Tomato Dosa

Why is it that most of us(or is it just me?) run out of breakfast ideas.

Although I like to try out different cuisines I often find the South Indian breakfast cuisine easiest to put together. Agreed the grinding past may be a bit cumbersome , but once you have that out of the way, the next couple of days are tension free….

Take for instance this variety of dosa that I found on Shailaja’s super duper blog.

Its real simple to make, in fact it doesn’t even need fermentation…

Its got great colour( always a good thing when your target group includes children) and is healthy too…
Plus its different from the regular fare…

I served this with podi, but I’m sure any chutneys will do just great.

Tomato Dosa Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 20-30 mts, Soaking: 2-3 hrs

Serves 5-6 persons

Cuisine: South Indian


1 1/4 cup raw rice and 2 tbsps of tur dal, soaked in water for 2-3 hrs

2 tomatoes chopped

2 tbsp grated fresh coconut (optional)

2-3 dried red chillis, de-seed and tear

1-2 tbsp grated jaggery

salt to taste

oil as required

1 Drain and grind smoothly the rice and tur dal with chopped tomatoes, dried red chillies (de-seed), grated fresh coconut, jaggery, coriander leaves, salt and little water to form a dosa-like batter.

2 Heat griddle on high flame till hot, reduce heat, pour a laddle full of dosa batter, spread the batter with the bottom of the ladle evenly making circles to form a dosa and drizzle with some oil along the edges. Cook on medium heat for 1-2 mts and increase to high flame for a few seconds and flip the other side and cook for 20-30 seconds or till done.

3 Serve hot with any podi or chutney of your choice .

This one goes to Tried & Tasted event started by Zlamushka of SpicyKitchen.

This months blog is Sailus food

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  1. Dosa is my most favorite Indian food ever…I haven’t had a good one since, well, way too long to remember! Thanks for the great recipe. I am going to try it!

  2. Thks for the entry. Waiting for another for the ongoing event in my blog. T&T at Zlamushka’s Spicy Kitchen

  3. Dosa looks very tempting.

  4. Isn’t Sailu AMAZING. I managed to miss this recipe though. wow, a fairly effortless dosa. Must try. of course, i will probably wake up after the whole family and forget about the 2-3 hour soak time!

  5. I am craving for dosa now πŸ™‚ yummm!!!!!

  6. Its so true, Sheba. I run out of ideas and love variations away from the monotony esp keeping in mind my 7 year old. Its a challenge each morning. πŸ™‚

    Glad you tried out this dosa. πŸ™‚

    Btw, I loved your painting of Jesus. Simply superb!!

  7. Looks very delicious. This is the first time I see a tomato dosa. It would be so good with lentil curry.

  8. tut, how do i reply to your comment in mine…nothing is working out here.

  9. you do have to sweeten everything right??!! i’m keeping the dosa mix today. may try this one out. learnt a new til ka chutney from my maid here. i loved it.

  10. What a wonderful variation on the dosa.

  11. am yet to master the craft of making perfect paper thin dosa.but you and Sailu tempted me to try one more time as these are not readily available. looks tempting.

  12. Dosa looks super delicious, very catchy dosa..

  13. the dosa looks red and crispy..nice variation

  14. THe snap of the flower just taken away my heart and the snap of the dosa just made my hunger double….can I have some plss…….

  15. I should try it…I have never tasted it

  16. Sounds good…Boy!! Don’t we all run out of ideas for break fast, lunch and dinner?? specially healthy,easy & quick ones?? Tall order,eh??:-))


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