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Udupi style Idli, Dosa,Vada, Sambar & Chutney..... Mangalorean Cuisine

Posted Jul 15 2009 6:02pm



3 cups raw rice
1 cup uraddal
Water for grinding
Salt to taste


Wash and soak dal and rice separately for 6- 7 hours. Grind the dal till very smooth. Add little water while grinding. Remove and keep aside in a big container.

Then grind rice fine to sooji consistency. Remove and mix well with dal paste and add salt to taste.

Cover and keep it for fermenting for 8 hours.

Grease the ’’ idli container ‘’ with a little oil. Pour batter and steam idli cooker for 15 - 20 minutes.



1 cup uraddal
3 cups rice
1 tablespoon cooked rice
Salt to taste ( approximately 1 teaspoon )
Ghee / oil for frying


Wash and soak uraddal and rice separately for 6 - 7 hours. Grind the uraddal and cooked rice to a very fine paste . Add little water while grinding. Remove and keep aside in a big vessel. Then grind rice with little water. Remove and mix with dal paste and add salt to taste. Cover and keep aside for 6 - 8 hours.

Heat dosatawa. Apply little oil. Pour 1 ladleful of batter and spread it in a thin layer ( 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch thickness ). Sprinkle ghee on top. Cook till done . Then remove it carefully. Serve hot.



1 cup turdal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
2 drumsticks
10 - 12 small onions
100 g brinjal
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
1 tomato
Salt to taste
A pinch of asafoetida powder


7- 8 red chillies , roasted
1 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds , roasted
3/4 teaspoon methi seeds , roasted
2 tablespoon scrapped coconut , roasted

For seasoning

2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 red chilli, broken
1 spring curry leaves


Grind together masala ingredients to a coarse powder. Boil dal, turmric powder , oil and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker for 15 to 20 minutes. Cook the drumsticks with onion, tomato , brinjal, salt , tomato , tamarind paste and asafoetida powder. Add the cooked dal to the vegetable mixture. Add sambarmasala and boil again for 10 to 15 minutes. Add seasoning and serve with dosa / idli.


Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add broken red chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

Here's the recipe of Medu Vada

Find out here the recipe of coconut chutney

Photo credit : Hotel Arya Nivas, Thiruvananthapuram
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