Utanki Dosai


If you are looking for an authentic Utanki recipe, look no further. No, I mean it – Do not look further because this is nowhere close to how an authentic original Utanki needs to be. The Utanki is a stringy lace-y crepe like dish which is made with rice, milk and sugar. I tried, I really tried but it was a major flop and instead of an intricately designed crepe I got few separate rice balls and so I abandoned that effort.

But I still needed a dish starting with U for today and I had nothing. The other options I had for U needed longer and I did not have as much time. So I figured I would simply use the batter I already had for the Utanki to make simple extra thin dosais. I served it with some honey and the daughter gobbled it all up. So I think I have come up with a easy breakfast dish for her and so that thought makes me a wee bit happy.


Recipe adapted from here

Makes 8-10 small dosais


1/2 cup Rice flour

2 tbsp Sugar

4 tbsp Milk

Ghee / Clarified butter



  • Mix the rice flour, sugar and milk and set aside for 3-4 hours
  • Transfer it to a mixer jar and grind it all in a mixer till it is smooth
  • Add a little water to make a thick batter
  • Heat a tava and drizzle some ghee on it
  • Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it into a thin circular shape
  • Drizzle a little ghee at the edges of the dosai
  • Cook on simmer
  • Once the edges start browning, disengage the dosai with a stainless steel spatula and turn it over to the other side
  • After 20 seconds take it off the tava and repeat the procedure with the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with some honey
  • Enjoy!


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