The Delicious Guide to Different Types of Dosa

Types of Dosas

Dosa is a popular South Indian dish made from fermented rice and lentil batter. It is typically served with various chutneys and sambar. Here are some common types of dosas:

1. Plain Dosa

Plain dosa, also known as “sada dosa,” is a thin and crispy dosa made from a simple rice and lentil batter. It is light in flavor and is often enjoyed with coconut chutney and sambar.

2. Masala Dosa

Masala dosa is a popular variation of dosa that is filled with a spiced potato filling. The dosa is usually larger in size and is folded over the potato masala. It is served with coconut chutney and sambar.

3. Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is a crispy and lacy dosa made with a batter that includes semolina (rava) and rice flour. It is quick to make as it does not require fermentation. Rava dosa is usually served with coconut chutney and sambar.

4. Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore masala dosa is a spicier version of the traditional masala dosa. The dosa is smeared with a spicy red chutney made from red chilies and garlic before adding the potato masala filling. It is served with coconut chutney and sambar.

5. Set Dosa

Set dosa is a small and thick dosa that is soft and fluffy in texture. It is typically served in sets of 2 or 3 and is enjoyed with coconut chutney, sambar, and a side of vegetable curry.

6. Paper Dosa

Paper dosa is an extremely thin and crispy dosa that resembles a paper. It is larger in size and is usually served rolled or folded. Paper dosa pairs well with coconut chutney and sambar.

These are just a few examples of the many types of dosas available. Dosas can vary in size, thickness, and fillings, offering a wide range of flavors and textures to enjoy.