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Sooji Dosa

18 Jan

Sooji Dosa.

This is instant dosa prepared with sooji and plain flour. The batter doesn’t need any fermentation. Cumin and chillies are added to the dosa batter and is then poured onto hot flat pan and roasted till dosa turns golden brown. Serve sooji dosa with any pickle or chutney or with sambar.
Makes: around 8 Sooji Dosa


Sooji 1/4 Cup
Maida / Plain Flour 2 Tbsps
Plain Yogurt 2 Tbsps
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Curry Leaves few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil few tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Wash and tear the curry leaves.

In a mixing bowl, mix together sooji, plain flour, yogurt, green chiles, curry leaves, cumin seeds and salt.
Add enough water to make it somewhat thin batter.
Leave the batter aside for around 20 minutes.
Adjust the consistency of the batter with water so that it is thin and pour-able.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply few drops of oil with back of a spoon.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of sooji dosa batter on pan in circular motions.
Make sure batter is thin enough that it makes small holes when batter hits the hot pan.
Try to fill up any big holes and form into around 6 inch diameter dosa.
Don’t spread the dosa with back of the ladle.
Fry on low – medium flame till bottom side starts to turn golden brown.
Pour few drops of oil around the dosa and turn on other side.
Reduce the heat a bit and cook on this side for around a minute before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining sooji dosa batter.
Serve sooji dosa with sambar or with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure sooji dosa is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: If the dosa doesn’t come out of the pan, make sure dosa batter is not too thin and adjust with sooji. If dosa comes thick, make sure batter is not too thick, and adjust the batter accordingly with water.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped onion or chopped nuts like cashews to the sooji dosa batter.
Other Names: Sooji Dosa.