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Bhindi masala, Okra Curry, Stuffed Okra, Sambar ...... etc are all regular dishes we make using Okra. This Okra Dosa is little different from the above list.  If you are okra lover then sure its for you and you should definitely give it a try.   I make this very often and we all love this a lot.   The sliced okra which we add to the batter is well roasted when making dosas, it gives a nice texture and you feel the crunchiness in every bite. You can have this with  Idli spice powder, Coconut chutney, Onion chutney. It still tastes great on its own, to enjoy the full flavor  I prefer to eat them without any condiments. 

 Please read my note before trying this...Happy eating :)

Ingredients :

Idli rice - 1 cup
Raw rice - 1 cup
Okra - 5 or 6
Green chilli - 8 (adjust according to spice level)
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few chopped
Coriander leaves - few chopped finely
Okra - 7 or 8 sliced very finely for the batter
Mustard - 1 1/4 tsp
Water- To adjust the consistency of the batter.

Method :

1. Soak the rice for few hours, and now grind the rice, 5 or 6 okra's, green chilli, asafoetida, salt to fine batter.
2.Dilute the batter thin like rawa dosa batter.
3. Season with mustard and curry leaves. Add the coriander leaves.
4. Add sliced okra's to the batter.
5. Now heat the Skillet, Pour a ladle full of batter starting from the edge of the skillet.
6. The middle part is filled by it own as the batter is thin and runny.
7. Fill the unfilled part by slightly pouring the batter.
8. Add 1/4 tsp of oil around once it is roasted, just flip it over and make it crispy.

Happy eating :)

Note :

1. Grind the batter at least 2 hrs before, to get very crispy dosa.
2.You can grind the batter in the evening,  keep  it in the fridge and can be used for morning breakfast.
3. Add the sliced okra only when you are ready to make Dosas. If you add it before it makes the batter slimy and its difficult to make dosa.
4. Reserve half batter separately before adding okra , because you cannot keep the leftover batter after adding the sliced okra, as I said it will make the batter slimy.
5. Since we are adding the okra while grinding the batter, it gives nice volume to the batter and you can make at least 20 to 25 dosa for the measurement I have given.
6.Add water to the batter whenever you need to thin it.

Tips :

One more tip for this okra is while grinding the urad dhal for making Idli's , if the quality of urad dhal is not good it does not foam right , Just add 1 chopped okra, it gives nice foam and your Idli comes out very soft too.

Fathima  – (March 4, 2010 at 10:48 AM)  

unique and interesting recipe!

Sushma Mallya  – (March 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM)  

Interesting,very nice dosa,would love to try it...but i couldnt view the pic...will come back to view it later on..

Vineetha Sush  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM)  

nice post..liked ur presentation too.

Hayley  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:08 AM)  

very innovative to use okra in dosa..kudos to you!!

Parita  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:09 AM)  

Lovely presentation, looks so crispy!

Nithya  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM)  

This is something so new and impressive. Will surely give it a try. :)

Unknown  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:24 AM)  

woow!!!looks so crispy,,,nice presentation...

Hamaree Rasoi  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM)  

Dosas look so crispy and well decorated. Great Work...


Sailaja Damodaran  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM)  

Love the innovation.Okra my daughters favorite...........

Anu  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:45 AM)  

Interesting and yummy dosa.. Nice click..

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks  – (March 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM)  

Looks lovely. I heard about this once on mallika badrinath show, but never tried it..Will try your version soon..

I am hosting an event called home remedies, would you like to share some simple remedies you know?  – (March 4, 2010 at 12:02 PM)  

this is a completely new dish 4 me...very nice.....will definitely try...thanks for sharing....

Panchpakwan  – (March 4, 2010 at 12:05 PM)  

Lovely presentation..Okra dosa is new to me...

Jayashree  – (March 4, 2010 at 12:15 PM)  

Your dosas look so thin and crisp.

Latha  – (March 4, 2010 at 12:23 PM)  

Wow!!!! such an innovative dosa...will try it for sure.

ARUNA  – (March 4, 2010 at 12:47 PM)  

Looks so crispy, feel like having a bite!

Anu Nandu  – (March 4, 2010 at 1:06 PM)  

When I was a kid, I used to eat Plain dosa but stuffed with vendakkai poriyal instead of aloo masala - was one of my favorties. This looks exquisite - and I love love vendakkai - will surely try it sometime!

