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GREAT QATARI HOLLANDIS Bake Off Qatar – Season 2

GREAT QATARI HOLLANDIS Bake Off Qatar – Season 2

GREAT QATARI HOLLANDIS Bake Off Qatar is back with season 2.

Win cash prizes up to 15,000 QR and exciting gifts to 8 winners.

  • Last date to register your entry in to competition is 27 December 2020.
  • Contact: 6658 3033, 6666 3082

This competition to be held in 2 rounds



1) Email your  entry with your application number with 5 good quality clear images( front ,sides,back) or a 30 second video including closeups of your entry .All participants will be provided with event apron and chest number which should be included in all the pictures and video submitting .

2) Your entry must not be shown in any social media platform previously or during the competition. Otherwise you will be disqualified.

3) You must not have entered your cake into any previous or simultaneous competition. Otherwise you will be disqualified.

4) Poor quality images or videos of your entry will loose considerable marks.

5) Entries which are not submitted in the scheduled time will be disqualified

6) Cake boards must be covered with edible medium and edged with ribbon.

7) Ribbon, noodles or pasta is not permitted on the cake

8) Artificial decorations like commercial cake toppers ( plastic or porcelain), non-edible signs , beads ,lights are not permitted.

9) Dowels must be fully inserted into the cake.

10) If the cake has writing in a language other than English, then a translation must be provided to the organizers. Foul languages are not permitted.

11) The organizers reserves the right to remove any competition entry if they receive complaints about its theme and design.

12) Cleanliness of the work counts- fingerprints, glue marks, nail marks, covering thickness of sugar paste, pencil and tool marks will lose marks.

13) The last date of submission date for the photos and videos will be on 29th December 2020 till 12 midnight. Any submission after that time wont be accepted .

14) Judging of the entries will be completed by a team of qualified ,professional judges selected by the organizers .The judges decision will be final .

15) Entry registration fee is QR.100 per participant can only be paid through WANASA online registration portal .The last registration date will be on 27th December 2020.

16) 25 finalist will be chosen for the final round which will be conducted live @Al BZidda park 10,000sqm venue.

17) Prizes :Cash prize and exciting gift hampers worth 15,000 riyals .
8 winners will be chosen.

18) Contestant  for online competition will be judged on the following criteria:


19) “The cake should be edible. Use of dummy cake is not allowed. For the 1st round, provide at least one photo of the cake showing the layers and filling of the cake.

For more details or queries:

Contact : 66583033 / 66663082

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Zaffran Cafe – the finest, authentic Indian snacks and sweets – Win special gold coin this Diwali season!

Zaffran Cafe – the finest, authentic Indian snacks and sweets

Get a chance to win Gold coin for every QR 100 spent with Zaffran Cafe through talabat this Diwali season!

Zaffran Cafe is the finest, authentic Indian sweets, snacks (farsans) and chaats (delightful north Indian snacks) made famous on the seafront of Mumbai and they take pride in its authentic flavor and rustic tradition right here in Qatar.

Zaffran Café offers authentic and very tasty Indian food and snacks and have maintained a very high quality in hygiene and the genuine Indian taste. Their best selling dishes are Vegetable Samosa, Vada Paav, Paav Bhaji and Special Sweet Dry Fruit Mix, although they have a variety of dishes and meals to choose from, like Lite Bite, Street Food, Street Food and Diwali Sweet Delights.

Stand a chance to win Gold coins for every QR 100 riyals spent with Zaffran Cafe through talabatClick here to place your order now!

  • Winner 1- gets 6 grams (4 grams and 2 grams coin)
  • Winner 2- 4 grams coin
  • Winner 3 – 2 grams coin
  • Winner 4 – 1 gram coin

You can spread the love and light this Diwali festive season by gifting the extra special with #ZaffranCafe Diwali Sweets.

Zaffran Cafe’s goal is that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly and courteous service.

To maintain a clean, comfortable and well maintained premises for their guests and staff.

