Wednesday 13 November 2013

Thalicha Dosa [With left over Dosa batter]/Thalicha Dosa Recipe/How to make Thalicha Dosa with left over dosa batter with step by step photos

This thalicha dosa is my mom’s special. It is very easy, delicious and a filling dosa. Thalicha dosa has to be made with sour and old dosa batter, but after adding the tempering with onions you will not taste the sourness. The best part of all is thalicha dosa does not need any side dish, but can be served with idli milagai podi or sambar. Check out this thalicha dosa and you will surely love it. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Thalicha Dosa with step by step photos…
Dosa batter
2 cups [very sour & old batter]
2 [big] finely chopped
Green chillies
2 – 3 finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped
Dry red chillies
2 or 3
Chana dal/Kadalai paruppu
1 tbsp
Urad dal/Ullundhu
1 tsbp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu
1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Curry leaves/Karivepilai
As needed
1 tbsp
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                       Recipe Category: Breakfast/Dinner
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes                               Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Keep the old dosa batter ready in a bowl.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, chana dal/kadalai paruppu, urad dal, curry leaves and sauté until they start to change colour.

Now add the dry red chillies and sauté for few minutes.

Add the onions, green chillies, ginger, salt and sauté until they turn golden brown colour. Now switch off the stove.

Now pour the onion mixture to the dosa batter and mix really well. Adjust the amount of salt in the batter before making dosas.

Heat dosa tawa on medium high. Pour one or two ladle of batter on the hot tawa, starting from the middle to make a dosa. Drizzle  some oil around the edges and cook on both sides evenly.

Similarly make dosas with rest of the batter. Serve it hot, this thalicha dosa does not need any side dish but can be served with idli milagi podi or sambar.

Delicious thalicha dosa is ready.

  • Use only very sour and old batter to make this dosa, but after adding the onion mixture you will not notice any sourness and will be awesome.
  • If you have capsicum, you can finely chop them and saute it along with the onions for added taste and flavour.
  • If the batter is thin make it like dosa, if the batter is thick then you can make thick uthappams.
  • Addition of more onions is very important, the more onions you add tastier the dosas will be.

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  1. yeah my mom too make it somtimes.Love the little sour taste along with tempering.Super yummy and very tempting priya

  2. I see a wonderful outcome and sure, what we learn from our mums will remind a classic forever.

  3. yeah i too do it .. n as u said extra sourness frm the batter is gone.

  4. oh wow... i guess we could have the dosa as it is without any sides... looks yum...

  5. Wonderful dosa dear, an handy tip to home-maker like me, where lots of sour batter end up ;)

  6. good idea and it looks very tempting...

  7. Nice idea to spice up the left over dosa batter.. Looks delicious.. :)

  8. great idea ... wonderful post. thanks for sharing priya..

  9. தாளித்த தோசை ருசி மிக்க அருமையான ஐடியா. பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  10. Tasty and yummy dosa. Thanks for linking.

  11. Thanks for your recipe! I was about to throw away my old dosa batter when i came across this idea- it tasted great!

    1. Thanks a lot Vidhya for stopping by and commenting, pls keep coming back for more delicious entries....

  12. Made it now, very tasty :D my dosa batter quantity was less, so added some besan flour to it. Try it tat way for added flavour..

    1. Thanks a lot Divyakala for trying the recipe and letting me know, appreciate ur suggestion as well


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