Ushnish Ghosh  – (March 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
Very nice recipe indeed and Okra is my favourite. WIll try as soon as I am back. Also thank you so much for giving those small and valuable tips on this Dosa and the idli at the end too.
Have a nice weekend

Simplyfood  – (March 4, 2010 at 1:49 PM)  

Very innovative never heard of okra dosas.

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (March 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM)  

Hey Pavithra, I know about this dosa from my MIL she made this while she was with us here... I wanted to make a post sometime you beat me ;D... Btw is this Madurai Spl??? Looks very nice and crispy!!!

Sook  – (March 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM)  

ah, I still haven't tried cooking with okra. this sounds fantastic!

Cham  – (March 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM)  

Look paper thin ur dosa, crispy and lacy!

Mythreyi Dilip  – (March 4, 2010 at 3:54 PM)  

Very innovative and interesting recipe Pavithra. Dosa looks very thin and crispy, superb idea:)

Mythreyi Dilip  – (March 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM)  

And your new template looks awesome, gr8 selection dear!!!

Red Chillies  – (March 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM)  

Never heard of this okra dosa before. DS would love this as he loves anything with okra in it.

Priya Suresh  – (March 4, 2010 at 5:31 PM)  

Unique and crispy dosa looks superb...

Padma  – (March 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM)  

Looks so crisp and delicious... that is a nice tip to make idlis soft Pavithra.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (March 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM)  

Wow that a very creative of u Pavi..a different doas...will try and let u know

shahana  – (March 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM)  

Grt Idea!!!!Liked ur healthy unique recipe

Usha  – (March 4, 2010 at 9:09 PM)  

Very unique and interesting idea ! The dosas look crisp and delicious !

Smita Srivastava  – (March 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM)  

Lovely innovative recipe . i love the crispy texture of the Dosa .

- Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (March 4, 2010 at 10:28 PM)  

new and intersting recipe.beautiful presentation

Rekha shoban  – (March 4, 2010 at 10:58 PM)  

New and interesting dosa....looks cripsy and healthy too!

Pari Vasisht  – (March 5, 2010 at 12:37 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, very interesting dosa and liked ur tip a lot. Will love to try this crisp version. Thanks for sharing dear.Bookmarked!

Raks  – (March 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM)  

So cool,i have seen this in a cook book,but never knew it cill come out so nice and crispy,i should try this out!

Aruna Manikandan  – (March 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM)  

Interesting Dosa!!!!
Looks crispy dear :-)

PJ  – (March 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM)  

oh wow, thats a very unique recipe with okra! lovely presentation, as always!

kamala  – (March 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM)  

I heard urad dal can be replaced with okra but never tried dosa looks crisp and thin. Thanks for sharing this.

Renuka Bedre - Rao  – (March 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM)  

This is such an interesting use of okra! loved crispy dosas! very tempting!

Ash  – (March 5, 2010 at 2:17 PM)  

Neer Dosa with a change..... Very uniquely made... The look is so adorable..... But wanted to know grinding the bhindi, would it not make the batter very slimy..... Eww! the very thought makes me jump! But I am really surprised & so was my hubby.... Bookmarked it for a try..... As usual wonderful with both your creations..... presentation & preparation.....


Gita Jaishankar  – (March 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM)  

Wow Pavithra...very interesting dosas...looks so crispy and inviting...I have bookmarked this dear :)

Latha  – (March 5, 2010 at 9:51 PM)  

I've tried all the veggies except okra in dosa. will try next time. Looks delicious.

Urmi  – (March 5, 2010 at 11:48 PM)  

I have never heard about okra dosa. Absolutely new, unique and interesting recipe. Looks yummy and crispy. Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe.

Deepa G Joshi  – (March 6, 2010 at 4:23 AM)  

such crispy looking dosas..too good.

Malar Gandhi  – (March 7, 2010 at 9:03 AM)  

Whooo that looks crispy, very innovative and interesting recipe.

Rachana  – (March 7, 2010 at 5:43 PM)  

Wow!!! This is the first time I am hearing about Okra Dosa...very innovative:) looks great and I have to try this out as you know I am a big bhindi fan:)

Kanchan  – (March 8, 2010 at 12:41 AM)  

Adding Okra to Dosa ! Wow what more innovation do we need :)

Tina  – (March 8, 2010 at 1:24 AM)  

Beautiful clicks dear...Pkre dosa sounds crispy and yummy..

Love2cook Malaysia  – (March 8, 2010 at 4:42 AM)  

This is something new to me! Looks yummy! ;)

Unknown  – (March 8, 2010 at 11:04 PM)  

wow!!!dis is new recipe to me... dosa looks crispy like a papad ..

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