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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

coconut dosa recipe
Rice and urad dal soaked and ground coarsely with chilli to a spicy dosa. Very easy and delicious too. I learnt this recipe from my friend Roopa who have shared besan chutney earlier. I just followed her recipe as she sent me and turned out really good. I could not stop eating this one and really loved this. Will make this often. Check out my chutney recipes.

Thengai dosai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 3 Hrs (soaking)   |  Cook time: 30 mins   Serves: 6

Click here for cup measurements


Raw rice (I used ponni) – 1 cup

Urad dal – 1/4 cup

Onion – 1

Red chilli – 6

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Coconut, grated – 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup

Salt – as needed


  1. Wash and soak rice and urad dal together for 3 hours. First grind red chilli, asafoetida and salt together coarsely. 
  2. Drain and add rice, dal to the mixer and grind to a coarse batter with coconut, little water.
  3. Adjust water consistency to thin and add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves. Mix well.
  4. Heat tawa and drizzle with little oil. Pour the thin batter with a ladle over the hot tawa, first as a aouter ring and then fill it as shown in the picture. Cook each side for a minute or until golden in colour.


  • I added garlic as she told in the original recipe, but I felt as there is onion and asafoetida, it is enough for this dosa. Though I tried with garlic, my vote is without garlic. But if you want, you can add 3 flakes for this recipe.
  • Add enough oil while cooking, otherwise will turn out dry.
  • Should be made as soon as we grind, no need to ferment.
  • Red chillies can be added without being hesitant, it won't be spicy. 

Serve hot with red chutney or any of your favorite chutney.
Thengai dosai



  1. Never heard about this dosa and it looks delicious...The bright orange color batter is inviting me to try...

  2. Hope you are back from your vacation Raji.Never heard of this dish.looks very easy to prepare...also since the texture looks more like adai i am sure to try it out:)

  3. Seems easy and tasty. Will surely try this one!

  4. Super Dosa ,just tried today for dinner

  5. Tried this yesterday for dinner...super hit..it was neither like dosa not adai...between those two...nice taste..thank u raks


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