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  • n. A type of thin south Indian pancake made from fermented lentils and rice blended with water, typically served with chutney or sambar.
  • n. Alternative spelling of dosha.


From Kannada ದೋಸೆ. (Wiktionary)



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  • Dosa batter tends to be lightly spiced (e.g. with methi) whereas idli is generally not. But roughly speaking the batter ingredients are the same: rice and black gram.

    January 30, 2010

  • Crepe made from the same batter that idlis are made from.

    January 30, 2010

  • "Dosa" is a food item popular in India. It is round in shape and eaten as breakfast, snack or tiffin. Dosa is made of a wet, leavened batter of Urad Dal (scientific name: Vigna Mungo), a type of legume, and uncooked rice.

    Dosa is a noun.

    June 18, 2009

  • An Indian-style thin pancake bread made from a batter of fermented lentils.

    November 21, 2007