Indian Breakfast - Dosa - Coconut chutney

The breakfast of South Indians will normally be either idli with chutney, dosa with chutney or sambar, ven pongal or uppuma. Some also include ulundu vada ( methu vada ) in their regular breakfast like 2 idli, 1 vada or 2 dosa with 1 vada. Their breakfast is completed or gets perfect with a cup of tea.

Dosa recipe

raw rice 1 cup
urad dal 1/4 cup
fenugreek  - 1/2 teaspoon

Soak the above atleast for 5 hours and grind it to make batter. Allow the batter to ferment with enough salt.
Then pour the batter in dosa pan to make dosa with little oil. The thinner the batter is spread in pan you will get crispier dosa.

Chutney recipe

grated coconut - 200 gm
channa dal - 50 gm
red chilli - 1
ginger - a small bit
salt to taste
mustard seeds - 1/2teaspoon
curry leaves
asafoetids a pinch
oil - 1 teaspoon


Grind coconut, channa dal, red chilli, ginger to a fine paste. Heat oil in tava. Spurt mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and pour it in paste. Add enough salt and mix well. Chutney is ready. The red chilli can be replaced by green chilli also and ginger can also be replaced by garlic.


  1. wow, that's my favourite breakfast !!!! dosai + thenga chutney look perfect!!!

    2 idli, 1 vada or 2 dosa with 1 vada.

    no, no, excuse me, that is not enough for me, hahaha, I 'll eat 2 idlis, 1 vadai + 2 dosais very easily :) & just add 1 cup of coffee for me please :)

    I like that plate in which you've placed the dosais too :)

    have a nice week end!!!


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