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Variety Dosa

- Submitted by Elizabeth on 1st Feb 2008

(Uthappam Varieties, Oothappam, Indian Pizza)

Variety Dosa

Uthappam is a thick pancake made with regular dosa batter topped with different vegetables and pan fried. The choice of vegetables could be onion, tomato, carrot, cilantro, idli podi, beetroot, spinach, capsicum, cabbage, cheese or mixed vegetables. I have already shared the recipe for onion uthappam in detail

Here I have shared a few more dosa ideas. It is very colorful, attractive and healthy for the kids. It is important to make each meal as nutritious as possible in order for you to lead a healthy life style.The addition of vegetables makes the regular dosai more healthy and at the same time tasty. You can make this as a simple breakfast or dinner. Kids also enjoy small sized dosas, so I like to make them as mini ones. My friend Raji has also shared the recipe for mini assorted adai dosai.

I also like to make these varieties of mini uthappams for parties or get together. You can make 6-8 mini uthappams at one time using an electric griddle or a stove top griddle. Since it is thicker than regular dosa, it stays softer for long period. Each person gets to choose their favorite dosa and the presentation looks colorful too. 

Recipe For Variety Dosa

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes per uthappam



  1. Chop all the vegetables and keep it ready. Also take sufficient amount of idli-dosa batter and keep it ready. You do not have to add water to the batter as we need thick batter for this.
  2. Heat a pan on medium flame. Pour a ladle of dosa batter and spread it lightly. Do not make it very thin.
  3. Sprinkle some chopped onions to cover the entire dosa. You have to add the topping as soon as you spread the batter so that the topping gets stuck to the dosa. 
  4. Spray with little cooking oil on all sides or drizzle some oil around the edges. For non stick pan, little cooking spray is sufficient to make low calorie dosas. If you want the traditional crispy taste, drizzle little extra oil or ghee.
  5. Let it cook for a min or so before flipping so that the bottom will be slightly browned.
  6. Flip it carefully  and cook the other side for another 1/2 a minute. Remove it from the pan and serve immediately or store in a hot box (casserole).
  7. Repeat the same process with carrot topping and idli chutney powder topping. You can try the same with chopped frozen spinach, grated beetroot, chopped tomatoes or chopped cilantro. You can also add cheese or beaten egg as topping along with the veggies to make it more tasty. 

Serving Suggestion

  • All these varieties of dosa/ uthappam goes well with hot sambhar and different chutneys.
  • Kids can enjoy it with some tomato ketchup.

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Comments (6)

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great article thanks
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I had this variety dosa at Hotel, then I thought of trying the same in my Kitchen. I gave an attempt and got a good result. In your variety, You can also include a Radish as one more variety. I too have a webpage with few ,dosa varieties. But that was a small list. You have a big list of dosas. Great work. Keep adding more items. I will comeback here to know more. Thanks.
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hi this is a nice variation to attract kids.

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Comment by suresh chidipi
this is suresh working Dubai and i made my breakfast and ate it is good, i love it very much. thank q madam.

Reply :-
Good to hear that. Continue to try the other recipes and ask if you have any doubts.

Comment by renuka memba
madam, naku english matladadamu radu, kani thanks cheppakunda vundalenu, meru pampe reciepelu chala chala bagundi, konni intigrends theliyadamu ledu,

Reply :-
Thanks Renuka. I do not know telugu and always get my friends help to translate.

Comment by sriranjani srinivasan
Iam glad to see this website is really good. and i want to know the making of chicken biriyani with muslim style . i mean without coconut milk

Reply :-
Hi Sriranjini, I often make chicken biriyani ( with just water (without adding coconut milk). It still tastes delicious. Do try it.

Comment by anu n
yesterday night i tried ur egg pulav, it turned out superb, i did not expect this. so i went ahead and tried sheek kabab, and soy chunk curry today, they turned out fabulous.
thank u so much.i i am glad i came through ur website. i hope it becomes famous. the name simpleindianrecipes really suites u. i hope one day it will become the top most cooking website.
best of luck
please keep posting more.
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Comment by ananya sharma
u can also sprinkle paneer or cabbage....or mix of all....indeed it is a very good breakfast or dinner....
Reply :-
Cabbage and Paneer.... sounds interesting. Thanks for your suggestions Ananya. I once tried with cheese topping and that tasted delicious too.

Comment 2
i also tried one more to this yesterday....i grated carrot, then mixed nicely chopped cabbage, mashed paneer, ginger n green chillies....mixed all this to the dosa paste....salt as per taste...then prepred  dosa as really came out too was so colourful n tasty....i thought it will stick to the tawa...but was really good...u can try too...even my husband was able to make it...just try!!
regds   ananya sharma

Reply 2
wow!! vegetable dosa!! very creative....
I had a friend who made dosa with grated beetroot topping. that tasted good too.

Comment 3
tell u one more interesting one....take wheat flour.....add some besan to it...add salt,  coriender powder,  jeera powder,  kashmiri lal mirch, little turmeric,  little aamchur, fennel powder,  chaat masala little n finally kasoori methi......mix well...add hot oil...mix well...then add reqd. amt of water...make a daugh u make for puri...deep fry in oil....serve hot with anything or just like that....children will love it....i have tried many a times...its yummy!!!

Reply 2
Hey akshaya,  Good one. So do you roll it out like pooris??. I guess it must be a good tea time snack too. Good to see your interest in cooking varieties of dishes.
Next time you make something interesting, just click and picture and send in your recipe to "recipes at" . I'll add it under user recipes.

Comment by Malini Kumar
Thanks Madam,
It is a veriety of dosa
for my childred.

Reply :-
U r welcome!!

Comment by renuka memba
madam, chala chala bagundi, danyavadamulu
Reply :-
Hi Renuka, Thank You so much.

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