Dosas (Indian-style Pancakes)

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  jweakman

“Dosas are a thin, savory crepe-like Indian pancake traditionally eaten for breakfast, but I like them anytime. These are probably not very authentic as I am not Indian, but they are a tasty alternative that appeals to the typical American pancake.”

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Original recipe yields 8 pancakes



  1. Stir the brown rice and whole wheat flours together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the water to make a thin batter. Add the onion, garlic, cilantro, sugar, turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, ginger, cayenne pepper and rice vinegar until evenly blended. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour, or overnight.
  2. To cook the dosas, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet, spreading it over the bottom in a thin layer. Cook 1 minute, turn, and cook 1 minute more. Remove from the pan. Repeat with remaining batter.

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The recipe is not that hard,i am an indian and i have seen how my mom does it,dont add to much water,the batter looses its flavor and Adding the onion, garlic, cilantro, sugar, turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, ginger, cayenne pepper and rice vinegar are NOT NEEDED!it will become uthappam(another southindian dish)not dosa.before pouring the batter on the pan take a half onion and rub it on the surface of the pan.mix the batter well before pouring it.Pour thick in the center and use a ladle and spread it from the center.

Deb Cusick

Deb Cusick

Delicious savory crepes. I do not use wheat but I found Dosa Flour (a blend of rice and bean fours) at a local East Indian market. Best eaten fresh out of the skillet.



This should be named Spiced Crepes instead of Dosa. Dosa is a thin crisp crepe made with well ferrmented Lentils and Rice Mixture - after soaking and grinding them in a paste and adding a bacterial culture (live yougurt) for fermentation. When Dosa is made into a thick crepe, it can be topped with chopped fresh toppings (onions, tomatoes, green chilies, capsicums, dessicated coconut, corriander etc.) to make a Uttapam.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 119 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 21.2 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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