Wheat Atta Dosa

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Wheat atta as you know is used mainly for Chapati, Parathas and Phulkas. We also make atta Ladoos, Namkeen, and we use it in combination with other atta like Besan as well to prepare so many dishes, but one may be surprised to hear about wheat atta dosas. The great thing about this is that it is prepared instantly and needs no fermentation. When breakfast is not planned for the morning, I fall back to this option – tasty, quick to prepare and a good breakfast item.

What you need to have:

1. Wheat atta fine – 1 cup

2. All purpose flour (Maida) – 1/2 cup

3. Chopped Green chillies – 2 in number

4. Chopped Ginger – 1 Teaspoon

5. Grated coconut – 2 Tablespoon

6. Chopped coriander leaves – 1 Tablespoon

6. Cumin seeds – 1/4 Teaspoon

7. Sugar – A pinch

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Blackgram Dal – 1 Teaspoon

3. Cumin seeds – 3/4 Teaspoon

4. Curry leaves – 2 strands

26-2-2009-128 Ingredients of Wheat Atta Dosa

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve both atta and all purpose flour together in the sieve.

2. Wash and chop green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves fine and keep it aside. Grate coconut as well.

3. Transfer the sieved atta from step 1 to a bowl. Add required quantity of salt and a pinch of sugar to it. Add 2 cups of water and mix well with your hands in such a way that there are no lumps in it.

4. Mix chopped green chillies, ginger, grated coconut from step-2 to the dosa mix and also 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds and stir well with a laddle.

5. Place a spatula with 2-3 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. When heated, add mustard seeds to it. When it starts sputtering add blackgram Dal to it. When it is fried add the remaining 3/4 Teaspoon of cumin seeds to it. Lastly add curry leaves to it and add this seasoning to the Dosa batter.

26-2-2009-129 Wheat Atta Dosa Mix

6. Place a dosa griddle on a medium flame and when heated just sprinkle a few drops of cooking oil and rub it with a coconut coir in a circular fashion on the griddle. Sprinkle a little water on it.

7. Pour a laddle of batter and spread to a medium thickness and close it with a lid on a low flame. Just remove the lid after 2 minutes and here below is your dosa, half done as yet though !


8. Just reverse it and sprinkle a little oil and cook it for a while and now here is the ready dosa.26-2-2009-134

Dosa being cooked on the other side

26-2-2009-135 Ready to serve Wheat Atta Dosa with chutney & chutney powder

Serve hot with your favorite chutney and/or dry chutney powder (some options here).

How long it takes: 45 Minutes

Number of Dosas: 10 Dosas


13 thoughts on “Wheat Atta Dosa

    suparna said:
    April 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Pratibha,
    lovely maida pitti polo, love the smooth and soft texture of it :)tastes yummy with chinti pitti. Beautiful snaps.I too have posted a wheat flouf dosa in my latest post do check it out.

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Suparna,

    I just loved the dosa which you have put up on your blog . I just went thru the same now.

    Supriya said:
    April 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Very nice and quick dosa…my mom would often make maida polo for school tiffin. This goes one step further to make it healthy with all the spices.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Supriya,

      Even i remember my mom having prepared maida polo as you said. Thi is mil’s recipe.

    Pallavi Prabhu said:
    May 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Please make the photos more brighter, bigger & clearer aunty..we want good quality photos like http://foodieshope.blogspot.com/2006/07/avalakki-dosai-poha.html

    prathibalrao responded:
    June 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Hi Pallavi,

    Thanx for ur suggestion for putting up bigger, clearer, and brighter photoes. I have put up the same . Please check it up and lemme know.

    Anjali said:
    January 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Easy recipe since it can be prepared instantly. Tastes good too.

    murugan1256 said:
    February 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    does this dosa is a good weight reducing menu as compared to idli sambar
    ?????????/// pls tell me

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Murugan12

      I think it could be so.

    HP said:
    February 27, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Hi Ma,

    Had never known of this variation for dosa, until S told me about it a couple of hours ago. I made it because he was craving for it, but it is so filling and tasty and easy to make that it’s going to be on my go-to quick fix list 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 27, 2012 at 11:25 am


      You can even add a handful of upma sujee(fine) for a variation in addition to all other ingredients as mentioned in the recipe ,which tastes better and which i tried today.

    shalu singh said:
    February 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    copy copy copy

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Hi Shalu singh,

      What do you mean copy copy copy??????????I did not get you!!!!!!!!!!!Please clarify

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