Types of Dosa – 20 Different Dosa Delights

Dosa, a quintessential South Indian delicacy, boasts a rich history dating back centuries. Originating from the southern regions of India, particularly Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, dosa finds its roots in ancient Indian cuisine. Initially known as ‘dose’ in Kannada and ‘dosai’ in Tamil, dosa was traditionally made from a fermented batter of ground rice and lentils, a process that enhances its nutritional profile and digestibility.

Dosa is essential for good health due to its nutritious ingredients and cooking method. The fermentation process increases the bioavailability of nutrients, particularly enhancing the levels of B vitamins and probiotics, promoting gut health and digestion. Dosa is also naturally gluten-free and low in fat, making it a healthy option for those with dietary restrictions or seeking a lighter meal.

Ever wondered about recreating dosa variety recipes? Today we will showcase some 20 Varieties of Dosa that are ruling the roost across the globe!

The evolution of various dosa types reflects the diverse culinary landscape of India. From the classic plain dosa to innovative creations like cheese dosa and spring roll dosa, each variation showcases regional flavors, ingredients, and culinary techniques. Modern trends and globalisation have further influenced dosa varieties, leading to fusion creations that blend Indian flavors with international cuisines.

20 Different Types of Dosa

1. Plain Dosa

Let’s start with the base and basics of all Dosas. Hailing from South India, the plain dosa is a canvas of simplicity and taste. Soak rice and urad dal, blend into a smooth batter, and ferment overnight. Ladle onto a hot griddle, spread thin, cook to golden perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Pair with coconut chutney and sambar for a taste of tradition.

And further one comes all other dosas that will now be simply created by adding various fillings into the above plain dosai! 

2. Masala Dosa

From Karnataka’s culinary treasure trove comes the masala dosa. Spicy potato filling tucked inside a crispy dosa, skillfully folded and cooked to golden glory. Each bite bursts with the warmth of spices, the creaminess of potatoes, and the crunch of the dosa. Accompanied by coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney, it’s a symphony of flavors.

3. Mysore Masala Dosa

Straight from the heart of Mysore, this dosa is a yummy twist on tradition. A fiery red chutney slathered inside, spicy potato filling, all enveloped in a crispy dosa. It’s a culinary journey through the streets of Mysore, served with love and a side of coconut chutney and Sambar. The aroma is irresistible, the taste unforgettable. 

4. Onion Dosa

The onion dosa introduces finely chopped onions to the mix. The sweetness of onions melds with the crunch of the dosa, creating a harmonious blend. Paired with coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney, it’s a culinary masterpiece. Cooked to crispy perfection, it’s a symphony of flavors and textures. 

5. Nilgiri Dosa

Inspired by the verdant Nilgiri hills, our Nilgiri Dosa is a verdant culinary escapade. Fragrant mint and coriander elevate the batter, infusing it with a zesty freshness. Cooked to a perfect crisp, it’s a tasty departure from tradition. Accompanied by coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney, it’s a symphony of flavors that transport you to nature’s embrace. And let’s not forget the sambar – its robust flavors harmonise seamlessly with this verdant dosa, elevating your dining experience to new heights.

6. Cheese Dosa

Visualise golden dosa sizzling on the griddle, generously adorned with grated cheese. As it cooks, the cheese transforms into a molten cascade of creamy indulgence, melding flawlessly with the crispy dosa. Each bite is a decadent symphony of textures – the crunchy exterior harmonising with the velvety cheese. Accompanied by a dollop of coconut chutney or tangy tomato chutney, it’s the epitome of comfort cuisine. In this cheese dosa, tradition meets extravagance, creating a culinary masterpiece that tantalises the palate and warms the soul.

7. Spring Roll Dosa

Embark on a gastronomic journey with our Spring Roll Dosa, a fusion marvel that marries South Indian tradition with Chinese zest. Imagine a medley of stir-fried vegetables ensconced within a crispy dosa, evoking the essence of a classic spring roll. Each bite is a sensory revelation – a symphony of flavors and textures that captivate the palate. Served with a side of sweet chili sauce, it’s a culinary tour de force that transcends borders. In this spring roll dosa, East meets South in a delightful union that ignites the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

8. Szechuan Dosa

Spice up your dosa game with the Szechuan dosa that is a Chinese twist to the South Indian delicacy. A fiery Szechuan sauce spread inside, sautéed vegetables and paneer topping, all wrapped in a crispy dosa. It’s a flavor explosion that tickles the taste buds. Served with cooling yogurt dip and coconut chutney alike, it’s a culinary journey through the streets of India and China.

9. Indian Bhaji Dosa

Straight from the bustling streets of Mumbai comes the Indian bhaji dosa. Spicy potato bhaji spread inside a crispy dosa, folded and cooked to perfection. Each bite is a burst of flavors and textures, a symphony of spices and crunch. Served with tangy tamarind chutney and spicy green chutney, it’s a culinary adventure you won’t forget.

10. Paneer Dosa

Luxurious and indulgent, the paneer dosa is a feast for the senses. Creamy paneer filling seasoned with aromatic spices, enveloped in a crispy dosa. Each bite is a burst of flavors and textures, a symphony of creamy and crunchy. Served with cooling yogurt raita or Coconut Chutney and even Sambar, it’s a culinary journey fit for royalty.

11. Cheese Corn Dosa

Welcome to a flavor fusion like no other with our cheese corn dosa! Sweet corn kernels and grated cheese sprinkled onto the dosa as it sizzles on the griddle, melting into a creamy dream. Each mouthful is a symphony of sweetness and creaminess, blending Indian and Italian flavors seamlessly. And when served with tangy tomato chutney, it’s like a warm hug on a plate, comforting and oh-so-delicious.

