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Besan Dosai – Breakfast !!

besan dosa with corn topping
This is recipe that I read long back in vikatan. Vikatan is a very popular local magazine in Tamil nadu which is thankfully availabe digitally. The author of the recipe was a dietician, I forgot her name. She says that ther is no excuse for not having a breakfast and this besan dosa is a fast and easy way to eat a wholesome breakfast.

The preparation is very simple.
1. First heat the dosa tava.
2. Mix besan, pinch of hing( asafoetida ), pinch of baking soda and salt.
3. To that add finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger and grated garlic. Add chopped onion as well
4. Add water and mix to the consistency of dosa/cake batter.
5. Take a laddle and spread. Turnover and allow to cook both sides.

The best side dish is the tangy spicy tomato/onion chutney. I did not have green chillies, onions or tomato :(. So I added frozen corn as topping for the besan dosa and had coconut chutney as side dish. Protein from dosa, fibre from corn is a very good way to start the day with !!! Dont forget to add pinch of hing and/or garlic. It will help to avoid the flatulence associated with the besan.

dosai dosai

Thought this would be a nice entry for WBB by Nandita


September 9, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. This really is a simple and quick recipe….I call it “Vegetable omlette”.

    Comment by Jayashree | September 9, 2006 | Reply

  2. Man! I WANT it , I WANT it NOW!!
    Revathi, donot tempt me like this !!! Boo Hooo 😀

    Comment by Foodie's Hope | September 9, 2006 | Reply

  3. Very neat and simple recipe Revathy. Quick to make on week ends.. I think I will make it for dinner. Tomato chutney will be an excellent combination I think. Thanks for the recipe.

    Comment by Prema Sundar | September 9, 2006 | Reply

  4. hey revathy..the dosa looks good and different..wanna try that ..thanks for sharing..

    Comment by maneka nirmal | September 10, 2006 | Reply

  5. Thank you for the recipe. I have made “Cheela” before,will try this one out soon.

    Comment by Archana | September 10, 2006 | Reply

  6. A pretty simple one on a lazy day. Thnx for sharing.

    Comment by jayshree | September 10, 2006 | Reply

  7. Great photographs, Revathi. And the coconut chutney looks good too.

    Comment by Vaishali | September 10, 2006 | Reply

  8. I have tagged u Revathi for meme.Just check my blog.

    Comment by Prema Sundar | September 10, 2006 | Reply

  9. Hi Revathi,
    “Besan Dosai” looks soooo delicious. Thanks for sharing. Good recipe for weekend breakfast.

    Comment by Menu Today | September 11, 2006 | Reply

  10. I sometimes make this, but add tomatoes to it as well. It’s a lovely breakfast…

    Comment by Diane | September 11, 2006 | Reply

  11. i just had my lunch…irundhaalum itha paartha udaney pasikudhu 🙂

    Comment by Syam | September 11, 2006 | Reply

  12. I add grated carrots and scallions to this recipe too.

    Comment by Anonymous | September 11, 2006 | Reply

  13. Besan dosa with corn topping is a great idea. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Krithika | September 13, 2006 | Reply

  14. thanks for your recipe!!!
    i add tomatoes to this recipe and call it tomato omelette….
    you will find it on my blog , read it if you have time..

    Comment by Mahek | October 8, 2006 | Reply

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