31 Side Dish For Idli and Dosa | Side Dishes for South Indian Recipes – Crispyfoodidea


Dosa is a type of pancake from the Indian subcontinent, made from a fermented batter. It might be seen as a traditional breakfast or a tiffin snacks but In South India areas, it is also a dinner time regular. For dosa or idli of south indian dish, they serve chutney, sambar, any curries with dosa. So there are many side dish recipes for dosa. 

For side dish includes chutney varieties, sambar recipes, veg curries / kurma and non veg curries. Some are easy, without grinding side dishes. This side dishes so healthy and tasty and all are veg, who are love veg or vegetables they will be love these recipes. 
All the recipes are very simple, but Chutney recipes are simple and easy to prepare than other recipes of side dish for dosa. One of the chutney recipes stays well more that 2 days, you can store that in a jar or a lid bowl in room temperature or a freeze. Almost all the curry and chutney recipes are south indian style preparations. Mainly South Indian people are love these idli, dosa etc with chutney, curry or kurma…. Here in this tutorial I share some chutney and sambar recipes. Take a look below…. 
So let’s start with chutney recipes – 
There are lots of chutney in the food world for dosa, I discuss few variety which recipes of chutney are very popular with dosa as a side side.

Chutney Recipes

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is a Southern Indian chutney-side-dish that made with chana dal, grated fresh coconut, ginger, curry leaves, mustard seeds, avocado oil, green chillis etc. It’s made with simple ingredients and gets done in just 10 minutes.

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Kara Chutney

This Kara Chutney Recipe is a spicy, tasty, side dish for dosa, idli breakfast or lunch much more interesting!

side dishes for dosa

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Onion Tomato Chutney

Onion is the main ingredients for this Onion Tomato Chutney used to bring a great aroma to balance the tang from tomatoes. This vegan South Indian chutney is best for dosa and idli which is make very easy at home!

side dish with neer dosa

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Chili Garlic Chutney 

This Chili Garlic Chutney is for those spice lover and garlic lover. This recipe is simple, spicy and tasty chutney prepared from garlic and best also delicious side recipes for dosa. Try at home!

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Onion Chutney

The Onion Chutney recipe is spicy, tasty, sweet, tangy and perfect for any types of dosa or idli. It is very common in all South Indian homes. So make so easy that recipe at home.

easy side dish for dosa

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Carrot Chutney

This Carrot Chutney make with the main ingredients carrot and goes with some spices, curry leaves etc. It is very healthy, tasty and easy to make and ideal for south Indian dosa side dish.

side dish for easy dosa

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Curry Leaves Chutney

Curry Leaves Chutney is an amazing South Indian recipe. Try this unique, mouthwatering, tasty and delicious recipe prepared with chana dal, curry leaves, mustard seeds and spices. It adds special flavor and aroma to the dish.



side dish for dosa

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Vengaya Vadagam Chutney

Vengaya Vadagam Chutney is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Pickles-Chutneys.

side dish of dosa

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Peanut Chutney

Spicy Peanut Chutney taste great with idli, dosa. This recipe make not so much hard, this quick peanut chutney will be one of the best and Easiest chutney you’ve ever made or tasted.

sponge dosa with side dish

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Coriander Chutney

This bright green Coriander Chutney made with coriander, cumin, lemon juice and chilies which is so delicious, spicy and tasty and easy to make.

side dish with adai dosa

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Tomato Chutney / Thakkali Chutney

Simple vegan Tomato Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to idli and dosas! It is tasty, flavorful and healthy side dish.
easy side dish with dosa

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Red Coconut Chutney

Red Chili Coconut Chutney is a mouthwatering delicous South-Indian chutney recipe. Made with red chilies, coconut, curry leaves and spices, and the recipe is awesome with dosa, idli etc.

side dish with dosa

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Pudina Chutney

Pudina means Mint leaves, which are so flavorful and refreshing. This Pudina Chutney recipe is deliciously spicy condiment prepared from fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic.

side dish of dosa

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Potato Chutney

Chutney Potatoes or Potato Chutney is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Snacks and is a great side dish for dosa.

side dish for rava dosa

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Tamarind Coconut Chutney

South Indian Style Tamarind Coconut Chutney is a quick, creamy dish that made with grated coconut, coconut oil, mustard, ginger, curry leaves and for sour tasting use imli or tamarind.

