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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 50+ 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.

How to make Idli Dosa Batter at home?

Homemade Idli Dosa Batter Homemade Idli Dosa Batter

Idli Varieties

Idli Basic Idli Recipe Tumbler Idli Tumbler Idli Ragi Idli/ Dosa Ragi Idli/ Dosa Rava Idli Rava Idli
Tricolour Idli Tricolour Idli Mallige Idli (Kushboo Idli) Mallige Idli (Kushboo Idli) Adai Idli Adai Idli (Mixed Dal Idli) Kanchipuram Idli Kanchipuram Idli
Semiya Idli/ Dosai Semiya Idli/ Dosai Sambhar Idli Sambhar Idli Masala Idli Masala Idli Chilly Egg Idli Chilly Egg Idli
Fried Idlis Fried Idlis Curd Idli Curd Idli Banana Idli Banana Idli Cornmeal Idli/ Dosa Cornmeal Idli/ Dosa
Idli Upma Idli Upma Idli using Idli Rava Idli using Idli Rava

Dosa Varieties (Dosai, Thosai, Tosey)

Dosa Basic Dosa Recipe Masala Dosa Masala Dosa Variety Dosa Variety Dosa Neer Dosa Neer Dosa
Dal Dosai Dal Dosai Instant Rice Flour Dosa Instant Rice Flour Dosa Masoor Dal Dosa Masoor Dal Dosai Banana Dosai Banana Dosai
Oats Idli/ Dosa Oats Idli/ Dosa Onion Uthappam Onion Uthappam Rava Dosai Rava Dosai Mushroom Masala Dosa Mushroom Masala Dosa
Jawar Ka Uttapa Jawar Ka Uttapa Kambu Dosai Kambu Dosai Watermelon Dosa Watermelon Dosa Vella Dosai Vella Dosai
Dill Dosa
Dill Dosa
Tomato Dosa Tomato Dosa Tricolour Dosa Tricolour Dosa Aval Dosa Aval Dosa
No Photo Green Coriander Dosa No Photo Moong Dal Dosa

Adai Varieties

Adai Dosai Basic Adai Dosai Recipe Assorted Mini Adai Assorted Mini Adai Drumstick Leaves Adai Drumstick Leaves Adai Ragi Adai Ragi Adai
Raw Banana Adai Raw Banana Adai Potato Adai Potato Adai Mix Sprouts Adai Mix Sprouts Adai Multi Grain Adai Multi Grain Adai
Vegetable Adai Vegetable Adai Spinach Adai Spinach Adai Adai Idli Adai Idli (Mixed Dal Idli)

Variations of Idli/Dosa from other states and countries

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


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Comments (19)

Person 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
Person 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.
Person Sakshi   (April 20, 2016)
Thank u so much.
Person sharmila   (August 10, 2014)
lot of varieties
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2014)
Thank you.
Person rupinder sidhu   (April 24, 2014)
All are good recipes. i relly happy to know about them.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 25, 2014)
Thank you so much. Do visit often and get benefited.
Person Beverly   (April 16, 2014)
Breakfast recipes only South Indian? Really!!!!!! Not good at all. North too has a humongous variety.
Person 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.
Person tanya   (January 24, 2014)
No Gud Recipes
Person vinay   (June 3, 2013)
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Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 4, 2013)
tasty recipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 4, 2013)
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Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 6, 2013)
Thank You.
Person subbu   (January 31, 2013)
superb recipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 1, 2013)
Thank You.
Person subbu   (January 31, 2013)
superb recipes
Person sander   (May 13, 2012)
getting so hungry now!!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 13, 2012)
oh.. Please make something and treat yourself!!

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