Dosa is the Indian pancake.You can make it as a thin wrap or as a thick pancake.
Plain dosa recipe resembles to a vegan gluten-free crepe.
Dosa ingredients are simple.
Batter is a mix of rice and black split gram soaked overnight.
You may add rice flakes and fenugreek seeds to make it extra crispy.It is rich in Iron and protein.
It is also great for your bones and gut as it is fermented.
This dish has gained popularity all over thanks to Udupi restaurants.It is that tiffin recipe which has gain cult status.
While the west goes with plain flour egg loaded pancake,ours is a vegan gluten-free version.It is loaded with proteins thanks to the lentils in it.Nowadays very popular even in the western world.Thanks to eateries like Saravana Bhavan,Dosa Plaza and Dosa hut.
It is as versatile as your pita bread a wrap.Add any filling to it and make it your own special recipe.
Popularity of the humble Dosa
You can find a dosa parlor anywhere from streets of Benaras to down south in Kanyakumari.
Some like it plain others with mashed potato filling.Nowadays, people even make different types of Dosa masala .
I have attended food festivals as a kid.
Hotel Green Park Vizag would sell 108 types in their food festival.
There were so many types of masala dosa both traditional and fusion ones.
Rava masala,onion masala.Schezwan,Mutton,Chicken keema and even chopsuey.
Some eateries like Sai Ram parlour are famous for their crispy and cheap fare.
The most unique stuff,I have even seen is butter loaded version on a mobile stove in the streets of Benaras some years back.
Seeing this south Indian dish in Hindi heartland shows its popularity
Typical street food made mobile as butter is easy to carry.It provides the fat needed for cooking.
Thus,you can cook batter and serve fresh to devotees coming from Ghat post morning prayers.
Vendors sell fresh butter laden dosa and idli on makeshift stalls on steps of shops which are yet to open for the day.
They disappear as soon as the shops are ready to open.
Quite unique arrangements I must say,making best of space and time.
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