Breakfast Dosa healthybreakfast konkanirecipe

Overripe banana Rotti

Banana Rotti

Whenever we have overripe bananas the first choice in any house of Udupi/Mangalore is buns. But if you want to utilize these bananas in a healthy way this recipe may help. It is a instant recipe, can be packed in the tiffin box as well and I am sure kids will love the crispy and soft, sweet rotti. I thought it is something new when I made this rotti and told my mom. But she said she already knows it 😁 The smell of banana and jaggery cooked on low flame is a bonus πŸ€—

Ingredients required-

  1. Over ripe banana- 5(small, i took devabale)
  2. Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
  3. Jaggery – small piece (can increase if required)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Bombay rawa – 1 cup (may vary based on consistency)
  6. Oil – for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Remove the skin of the banana and mash them well.
  • Add salt, grated jaggery(or jaggery powder), grated coconut and mix well.
  • The mixture will release water and now add the rawa and mix very well.
  • Keep aside for sometime say 15min.
  • Heath the tawa, dip the hand in water and take a portion of the mixture.
  • Spread it on the tawa with wet hand, this will help in spreading it fast and doesn’t stick to hand.
  • Add oil and cook on low flame. This takes time to cook, about 10-15min per rotti.
  • Serve hot with butter or chutney

Note –

  • You can peel the skin of the overripe banana and freeze to use in this dosa
  • You can also add finely chopped green chilly and ginger pieces to this dosa.
Breakfast Dosa fermentation festivefood konkanirecipe sweets

Godi Surnali

Godi(sweet) Surnali

This dosa is liked by many because it is sweet and usually had hot with a dollop of butter on top. I like it for its rich yellow color and the porous texture. This is mostly prepared on the Uthana dwadashi which is also the day of Tulasi Pooja. My way of preparing this dosa is as below.

Ingredients required-

  1. Dosa rice – 1 cup
  2. Poha – 1/2 cup
  3. Jaggery – 1/3 cup
  4. Salt – 1/4 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4tsp
  7. Oil – for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Soak the dosa rice for about 3-4hrs along with Fenugreek (methi) seeds
  • Wash and clean this and grind to a fine paste.
  • Now rinse the poha(i have used thin poha) and grind along with jaggery.
  • Mix everything and keep overnight for fermentation
  • Next morning add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Spread a thick layer of batter on a hot tawa and add oil .
  • Cook it on medium flame. Since it is a thick porous dosa we don’t flip it. It is cooked from one side only.

Also please refer this recipe for Kirlele Mooga Ghashi(sprouted moong ghashi) which is prepared on Tulsi Pooja day.

Breakfast chutney Dosa

Mint / Pudina Chutney

Mint / Pudina Chutney

I have always been ignorant about chutney. I used to eat dosa or idli with the curry more than with chutney. I have always passed that bowl of chutney which comes with masala dosa😁 Only after I got married I thought about chutney seriously as my husband equally admires chutney as much as dosa!

Still I was not much interested in preparing it, and once or twice got from Boon. Though it served the purpose, getting both bili chutney and kempu chutney together was a bad idea and it remained and we struggled to finish itπŸ˜…

This made me think as wasting food never makes me feel good. I thought of chutney as those people in our life whom we don’t consider as important yet they are significant part of our life. Same way chutney is that small part of any breakfast spread which adds lots of flavor and taste.

This also made me realize the person who gets the grocery or cooks the food at home has lots of influence on what the family eats! Example, I like green peas more and try to add it in as many dishes. I used to rarely prepare chutney because I dint like it. These are the small things which affects overall food habits of the family. Do you agree?

Thus finally when I started preparing chutney I started liking it. After all accepting small things can make life more joyful! I prepare different chutneys now, but favorite has been Pudina Chutney. I have always wasted the pudina bunch after preparing juice, but when I started preparing this, I am utilizing the mint leaves completely.

Ingredients required:

  1. Mint / Pudina leaves – 1 cup
  2. Freshly grated coconut – 1cup
  3. Ginger – small piece
  4. Tamarind- gooseberry size
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Green chilly- 1
  7. Oil – 2tsp
  8. Mustard- 1tsp
  9. Curry leaves- 1 strand
  10. Urad dal – 1tsp
  11. Red chilly – 1

Method of preparation-

  • In a mixi jar add mint leaves, Coconut, ginger, tamarind, salt, green chilly and grind to a fine paste along with a very little water.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and add water from cleaning the mixi.
  • Adjust water as per thickness required.
  • Prepare a tadka with mustard, curry leaves, urad dal, red chilly (cut into pieces) in oil(preferably Coconut oil)
  • Add to the chutney and mix well before serving.
Breakfast Dosa fermentation konkanirecipe

Surayi Ukde Polo

Surayi Ukde Polo

This is a traditional recipe from GSB Konkani households. As the name suggests the dosa has both white rice(surayi) and boiled rice(ukde) and is usually served with jaggery syrup. Mom says it is good to fight against the problems caused because of the intestinal worms(dantu).

Ingredients required-

  1. Dosa rice – 1 cup
  2. Boiled rice – 1 cup
  3. Grated coconut – about 5 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Water
  6. Jaggery
  7. Water
  8. Oil- for frying

Method of preparation –

  • First wash and soak equal proportion of dosa rice and boiled rice for 5-6hrs
  • Next grind them along with grated coconut and water. Let the batter be thick
  • Keep overnight for fermentation
  • Next day add salt and prepare small dosa (4 small dosas on the pan), add oil as per need for frying
  • Fry them on medium flame for little longer, they turn crispy and golden
  • Meanwhile prepare jaggery syrup by adding very little water to jaggery in a pan.
  • Cook till it attains 1 string consistency

Breakfast Dosa nofermentation

Urad and Green Moong Dosa(Udid mooga Polo)

Urad Moong dosa/ Udid Mooga Polo

It is amazing to see the varieties of dosas we have and the little variations which all together gives a new dosa with amazing color, texture and taste. I have been looking for dosa without rice. When my mom made this last week I instantly decided to note down recipe and try it. It can be prepared during fasting days as well. Also it is a no fermentation dosa!


  1. Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  2. Green Moong – 1/2cup
  3. Water
  4. Salt
  5. Oil for frying

Method of preparation

  • First soak equal amount of urad dal and green moong over night or atleast 3-4hrs.
  • After that grind them to fine batter
  • Add required amount of water and salt to taste.
  • Fry on dosa tawa, on medium heat by applying oil
  • This takes time to cook and have to be very careful while frying. But dosa will be soft and fluffy, very tasty.