Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thakkali Dosai / Tomato Dosa

I came to know this recipe from my friend Aarthi’s mom. I like her cooking very much and so sweet of her to share some of her recipes to me and tried my own. Usually I don't like the tomato flavor but when I tasted this tomato dosa I started liking it and really enjoyed the flavor too.  It taste very soft and crispy in texture, me and my husband started liking it and added in our regular menu for dinner. Take this opportunity to thank the aunt for sharing such delicious recipes with beautiful tips.

Idly rice – 1cup
Ripe tomatoes – 2 no
Red chilli – 2
Salt to taste

To coarse paste:
Jeera / cumin seeds – 1/4tsp
Onion – 1no

To temper:
Oil – 1tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4tsp
Hing – 1/4tsp
Curry leaves few

  • Wash and soak rice for minimum 2 hours.
  • Make a coarse paste of onion and cumin seeds and keep aside.

  • In a mixer grind the soaked rice along with chopped tomatoes and red chilli into smooth batter by adding little water.

  • In this batter mix the coarse paste of onion and cumin seeds, required salt and temper with mustard, curry leaves and hing.
  • Heat tawa and pour a batter and drizzle some oil, as u make for normal dosa and cook on both sides.

Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar!!


  • Adding onion as coarse paste gives crunchy and nice flavor.
  • Can also add chopped onions as topping for the dosa instead of grinding.
  • Batter will be good for 3 days in a refrigerator.
  • The consistency of the batter should be normal dosa batter.


  1. wow...that z very innovative dosha....yummy

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    1. yummy recipe


  3. Super interesting dosa !! looks wonderful !!

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  4. Mouthwatering here!!!!!interesting recipe

  5. Wow, very tasty dosa, have tasted this, but never made it, will try it out..

  6. dosa looks delicious, love to try this out..

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  7. adding coconut sounds new to me dear...
    looks tempting with chutney :)

  8. We are a family that loves our dosas. Always happy to find a new one. This sounds yummy as we are fond of tomatoes too.
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  9. nice recipe dear...thanks for sharing...

  10. Some of the pictures aren't loading but I am sure this tasted uber delicious - I have used tomatoes in my dosas a lot too and we love it :)

  11. Lovely dosas!!!!
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  12. This looks so good, my Mom makes this sans onion. But adding onion would give really awesome taste. Got to try this next time when I make it. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Nice version of thakkali dosa! :) feel so hungry after seeing this!

  14. This sounds like an healthy breakfast option...Pics are tempting and making me yarn for it..

  15. Lovely recipe...looks so yumma and perfect!

  16. Thakkali dosai looks delicious, I love it as a good variation.

  17. even we do this but a lil differently! they are yummy :).. thanks for dropping by and commenting in my space.. glad u came by so now i found your lovely space & can follow u! Keep coming by :)

  18. Nice variation to a normal dosa! Worth a try!

  19. Looks good. .and batter dosn't need fermenting..thank you for sharing :)

  20. Sounds like an easy and delicious dosa.

  21. Its really nice receipt exceptionally and lovely Look. Thanks For Sharing this information is useful for all.

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  22. Thakkaali Dosai, Nice Name
    Will try this and will come back to you
    Keep posting
    Best regards

  23. DOsa looks yummy and interesting recipe..

  24. hey nice blog... have to try this dosa someday...looks so crispy and tasty... and following u, iam ur 70th follower... :)))))

  25. Thanks u friends and thank u sojo, i am happy too...