilantro, Chillis, Onions)
- 1 Cup Grated Processed Cheese
- ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
- Make the Dosa Batter by mixing in the Flour, Semolina, Yogurt, and Salt. Make a smooth & Lump-free batter. Allow it to rest for 30-40 minutes.
- Heat the pan until it starts to smoke and then reduce the flame to medium. Brush with Oil and add the Dosa Batter. Pour in the center and allow it to spread out naturally.Use your spatula to spread the edges by going in a circular motion.
- Drizzle some oil in the center of the Dosa and allow it to release the air bubbles and get brown from the sides.
- Add the veggies and grated cheese and start making the fold. Start from one corner and make a fold to the center and then repeat that on the opposite side as well. Brush some oil at the intersection point and carefully turn the Dosa. Press your Spatula over the Dosa, so that it gets fried properly and take it out on a serving plate.
- Serve your Dosa with Tomato Chutney or Coconut Chutney or any sauce of your choice.