Topi Dosa with Garlic Chutney

I have read a joke somewhere that “Marriage is like going to a restaurant and order your choice from the menu, And then look at your neighboring table and wish you’d ordered that!”.. Even though i don’t relate to the marriage part of the joke, i do greatly relate with the rest of it.. Always happens with foodie me esp in south Indian restaurants that i order the delicious Mysore Masala Dosa {My Latest Craving!} or the tasty and spongy Onion Uthappam and then see the waiter carrying the magnificent Topi Dosa and drool wishing i had ordered that…

                        So, when one of my friends Shilpa updated Topi Dosa recipe with her drool worthy click, i instantly decided it was to be my breakfast for next day {See how fast i am at such foodie decisions!}.. Being my hubbys off too to coincide the Topi dosa breakfast, we had an amazing time making and clicking topis…. lol… This is one such fun click! Doesn’t it look Restaurant Style??

After making the chutney, i became busy clicking the dosa-chutney pics and went on click click click when my hubby suddenly showed me my mistake….. I had actually kept the chutney on left ie opposite of how it should be served… Nevertheless even the “Mistake click” looks yummy to me..So here i am sharing it for all dosa lovers like me..

And before i forget to praise the dosa, i must say it really had a Restaurant style taste, crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside… A dip into the spicy garlic chutney and then straight into my mouth and i was on seventh heaven… *Pure Bliss*

So my dears, enough of my chatter and clicks… Do try this dosa… Even if you don’t want to eat, there is always an option to wear it on your head and have fun.. Just Kiddin… 😉 Happy and Healthy Cooking!!

I Thank Nandini Kini for her Amazing Recipe and Shilpa Sunil Rao for inspiring me with her click to try this tasty topi dosa.. 

Health Benefits of Dosas: Since it contains lentils, dosas are a great source of Protein and Carbohydrates which can keep your hunger pangs away for a long time thus curbing overeating..Dosas and idlis are probiotic foods(since the batter is fermented) which are beneficial for the absorption of vital vitamins and minerals in the body and also for improving immunity..



For the dosa:
4 Cups Rice {Dosa rice or the rice you regularly use for making dosas}
1 Cup Urad Dal/ Skinned split black gram
1/2 Cup Poha/ Aval/ Beaten Rice
3 tsp Chana Dal / Skinned split bengal gram
1 tsp Methi/ Fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
Oil to cook the dosa
For the garlic chutney:
1 tsp Oil
3 Garlic bulbs
3 Red Chillies
1/2 Cup grated Coconut
A small lump of Tamarind
Salt to taste

1. Wash well and soak the rice, urad dal,chana dal and methi together in a vessel with sufficient water for 4-5 hours..

2. While grinding wash the beaten rice and add to the mixer along with the soaked rice-dal mixture with little of the soaked water..

3. Grind to a smooth paste..Remove in a vessel which is wide enough to hold at least twice the batter..

4. Add salt and mix well with hands to kick start fermentation..
5. Keep covered in a warm place for 8 hours or overnight…

My Fermented Batter!

6. Heat a pan and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the pan… Using the back of the ladle, spread the dosa as big as you can…

7. Cover and cook till the surface looks cooked but not browned… Using a knife, make a cut from the center towards the end of the dosa as shown {This is for the topi..}

8. Pour little oil on the sides and allow the dosa to cook till slightly browned..
9. Fold the dosa in the shape of a cone along the cut edge as shown…

10. For the Garlic Chutney: Peel and crush the garlic… Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic till browned..

11. Add red chillies and fry till it changes colour.. Add coconut and fry till it is lightly browned…Remove and allow to cool..

12. Grind the mixture with tamarind, salt and little water to a smooth paste..
Note: This chutney is a thick one.. So do not add more than a Tbsp of water while grinding.. Also this chutney does not require any seasoning..

Serve the Topi dosa hot with spicy garlic chutney and enjoy your breakfast with a cup of piping hot tea!!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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