Garlic cheese dosa is a treat for garlic lovers with crisp fried garlic sprinkled all over dosa topped with cheese. Full video and step by step pictures.
My co-sis once told about this dosa that she gets in their favorite hangout spot in Mumbai. Later she sent me a picture of the dosa too. I was asking her the name of the food stall they get this garlic cheese dosa. I searched for this dosa in Instagram and found few pictures similar to that of the one she sent me through whatsapp.
I am a dosa lover right from my childhood days. Rather I would say a a spoilt brat, who doesn’t like to have idli, so mom makes dosai just for me. The oil, naturally a chekku ennai (cold pressed peanut oil) from local shop we used to buy, added a great flavour to dosas.
I used to miss that flavour when I started cooking and kept wondering what is that thing, that made ammas dosai so flavoutful? Never thought oil can do such an important part in the flaovur. I thought could be the local grown grains or the magic, love and affection as well. But recently only found oil also one of the factor adding flavours.
Even though amma haven’t made these fancy dosais for me, she sure took time to satisfy tastebuds with what ever she could do amidst her busy, tiring day. Iruppu chatti uthappam, paniyarams, soft poruous thick dosas, thin crispy dosas, killer onion uthappams in iruppu chatti, podi dosa, podi uthappam, masala dosas.
So coming to today’s post, it was quite tempting to see and hear about it from my co sis. So wanted to try and recreate at home. You can use easy melting cheese of your choice too.
Step by step preparation :
- Take garlic flakes in a steel container with lid. Shake it well vigorously for a minute
- You will now able to see the skin separated from the garlic.
- Roughly chop garlic and later run through your knife all throughout the garlic several times, chopping it so that the bits get into fine tiny pieces.
- Heat a pan with oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add finely chopped garlic to it. Keep on stirring in medium flame to ensure even browning. Once golden, drain from oil and keep aside.
- Add red chilli powder and salt to it. Mix well.
- If you are using idli dosa batter, add water little bit to the batter and mix well. Spread a thin dosa over tawa and drizzle oil. Spread a tbsp of the garlic we prepared. Grate cheese over it.
- Once the cheese melts, fold it to cover it and transfer to the serving plate.
After transferring to serving plate, garnish with more garlic, cheese and top it with spring onion, that’s the away they serve it. Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.