Just over a year ago, the then RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan attended an event at a Federal Bank in Kochi and was faced with a very difficult question, asked by an engineering student. And well, the topic of discussion – our very own beloved South Indian dish – DOSA!
“In real life, I have a query on Dosa prices – when inflation rates go up, Dosa prices go up, but when inflation rates are lower, the Dosa prices are not lowered. What is happening to our beloved Dosa, sir?” asked the dosa-loving engineer. To which the Governor replied by saying that it was the lack of technological improvement in the dosa-making technique that led to an increase in the dosa prices.
So all you dosa lovers out there, it’s time to invent a better dosa-making technology. Or at least hope and pray that someone somewhere invents something anyway.
And while we’re waiting for a better dosa-making technique, here’s a list of the different types of dosas that you must have had or should try:
The most common and popular dosa is the Masala Dosa. It’s a rice batter dosa, with a filling of potatoes cooked with mustard seeds, green chillies, onions, and curry leaves.
Onion Rava Masala Dosa
Rava essentially means suji. Hence, the batter of Rava Dosa is made with suji. The addition of Masala and Onion make the dosa even more delicious.
Neer Dosa literally means water dosa. It is known for its simple preparation method and lack of fermentation.
Ragi dosa batter is prepared with Ragi or Finger Millet flour. It’s a healthier option when compared to the regular rice batter dosa.
Ghee Roast Dosa
Adding a dollop of Ghee just makes dosas better, and hence life better.
Mysore Masala Dosa
The special ingredient of this dosa is the thick, garlicky, red chilly chutney smeared inside before the masala is filled.
Kuttu Ka Dosa
Kuttu dosa is a buckwheat batter dosa. It is really very nutritious, and especially high in fiber.
Oats dosa is a relatively new variety of dosa made with oats batter. It is very instant and healthy. It provides high levels of fiber and protein, and low levels of fat.
Just add one egg, and red chilly powder while the dosa is cooking and get more flavour.
Use chilly paneer or chilly garlic noodles instead of masala, and serve it along with chilly sauce for the perfect fusion dosa.
Coconut and Jaggery Dosa
Yes, there can be a dessert dosa. Coconut and Jaggery dosa is a popular dish in South India.
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