To provide at a competitive price – nutritional, well-prepared meals – using only quality ingredients Zaffran Café ensures that all guests and staff are treated with respect and dignity.

And to thank each guest for the opportunity to serve them by maintaining these objectives they assure a genuine contribution to the Indian community here in Qatar.

For Pre-Orders, Corporate & Bulk Orders, reach us at: 33330373

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Tasty Street – Mouth-watering food Drive thru kiosks

Tasty Street – Mouth-watering food Drive thru kiosks

The Tasty Street festival organised at Katara has over 300 mouth-watering food kiosks at an event being held at Shakespeare Street at the Katara Cultural Village and runs until March 2021 from 3 pm until mid-night.

As the cooler climes of November are upon us, its time to be prepared for more outdoor activities and outdoor fast food or fine dining places seem to be one of the best options.

One major fast food outdoor drive thru foodie destination is the new Tasty Street at Katara Cultural Village that will tease your palates till end of March next year.

Tasty Street which is located along Shakespeare Street, smack opposite the Qatar Music Academy and Al Jazeera Media Café has two short streets lined with food stalls where one can order either through the traditional ‘Drive-thru’ style or simply “walk-thru” – so its ideal choice for everyone, whether you own a car or just want to walk thru on your own two feet!

Comprising of mouth-watering 37 food stalls including restaurants and cafes, the foodie stalls are open from 3 pm to 12 am. Tasty Street gets awfully busy on weekends and if you want to avoid the crowds then weekdays are the best options but be warned that most of the stalls don’t open early and its best go after 4 pm to taste all the delicious options.

Tasty Street has a simple formula for foodies to follow – motorists can cruise along the street till they find a food stall of their choice, halt in front of the kiosk to have their orders taken, and then drive past again to pick up their meals. Others can simply amble up to the food stall, place their orders and walk away with tasty delights.

For night birds who want to venture out after sunset, Tasty Street is brightly lit up and a huge neon light signs welcomes guests at the arched entrance of Shakespeare street.

Sparkling, colourful and glowing LED lights that line up the street and stalls help to guide you through the well-lit street till you find the food or drink of your choice.

Spread over 6,300 sqm Tasty Street opened up the public on October 14, as an initiative with the aim to support Qatari entrepreneurs and the local tourism and entertainment sectors and a unique place where one can find the following foodie outlets on the scenic street.

Tasty Street has the following foodie and drinkie stalls:

Coffee shops/cafes and sweets

  • Sip Coffee
  • Sugar Bites
  • Choco Bisc Cafe
  • Risk Coffee House
  • Clé cafe
  • Waves Specialty Coffee
  • On Spot Cafe
  • Cuppers Coffee & Co.
  • 91° Coffee
  • Pause Cafe
  • Le Kiosque
  • JOLT Coffee
  • Persian Ice Cream
  • Al Hallab offers Qatari
  • DSRT Lab
  • Local Cookies
  • Paws
  • Dinara Kasko Pastry Art Doha
  • Donutty
  • Karak Cup
  • 974 Specialty Coffee
  • Hattrick Coffee


  • Traffic Burger
  • CHKN
  • Delish
  • QQQ Burger
  • Scary Burger
  • Paprika
  • LAVA Burger
  • Micro Burger

Extra Options

  • TabiBoba-Onezo Bubble Tea
  • Seventy West Restaurant & Cafe
  • Chef Alfreej
  • Om Alzain Kitchen
  • Lemons
  • OCEAN Mussels & More

So make use of the cool November weather and let your palates be tickled with the delicious delights on Tasty Street!

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Staying healthy is as important as Staying Safe | Here is a list of some foods which are proven to keep us healthy

Staying healthy is as important as Staying Safe | Here is a list of some foods which are proven to keep us healthy

While the entire world is under self quarantine due to rapid increase in coronavirus cases and the daily life has come to standstill. People are been advised to take precautions such as washing hands, wearing gloves, wearing masks, social distancing etc.,

At the same time, maintaining a healthy diet to keep yourself fit and improve your immune system is also very much important to keep this virus at bay.

