Ulli Karam Dosa is a delicious Dosa topped with a spicy onion chutney spread. When you are serving to kids, you can make it more interesting by adding cheese.
When I was thinking about what to make for U, I remembered the Telugu word Ulli for Onions. I was thinking if I should search for something else as the only other option I had on hand was the Uppu Huli Dosa. I finally thought this spicy chutney will surely be a great addition to my dosa collection.
This Ulli Karam is made with regular Dosa batter and made more interesting by adding cheese. Andhra cuisine is full of recipes with different spreads. Athamma is quite famous for the different spreads that she makes with onions, green chilies or tomatoes.
Depending on her moon, the spread gets changed. Right from Erra Karam, Putnala Podi, Ripen Chilli Spread, to Spicy Green Chili spread to Tomato spread. Cooking all these makes the difference. She mostly uses an iron cast tawa for roasting the ingredients. The result is, the ingredients tend to be smoky and that adds to the overall taste.
Remembering all these, I decided I would make this recipe and seeing it had cheese I knew kids will love it. When I planned for this Dosa, I had Jini Dosa on cards as well. Between the two, both Konda and Peddu loved this Ulli Karam better, maybe because it was more spicy and cheesy.
Of course, the Jini Dosa also had cheese in it. But with adding the sweet and sour sauce, maybe it wasn’t as spicy as they expected. Whatever may the reason be, I had to make it again for their school packed lunch. So what more can I ask for!
Finally, for U, it is Ulli Karam Dosa with Cheese in the AtoZ Flatbread and More, where I am doing AtoZ Dosa Varieties. If you want to know what’s U in the AtoZ Indian Flatbreads, hop over!
A to Z Dosa Varieties
A for Alle Belle
B for Bele Dose
C for Chilro
D for Dhuska
E for Eylanchi
F for Faraali Dosa
G for Ghaaroda
H for Heerekai Dosa
I for ILam Dosai
J for Jini Dosa
K for Kadapa Karam Dosa
L for Lentil Dosa
M for Mushti Dosa
N for Nachni Uttapam
O for Oats Dosa
P for Phanna Doddak
Q for Quinoa Dosa
R for Rava Onion Masala Dosa
S for Surnali Dosa
T for Thavalai Dosa
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Step by Step Pictures for making Ulli Karam Dosa with Cheese
Ulli Karam Dosa with Cheese
For Onion Chutney
- 1 cup Onions
- 5 Dry Red Chilies increase if you want
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Tamarind extract
- 4 cloves Garlic
- Salt to Taste
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
Making the Dosa
- Dosa Batter as required
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil for each dosa
- 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped
- 1 cup Cheese, grated
How to make Ulli Karam Dosa
Making onion Chutney
- Heat a nonstick pan with oil.
- Roast all the ingredients till done and allow it to cool down.
- Grind into a paste and keep aside.
Making the Dosa
- Heat a tawa and grease well. Depending on the tawa, you can season it. Reduce to medium flame, and pour a ladleful of batter and spread into a circle as you normally make.
- Drizzle oil over it and cook on both sides.
- Take a spoon of the chutney and spread on top.
- Next grate the cheese over it and add finely chopped coriander leaves. Fold over it.
- Serve with chutney and sambar.