Jini Dosa


When I posted the Farali Dosa few days ago, I spoke about the option of a French fries dosa. Surprisingly many of my blogging friends expressed an interest in it. I am yet to come to terms with that travesty but I thought it would be a good idea to include at least one dosa from the street food scene of Mumbai. Most of the options I found were cheese dosa and schezwan dosa but I had other nicer options for those alphabets and so I discarded them. Then I came across this Jini dosa which sounded a lot more interesting than the Javversi (Sago) dosai I had otherwise planned.

To be honest, I haven’t tasted this dosa in the streets of Mumbai despite living there for over 25 years. It could be because I thought it a waste to eat dosa out when it was so easily available at home and when the alternative was an array of chaats. Jini dosa is a kind of masala dosa which doesn’t use too much of potatoes. It is a combination of veggies like cabbage, capsicum, carrots with schezwan sauce and tomato ketchup and topped with loads of cheese. The veggies are semi cooked on top of the dosa itself and retain a slight crunch.


Makes 4-5 dosas


2 cups of dosa batter

3/4 cup chopped vegetables

2 tbsp Schezwan sauce

2-3 tbsp Tomato ketchup

1-2 tbsp Chilly sauce (optional)

2 tbsp Butter

Grated cheese



  • Mix all the vegetables in a bowl
  • Heat a tava and spread a little oil on it
  • Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in a circular shape
  • Keep the gas on simmer for the dosa to cook slowly
  • Once the top part of the dosa is slightly cooked, add 2 tbsp of vegetables, 1 tsp of schezwan, 2 tsp of tomato ketchup and 1/2 tsp of chilly sauce
  • Mix well and spread it on the dosa with a spatula or potato masher
  • Cover and let cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Top it with grated cheese
  • Cut the dosa into 4-5 parts with a pizza cutter or knife
  • Roll each part into a roll
  • Serve warm with ketchup or chutney
  • Enjoy!


  1. I used cabbage, carrot, capsicum, green peas and sweet corn. You can use any or all of these or potatoes, tomatoes,spring onions,etc.




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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya Suresh says:

    Just now crossed this Jini dosas at Valli’s space, and here you are with those irresistible Jini dosa. You guys are tempting me to make this dosa this weekend. Totally droolworthy.

  2. harini says:

    OMG! this is such an irresistible dosa, Sowmya. I am going to try it for sure.

  3. I have seen this dosa in insta videos. The filling loaded with cheese sounds amazing. Kids would love this dosa very much..

  4. I’ll definitely will have to look out for the jini does this time when I go to Mumbai. Have to taste it though I must admit I’m a bit traditional when it comes to filling for dosas, like the usual potato onion one. With Schezwan sauce it does sound spicy and chatpata!

  5. code2cook says:

    Sowmya I fell in love with your jini dosa dear, thanks for sharing. Looking absolutely mouthwatering and feels like grabbing this plate out of the screen.

  6. Annapurnaz says:

    Amazing pics Sowmya…first read it on Valli’s space, now on yours. Getting geared up to make it at the earliest

  7. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    OMG, such an irrestible and healthy dosa. Just want to grab a bite now .

  8. That dosai has come out so crispy and delicious! I have to try it when I come to India next time, but first I have to make some at home.

  9. I love these Jini Dosa’s , they are so delicious !
    Every time I have made these I have loved them , but unfortunately have never been able to get good clicks .
    Your clicks look fantastic and I am seriously getting a little J ! 😜

  10. Simply Tadka says:

    Wow.. what a color
    dosa with cheese makes me hungry anytime.. so perfect dosa.

  11. Padmajha PJ says:

    Wow! That looks so good Sowmya! I have wathed videos of this dosa in the making and your pics are so tempting that I am feel like grabbing the plate off the screen!

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