Breakfast, Dosa

Onion Podi Dosa | Spicy Vegan & GF Dosa | Breakfast dishes

After Begun Bhaja, we have our family favourite – Onion Podi Dosa featured under “Cooking with Tava” series this week at Blogging Marathon.  This Dosa is my elder kid’s favourite and we have it regularly mostly for our Sunday Breakfast. 

A simple yet enticing dosa, this is sure to fill you up and make a perfect morning breakfast / brunch option. Lets see how to make it… Check over 20+ varieties of Dosa / Uttapams here.

Prep time : 10 mins, Cook time : 1-1.5 min per dosa 

Course : Vegan & GF Indian Breakfast / Snack / Evening Tiffin

Accompaniments : tiffin sambhar and chutney or serve as is

Spice level :Medium


Ingredients (for 4 dosas):

  • Dosa Batter (or even use Idli Batter) – 2 large cups
  • Idli Molagapudi – 1 tsp per dosa (click here for the recipe)
  • Onions minced – 1 cup
  • Chopped green chillies, coriander and curry leaves – to taste
  • Oil – to pan fry the dosa


  1. In a tsp or two of oil, lightly caramelise / saute the onions with a pinch of salt and sugar each, and keep aside.
  2. Heat the tava, and lightly grease the top. Pour a ladle of flowing Idli / Dosa batter onto the hot tava and spread it around in concentric circles. 
  3. Drizzle few drops of oil and immediately top it with the Molagapudi, sautéed onions, chopped green chillies, coriander and curry leaves. Drizzle a few drops around the dosa too. 
  4. Let the dosa cook uncovered, After 1-2 mins on medium flame, flip only once for 30 seconds (PS – I cook only one side to a mild crisp texture).
  5. Serve it hot as is or with tiffin sambhar and chutney




  1. vaishali sabnani

    The dosa looks fantastic , nice and. crisp , would love to gran it .

  2. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Ahh, dosa, we have endless varieties in it!! such a versatile dish!! Onion podi dosa looks absolutely tempting, now after having my dinner, this is making me salivate!!!

  3. Gayathri Kumar

    This is one of my most fav dosas. You have made it perfect..

  4. Crispy and flavorful dosas.

  5. Looks very appetizing, Kalyani.

  6. That's a yummy yummy looking dosa.

  7. Priya Suresh

    Slurp slurp, this podi dosa looks very tempting.

  8. Oh I can have this anytime any number of times Kalyani..looks so inviting!

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