Monday, March 11, 2013

Tuppa dose/Ghee roast dosa .. A mangalorens signature dish

The varieties of dosas made in different regions of south india are endless. "Tuppa dose" is a signature dosa of Mangalore,now served in almost all the restaurants. .Tuppa means Ghee in Kannada .i just love the sizzling sound of dosa batter being poured onto hot traditional iron griddle and the aroma of ghee as the dosa roasts. This is one dosa which reminds me of my childhood and that, how crazy we kids were for this delicacy, whenever it was festive time especially during car festival ( car festival is very famous in mangalore) or we had some guests over ,this was 1st thing in our menu.we would keep lingering around the plate just to get some extra Dosa from one of our favourite restaurants . Even you would be delighted to try this sensational dosa recipe. Now this is a favourite dish of my family , Its combination with hot coffee during winter is great. Try this dosa Recipe and serve it hot. Enjoy and do let me know how this dosa Recipe turned out for you.

  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 1 cup Dosa rice
  • 2 cups Maida/all purpose flour
  • 2 inch piece Ginger
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • 1/2tsp Baking soda
  • Sugar to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak Urad dal and rice for 4-5 hours .
  2. Grind soaked urad dal and rice along with ginger to smooth batter.
  3. Sprinkle some sugar and keep this covered overnight to ferment.
  4. Next day morning add maida ,soda and salt to the fermented batter and blend it well to avoid any lumps.The batter should be little thicker than normal dosa.
  5. Once you are done then heat griddle and start making dosa.
  6. Pour two ladle full of batter and spread it little about 8 inch diameter and drizzle 2-3 tsp of ghee and cover and cook on medium flame till well roasted and turns to brown colour.
  7. Now flip the dosa,drizzle some ghee again from the sides and roast well till golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with ginger or any other chutney of your choice.
Note: The ginger is the key ingredients in this dosa ,as it gives nice aroma and flavour .


  1. Hi
    Nice recipe.
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  2. Did you know Hebbar's Kitchen has published the recipe and they have literally lifted the text from your website? Thankfully, not the photos. After bringing it to their notice, they have made several changes... Still, a few things remain the same! Well! Many bloggers across are annoyed & have raised their voice now. Just keeping you posted/bringing to your notice. If you google, "tuppa doasa", you will see that. They have cunningly updated on their website, though... Google is yet to update the same, so you will see the text on the search screen very clearly. Many have taken proofs of screen shots to fight for it. It does take a lot of effort to write up the recipe, make pics & edit it to make it appealing, before you float it for others to know. Your hard work should not be a cake walk for someone else right? Most (90%) of their recipes are literally copy+pasted... :-O