Wednesday, June 10, 2020



On some days, when you have been busy and forget to soak and grind for the dosa batter, recipes like these come in handy as the Sooji Poha Dosa can be made almost instantly.

It is also useful for those who wish to avoid rice in the dosa for different reasons like health, fasting on some days etc.

Elsewhere in this blog you will find some other dishes like this which can be made quite fast such as:-

Today's recipe doesn't require any fermentation of the batter and can be made fast when you need to rustle up a quick breakfast or a healthy snack. It is made with sooji /rava( semolina), beaten rice ( poha) and curds.

For making this dosa, I have used the thin/patla poha and preferred Eno Fruit Salt over baking soda. The quantities mentioned in the Ingredients yielded 8 dosas.

You can serve with a chutney of your choice or with Tomato Kurma.

I have adapted this from Semolina Rava Breakfast by Bhusanur Cooking.

We tried it out recently and loved the dosa, served with tomato kurma.

  • Sooji/ Rava, (Semolina), 1 cup
  • Poha, (Beaten Rice), 1/2 cup
  • Dahi, (Curds) 1/2 cup
  • Eno Fruit Salt, 1/2 tsp 
  • Oil, as required to make dosas
  • Salt, to taste

Soak sooji and poha separately for about 10 minutes in just the required amount of water
The quantity of water used should be enough for the sooji and poha to absorb it fully and become soft

In a mixer jar, grind together the soaked sooji and poha, along with the curds, to a smooth paste without adding any water
Transfer this ground batter to a bowl 
The batter should be like the regular dosa batter of pourable consistency
To this add salt, Eno Fruit Salt, and mix well
Prepare the tawa for making dosa by lightly greasing it with oil and wiping it off with a tissue
Sprinkle a few drops of water on the tawa
When it sizzles it shows the tawa is hot enough to start making dosas
On medium heat pour a ladleful of batter to make a dosa
Cover and cook on medium heat for 1 minute till the pores appear 
Drizzle 1 tsp of oil on and around each dosa
Flip and cook the other side of the dosa till it gets done
Serve with chutney or other accompaniment of your choice


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