Tomato Dosa Recipe

Instant tomato flavored dosa recipe | No fermentation dosa | Quick breakfast | Tiffin snack

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


Tomato Dosa is the new experiment  to the regular rawa dosa recipe. The recipe of Tomato Dosa is as easy as any other dosa recipe which includes tomatos as one the main ingredient. Lets read the full recipe of Tomato Dosa.

Tomato Dosa or Thakkali Dosa is a modification to the regular rawa dosa recipe. It is spiced with carom seeds, asafoetida and tastes slight tangy due to the generous use of fresh juicy tomatoes. This is a quick fix breakfast recipe that does not requires any elaborate preparations and tastes great with chutneys, podis and pickles. You can also pack in lunch box with some curd.

Did you know, ‘Tomatoes’ are rich source of vitamins and minerals. A tomato can provide about 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement. Did you know, one tomato packs a powerful punch of nutrition. ‘Tomatoes’ are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and folate, all of which are necessary for good health and glowing skin. Besides they are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol and calories.

*Serve tomato dosa with home made pungent garlic pickle and Andhra podi with ghee. Kids love to have it with sweet tamarind chutney.

*For a healthy evening snack serve it with mooli ki chutney, instant amla or gooseberry pickle with a frothy mug of Cappuccino.

*School tiffins become heavenly and nourishing with tomato dosa and tomato onion thokku which is a South Indian style tomato chutney.


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Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa is the new experiment to the regular rawa dosa recipe. The recipe of Tomato Dosa is as easy as any other dosa recipe which includes tomato as one the main ingredient.

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Category : Breakfast
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Servings : 7 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Rava/sooji/semolina – 1 cup
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato – 2 medium
  • Asafetida – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves (Chopped) – 2 tablespoon
  • Green chilly – 1 chopped (Optional)
  • Salt – To taste
  • Water – As required to make batter
  • Oil – For cooking

For seasoning –

  • Oil – 1 table spoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tea spoon
  • Asafetida – A pinch or two
  • Curry leaves – Few

How to make Tomato Dosa

  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients listed in the first category (Except tomatoes) and make a batter with water. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, we will be making our tomato seasoning. For this, chop the tomatoes into fine pieces. If you prefer to remove the seeds, that’s fine.
  • Now, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and asafetida. When they crackle add chopped tomatoes and give a stir.
  • Cook covered on low flame for 5-7 minutes or till tomatoes get mushy. Cool and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Mix this tomato paste into dosa batter. Our batter to make tomato dosa is now ready.
  • Now, heat a pan (Preferably non stick) and drizzle few drops of oil. Take a ladle full of batter, pour on the pan and spread evenly like you do for pancakes or cheela.
  • When it gets a nice golden color at bottom, then apply some oil on the upper side and flip. Cook till golden and slightly crispy.
  • Tangy tomato dosa is ready. Transfer to a serving plate and continue the same way with rest of the batter.

Relish these mouth watering dosas with coconut chutney, idli podi or fresh yogurt.

Tips –

  • Tomato dosa is slightly sticky in nature, Hence, cook on low to medium flame to attain the perfect crispiness. If you cook on high flame, then the lower portion might get burnt while the upper portion may remain still uncooked and soggy. This also makes difficult to flip  dosa.
  • You can cover and keep the leftover batter in refrigerator to be used later as per requirement. Stays fresh for 2-3 days.

About Sunayana Gupta



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