How to Make a Wheat Dosa

Wheat dosa is a simple and healthy dish, which can be done in 3-5 mins. Wheat dosa is one of the famous southern Indian dishes. It's basically made of wheat and rice flour, with a few other ingredients.


  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Wheat flour-1 cup
  • Green chillies -2 finely chopped
  • Ginger - small bit finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few tender ones
  • Salt - 2 1/2 tsp approximately
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Oil for making dosas
  • Tawa for making dosa
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -3/4 tsp
  • Hing - a pinch


  1. 1
    In a bowl, mix together wheat flour, rice flour, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, curry leaves and salt. Add water a little at a time and mix well, so that there are no lumps.
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    Heat a tsp of oil and add mustards seeds. When it splutters, add hing, pour it into the dosa batter, and mix well. Now the wheat dosa batter is ready.
  3. 3
    Heat a tawa. Once the tawa is heated, reduce the heat to medium, pour a ladle of batter from the outside of the tawa, then fill in bigger gaps if any. There should be small holes in the dosa.
  4. 4
    Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa and 1/2 tsp of oil on it. Be a little generous with oil for this dosa. Sesame seed oil are considered very healthy.
    • This dosa will take a little longer time to get cooked than regular dosa.
  5. 5
    Move the tawa in a circular motion once using the tongs or handle. This is so the dosa gets cooked evenly on all sides. Wait until the bottom starts browning and the corners start lifting up.
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    Flip the dosa to the other side. Once the other side is cooked, remove the dosa from the tawa. Serve with any chutney or sambar. Instant tomato chutney also goes well with this.


  • If the dosa sticks to the tawa, switch off the flame, drizzle a few drops of oil and rub the tawa with half an onion. If the tawa gets too hot, you can sprinkle water to bring down the temperature.
  • Use only sponge and liquid soap to clean the tawa. Wipe it dry and store it.


  • Mix the flour properly, there should be no lumps in the mixture.

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