Different Dosa Types | South Indian Vibes Dehradun

Dosa, is quite clearly the most popular meal, among the whole of South Indian Cuisine. Dosa is something which does not need a specific time to be consumed & there are tons of different Dosa types.You can eat it pretty much throughout the day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals as a delicious and healthy snack too.

Different Dosa Types : –

Dosa, which is cooked, somewhat like a pancake, with rice and lentils as the basic ingredients, actually is quite a few types. We can list out the top few types of Dosas and what they consist of:

Plain dosa:  The evergreen Dosa and what we see at the top of most of the South Indian Menus. The main ingredients include Rice and Lentils, soaked overnight and prepared in the form of a batter. It goes best as a snack due to its light taste and texture and tastes great when accompanied with sides like Sambar and Chutney. You can easily afford, eating more than just one as pretty hard to resist.

Masala Dosa:

Well, pretty much the type of Dosa that serves the purpose of a complete meal and arguably the most popular choice among Dosas. The core ingredients are quite similar to the Plain Dosa, besides the filling (masala) which is a mixture of potato, spices and a few other chopped veggies. The filling, is stuffed after flipping the Plain Dosa and sprinkling some oil on the surface.


Neer Dosa:

Neer Dosa, is mostly consumed and one of the main Dosa choices in the state of Karnataka. Neer Dosa which also implies to water, has coconut as an important ingredient, in addition to the rice based batter. The beauty about this Dosa is the aroma that comes from it, while it’s hot and fresh. You can enjoy the Neer Dosa, with tamarind based chutney as coconut is already included in it.

Pesarattu Dosa:

Pesarattu Dosa, is also known as Moong Dosa, as Moong Dal is the main ingredient used while cooking it. Mostly consumed in the state of Andhra Pradesh and a great choice for breakfast. It has the goodness of proteins and healthy carbs which is due to the whole Moong Dal. Pesarattu goes best with spicy ginger chutney, sambar and upma.

Paper Dosa:

Paper Dosa, as the name speaks for itself, is as thin as paper. The most crispiest among the Dosas, is eaten mainly as an evening snack or anytime between meals too. It also happens to be the longest Dosa of all and can be easily shared by two people. The crunchy Paper Dosa tastes best when eaten alongside coconut chutney or potato based gravy.

South Indian Vibes takes pride in being the top South Indian Restaurant in Dehradun. Besides a wide variety of Dosas on our menu, we also offer a fine selection of South Indian dishes. We have a variety of Dosas, Plain Dosa, Paper Dosa, Masala Dosa, Paper Dosa Rava Dosas a a lot other Dosas. Our South Indian Menu also has plenty options to choose from, Idli Sambar, Vada Sambar, Uttapams, mouthwatering desserts and much more. We also serve the best idli sambar in Dehradun. So if you are looking for some real quality South Indian Food in Dehradun, South Indian Vibes will deliver the best South Indian dishes to make your visit a memorable one.

South Indian Recipes : Dehradun Rava Dosa

Dehradun Rava Dosa, is one of the top choices among South Indian food lovers. Mainly consumed in breakfast and also as an evening snack. Everyone who’s a fan of South Indian food must have surely eaten Rava Dosa, multiple times in their lives and also tried their hands on, trying to cook it. For those who are curious to learn the Recipe for a crisp Rava Dosa, here is a step by step explanation.

Ingredients : –

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Unroasted Rava – 1/2 cup
  • Maida – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 3 cups + 1/4 cup (add 2 tbsp more in the middle)
  • Curd – 1/4 cup (semi solid)
  • Salt
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp (crushed)
  • Green chilli – 1no (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves  & curry leaves – (finely chopped)
  • Asafetida – as required
  • Cooking oil


  • Take the Rava and Curd in a bowl. Add the rice flour, salt and maida, to this. After this add 3 cups of water and go head and mix it well with a whisk. Now add the cumin seeds, crushed pepper, green chillies, coriander leaves, Asafetida and curry leaves. Mix it well so that no lumps and formed and the batter is uniform. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Grind Coconut chutney that’d be used as a side dish and after 15 minutes you can check the batter, which would be now be thick Add 1/4 cup of water and mix it well. You can add more water till the batter is finally consistent.
  • Take a non-stick pan and heat it a bit. Add some oil on the pan to grease it. Hold the bowl at some distance from the pan & pour the batter around the corner of dosa pan. Pour it in a way that a circle is formed. You now need to take some more batter & fill the inner portions. Sprinkle some oil on top.
  • The flame should be low to medium and you will need to sprinkle some more drops of oil on the dosa. Now cover the pan with a lid cook for a while, before the Dosa, gets crispy and brown.
  • The Rava Dosa is now ready to be served. Fold the Dosa and serve it with coconut chutney and sambar.

South Indian Vibes is among the top South Indian Restaurants in Dehradun, offering a fine selection of South Indian dishes(Dehradun Rava Dosa). We have a variety of Rava Dosas on our menu and other Dosa choices. Our South Indian Menu also has plenty options to choose from, Idli Sambar, Vada Sambar, Uttapams, mouthwatering desserts and much more. So if you are craving for South Indian Food in Dehradun, we would love to prepare the most exotic South Indian dishes and assure you a delightful experience.

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South Indian Cuisine, is among the top meal preferences in India. Although it is the staple food of a lot of states in South India, but South Indian food is widely consumed across the nation. The popular cuisine primarily comprises of choices of Dosas, Uttapams, Idlis and Vadas to go along with deliciously spiced Sambar and a variety of Chutney. Continue reading “Astonishing Facts about South Indian Food”