23 February 2012

Banana / Balehannu Dosa with Spicy Chutney


New Year has been very eventful in terms of my professional front. Yes I changed my company recently and have got excellent work timing in which I have entire evening to spend with my little one.

I have been away from the blog world due to this just kind of getting to adjust to the new routine, entire my cooking for the family has shifted to the evening. I am also excited to the fact that I have entire evening for me takes my lot of time going for a long walks with my loved ones roaming here and there, shopping, lots more in basket and everyday seems to be weekend for me…

Coming for the today’s post which is been lying in my draft folder from last one month. It’s a simple Dosa recipe with banana. Soft, sweet fluffy dosa just melts in your mouth especially with spicy chutney.  

Ballehannu / Banana Dosa with Spicy Coriander & Green Chilli Chutney

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 4
Difficulty Level: Medium
Shelf Life: Immediately / Batter can be used up to two days if refrigerated



1 cup Dosa rice
10-15 well ripped Bananas
1 tsp methi/ Fenugreek seeds soaked in lukewarm water
2 tbsp. grated jaggery
1/2 cup Paper poha
Salt to taste
Ghee to roast


Wash and soak the rice for about 4-5 hrs. Soak the fenugreek seeds separately.  Blend the banana in a mixer or food processor and keep it aside. Then grind together, the jaggery, poha, rice and fenugreek seeds into a fine batter. Finally mix together the banana paste to the batter. Keep in mind not to put too much water while grinding the batter. Ferment the batter overnight.

Heat the iron griddle and pour 1.5 ladle full batter and make thick dosas. Roast it properly till brown.

Coriander Leaves & Green Chilly Chutney

Preparation Time: 10 min
Serves: 4
Shelf Life: Immediately / next day if refrigerated



1 cup fresh grated coconut
1/ 4 cup roughly chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies
Lemon sized tamarind
Salt to taste

For Tampering

1 tsp. oil
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 red chilli broken
1 strand curry leaves


Put together all the ingredients under “Ingredients” into a blender and grind into a corase paste. Season it with tampering.

Serve immediately with the hot dosa.


  1. Welcome back.....yummy dosha n chutney .....luv it

  2. chutney and dosa awesome combo...droolling..

  3. Banana dosa looks so amazingly delicious and mouthwatering.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Dosa tumba chenagide, nice clicks.

  5. Yummy!!!


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