March 26, 2012

Cornmeal Dosa | Cornmeal Crepes | Instant Dosa

Craving for a quick mini meal post work or too lazy to make breakfast or dinner? Then, this instant healthy Cornmeal Dosa is for you :) Actually, necessity is the mother of invention, dont you think so? Mom kept referring to the packet of Cornmeal that I bought earlier this month while on a food-store spree :) her inventory skills are sooo much better than mine, she keeps mentioning I could start a mini grocery store anytime soon with all the mindless (sometimes) purchases I make :) 
I knew I could make Muffins using these (which I dutifully did), use as topping for patties / cutlets (which I also did). And finally made these yummy fluffy Cornmeal Dosas, to which the base was Oats. And how healthier can it get ? Although kiddo wasnt temped to have any (coz it wasnt crispy enough for her), we all liked it and its definitely going to be a regualr on the breakfast table.

Sending this to BM # 14 under Dosa Varieties. Check out the other marathoners here.

Prep time  - 15 mins. 
Cooking time - 15 mins
Makes - 6 - 8 dosas (crepes)

  • Cornmeal - 1 cup
  • Oats (Dry roasted) - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rava - a handful ( I did not add)
  • Sour buttermilk - 3/4 cup (add 1/2 cup first and gradually increase quantity)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Onions chopped - a handful (optional)
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2 (minced fine)
  • Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro & curry leaves - few
  • Oil - to fry the dosas

1) Mix the dry ingredients first : Cornmeal, salt, Oats & Rice flour. Add buttermilk to this little by little and make the batter to a flowing consistency. If required, add a little water.
2) Now add chopped onions, rava (if using), chillies, ginger, curry leaves and cilantro. Mix well. Check for salt and spice once more
3) Heat a tava / skillet to high. Spinkle water to check if the water sizzles. Take a ladleful of batter and spread  thick or thin in concentric circles. Turn heat to medium. Drizzle oil around the edges and cook for 1-2 mins.
4) Flip over and cook again for 30 seconds. 
5) Serve hot with any chutney or sambhar. 


  1. the dosa looks grt yaar...innovative:))

  2. Healthy ingredients added to the dosa.. nice recipe.

  3. delicious dosas..looks nice n crispy..yumm

  4. Wow cornmeal and oats interesting..nice one

  5. Wow cornmeal and oats interesting..nice one

  6. nice use of different grains


  7. Love instant dosas..cornmeal is good for a change from the regular!

  8. Love Instant dosa's, comes handy all the time!!! Cornmeal dosa looks yum!!!!

  9. Innovative. Never heard of this before!

  10. I too make cornmeal dosas but differently. Your version too sounds interesting!

  11. dosa look great and delicious .........

  12. this is such an interesting blend...must try for me

  13. Wowwww.... Looks simply amazing and tempting.. awesome job dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  14. I have never tried cornmeal dosa. It looks very appetizing.

  15. Love the dosa. I love it when i use buttermilk in my dosa.


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