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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Dosa Varieties and Karivepaku podi (curry leaf powder)

Rava Dosa


Rawa/Sooji 1 cup
Maida 1 cup
Rice flour 1 cup
Curd 1-1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 tbsp
Cooking soda 1/4 tsp
Zeera 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves few
Rai 1/4 tbsp
Salt as per taste


1.Mix rawa+maida+rice flour+curd+sugar+Cooking soda+salt and water.Let it rest for 1 hour.
2.Heat oil in a kadai,add rai+zeera and curry leaves.Once the seasoning is ready,mix it with the batter.
3.Heat a non-stick tawa, rub the tawa with a slice of onion and oil.Take ladle full of batter and spread it on the tawa and put oil around the dosa and flip it once and serve.

********Onion Dosa********


For dosa:
1 cup urad daal
3 cups rice

For Onion Paste:
2 large onions
1/4 tsp jeera powder
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1/4 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
Coriander leaves few

Make paste of all the above and keep aside

Soak urad daal and rice preferably overnight and grind to make a smooth paste and let it
marinate over night. Next day morning add salt and mix it thoroughly.

Put dosas on a hot pan and with a tea spoon spread the paste all along the dosa to cover
almost the entire dosa.

*******Moong dal and udad dal dosa*******


Udad dal 1 cup
Moong dal 1 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Onions chopped finely 1
Green chillies chopped finely 2
Ginger chopped finely 1" pc
Coriander chopped finely.


Soak Moong dal and udat dal separately for 3-4 hours.
Grind them together into a smooth batter and this batter doesn't need to be fermented.
Make thick dosa.Spread onions,green chillies,ginger and coriander on the dosa and serve.

*******Karivepaku podi/Curry leaf powder*******

This is my mom's recipe,when she was here she did it and i am posting it now.


Curry leaves dried 2 cups

Senaga pappu (channa dal) 4 tbsp

Minappa pappu (udad dal) 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tbsp

Coriander seeds 1 tbsp

Dried red chillis 6-7

Tamarind 1 small size of a lemon

Salt to taste

Oil 2 tbsp


1.Take 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai,add channa dal and udad dal,fry until both changes colour and don't burn them.Remove from the kadai and keep aside.

2.In the same oil add coriender seeds and zeera.Toss them till they are brown in colour.Remove it and keep aside.

3.In the same kadai take the remaining oil and fry red chillies for 2-3 minutes.Keep aside.

4.Add curry leaves and roast till the leaves are crispy.Let all the ingredients cool.

5.Once cool,grind both the dals until coarse,followed by cumin and coriander seeds.

6.Add tamarind and red chillies and grind again.

7.Lastly add curry leaves and salt and grind into smooth powder.

Serve it with hot rice,dosa or idly.

These dosas are going to the event hosted by padma of Padma's recipes


  1. hhhhaaaa lovely so many dosa s that to with karivepaku podi mouthwatering my fav.Nice choice for the event saritha.

  2. wow.. great entries.. nice clicks..

  3. Thank u very much for visiting my blog...All the recipes re new to me.Tnx for sharing dear...

  4. woww.. wat a yummyy dosas... looks very delicious.. thanks for sharing.. lovely clicks!!

  5. Dosa's look so delicious dear and with all new variation to me ... the curry leaf podi also look so fresh and inviting .... looks lovely and yummy and thanks for sending these dosas it to my event Sarita :)

  6. hey varunavi,
    I', shifting next door to u ;)look at the dosas wouldn't it tempt anyone?! curry leaf powder is awesome..I am very fond of curry leaves bcoz of it's health benifits...I have some stock at home will make it sometime soon :)
    Thanks and keep rocking!

  7. wow yummy dosas... Have to try the rawa ones...

  8. Dosa looks crispy and nice... Karuvepillai podi.... i wanted to try soon! gr8 post!

  9. Wow nice dosas and love your podi.

  10. Wow the dosa looks so delicious! And the powder too! Was wanting to make it for a long time!

  11. wow.. nice varieties.. have bookmarked to try mung and urud dosa. which mung dal do u use? yellow or green? pls reply to this Q in my blog.

  12. Mmm mouthwatering flavourish podi and podi dosa..! Superb combo..!

  13. Great dosa varities, mouthwatering dishes.

  14. Thanx rekha , Srikar, sailaja, sangi,hari chandana,shama and padma

  15. Suprana u r always welcome to my house,will love to serve u dear :)

  16. Oriya food,A2z,Mahimma, Anu, Valarmathi,pooja,sanghi and vidhas thanx

  17. wowww so many dosas at a time,my all time fav Break fast item is dosa. I wonder how you managed clicking at them instead of slurping :)

  18. Oh wow.....awesome varieties of dosa's. They look drool worthy.....love that aromatic powder........

  19. hey i tried the moong dal and urud dal dosa... it was yummy and very different. crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. thx for the recipe.

  20. Lovely Dosa varieties. I add some garlic to the Karivepaku podi. Looks great.


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