Cheese Chilly Dosa

Hey guys! In this recipe I will be posting the method to make the basic dosa batter using this batter you can make dosa, uttapam, appam and idli also. If you use this batter to make idli you have to add teaspoon of eno or fruit salt or soda and for dosas just go ahead as it is. I have made the topping using cheese and chilly you can use this batter for making masala dosa or any other dosa variation you feel like or just apply some schezwan chutney or grated cheese to make cheese dosa or schezwan dosa or keep it plain and serve it with chutney for dinner or breakfast. So lets get cooking..


For Dosa batter:

Idli rice or Kolam rice – 3 cups

Urad Dal – 1 cup

Methi/Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Flattened rice/Poha – 1/4 cup

Salt as per taste

For Cheese chilly topping:

Grated processed cheese – 200 grams

Capsicum (finely chopped) – 2 medium sized

Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 6 pieces

Coriander (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Chilli Flakes – 2 tbsp

Butter – 1 tbsp per dosa

Oil for greasing

Salt as per taste

For Tomato chutney:

Tomatoes (roughly chopped) – 2 large

Onion (roughly chopped)- 1 large

Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves

Chana dal – 1 tbsp

Urad dal – 1 tbsp

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Whole red chilly – 2 pieces (de-seeded)

Water – 1 cup

Rai/Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)

Curry Leaves – 3 -4


For Dosa batter:

1) In a large vessel soak together the rice, urad dal, methi seeds and flattened rice/poha for atleast 7 hours or overnight.

2) After 7 hours grind the soaked mixture in a mixtur jar. It will be slightly coarse. Let this batter rest and ferment for another 8-9 hours.

3) Just add some water and salt when ready to use to make the batter little loose for dosa and if making idli just add in the eno or soda bi carb.

For cheese chilly topping:

In a bowl mix together the capsicum, green chillies, coriander, red chilli powder, chilli flakes and salt. Keep the grated cheese seperately.

For tomato chutney:

In a pan take 1 tbsp oil. Add in 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds and let it splutter. Now add in the chana dal, urad dal, whole red chillies, tomatoes, onions, garlic cloves and ginger. Add in the water and let all of this cook till the tomatoes become tender. Let it cool then grind it into a smooth paste. Take the remaining 1 tbsp oil let it become war. Add in the jeera, rai and curry leaves and let it splutter. Once done pour it over the chutney and cover the chutney.

For making the dosa:

1) Take a non stick tawa and wipe it clean. Now pour the dosa batter using a laddle and grease it from all sides using oil or ghee. Let the lower side cook on medium flame.

2) On the upper side add 1 tbsp butter and add to it some of the cheese chilly topping and spread it on the entire dosa. let the topping cook in the butter.

3) Once the lower side starts to turn brown (should be done in a minute or so) add the grated cheese all over the topping. Sprinkle some red chilli powder and garnish with coriander.

4) Serve the dosa immediately with green chutney or tomato chutney.

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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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