Tomato Dosa | Thakkali Dosa - Subbus Kitchen

Tomato Dosa | Thakkali Dosa
Classic Dosa with Tomato Flavour

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Adjust Servings:
1 Cup Parboiled Rice (Puzhungal Rice) 1 Cup - 250ml
0.25 Cup Poha (Aval / Flattened Rice)
3 Big or 4 Small Tomato
0.5 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
0.5 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
To Taste Salt
0.25 Cup Coriander Leaves
For Cooking Dosa Sesame oil
For Tempering
1 Teaspoon Oil
0.5 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
0.5 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
2 Teaspoon Split Urad Dal
Few Curry Leaves

Nutritional information

21 g
1 g
3 g

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Instant Dosa with the Tanginess of Tomato

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  • For Tempering



Bored of the traditional Dosa? Want to have a tangy twist to the normal dosa? Then why not try this tangy and yummy Tomato Dosa (Thakkali Dosai)? It is so scrumptious that you could start preferring this than the normal dosa. Tomato Dosa is healthy as it has less calories than the normal dosa and more over as we are using non-stick tawa nowadays we don’t need to add much oil to cook the dosa. The texture and flavour increases our appetite and make us to long for more dosas. I have given the recipe for this dosa using raw rice. But we can also use store bought rice flavour which makes this very instant.

The fermentation of batter is not needed, the tanginess of the tomato itself is enough for the batter. Its kind of instant dosa though there is soaking process of 2 -3 hours involved. We can use raw rice or parboiled rice. Only rice itself is enough but Poha/aval gives a nice soft texture to the dosa. Also adding spices like cumin, red chilli powder along with coriander leaves give much more wonderful flavor to the dosa. This Thakkali Dosa tastes much yummier with Coconut Chutney, Idli Podi or Sambar.

If you like this Tomato dosa, you can try Oats Dosa, Wheat flour dosa, maida dosa, thavala dosa, kali kanji dosa and more dosa varieties.

Video Making of Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa


  1. We can add chopped onions.
  2. We can also add hing/asafoetida, cumin seeds to flavor up the dosa
  3. Make the dosa very thin in consistency so the dosa will be soft and also look like rava dosa with tomato flavor
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3 hours

Soaking Rice

Rinse the parboiled rice in water and soak it in water for 3 hours.

10 mins

Preparing Batter

After 3 hours, drain the water and add the rice to the mixer along with roughly chopped tomatoes. Grind the rice and tomatoes to a nice and smooth batter. Take the ground batter to a vessel and add cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well

5 mins

Tempering Process

In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add cumin seeds, split urid dal and saute till the dal turns to golden brown color. Add few curry leaves and remove from flame. Add the seasoned ingredients to the batter and finally add chopped coriander leaves

15 mins

Cooking Dosa

Heat a tawa, and when the tawa is hot, add a ladle of tomato dosa batter and spread it to a thin dosa. Add very little oil and keep the flame in low and allow the dosa to cook on one side. Then flip it to other side and allow to cook. When the dosa is cooked and becomes little crispy, remove from tawa. Repeat this step for the rest of the batter


Serving Time!

The yummy Tomato Dosa (Thakkali Dosai) is now ready to serve with chutney or sambar

Sowmya Venkatachalam

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This dosa turned out sticky, maybe because only rice instead of other lentils. It did not come out crispy like a regular dosa. Kids did not like it, but it looked good due to the reddish color.

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