Inji Thokku Dosai | Ginger Pickle Dosai


So here we are on the 9th day of this marathon and my family’s enthusiasm for dosais has begun to wane. Also, my maid has started sighing and rolling her eyes when she sees the grinder / mixer in the sink to be washed every alternate day. So now I have to figure out different dosais to make with the same batter in order to run the rest of the marathon. I tried explaining the concept of mega marathon to my maid who asked if I couldn’t have made the dosais in advance. Well, I definitely need to start preparing for the mega marathons in advance.

The idea for this recipe is from my sister-in-law. She and her roommates would make these simple quick dosais for breakfast or dinner on days they had too much work and too less time. This is a simple idea of mixing pickle with dosai batter and making delicious crisp dosais which does not need any side dish and can be had on the go. So when I was stuck with trying to find a dish for ‘I’, my eyes fell on the delicious ginger pickle sitting on the counter and thus was born the Inji Thokku dosai. If you are in Chennai, do pick up all the pickles / thokku from the Ganga Sweets chain. They have a lovely range and are super delicious. Luckily they have an outlet near our house in Chennai and the husband and I make a mandatory trip to their shop to stock up on sweets, savories and pickles to last till our next Chennai trip.


Makes 5-6 dosais


2 cups Idli / Dosai batter

1 tbsp Ginger pickle (or any other pickle of your choice)

Oil / Ghee




  • Add the thokku / pickle to the dosai batter and mix well
  • Add water if needed to bring it to the right consistency
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter on it
  • Spread the batter into a circular shape
  • The thinner you spread the batter, the crispier it will be
  • Drizzle some oil or ghee on the sides of the dosai
  • Once the edges start to brown, use a steel spatula to disengage the dosai from the tava and turn it over
  • If you have spread it very thin, you need to be very careful else the dosai will break
  • After 30 seconds or so, take the dosai off the tava
  • Repeat the procedure for the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm as is or with a chutney of your choice
  • Enjoy!



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