12. Keerai Cheese Garlic Dosa

Get ready for a burst of nutrients and flavor with our keerai (spinach) cheese garlic dosa! We’re talking about healthy spinach mixed with aromatic garlic and creamy cheese, all snugly wrapped in a crispy dosa. Every bite is a celebration of taste and texture, offering a healthy dose of indulgence. And with a side of tangy tomato chutney, it’s a guilt-free treat you’ll keep coming back to.

13. Szechwan Rava Dosa

Spice up your life with our Szechwan rava dosa! Imagine a semolina batter infused with fiery Szechuan flavors, cooked until it’s crispy perfection on the outside and bursting with heat on the inside. Each bite is a thrilling journey of crunch and spice, leaving your taste buds begging for more. And when paired with a cool yogurt dip, it’s a culinary adventure you won’t soon forget.

14. Coconut Rava Dosa

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with our Coconut Rava Dosa, a fragrant delight that tantalises the taste buds. We start with a semolina batter, infused with the exotic flavors of coconut and aromatic spices. As it sizzles on the griddle, the dosa crisps up to golden perfection, creating a symphony of textures and flavors in every bite. Served alongside a creamy coconut chutney, its comfort food elevated to a whole new level, promising a culinary experience that delights all the senses.

15. Crisp and Crunchy Rava Dosa

For the ultimate texture lovers, our Crisp and Crunchy Rava Dosa delivers an irresistible crunch with every bite. Made from a semolina batter expertly cooked to golden perfection, this dosa promises a symphony of textures and flavors that dance on the palate. Accompanied by tangy tomato chutney, it’s comfort food redefined, offering a perfect balance of crunch and spice that satisfies even the most discerning of taste buds.

16. Military Ghee Roast Dosa

A luxurious experience of our Military Ghee Roast Dosa, where every bite is a celebration of richness and flavor. Generously smeared with ghee as it cooks, the dosa transforms into a crispy golden delight, oozing with decadence. With each bite, you’ll experience a symphony of indulgent flavors and textures that melt in your mouth. Served alongside spicy coconut chutney, it’s comfort food taken to new heights, promising a dining experience that leaves you craving for more.

17. Chettinad Spicy Dosa

From the heart of Chettinad’s spice-laden kitchens emerges our Chettinad Spicy Dosa, a culinary masterpiece infused with bold flavors and aromatic spices. Our secret lies in the perfect blend of rice and lentil batter, mixed with a fiery concoction of Chettinad spices. As it hits the hot griddle, the dosa crisps to a glorious golden brown, filling the air with the aroma of bustling Chettinad markets. Served alongside creamy yogurt raita, it’s a journey leaving taste buds tingling with delight.

18. Achari Onion Dosa


Here you simply enhance the humble dosa with a tangy twist inspired by achari masala. Combine diced onions with the flavorful spice blend. Spread onto the dosa as it sizzles on the griddle, allowing the aromas to meld. Cook until golden and crispy, the anticipation building with each flip. Serve alongside a refreshing yogurt dip, harmonising the tangy flavors. With each bite, experience the exciting marriage of spices and onions, a delightful departure from the ordinary dosa, leaving taste buds craving more.

19. Onion Rava Dosa

It’s crispy and crunchy, just the way you like it. We make it by mixing semolina batter with lots of finely chopped onions and special spices. When it hits the hot griddle, it turns into a golden delight, giving you a burst of crunch and spice in every bite. And don’t forget our tasty coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney on the side – they add the perfect finishing touch to this comforting dish.

20. Udupi Rava Dosa

Straight from the coastal town of Udupi comes the Udupi rava dosa. We start with a batter made from semolina, which we flavor with fragrant coconut and curry leaves. When we cook it on the griddle, it gets wonderfully crispy. Each bite brings you the taste of the coast with its mix of textures and flavors. And we serve it up with our classic coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney, making every mouthful a delightful journey to South India.

Why Use Sankalp Instant Dosa Mix for All 20 Above Varieties of Dosa

Sankalp Instant Dosa Mix provides convenience without compromising on taste or quality. With its pre-mixed formulation, it saves time and effort in preparing the dosa batter, ensuring consistent results every time. Whether it’s a classic masala dosa or a fusion creation like cheese corn dosa, the mix provides a reliable base for creativity in the kitchen. How? Because Sankalp Instant Dosa Mix guarantees authenticity and flavor. Made from high-quality ingredients, it captures the essence of traditional dosa recipes, delivering an authentic taste experience that’s reminiscent of homemade dosas. Thirdly, Sankalp Instant Dosa Mix is versatile and adaptable, making it perfect for experimenting with different dosa variations. Moreover, its foolproof formulation eliminates the guesswork involved in dosa preparation, resulting in perfectly crispy dosas with minimal effort.

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Summing up

Fusion dosas are a result of mixing different flavors and cooking styles from around the world with the traditional Indian dosa. Chefs experiment by adding ingredients like cheese or Szechuan sauce to create new and exciting tastes. This trend is popular because people enjoy trying new foods and flavors, and different varieties of dosas offer a unique and tasty experience that combines the best of different cuisines. It’s like a tasty adventure that brings together the diverse flavors of global cuisine on one plate. So what are you waiting for? Pick the Sankalp Instant Dosa Mix and start creating the above or your own fusion for breakfast or snacks today!

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