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Kadamba Dosai | Instant Breakfast Recipes | Gluten Free, Vegan

What is Kadamba Dosai

Kadambam in Tamil means a mixture. We have a dish called Kadambam itself offered to Lord Balaji at Tirupati, but that’s made with Rice and Native Veggies (like Ashgourd, pumpkin, raw banana etc) and is sans onion garlic. That’s a recipe that’s sure to feature on another day as we love it a lot, but never get time to take pics, as its mainly made for Naivedyam (offering made to god, so in a smaller quantity).

Dosa on the other hand is made so regularly for breakfast at home. Unlike a lot of Tambrahm homes, we don’t prefer it for dinner, but only for breakfast. Of course, ANY dosa can be served for dinner as a personal preference.

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Today’s Kadamba Dosai (mixed flour Indian pancake) comes from Chandra Padmanabhan’s book. Like most foodies (or even food bloggers), I tend to buy a LOT of cookbooks on an impulse or a good sale (Amazon – you have truly spoiled us :p) . But some stay the way they are bought, some get used up quite a bit. True to my native cooking, Southern Flavours by Chandra Padmanabhan (pic below) is a treasure trove of some very unique recipes like Cabbage rasam, Morappam (which I have already blogged here), Vazhakkai milagu Kootu (raw banana curry in pepper sauce) etc. 

I have made this Kadamba Dosai (original recipe pic from the book as below) with some minor modifications every time. Its our go-to dosa on Mondays mornings when I have no fresh Idli batter ground the previous week. And this dosa batter gets done in a jiffy (with some quick prep). 

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What are the main ingredients in Kadamba Dosai?

  1. Left over Idli / Dosa batter (you can use fresh too)
  2. Any millet flour (You can use finger millet / sorghum / Bajra)
  3. Freshly grated veggies (opt. But I add it some time)
  4. Oats powder- I ALWAYS  add this to get some fibre going in
  5. Basic spices like salt, pepper, ginger, onions etc.
  6. Optional add ons – coriander/ curry leaves

What can I serve with this Kadamba Dosai?

Well, the best combo we love is with Molagapudi drenched in sesame oil.. But any tiffin sambhar or chutney (21 varieties of chutney here) will also work. 

Let’s get to make Kadamba Dosai / Kadamba Dosa

( Instant Multigrain, Gluten Free, vegan Indian Savory Pancake. Served for Breakfast or evening Tiffins)

Prep Time – 15 mins , Resting time – 30 mins ; cook time – 20 mins ; Makes – 10 servings

What you need to make Kadamba Dosai:

  • 2 cups Dosa batter (leftover or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup Oats flour
  • 1/4 cup Sorghum flour (Jowari atta)
  • 3 TBSP Gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp curry leaves
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin (jeera)
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (per dosa)
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How to make Kadamba Dosai

  1. Roast the oats on low flame for 4-5 mins till slightly warm. Transfer to a plate, Cool and powder fine.
  2. In a large bowl, add the Dosa batter, Oats flour and the sorghum flour. 
  3. Whisk it well., add salt and all other ingredients, add water as necessary to make a slightly runny batter (to a spreadable consistency, but not like Rava Dosa batter)
  4. Cover and rest it for 30 mins (this step is highly recommended , pl don’t skip it)
  5. After 30 mins, heat the tava (skillet) to medium heat, whisk the batter once more. 
  6. Check for salt and spice. 
  7. Take a ladle of two of the batter and spread it slightly thick on the tava. Drizzle sesame oil around the dosa. 
  8. Cook till golden brown on one side (takes 1-1.5 mins)
  9. Flip and cook for 30 seconds. 
  10. You may also cook on one side only for 2 mins
  11. Serve hot with molgapudi or chutney. Here it is served with chow chow chutney (Chayote Squash Chutney) and grated jaggery.
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Kadamba Dosai | Instant Breakfast Dishes

Instant Multigrain, Gluten Free, vegan Indian Savory Pancake. Served for Breakfast or evening Tiffins.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Dosa, Gluten Free, Pancake, Quick Snack, Tiffins, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Tava / Skillet
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dosa batter leftover or fresh
  • 1/2 cup Oats flour
  • 1/4 cup Sorghum Flour Jowari atta
  • 3 tbsp Gramflour Besan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Green coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil per dosa

Instructions

  • Roast the oats on low flame for 4-5 mins till slightly warm. Transfer to a plate, Cool and powder fine.
  • In a large bowl, add the Dosa batter, Oats flour and the sorghum flour.
  • Whisk it well., add salt and all other ingredients, add water as necessary to make a slightly runny batter (to a spreadable consistency, but not like Rava Dosa batter)
  • Cover and rest it for 30 mins (this step is highly recommended , pl don’t skip it)
  • After 30 mins, heat the tava (skillet) to medium heat, whisk the batter once more.
  • Check for salt and spice.
  • Take a ladle of two of the batter and spread it slightly thick on the tava. Drizzle sesame oil around the dosa.
  • Cook till golden brown on one side (takes 1-1.5 mins)
  • Flip and cook for 30 seconds.
  • You may also cook on one side only for 2 mins
  • Serve hot with molgapudi or chutney. Here it is served with Chow chow chutney (Chayote Squash chutney)

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14 Comments

  1. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    Dosai with Oats and sorghum flour sounds absolutely healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing 👍

  2. 5 stars
    Kadamba dosai sounds interesting and I will definitely try this. I often think what to do with the leftover batter and now I have a healthy breakfast recipe.

  3. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    A healthy and filling gluten free breakfast option. Like how one can use leftover dosa batter and add millet flours. Must try this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Loved the name kadamba Kalyani. In Bengali kadamba is a ball shaped flower. And a delicious sweet kheer kadamba is named because of it’s shape. Kadamba dosai sounds so healthy nutritious and absolutely delicious. I will try it for sure.

  5. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Kadamba dosai is a super nutritious breakfast with amazing accompaniments. Would love to treat myself with this yummy breakfast.

  6. The World Through My Eyes

    5 stars
    Love the sound of this Dosai! It’s super nutritious with sorghum and oats going in. Would like to try it out some time.

    Chandra Padmanabhan’s cookbooks are amazing!

  7. 5 stars
    I love these kind of karacha or mixed flour dosais . They taste heavenly with all the spices , corriander and curry leaves. Wil certainly try this kadamba dosai soon .

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