Monday, July 26, 2010

Maida Dosa/Crepes with seasoning

It is amazing how there are so many varieties of dosas in our repertoire but still we always settle for the regular dosas.Ajay for one,dislikes any dosa other than the usual Ghee roast or Masala dosa and is very particular about it too.However much I coax him into eating any other dosa,like Wheat flour dosa or Maida-urad dal dosa and he says he'll settle for Cornflakes instead.[note how many dosas made their appearance here,lol]

I am game for any dosas though,precisely the reason I enjoy the different varieties at Pai's Thattukada[street side shop] in Ernakulam.

So it wasn't surprising that I made this one after a five minute call to amma to ask something else.As with friends/fellow bloggers,the same situation is with amma too.The call isn't complete unless we ask each other what we ate and what food is being cooked.Now even more since I have two sis-in-laws who have almost taken over the kitchen and there is more variety than ever on the dining table!!

Phanna Polo or dosas with seasoning is a very simple one which gets done in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.Perfect for those days when there is no batter in the fridge and you are left wondering what to cook for breakfast!!

Maida Dosa with seasoning


Maida/Flour - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
Water,as required to make the batter

Updated - Such an irony,I post a recipe which calls for a dosa with seasoning,and I precisely forget to add the seasoning part in the recipe!!Thanks Prema for pointing out!! 

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Grind together the grated coconut,green chillies,salt and sugar to a coarse paste-without adding water.
Mix this with maida and add enough water to make a smooth batter.
Prepare seasoning in a pan with oil and splutter mustard seeds.Add curry leaves and pour this seasoning into the batter.
In a hot dosa tava prepare dosas.
This dosa tastes well on its own without any accompaniments.I had it with some leftover Mushroom Saung.


  1. Very nice.I never tried this.Must try once

  2. even I love making and tasting different varieties of dosa..thi s one looks yumm too..

  3. Looks gud ...adding coconut is nice the white colour much

  4. Haven't tried making dosa with maida alone. It has come out well.

  5. Maida dosa luks very tempting and delicious...Never had this before.Thanks for sharing.Will try it...

  6. Same pinch!!we love to dosas at any time of the day.So bookmarked this one.Yummy clicks :)

  7. hi Divya,its looking yummy n colourful

  8. Using maida for dosa is pretty new to me and sounds interesting. Sounds simple and yummy so will surely try it out soon :)

  9. never heard of maida dosa.. looks easy, quick n tempting..

  10. Nice dosa's..dosa's are infact my favorite one's dear

  11. Oh yum - maida polo...these are my favourite...never added coconut while making it...looks so good...this will be breakfast for tom...thanks...

  12. dosas looks soft n yummy ...very new combo for me ...will try it


  13. My favourite dosas had them long back, feel like having some..

  14. wow, that looks wonderful and very new, will sure give it a try.

  15. mmm, they have come out perfect, i used to mix wheatflour with pancake mix to create a more crispier polo because the latter has maida in it.

  16. Woww.. looks really yumm. .thanks for sharing dear!!

  17. A quick dosa to make, lovely clicks.

  18. Did you forget the phanna in the recipe

  19. hi !! this is a favorite with my kids... i add some oats to it too to make it bit nutritous !! vidya


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