Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chilli Dosa-Indian Kids Recipe

I have named it chilli dosa as capsicum is highlight of this dish. My children are very fond of this and always ask me for it. Trust me, it will be a sure hit not only with kids but also with adults.You can make this with leftover idli or dosa batter.Your kids might be bored of eating the regular uthappams or dosas, so why not prepare this capsicum dosa for a change. Now to the recipe-

Chilli dosa-leftover recipes

Capsicum Dosa (kids recipe)

Prep time - under 20 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins
Serves -1-2

Ingredients needed 

Thick spongy dosas -3
Onion -2
Tomato -2
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped (optional)
Ginger - a small bit finely chopped
Capsicum - 1 medium
Red chilli powder - 3/4 -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Kitchen king masala or garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


Cut dosa into small pieces and keep it aside.

Chop onions and tomatoes finely. Cut capsicum into medium size pieces.


Heat oil, add onions, green chilli, ginger and saute till onions turn translucent.

Then add tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Now add capsicum, kitchen king masala and cook for a few more minutes.Do not overcook the capsicum. The capsicum should retain its crunchiness. Add salt needed.

Now add the dosa bits and mix well till the dosa gets coated with the masala.

Serve warm and your child is going to enjoy it for sure. You do not have to prepare any side dish for this.

Refer idli dosa batter recipe if required.

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  1. Lovely recipe to surprise the kids. Also good way to handle the picky eaters.

  2. Thats so unique Padhu... Dosa with Chilli .. lovely idea !

  3. So interesting and good option for ever changing taste buds!

  4. Ms. Padhu,

    What is garam masala? Is it what we also call curry podi? Could I use instead sambhar podi? If not, would you care to tell me if I can find ready made. I live in the US and I am a native of Chennai (born and bred and went to Loyola college. My wife is an American and she has learned a lot of Indian cooking and cooks reasonably well. We are strict vegetarians.
    My email is

  5. Kid's friendly and yummy comforting food dear...would be great for lunch box:)

  6. nice!........excellent even as an evening snack.

  7. Very different and real tasty one...

  8. Dear Educationist
    Curry podi is not the same as garam masala powder. Garam masala is a blend of ground spices.You can use sambar powder but that will be less spicy and will give you a different taste. Ready made garam masala powder is available in all provision shops here in India .I have no idea about US

  9. Hi padhu,
    Nice reciepe.I can use this method for my leftover dosa batter. thanks for sharing.

  10. Lovely n innovative idea...Checked your guest post too....Very yummy cake..

  11. interesting recipe... have eaten chilli idli.. not dosas

  12. lovely recipe...especially kids with love this....looks yummy :)

  13. Hi Padhu,

    This is a great dish, have seen chilli idli but never made/thought or tried chili dosa :) nice one

    first time to your space & loved ur recipe spread. Following you now.

    Do drop by my space & follow if you like

  14. wowwwww looks so yummyyy n innovative

  15. This is such an awesome recipe!!
    Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  16. woooooooow so yummy and delicious.. kids will love it..

  17. I am sure my babies will go for it

  18. Its so interesting and good option for ever changing taste of kids along with family members.These are kids friendly recipes. They eat all these recipes with full interest. Very thanks Mrs. Padhu..

  19. Nice idea with left over dosa.. Like all your kids recipes!!

  20. Hmm well great idea ..evn vegetables haters will like it...yua recipes r excellent for kids n this ll wrk fr evry mom whoes kids run away from vegetables


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