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Dosa is a South Indian crêpe. This food, rich in carbohydrates and proteins, is a typical South Indian food taken as breakfast or dinner.
Regular dosa batter is made from rice and split, skinned urad bean (black lentil) blended with water and left to ferment overnight.
The batter is then ladled in small amounts onto a hot greased skillet, where it is spread out into a thin circle and fried with oil or ghee until golden brown. The dosa may then be folded in half and served, or it may be flipped to cook on the other side and then served.
Though considered a breakfast dish, dosas are also eaten at other times of day. Those with wheat allergies or gluten intolerance will find the dosa a nice addition to their diets. They can be stuffed with vegetables, meats and sauces to create a quickly prepared meal.
Dosas are typically served with a side dish which varies according to regional and personal preferences.