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Dosa Recipes & Idli Recipes

(Dosa Varieties, Idli Varieties, Idli and Dosa Recipes, South Indian Dosa and Idli)

Idlis and Dosas are a staple food in all the southern states of India, Tamil nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. These have been existing since centuries and has been mentioned in both Tamil and Kannada works of ancient days. Similar variants are also found in Goa, Maharashtra and Orissa. Idli and dosa varieties are also common in other neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia etc.

I am amazed at the person who invented the dishes idli and dosa. It first starts with the batter preparation depending on the type of idli/dosa. After the batter is prepared, it has to be fermented for the best results. After refrigerator has become part of every household, idli/dosa batter is mostly available everyday in south indian homes. People make a big batch of the batter and refrigerate it. It saves so much time on busy working days.

Here I have a huge list of 45+ varieties of idlis and dosas.  I have shared the basic idli recipe and basic dosa recipe below. Along with that there are many variations to make it more nutritious like vegetable dosa, masala dosa, ragi dosa, oats dosa, wheat dosa etc. I have also shared other regional variations of dosas like the neer dosa, rava dosa etc. A special variant of dosa called adai is also popular in tamil nadu which has a combination of lentils. There are also many popular idli varieties like the kancheepuram idli, kushboo idli, rava idli etc. Do check out the different options, make it and enjoy.

Idli Varieties

Basic Idli Recipe Kanchipuram Idli Ragi Idli/ Dosa Rava Idli Rava Idli
Semiya Idli/ Dosai Sambhar Idli Masala Idli Chilly Egg Idli
Fried Idlis Curd Idli Banana Idli Cornmeal Idli/ Dosa
Tricolour Idli

Dosa (Dosai, Thosai, Tosey) Varieties

Basic Dosa Recipe Masala Dosa Variety Dosa Neer Dosa
Dal Dosai Instant Rice Flour Dosa Masoor Dal Dosai Banana Dosai
Oats Idli/ Dosa Onion Uthappam Rava Dosai Mushroom Masala Dosa
Jawar Ka Uttapa Kambu Dosai Watermelon Dosa Vella Dosai

Dill Dosa
Tomato Dosa Tomato Dosa Tricolour Dosa Aval Dosa
No Photo Green Coriander Dosa

Adai Varieties

Basic Adai Dosai Recipe Assorted Mini Adai Assorted Mini Adai No Image Drumstick Leaves Adai Ragi Adai Ragi Adai
Raw Banana Adai Potato Adai Mix Sprouts Adai Multi Grain Adai
Vegetable Adai Spinach Adai

Variations of Idli/Dosa from other states and countries

Besan Chilaa (Gram Flour Pancakes) Kerala Aapam Pesarattu from Andhra Pradesh Aapam without coconut Aapam without coconut
Khaman Dhokla French Crepes
American Pancakes



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Comments (18)

Doondi   (October 14, 2015)
Thanks so much for your details List,
From Tomorrow I seriously wanna start cooking break fast.
Your List has helped me a lot.
Done with time table and wish and Hope I will cook from Tomorrow
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 26, 2015)
All the best with your cooking ventures. I hope you start cooking regularly and enjoy some healthy and tasty homemade dishes.
sharmila   (August 10, 2014)
lot of varieties
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2014)
Thank you.
rupinder sidhu   (April 24, 2014)
All are good recipes. i relly happy to know about them.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 25, 2014)
Thank you so much. Do visit often and get benefited.
Beverly   (April 16, 2014)
Breakfast recipes only South Indian? Really!!!!!! Not good at all. North too has a humongous variety.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 17, 2014)
Sure Beverly. Since most of the authors are south indians, there are many sounth indian recipes. There are many north indian dishes too.
tanya   (January 24, 2014)
No Gud Recipes
vinay   (June 3, 2013)
nice
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 4, 2013)
tasty recipes
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 4, 2013)
tasty recipes
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 6, 2013)
Thank You.
subbu   (January 31, 2013)
superb recipes
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 1, 2013)
Thank You.
subbu   (January 31, 2013)
superb recipes
sander   (May 13, 2012)
getting so hungry now!!
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 13, 2012)
oh.. Please make something and treat yourself!!

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