sweet dosa

Everybody especially the kids love this dosa because it is sweet and something different from the ordinary.


( Serves 4-5 people)

  • Rice – 4 cups
  • Grated coconut– 1 cup
  • Parched Rice (poha) - half cup
  • Grated Jaggery - half cup
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi) - 2 teaspoons
  • Cucumber - 1
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cardamom


  • Soak the rice and the fenugreek seeds in a container with just enough water to cover for an hour.
  • In a separate bowl, soak the parched rice for 15 minutes (with very little water)
  • Peel the cucumber and cut into small pieces.
  • Now grind together the rice, parched rice and cucumber pieces. Do not add water (the cucumber juice should suffice). The batter should be roughly as thick as idly batter.
  • To this batter, add jaggery, a pinch of turmeric, cardmom powder and salt to taste.
  • Leave the batter overnight. Do not refrigerate.
  • In the morning, prepare thick dosas (do not spread). The dosas will turn out very fluffy. Serve hot with ghee or butter.


  • Puffed rice can be used instead of parched rice.
  • If cucumber is not available, use more coconut.

Preparation time: 1 hour , soak overnight