Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yellow Cornmeal Dosa

This dosa is very similar to rawa dosa and tastes very much like rawa dosa, though it is made with yellow cornmeal. This is an instant dosa to make.


1 cup - Yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup - All purpose flour
1/4 cup - Curds / Yogurt
Salt to taste


1/4 tsp - Jeera
2 to 3 big - Shallots, chopped finely
1/2 ''piece - Ginger, grated finely
1 to 2 - Green chilies, chopped finely
1 sprig - Curry leaves, chopped finely
Sesame oil Or peanut oil


1 ) Heat little oil in a pan, add jeera, then onion, green chili, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onion is translucent.

2 ) To a mixing bowl, add cornmeal, all purpose flour, salt to taste, curds and mix well. Then add good amount of water to make a very thin batter. Batter should be thinner than dosa batter. Add the fried ingredients to the batter and mix in.

3 ) Heat a non- stick tawa on high heat. Tawa should be really very hot before pouring in the batter, so that the batter will sizzle when you are spreading the batter. Grease the tawa with little oil and wipe out excess oil.

4 ) Take one ladle full of batter and spread on the tawa starting from the sides and finishing it off in the center. You will not be able to spread this batter like the regular dosa batter. Lower the heat, then drizzle some oil on the sides and center of the dosa. When the bottom of the dosa is set and has become a golden brown, flip to the other side and cook. Take off the tawa, transfer to a plate and serve.

Again before pouring the batter for the next dosa, heat the tawa on high heat, get the tawa hot and then pour the batter then lower the heat.

Serve hot with chutney.


Anonymous said...

Instant dosa really sounds good. I've already tried your rawa dosa and it turned out good. Now I'll try this too very soon.


Kalai said...

Brilliant use of cornmeal, Pravs! I am sitting here just awed by that gorgeous yellow color of the dosa... Simply Perfect would be so appropriate here (as opposed to Simply Spicy)! :)

Richa said...

wowiee!! excellent texture & color, pravs! is it fine cornmeal?

Sagari said...

using corn meal for dosas is a great idea ,lovelyyyy

Medhaa said...

what a great idea, will try this today.. thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

ohhh this looks wonderful!

zlamushka said...

what a wonderful idea. I love the color.

Uma said...

dosa looks so delicious, Pravs! superb.

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi pravs, This is such great idea.I loved your collection of recipes.

Jamie said...

Pravs, this dosa looks great. Thanks for the instruction of pouring from the outside towards the center. I had no idea!

Pravs said...

Rg : This batter is very thin than the rawa dosa i blogged. So you will get a thin dosa. Do try.

Kalai : Thanks kalai :D I loved the color too.

Richa : Thanks richa :) It's not super fine powder and not like rawa either. In between texture.

Sagari : I just tried and it came out well.

Medhaa: Sure do try and let me know how it came out :)

Elizabeth : Thanks :D

Zlamushka, Uma : Thanks :D

Pearlsofeast : Thats really nice to know :D Do try them out some time.

Jamie :glad my instructions has come of use to you :)

ANJALI J. said...

Dosa looks looks superb, color is so attractive.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pravs,

Can I use the yellow cornflour to make this?

Please reply.

Pravs said...

Anonymous : You can try.. i think by yellow cornflour, you mean maize flour right ?

Anonymous said...

Hi Pravs,

I am not sure what maize is.
I bought cornflour(yellow) from the asian stores to make this recipe. I didnt get corn meal. I googled the difference just now and got this

It says both are the same.. just that meal is comparatively coarse.

I have been trying out different recipes on your site and everything has been great so far.


Pravs said...

Anonymous : Maize is corn. Yes, you are right,corn meal is coarse in texture. Please go ahead and try in small quantity and see how it comes out.Glad to know the recipe you tried turned out well :)