There is no such research done as on which food helps to fight against COVID-19. However, there are certain foods which can helps us stay fit and strengthen our body’s ability to fight with other invasive viruses.

Here is the list of some foods which are proven to keep us healthy by the experts, along with the innovative ideas on how to add them to your diet.

Red bell peppers

If you think citrus fruits have the most vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, think again. Ounce for ounce, red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene. Besides boosting your immune system, vitamin C may help maintain healthy skin. Beta carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy. 

Slicing one up and eating it raw with hummus as a crunchy snack or mixing some into your salad. If you prefer them cooked, throw a handful in a pan for a quick stir-fry.


Broccoli has an impressive nutritional profile. It is “high in fiber, very high in vitamin C and has potassium, B6 and vitamin A. Broccoli is also packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants that are responsible for color, smell and flavor. Research shows that they have numerous healthful benefits, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Phytochemicals in broccoli are good for the immune system. They include glucobrassicin; carotenoids, such as zeaxanthin and beta-carotene; and kaempferol, a flavonoid.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that you can make broccoli a part of your diet, as its a lot more versatile than you may think. Either steamed or raw, broccoli can be added to stir fry dishes, omelets in the morning, and even in your protein shakes or smoothies.


Chickpeas are super rich in protein, vitamins B6, C, folate, manganese, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. These rich nutritional profiles of Chickpeas provide you with a host of health benefits.

Chickpeas are an excellent source of zinc and copper the prominent minerals potent to the growth and functioning of immune cells and boosting the immune system. A cup of cooked Chickpeas provide you with 30% of RDA of copper and about 17% of RDA of zinc.

Toss soaked Chickpeas in oil, peppered with some salt or stir into your gravy to go well with roti, these yummy seeds will keep you satiated for a long time providing your body with its daily dose of protein and nutrition.


Humans are incapable of producing Vitamin C naturally, and therefore it’s important for us to turn to external sources. About a cup of strawberries a day gives us our daily requirement of Vitamin C, which in return boosts our immunity, and works as a brilliant antioxidant. The vitamin C in strawberries also helps in the strengthening of the eye’s cornea and retina.

Top whole-grain waffles, pancakes, or oatmeal with fresh strawberries, or fold them into muffins and sweetbreads. You can also blend strawberries in a food processor with a little water and use as a fresh syrup to top desserts or breakfast foods. Mix cut strawberries into a spinach salad with walnuts


Garlic is found in almost every cuisine in the world. It adds a little zing to food and it’s a must-have for your health. Early civilizations recognized its value in fighting infections. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative HealthTrusted Source, garlic may also help lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.

A common way to use garlic is to press a few cloves of fresh garlic with a garlic press, then mix it with extra virgin olive oil and a bit of salt. This a healthy and super satisfying dressing. Summary Garlic is delicious and easy to add to your diet. You can use it in savory dishes, soups, sauces, dressings and more


All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

  • Cut up a small mushroom and mix it in to omelets, quiches, or scrambled eggs at breakfast or brunch.
  • Slice some mushroom into your pasta sauce. Mushrooms can also add great flavor and texture to nearly any side dish.


Spinach made our list not just because it’s rich in vitamin C. It’s also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. Similar to broccoli, spinach is healthiest when it’s cooked as little as possible so that it retains its nutrients. However, light cooking enhances its vitamin A and allows other nutrients to be released from oxalic acid.  Spinach is a versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw or cooked.

  • Add spinach to pastas, soups, and casseroles.
  • Lightly saute spinach in a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add spinach to a wrap, sandwich, or flatbread.


Look for yogurts that have “live and active cultures” printed on the label, like Greek yogurt. These cultures may stimulate your immune system to help fight diseases

You can sweeten plain yogurt yourself with healthy fruits and a drizzle of honey instead.

