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November 10, 2014

Uppu Puli Dosa - Udupi Recipe

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Region : Karnataka
 Recipe by : ,Kochi , India
Last Updated: 10-11-2014
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Mrs. Ganga Balakrishnan shows us how to prepare a popular Udipi/Tulu breakfast recipe from Karnataka.

This spicy, tangy tasty dosa as the name suggests, is unique to the region, and is different from the common Dosas from the south of India.

Ingredients :

Fenugreek seeds - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 4 tsp
Red Chilly - 6 no
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 to 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 4 tsp
Tamarind - a lemon size piece
Jaggery - double the size if tamarind
Coconut flakes - 1/4 coconut
Soaked idli rice - 2 cups
Chopped Spinach -  
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Cooking Method :

First we will pour two teaspoons of coconut oil into the pan. Next we will add two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds. When smell of Fenugreek seeds emanates after it splutters, we will add urad dal. Two teaspoons of Urad dal is needed for one cup of rice. As we have taken two cups of rice, lets add four teaspoons. Add 6 red chillies, but if you want it more spicy add two more chillies.

Meanwhile, soak rice in water for 4 hours. At the same time soak tamarind, salt, turmeric powder and jaggery. Soaking helps to blend it easily using blender.

Fry the fenugreek, urad dal and dried red chillies till you get its flavour. Put off the flame when it turns brown.

Now add cumin seeds two teaspoons, coriander seeds four teaspoons. Now add half cup of coconut to it. We will shift this fried items to a blender. Just powder it, after that add the soaked tamarind - jaggery mixture to it. To this add soaked rice just turn on the blender and mix it well. As it is soaked it will blend easily.

Our dosa batter is ready. You could add chopped spinach leaves to the batter. This is a very nutritious dosa. Heat pan, gingelly oil is the best to make this dosa. Make thick dosa, don't make it too thin. Tasty uppu puli dosa is ready. This is so tasty that it doesn't require any side dish. If you want you can have it with butter..

Variation of the recipe adding Bananas:
banana Dosa

Another recipe using the same uppu puli dosa's batter, is adding bananas to the batter. Dilute the batter by adding some water & dip round banana pieces (Here nenthran or ethappazham 2 in number is used) in the batter. Instead of banana we can also use tapioca, potato, onion etc.


Keep banana pieces on the tawa closely, pour ghee on top. It takes 5 minutes to cook one side so you have to wait a bit. Turn over and cook for a few seconds, and your banana uppu puli dosa is ready to taste.

If you put it on high flame it may burn. Use ghee instead of gingelly oil when you use bananas. Only Puzhukkalari (Matta or chambaavari or parboiled rice) sold as Idli rice should be used for making Uppu puli dosa.


Video on how to prepare Uppu Puli Dosa by Mrs. Ganga Balakrishnan (In Malayalam with English subtitle)

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