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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thoppi dosa/Cap dosa/Cone dosa

Very often when we make variations in the shape or the colour of a dish that is normally served, children show an interest in eating it. This dosa is one such variation. Have you noticed how, in some restaurants, hot, crispy dosas are brought to the table, shaped like a cone? As a child, the cone used to remind me of a cap, and I have always called it thoppi(cap) dosa. Yesterday, I tried replicating the shape at home, and found that it is quite easy to do.

What you need:
Dosa batter
A non stick dosa griddle
Two wooden spatulas

How to make it:
Pour a ladle of batter on the hot griddle. Spread it into a thin circle. Let this cook on low heat until well browned and crisp. Do not turn over.

Holding down the dosa with one spatula, use the other one to make a cut from the center of the dosa to one end.

Fold this as shown in the pic below.

Now roll the other side over this to form a cone. Place the crisp cone on a plate and serve it hot with chutney/sambar/molaga podi.

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21 comments:

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice dosa cone.

Srivalli said...

Lovely thoppi Jay..I have this in drafts and like it every time I make..

Santosh Bangar said...

CRISPY AND NICE IDEA TO FOLD THE DOSA

Usha said...

Last time I made dosa, I made one thoppi dosa and my husband was all impressed.. :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

ya i remember..my cousins kids used to ask for cone dosas..good one to include in the event..

Harini said...

Interesting 'twist' to the traditional dosa!

savitha ramesh said...

delightful dosai..my sons favourite.....same as awe get in the restaurants

PJ said...

So sweet!My lil one loves such dosas.

Priya said...

Dosa looks soo crispy, prefect looking cone dosa..

sra said...

I've always called this cone dosa, and just the other day, saw it being made somewhere on TV. Don't recall a cut being made in it, though, but I wasn't really paying attention

rekhas kitchen said...

Just now had my dinner and again Iam hungry looks so tempting dosa yumm.

Mina Joshi said...

lovely dosas. Love the cone shape.

Smitha said...

thanx for letting me know that its made like that...I always wondered....bird brain me!!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Suma said...

Thanks for the tip.

veena krishnakumar said...

that's a cute toppi:-)

sanjeeta kk said...

Would love to try it for my kids from now on. Lovely idea.

Lite Bite

Pavani said...

Never knew cone dosas are made like that. Thanks for the pictorial. These will be quite appealing to kids. Will try.

Minu said...

The cone sure bring a smile to your face

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, I always wanted to learn to do it. Thanks for the step by step pics.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks lovely, a sure kid pleaser.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

its my all time fav.. wow