Tomato dosa | Thakali Dosai | Breakfast Recipe

Tomato dosa/dosai

Thakalai dosai alias tomato dosa is almost an instant version of dosai/crepes which does not require any fermentation like  regular one.Just the soaking time is needed for this which then after soaked just grind it and makes it.This goes well with all chutney and sambar.Even the kids get attracted by the red color of it.
Soaking time: 2-3 hours
preparation time: 10mins
cooking time: 2-3 mins/dosa
Makes: around 8 dosa


  • Raw rice: 1 & 1\4 cup
  • tomato-2
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • jeera/cumin powder-1\2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil- to make  dosa( as needed)

To temper:

  • oil-2 tsp
  • mustard- 1 tsp
  • urad dal-1\2 tsp
  • curry leaves-a spring


1.Clean and soak rice for 2-3 hours.Then grind it first coarsely, then add chopped tomato and grind to a fine paste in a mixer.Transfer it to a bowl.

2.Add in red chilly powder, jeera powder and salt.Mix well.Heat a tadka pan with oil and add in all items listed under " to temper" and add the tadka to the batter.Give a quick mix.

3.Heat the dosa pan, pour a ladle of the prepared batter and spread it out.Drizzle oil on sides of it.When cooked on one side flip and cook the other side.

Serve hot with your favourite chutney or sambar or both.


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