egg dosa|savory egg pancake

Egg Dosa

egg dosa|savory egg pancake with video

D post for the #blogchttera2zchallenge

this egg dosa|savory egg pancake is my own creation. dosa is my favourite breakfast and why not as i was born in dosa land. idly has always lagged behind as it is plump to catch up. the variety of dosas that we get today is mindboggling from dosa pizza to chilli chicken. stuffed dosa has become a universal dish. moreover, i grew up mainly on plain dosa or at the most masala dosa which i do not relish much. but I have come to relish this egg dosa|savory egg pancake. making dosas now is no big deal on the non-stick griddles. but when my mom made them on the iron tawa or griddle that was indeed. mom used to grind the dal and rice into a powder and make an instant batter. whenever we asked for dosa we got a minnappuattu as it was called.

what is an egg dosa|savory egg pancake

actually, the idea behind the egg dosa was just to see the pretty play of colours on my breakfast plate. i love colourful food; mind you it is all natural. egg dosa|savory egg pancake is just your usual dosa topped with veggies of your choice with a fried egg on top, served with chutney. a sprinkling of chopped pink onion, tomatoes, a circle of green coriander with the egg in the centre. a vibrant platter to savour and relish.

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recipe for egg dosa|savory egg pancake


dosa batter

1 cup whole or skinned urad dal or black lentil

2 cups parboiled rice

1 tsp methi or fenugreek seeds

2 tbsp chana dal or split bengal gram

salt as desired

1 tsp cumin

preparing the dosa batter:

dal for dosa batter
rice for dosa
dosa batter for egg dosa|savory egg pancake
Dosa batter for egg dosa|savory egg pancake

firstly, rinse the rice and urad dal separately .

next, wash the dals thoroughly a few times and soak in enough water for 4 hours.

soak the rice, chana dal and methi in a bowl or pan.

following this, grind the urad dal to a fine and fluffy batter in the mixer.

subsequently,drain the water completely from the rice, add a little water and grind to a paste.

blend until smooth and frothy.  but do not make it runny as it should be a thick batter.

afterwards, mix both the batters, preferably with the hand. this helps pack in more air and makes for softer and fluffier dosas.

finally, transfer to a large vessel as the batter will rise overnight. you should usually grind more batter, and use 2 pots to ferment and refrigerate. divide the batter to 2 pots as it stays good in the refrigerator for few more days.

now, let the batter ferment overnight. and then add water to get the desired thickness. now add salt and cumin.

use dosa batter to make dosa sandwiches, aloo bonda, appe or paniyaram, sweet potato stuffed dosa or even ravva dosa

for the egg topping

1 egg

1/2 chopped onion

1 chopped tomato

a sprig of chopped coriander

1 green chilli chopped (optional)

dilute the batter by adding a little water as needed. make it a pourable and spreading consistency.

dosa tawa foregg dosa|savory egg pancake

firstly check if the pan is hot enough by sprinkling a little water on the griddle. if it begins to sizzle, it is ready. now pour a ladle full of batter in the centre of the pan.

spread the batter evenly in a circular way with the base of a ladle. make a thick pancake. meanwhile, drizzle a little oil or ghee (clarified butter) on the edges once the dosa changes colour from white to golden, it is ready. actually, you can make it without any oil.add oil for myself. but if you will get a heavenly dosa.

how to make the topping for egg dosa|savory egg pancake

now sprinkle the chopped onion around the edge followed by the tomato. take an egg and break it in the centre. sprinkle a little salt on the egg if you want to. let it cook on simmer and in the meantime garnish with fresh coriander leaves. if you like your fried egg then you can serve the dosa as it is. but if you like a double fried egg then flip the dosa and cook it on the other side as well.

finally, when the egg dosa|savory egg pancake turns golden or brown add a dollop of butter. it melts on the hot dosa and spreads all over it. the taste is sinfully scrumptious.

serve the piping hot egg dosa|savory egg pancake with chutney (recipe of chutney is here coconut chutney) or sambar. my egg dosa is very yummy and as good as or better than any restaurant. do try it out if you would like to have an authentic or restaurant-style dosa.

egg dosa|savory egg pancake
egg dosa|savory egg pancake
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egg dosa|savory egg pancake
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Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 29

  1. Looks delectable!

    Had to visit this when I saw the title. My husband and I were discussing a few hours back about how we must find a way to source some eggs and make egg dosa.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks Namratha..most stores are doing home delivery. That’s how I got a tray. But please wash the eggs thoroughly

  2. Samira Gupta says:

    Very unique fusion recipe. Will try it for my son who loves Dosa as well Eggs, so he’s going to love it. Thanks for sharing πŸ‘

  3. Alpana says:

    ahhaaa…thank God, I haven’t read this post before my breakfast time. I am drooling..It s new recipe for me. And yes the colors are so pleasing.

  4. Great recipe..and ya it is looking really colorful with veggie toppings. I do not eat eggs, is there any other way to make this recipe.

  5. Karen says:

    I’ve never tasted dosa but it sounds really good. I like your version. Weekends In Maine

  6. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I have never tried a dosa with an egg filling, but it sounds like such a wholesome and delicious meal. Must try soon!

  7. You know apart from egg dosa there is another speciality called egg parota or mutta parota as it is called in south India. That also tastes great.

  8. Arushi Seth says:

    I have never tried or heard of dosa and egg but it for sure looks yummy and I am sure is healthy too. Love the colours!! Thanks for sharing such interesting recipes

  9. Pratibha says:

    I make this too! Comfort food from my childhood that I introduced to boys. The only difference is that the yolk isn’t runny and my dosa pancake is almost like an egg appam.

  10. Archana says:

    Harjeet that so yummlicious, when I see eggs In any recipe, I directly hit the video first, then come to the reading part, I did the same today, topping of egg on dosa is something very new to me, I am sure my family is going to drool over on this.

  11. Madhu says:

    I have never tried a sunny side up on a dosa. This looks interesting.

  12. Simrit Bedi says:

    I have never tried egg dosa. I have dosa batter at home. Will surely try out your recipe

  13. Sonia Dogra says:

    What a healthy breakfast option. Thank you for such a well presented unique recipe.

  14. Looks so yummy. You made me hungry with such gorgeous pictures.

  15. Shilpa Garg says:

    That’s a fab dosa recipe. The husband has made dosa by beating the egg in the batter with all the veggies. It turned out super fluffy and tasty. Will ask him to try your recipe which looks so beautiful. Thanks for this recipe, harjeet!

  16. Sivaranjini says:

    Egg dosa no non veg allowed πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺthis month. Great recipe

  17. This recipe sounds yummy my friend.πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

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