Yogurt can also be a great source of vitamin D, so try to select brands fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defenses against diseases.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are full of nutrients, including phosphorousmagnesium, and vitamin B-6. They’re also incredibly high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function

You can add sunflower seeds to soft preparations that may include scrambled eggs in order to give them a crunchy texture. Roasted or salted sunflower seeds can be considered as a healthy snack. You can add them in your breakfast cereals to improve their nutritive value.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy!

Content Editor: Ms. Pooja

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A new mobile application called “EHTERAZ”, meaning “precaution” will be launched soon. This will be compatible to Apple iOS and Android smartphones. 

Government agencies to reduce the number of employees present at the workplace | Private sectors – 80% to work from home and reduce workers at workplace to 20%  | Six working hours per day at workplace | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm | Meeting rules for employees and workers | Use Technology | No more than (5) persons


Metro Street Food Festival | Residents relish Metro Street Food Festival at the DECC Metro station

Metro Street Food Festival | Residents relish Metro Street Food Festival at the DECC Metro station

Many Qatar residents are relishing a wide variety of delicacies from different parts of the world at the ongoing Metro Street Food Festival being held at the DECC Metro station.

The Metro Street Food Festival offers over 20 dine-in options and 18-hole World Mini-Golf setup for foodies and sports enthusiasts.

Visitors can experience the ideal open-air venue and spend leisure time with family and friends.

Located conveniently at the DECC Metro Station (South) near the Al Fardan Towers the festival will last until the 24th of April 2020. Entry is absolutely free.

The Metro Street Food Festival is open daily from 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm on weekdays and from 02:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on weekends.

The festival which started on 1st January is being organised by QSports with I Love Qatar, Qatar Events and Metro as event partners.

Doha Burger Festival – a yummy place for burger lovers

Doha Burger Festival – a yummy place for burger lovers

If you are a burger lover that the ongoing DOHA BURGER FESTIVAL (DBF) is the right place to be.

You should not miss out Doha Burger Festival this year located in the Aspire Zone opposite Furousiya Street.

The DBF started on19 December 2019 and runs until the 28 December 2019 from12:00 pm to 11:59 pm.

No tickets are needed to enter the festival. Its absolutely free!

So go and try many different tasty burgers for the first time ever. This third edition of DBF is the biggest specialized food festival in Qatar.

The event is happening on 22050sqm with more than 55 international and local burger restaurants participating, besides coffee shops and home businesses, according to the organisers. Some of them are launching their yummy burgers for the first time in the local market.

The festival focuses and exposes the growing market of the burger industry in the region and also bringing the community together for 10 days of enjoyment, with fun activities for children.

Qatar’s gourmet burger scene has ignited over recent years so even vegetarians and health nuts won’t go empty-handed.

DBF is a unique annual festival of its kind in Qatar and it is organized and managed by Cosette Solutions Company.
Join in with your family for a day full of entertainment, activities, and competitions.

Burger lovers… don’t miss out Doha Burger Festival this year!

Visit DBF Website for more details | DBF Instagram

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Kairali Al Tanoor – a taste of the authentic tandoor restaurant

Kairali Al Tanoor – a taste of the authentic tandoor restaurantKairali Al Tanoor, Doha,Qatar – a taste of the authentic tandoor restaurant

By Mr & Mrs. Foody

The Midmac flyover is one of the busiest intersections in Doha under which runs one of the oldest roundabouts in town with a service road that leads to one of the finest tandoor restaurants in the city the Kairali Al-Tanoor

It is a branch of the Kairali group of restaurants  – one the largest non-vegetarian chains in the city of Mangalore, Karnataka. It was founded in November 2000 offering authentic North/South Indian, Tandoor, Chinese and Mangalorean coastal cuisine.

One of the first things that catch our eyes as we enter the well-lit reception area is the open tandoor ovens placed strategically behind huge glass-paneled walls where bakers expertly dish out piping hot tandoori rotis from the oval pits.

