Spinach Dosa


This is the last day of the week and my final vegetable based protein dish. Spinach is the vegetable of choice. As a kid, I was anemic for sometime which my mother took as a personal affront. So she fed me a bunch of spinach each day pureed. She refused to stop even after my hemoglobin levels were over the threshold so much so that I was convinced that my vein, if cut, would bleed green instead of red.

I read somewhere recently that if two people in a house agree on the fan speed then they are definitely not married. I think that should be extended to dosas as well. The husband and I have completely different views on what a perfect dosa should be like. He thinks dosa should be thick and small while I think any dosa thicker than a banned plastic bag should be termed an uthapam.   


I make spinach dosas mostly when the batter is insufficient for the number of dosas needed. I add some spinach purée which increases the volume of the batter and also gives it a nice flavour. I paired this with some lentil and coconut chutney which I came up with when I discovered that I didn’t have any fried gram to make the regular coconut chutney. I had some mixed lentil powder we use to mix with rice. So I blended it together with some coconut, ginger and green chillies. It tasted very nice with the dosa and we had a lovely weekend breakfast.

Protein – Spinach, Skinless black gram / Urad dal

Makes 15 dosas


Dosa batter                            4 cups

Spinach                                   1 small bunch

Green chillies                        1-2


  • Wash and chop the spinach
  • Blend it along with the green chillies, salt and little water to a fine purée
  • Mix around 1/3 cup of purée with the batter 
  • The consistency of the batter should be slightly less than regular dosa batter but not as watery as a rava dosa batter
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter on it
  • Spread the batter in a circular motion and pour few drops of oil around the edges of the dosa
  • Once it starts browning at the edges, use a steel spatula and turn it over
  • Let it cook for a minute and then take it off the tava
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the batter till you have as many dosas as you need
  • Serve warm with chutney or molaga podi
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Mega Marathon under the theme, ‘Protein Rich Dishes’.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. The spinach dosa is a great idea to get Protein and make it healthy too . The pics look classy and those chutneys look marvellous ! Even my daughter purées spinach and adds to every possible thing .. rotis, idlis, dosas !

  2. Anlet Prince says:

    Great way to add spinach into diet. Must be good with any spicy chutneys

  3. Healthy dosa.. We can easily make kids eat spinach this way .. Will try this out..

  4. Mayuri Patel says:

    A healthy delicious way to have dosas…with spinach puree in it. 🙂 Like your differences about the dosa. My hubby will not have a dosa if its not thin and crispy to the point that he’ll not be able to scoop with dal or the filling with it. I on the other hand like it slightly thick so it can soak in the sambar!

  5. I guess even my daughter will say this in the future. Hahaha. Between, the dosas look amazing with the soft green shade. I am sure it tastes incredible and makes a great breakfast.

  6. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Oh gosh, you had me ROFL…seriously too much girl on the fan speed!..while I too agree a dosa has to be thin, this one surely makes up being fantastic when it is soft and gives out other added flavours..

  7. I do agree if any two persons agree they are not married. Hubby too wants his dosa thick and I want them thin. Sowmya these dosa are delicious I wish I can reach out and the chutney seriously I want some. It’s been ages since I had some lentil powders.

  8. Addition of spinach makes the dosa more healthy. I love the sound of that chutney podi.

  9. Awesome click and idlis and dosas are great way to sneak in those veggies.

  10. Priya Suresh says:

    Same at my place too, i love thick dosas while hubby like thin ones, couldnt stop laughing on reading your vein story. Spinach dosas will definitely please my tastebuds.

  11. Simply Tadka says:

    Love the way to add spinach in kids diet… wonderful recipe… must be try.

  12. Rajani says:

    Completely agree on the fan speed/AC temperature. It’s a regular fight at home. For dosa, the disagreement is with the family than the husband. I haven’t added puréed spinach with dosa, but will remember this tip when I run low on the batter.

  13. Nalini says:

    This is a healthy way to add spinach in diet,the dosa looks so nice and lovely pictures.

  14. sizzlingtastebuds says:

    dosas, fan speed, TV channel, putting on calories, vacation plans – actually we disagree on most things 🙂 thats what makes life more interesting right ! these dosas look great !

  15. ruchi indu says:

    We make adai with drumstick leaves. Adding spinach is also a good idea. Will try this.

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