As per the individual’s region Dosa can be called in various ways like dhosha, dosay, dosai, tosai or dvashi . In South East Asia countries like Malaysia and Singapore where they are dominated by Tamilian population, dosa is called as Thosai. Dosa is a fermented crepe or pancake made from urad dal (black lentil or white dal) and rice.
It’s a traditional South Indian dish usually eaten for breakfast or dinner. Dosa is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. It’s a very common breakfast in the states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Dosa as such is a complete nutritious meal by itself.
One masala dosa can provide your body with most of the required vitamins and nutrients. For ex: The masala dosa is served with a yummy stuffed potato curry, coconut chutney and sambar. Hence if you are on a weight loss diet, you will be able to have a complete filling nutritious meal and would not feel the urge to eat anything between meals.
Although the dosa is made from a batter of black lentil and rice, there are a variety of versions that can be prepared with this batter, for example Paper dosa, Set dosa, Uttappam, Onion dosa, Butter dosa, Masala dosa, Mysore masala dosa, 70 MM dosa and many more.