Kairali literally means originating from Kerala and Tanoor means Tandoor in Arabic.

The restaurant as we experienced later stayed true to its name and fame of serving one of the best tandoori multi-cuisine meals in Qatar.

The aesthetically decorated upstairs dining area is a gentle blend of grey and brown with wooden matching furniture and a spacious yet intimate indoor seating blending seamlessly with perfect lighting and hygienically spotless interiors.

We are warmly greeted with the soft-spoken, affable youthful Rashad A Rehman, COO – Kairali Group of Restaurants who suggested we start with the cool complimentary melon fruit welcome drink.Kairali Al Tanoor Restaurant Interiors, Doha,Qatar

As we scan through the elaborate menu, we are served with a lemon coriander soup that was mouth-wateringly delicious and something we had never tasted before. A perfect blend of lemon with a hint of coriander, not too tangy or lemony with succulent small pieces of chicken, set the right tone for starters to follow. The soup is also available in mutton and veg versions.

The starters were spicy but very succulent Angaraa Chicken Kebabs served with green mint chutney followed by grilled prawns that came in three different flavours of Haryali, Malai and Multani…all finger-licking good and served on sticks in a mini rectangular bar-bar-que container with a small chunk of simmering coal at the bottom to keep the grilled shrimps warm.

The main course was a creamy Punjabi Chicken Curry served in a silver coloured bowl tastefully plated with semi-circled cut tomatoes that lined the dish. Click here to get the full menu

The rotis accompanying the curry were traditional Kerala paratas and tandoori rotis but what stole the bread show and probably available only at Kairali was the typical soft but not oily or mushy Delhi nan that just melted the moment it touch the tongue – a specialty from the famous North Indian roti tavas of Kannilal and Munilal.

The chicken dish had spices cleverly toned down to compliment the earlier hot spicy Chicken Angaara.

The special Mutton Cholo rice flavoured in the biryani style had the right mix of masala and long rice and is one of their signature dishes. This rice version is also available in chicken and prawn versions. Beetroot pickle and Raita were complimentary sides that fitted perfected with the main course.

We washed these delicacies down with a delicious super cool signature mock-tail named Cinderella – a unique mixture of strawberry, litchi, orange, and pineapple.

The crème de la crème in the desserts was the homemade style cashew ice cream – not too sweet but cool and creamy topped with a cashew nut… if only they had 31 more other flavours! And a must was the traditional popular dessert  – the Hyderbadi Shahi Tukda – a typical deep-fried moist bread pudding.

All the dishes were reasonably priced with friendly service and the 108 seating is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  According to the Chief Chef, “All dishes are prepared by different chefs who specialize in that particular type of cuisine.”

The menu boasts of a wide variety of multi-sensory North/South Indian and Chinese cuisine ‘that marries bold flavours with exquisite presentation and signature dishes including Kerala Dry Chicken Biryani, Chicken Cheese Roll, Chicken 90, Prawns Butter Garlic and Boti Kebabs.’

The washrooms were well lit and extremely clean and well equipped with all the necessary toiletries, a feature some restos sadly lack.

While dining, COO Rashad took us down memory lane and recalled how his father A V Abdul Rahiman along with his partner K.P. Esmail discovered in the early 21st century that there were practically no restaurants in Mangalore offering multi-cuisine fare. So the duo came up with an 18-room hotel and a restaurant named Kairali.

Kairali started operations with well-maintained hygienic surroundings, the proper appearance of the service staff and the usage of top quality fresh ingredients which stood as different from what was then available. Gradually, the food became popular and a trademark for high quality and affordability, catering to both, the classes and the masses. Kairali soon became a well-known restaurant and a landmark for the guests in and around town,” Rashad said.

“Today, Kariali has four branches in Mangalore and employs over 200 staff. The brand name Kairali has become synonymous with Indian Multi Cuisine restaurants, catering to the demands of our patrons located all over Karnataka and our neigbouring state of Kerala. We believe in preserving the exquisite traditions of our Indian multi-cuisine and have plans to reach out to the world,” Rashad explained.

