Egg Dosa (Mutta Dosa)

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Egg Dosa (Mutta Dosa) is a popular South Indian dish with traditional dosa topped with eggs and spices. It comes together in 10 minutes and makes for a great breakfast or snack. Make it using my easy recipe.

If you love a good dosa for breakfast, you can try these recipes: Neer Dosa, Schezwan Dosa, and Moong Dal Dosa.

Egg Dosa served on a plate.
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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I like having a nice filling breakfast that lasts until lunch, and then there is no mid-meal snacking. Dosa solves this purpose very well. Now, the best thing about dosa is that if you have the batter ready, you can make it in many ways. This egg dosa is one of our favorite variations.

About Egg Dosa

Egg Dosa (Mutta Dosa) is popular street food from South India, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

It is the traditional dosa topped with eggs and spices. You will see many versions of this dish, but the one I am sharing is how I make it at home.

This dish can be served for breakfast or as an evening snack with chutney on the side. I like to eat it with gunpowder or any South Indian podi like idli podi or karuvepillai podi.

This egg dosa recipe is simple to make. It comes together in 5 minutes using simple ingredients. It is also gluten-free and high in protein.

Ingredients

Idli Dosa Batter – Use homemade batter or buy a pack from an Indian grocery store. You will find it in the refrigerator section.

Eggs – Use fresh eggs for the best taste.

Oil – You can use any cooking oil or ghee to cook mutta dosa.

Gun Powder – Gun powder or idli podi is an interesting addition to this dosa and adds a lot of flavors. You can use any podi of your choice to enhance the taste of this dosa. I have used my homemade Idli Podi, but you can try Karivepaku Podi or any other available podi.

Others – You will also need onions, green chilies, cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), and salt.

Onions add a nice bite to this mutta dosa, green chilies add much-needed spiciness, and cilantro adds freshness.

You can use any green chilies that are available. Serrano peppers, jalapenos, and Thai green chilies are some examples.

How To Make Egg Dosa

Start by preparing the ingredients. Chop the onions, green chilies, and cilantro finely and set them aside.

Heat a dosa tawa or a non-stick skillet over high heat.

Once the tawa is hot, reduce the heat to low and splash the tawa with some water. The water will dance on the hot tawa. Wipe the remaining water with a kitchen cloth.

Wiping extra water from the pan.

Add 2 ladle full (2-3 tbsp) of dosa batter to the center of the pan and spread it using the back of the ladle to make a thin dosa.

Dosa batter spread to make thin dosa.

Increase the heat to medium-high. Drizzle 1-2 teaspoon of oil on the sides and top of the dosa.

Oil drizzled on the side and top of the dosa.

Break an egg in the center and break the yolk using a spoon. Spread the egg all over the dosa.

Egg broken on the center of the dosa.

Sprinkle the following ingredients on top and press gently with the back of a flat spatula.

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
Onions, green chilies and cilantro sprinkled over the dosa.

Sprinkle salt to taste and 1 teaspoon idli podi on top.

Salt and idli podi sprinkled on top.

Once the dosa is nicely browned from the bottom (1-2 minutes), flip it using a flat spatula and cook on the other side for a minute.

Dosa flipped upside down.

Flip it once again and fold it in half.

Serve hot with any dosa chutney or curry. Before making the next dosa, heat the tawa on high heat again. Splash water, reduce the heat, and wipe the remaining water before pouring the batter.

Ready egg dosa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add veggies to egg dosa?

Yes, of course! You can add veggies such as finely chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, etc.

How do I make extra spicy mutta dosa?

To make it extra spicy, add more green chili peppers or smear the egg dosa with a spicy red chutney before pouring the eggs.

What can be used instead of idli podi?

You can skip the idli podi or add any other flavored podi for the extra taste. Or, as I said above, you can smear it with spicy red chutney or sprinkle some red chili powder (hot paprika) on it. Some street-side stalls slather a spicy curry over mutta dosa before breaking the egg.

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Egg Dosa Recipe (Mutta Dosa)

Egg Dosa (Mutta Dosa) is a popular South Indian dish with traditional dosa topped with eggs and spices. It comes together in 10 minutes and makes for a great breakfast or snack. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 people

Ingredients 

  • 2-3 tablespoons dosa batter
  • 2 teaspoons oil (or ghee)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon idli podi
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Instructions 

  • Heat a dosa tawa or a non-stick skillet (tawa) over high heat. Once the tawa is hot, reduce the heat to low and splash the tawa with some water. The water will dance on the hot tawa. Wipe the remaining water with a kitchen cloth.
  • Add 2 ladle full (2-3 tbsp) of dosa batter to the center of the pan and spread it using the back of the ladle to make a thin dosa.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high. Drizzle oil or ghee on the sides and top of the dosa.
  • Break the egg in the center and break the yolk using a spoon. Spread the egg all over the dosa.
  • Sprinkle onions, green chilies, and cilantro on top and press gently with the back of a flat spatula. Sprinkle salt and idli podi on top.
  • Once the dosa is nicely browned from the bottom (1-2 minutes), flip it using a flat spatula and cook on the other side for a minute.
  • Flip it once again and fold it in half.
  • Serve hot with any dosa chutney or curry. Before making the next dosa, heat the tawa on high heat again. Splash water, reduce the heat, and wipe the remaining water before pouring the batter.

Notes

Some people add only an egg over their dosa and no other ingredients like onions, cilantro, etc. You can try it too.
Add finely chopped veggies like carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, etc., along with the ingredients mentioned above for a taste change.
Before pouring the eggs, you can slather the dosa with spicy red coconut chutney or a spicy curry.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 678mg, Potassium: 60mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.8mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This reminded me of something I got from a hawker stand in Singapore called Roti Wu(?) – I can’t remember exactly but is Roti Something – haha. They served it with a sweet chile sauce which is what I used this morning. Delicious!