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Kollu Chutney

Kollu Chutney is a popular chutney recipe from the cuisine of Kongunadu. It is a spicy, unique chutney made from horse gram with red chili, garlic as main ingredients for that Chutney recipe and nice side dish for dosa.

side dish for idli dosa

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Beetroot Chutney

Beetroot chutney is a very healthy and tasty dish that you can include in your daily diet. With mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves and beets make that recipe healthier and best side dish for dosa.

side dish for ragi dosa

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Red Capsicum Chutney

If you already taste onion chutney, garlic chutney or tomato chutney and want new kind of taste, try this red bell pepper chutney or Red Capsicum Chutney and good for dosa as a side dish.

easy side dish for dosa

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Cabbage Chutney

Cabbage chutney is a healthy and low-calorie veggie based chutney and best for dosa or ildi.

side dish for neer dosa

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Paruppu Chutney / Chana Dal Chutney

This Kadala paruppu / Channa dal chutney is simple yet delicious one to have along with idli or dosa  which is very high or rich proteins.

side dish for rava dosa

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Eggplant-Tomato Chutney

This Eggplant-Tomato Chutney is a mouth-watering chutney that tastes especially great with rice and Indian South Dish Dosa and Idli etc.

side dishes for dosa

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Now it’s Sambar time, now i share with you some popular sambar recipes goes for dosa –

Sambar Recipes


Udupi Sambar 

Udupi Sambar mangalorean style sambar recipe. It goes very well for dosa and rice. 
side dish for rava dosa

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Bombay Sambar

Bombay Sambar is the most simple and tasty sambar variety which is perfect side dish for idli and dosa. Try this recipe at home!

side dish for ragi dosa

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Pumpkin Sambar

With white pumpkin, canned coconut milk, toor da, chana dal, pumpkin powder, tomato, curry leaves and other ingredients make that Pumpkin Sambar recipe delicious with dosa.

side dish for dosa

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Mulangi Sambar

The Mullangi Sambhar is an all-time favourite of the South Indians, and also best for dosa, idli etc.

easy side dish for dosa

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Vengaya Sambar / Onion Sambar

Vengaya Sambar is one of the very popular sambar variety in Tamil Nadu, which is made with onion, tomato, udar dal, toor dal, curry leaves, coconut oil, lemon, methi etc.

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Moong Dal Sambar

This Moong Dal Sambar is mainly make with moong dal and other spices which is great side dish for dosa.

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Brinjal Drumstick Sambar

Drumstick is a common vegetable which we can use in sambar and with brinjal make that recipe so healthy and tasty, try this recipe Brinjal Drumstick Sambar with dosa.

dosa side dish

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Arachu Vitta Sambar / Kadamba sambar

Arachuvitta sambar means sambar prepared with fresh ground spices and is prepared on all festive occasions, especially on the day of Tamil New year, you can try at home in anytime for dosa as a side dish. 

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Raw Mango Nookal Sambar

Nookal Sambar Raw Mango and drumstick is the best combination for south Indian dishes like dosa, idli. This recipe is so delicous, tasty, tangy that made with raw mango, toor dal, urad dal, mustard, curry leaves, sambar powder, brinjal, lemon and other spices. 

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Peerkanga Masial Sambar

This Peerkanga Masial Sambar is mainly made with ridge gourd, toor dal, chana dal, gooseberry, lemon, curry leaves and other spices. This recipe so tasty and easy to make at home!

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Some common FAQ

Q. How can I make Idli in cooking steamer?

A. It’s very easy to make. Just follow the steps:

  • Grind the idli molds with a pinch of oil and garnish with a clean ladle or a large spoon.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the idli steamer and allow it to boil.
  • After boiling, place the mold on the steamer and cover with id lid and steam the idli for 10 minutes.Check and if it comes out clean, remove from the mold and steamer, wait for it to cool and serve it. 

Q. What else we can serve with Idli Sambhar?

A. It is best to serve Sambar with South Indian delicious Idli. But the chutney and curry are good with the idli. You can try.

  • Coconut chutney with Rava idli and brinjal dump stick sambar.
  • Onion chutney with idli and vegetable curry.
  • Curry leaves with rice idli and pumpkin sambar.
  • Peanut chutney goes well with tomato curry and idli.
  • Potato chutney and Peerkanga Masial Samba, with vada curry and so on… 

Q. Can we eat Idli in fever? / Fever me idli kha skte h?

A. Fever is a common term caused by an antigen-antibody reaction or external problem such as viral, fungal or bacterial infections. If you eat healthy foods like fruit juice, eggs, fish, chicken, soup, yogurt, yogurt, yogurt, idli, buttermilk, soybean products, it helps the body fight infection and diseases.

Q. Can Rava Idli be given to ulcer patients?


A. South Indian delicacy Idli is made with fly pulses and potatoes or used in rice flour which is easily digested and contains no oil. Idli is not cooked but boiled, has nutrients and has low fat. Doctor recommended to all patients, even ulcer patients too!

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