“Furthermore, we are making progress on our key 2018 initiatives. I love the fact that we are a passionate team with expertise in the resto business and serve a large and ever-growing customer base. The company has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth. We are confident that with our unique economic model, we are all set to expand both nationally and internationally,” Rashad concluded.

In this day and age of social media, a host of other promo tools are readily available on fingertips but the ‘word-of-mouth’ mantra still stands firm – surpassing all other forms of advertising. And we as Mr & Mrs. Foody stepped out after a sumptuous dinner with the mutual thought that informing our family and friends of Kairali – Al Tanoor was a given.


Recipe No.2 – Egg Dosa (7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home)

Recipe No.2 – Egg Dosa (7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home)Foodies Choice - Egg Dosa (7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home)

Love Dosa’s? team in partner with Chettinad Food Products, Qatar comes out with 7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home using Chettinad Idli Dosa batter available at stores near you in Doha. We posted our 1st dosa recipe (Chilli Paneer Dosa Recipe) a few days back and here is our 2nd delicious Dosa recipe you must try with Chettinad Idli Dosa Batter.

Recipe No.2: Egg Dosa Recipe

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Egg Dosa Recipe – Dosa Recipe 2 – Chettinad –

Ingredients: (To make 6 to 8 egg dosa’s)

  • Chettinad Idli Dosa Batter
  • 6 Whole Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves (finely chopped)
  • Cooking oil, or butter a few drops for cooking dosa
  • Salt and Pepper as required

Method to prepare Egg Dosa:

  • In a bowl, beat eggs along with onions, coriander leaves, green chillies, salt, and pepper, keep it aside.
  • Now, take a ladle of Chettinad dosa batter and spread it thin (not very thin) in a non-stick dosa pan
  • Pour little oil or butter on top of the dosa and on the sides of dosa
  • Take a small ladle of beaten egg mixture, pour it on top of dosa and spread it evenly (All this should happen in few secs)
  • Let the dosa and egg cook for a minute
  • Once the backside of dosa turns brown, flip the dosa and cook for few more seconds.
  • Flip it again and your egg dosa is ready to be served, transfer to a plate and serve with a spicy chutney or a sambar

 Chettinad Idli & Dosa Batter now available @ many leading stores in Qatar including FFC and Safari. Feel the taste of Homemade batter. No preservatives. Easy to Cook. Try it out!

Recipe No.1 –  Panner Chilli Dosa (7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home)

Try our other recipes too:

Chettinad Idli Dosa Podi Recipe
Masala Dosa Recipe
Easy Oats Dosa Recipe
Mint Dosa

7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home – Recipe No.1 – Paneer Dosa

7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home – Recipe No.1 – Paneer Dosa

“Dosa” a popular south Indian food that you can eat in any given course of food. It is easily digestible, low in calories and extremely appetizing! team in partner with Chettinad Food Products, Qatar comes out with 7 varieties of Dosa you can prepare at home using Chettinad Idli Dosa batter available at stores near you in Doha. Here is the 1st delicious recipe you must try.

Recipe No.1: Chilli Paneer Dosa Recipe (Cottage Cheese)

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1 cup Chettinad Idli Dosa Batter 1/2 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose), grated
1/2 cup Paneer (Cottage Cheese), cut into small cubes or grate it 1/3 cup Sweet and Spicy Red Chilli Sauce (Tomato Chilli Sauce)
1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) 1/2 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Spring Onion Greens 1/2 cup Tomatoes, finely chopped
1/3 cup Tomato Ketchup 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
Cooking oil, or butter a few drops for cooking dosa

 Method to prepare Chilli Paneer Dosa Recipe (Cottage Cheese):

