This simple, tasty and easy dosai is a special one for me. It is my mother’s favorite dish and probably the only one she made for herself exclusively. I remember there were days when my brother and I would want to order in and dad was having dinner out or the rare days when mom simply gave up on us and decided she has had enough. She would reach out to the ever present dosa batter in the refrigerator and pull out a cast iron pan and make this dosai for herself and settle down to relish it with a book in the other hand.
Simply put it is a seasoned version of the regular dosai but its taste and flavors are amazing. My mother’s version, of course, did not have sesame seeds but I put it in to meet the ‘Y’ requirements of this mega marathon. It is an easy dosai to make but also gives you a break from the same old regular dosa and hardly needs anything on the side to go with it because it is so flavorful by itself. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, it is an amazing dinner or a lazy weekend breakfast. The best thing of all is that it can be customized to each person’s individual tastes thereby making it awesome for all.
For more easy dosa recipes check out Peanut Dosa, Instant Ragi Dosa and Buckwheat Pancakes
Makes 4-5 dosas
WHAT WE NEED
2 cups Dosa Batter
3 tsp Mustard Seeds
3 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Sprigs of curry leaves, finely chopped
3-4 Dried red chillies
3-4 Green chillies
5 tsp Sesame seeds
WHAT TO DO
- Heat a curve bottom cast iron pan / Non stick pan
- Add 2 tsp of oil
- Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds
- When they splutter, add the chopped curry leaves, chopped red and green chillies
- Add 1 tsp of sesame seeds
- Once the sesame seeds splutter, add 2 ladles of the dosa batter
- Pour the dosa batter in a circular motion around the seasoning first and then over it so as to cover it all
- Add 2-3 drops of oil on top of the batter and close the pan with a lid
- Let it cook on medium high for 2 minutes
- Once the top part of the dosa appears cooked, use a steel spatula to disengage the dosa from the pan and turn it over
- Let it cook on simmer for 1-2 minutes
- Take it off the heat and repeat the procedure for the rest of the batter
- Serve warm with chutney or sambhar of your choice
- If you do not want it too spicy then you can omit the green chillies. You can omit the chillies altogether for kids.
- If you want it crisp, then leave it for 30 seconds longer on each side
- You can add other ingredients like ginger, onion, etc.
- The size of the dosa and time to cook will vary with the size of the pan. I used a very small pan
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thats truly unique !
Thank you so much! Do try it
Ultimate, how crispy and irresistible this dosa looks. Omg, my mouth is literally watering here. Cant take my eyes from your clicks. Too delicious and super nutty dosa.
OMG! This is what we call Dibba rotti or Minapa rotti but we make it with Idli batter but you have really spiced it up and I am drooling over it. My little one can live on it (without the spice though)
wow.. this dosa looks so yum and even interesting and unique for me.. Thanks for sharing for such a beautiful recipe.
This reminds me handva. Adding sesame seed in dosa surely gives a kick to tastebuds. Looks so delicious. I loved this addition and make a difference.
I am glad you picked this Sesame Seed Dosa for Y ! What a beautiful take on it , it’s breakfast time and I am drooling over this Dosa . Love the way you have made it , a little curved . Excellent !
OMG, that dosa looks awesome Sowmya. With some coconut chutney I will be in heaven.
This one is surely very new..and nice to know about your mom’s liking of this..the toasted sesame seeds will have given a good taste overall right!
Loved this. I make a similar version but with different batter. Your using dosa batter looks yum and delicious. Will surely try this out.
This sounds likem y kinda dosa! I am a huge fan of sesame seeds and that topping is something to die for! Super pick Sowmya!!
I am an absolute sesame seed lover and how did i not think about this before. I am going to so try this seasoning on my dosai next time I make some.