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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute chickpea flour for the 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

118.8 calories; 2.9 g protein; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/03/2009
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. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
09/03/2009
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. Read More
(46)
Rating: 1 stars
10/11/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/27/2008
These were really bitter and thick. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2008
This didn't work for me at all. Apart from adding a little salt I made them as written. I left them overnight and the batter got extremely thick so I stirred in a bit of milk. I found it extremely difficult to get them thin and they broke apart when I turned them over. They tasted ok-ish but they were really unappetizing-looking. Oh well. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2008
The spices and vegetables were really tasty but the recipe could have used some salt. I thinned the batter even more with some water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
I have made this recipe a couple of times and they are simply delicious! My daughter has even asked for the recipe and they are now very popular with her friends at university. I served these with an Indian curry and pilau rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
These were so good and they can be made with what you have on hand! I left out the turmeric because I didn't have any. I also halved the water and flour because I wanted more vegetable and seasoning but it would have been good as written also. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2015
Yummy pancakes. I too added a bit of salt and thinned the batter out with water the next day. Easy to make.. just like crepes usually the first one doesnt work out but the rest were fine. Had this with Creamy Chicken Curry ( also on Allrecipes) And really enjoyed my dinner Read More