  • Take a pan and pour some oil or butter.
  • Add onion, tomatoes, capsicum, cabbage, red chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, soya sauce.
  • Let the vegetables cook for less than a minute. Switch off the stove.
  • Now, take a ladle of Chettinad dosa batter and spread it thin (not very thin) in a non-stick dosa pan
  • Pour some oil or butter on the sides and let it cook for a few minutes
  • Now add cooked vegetables and spread it over
  • Add paneer cubes (you can even use grated paneer also)
  • Fold the dosa half and carefully remove it from the pan.
  • Your Chilli Paneer Dosa is ready to be served, transfer to a plate and serve with some chutney or a sambar

 Chettinad Idli & Dosa Batter now available @ many leading stores in Qatar including FFC and Safari. Feel the taste of Homemade batter. No preservatives. Easy to Cook. Try it out!

Try our other recipes too:

Chettinad Idli Dosa Podi Recipe
Masala Dosa Recipe
Easy Oats Dosa Recipe
Mint Dosa


Vegan Rava Idli Recipe – Rawa Idli without Yogurt or curd

Vegan Rava Idli Recipe (without Yogurt or curd)

Chettinad Idli Dosa BatterSoft, spongy, melt-in-your-mouth Rava Idli is a real favorite for many is an easy recipe. Rava Idli, which is made with semolina flour called Rava, is a variation of the popular south-Indian breakfast recipe called ‘Idli’.  Super easy to make, this easy breakfast recipe or snack recipe needs no grinding or fermenting, and comes together in 35 minutes, with only 10-15 minutes of active cooking time.

Recipe Sponsored by Chettinad Idli & Dosa Batter, Qatar

Preparation Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins (for each batch) | Serves: 4-6

Ingredients: (Approx. about 25 idlis)

  • Semolina | Rawa | Cream of Wheat: 2 cups
  • Quick cooking oats: 3/4 cup
  • Avalakki | Poha | Rice flakes: 3 tbsp, optional
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal | Black dal: 2 tsp
  • Channa dal | Gram dal: 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1/4 cup
  • Grated carrots: 1/4 cup
  • Salt: To taste
  • Baking Soda: 1.5 tsp
  • Vinegar: 1 tbsp
  • Water: As needed
  • Oil: Few drops to grease the idli mould


  • Wash the rice flakes thoroughly and soak them in water for 5-10 mins.Vegan Rava Idli Recipe - Rawa Idli without Yogurt or curd -
  • Heat oil in a broad saucepan or wok. When the oil is hot, throw in the mustard seeds, urad dal, and channa dal. When dal turns golden brown, add the cashew nuts and mix until the cashew nuts turn golden brown.
  • Add the rawa to the pan and roast the rawa on medium heat for 3-4 mins. Add the oats and roast again for a minute.
  • Remove the roasted rawa from the heat. Allow it to cool completely.
  • Drain the water from the rice flakes (poha) and add it to the rawa mixture.
  • Add about 2 cups of water to the rawa and mix well to make a thick batter.Vegan Rava Idli Recipe - Rawa Idli without Yogurt or curd -
  • Mix the vinegar with a quarter cup of water and pour it to the batter. Mix again and allow it to rest for 20 mins.
  • Put water to the steamer (or idli cooker or pressure cooker). Turn on the heat and let the water boil.
  • Just before making the idlis, add the salt, more water, grated carrots, and finely chopped coriander leaves to the batter. Mix well.
  • Finally, add the baking soda powder to the batter. Whisk the batter well.Vegan Rava Idli Recipe - Rawa Idli without Yogurt or curd -
  • Grease the idli moulds. Pour about 2-3 tbsp of batter to each mould and steam the idlis for 15 mins.
  • After 15 mins, turn off the heat and allow the steamer to cool for 5 mins.
  • Scoop out the idlis and serve it with chutney of your choice.
Tip: If you are making the idli in two batches, divide the batter into two. Add baking soda only to the batch going to the steamer. Do not add the baking soda powder at once.
Vegan Rava Idli Recipe - Rawa Idli without Yogurt or curd -

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