BM #130 Week 3 Day 2 - 

Today I shall highlight this classic recipe of Bellam Dosa. I always used to make it with just wheat flour and jaggery but never thought too much about it. My little one used to love that version as a toddler. 

Now as the kids have grown up, their taste buds have changed so much that it is surprising. To accommodate my little one's changing taste buds, I changed the recipe to add in some rice flour and some ginger powder to cut into the flavor of jaggery. 

That little change was welcomed by her and all of us enjoyed our share of the mini sweet dosas.

Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Rice Flour 1/4 cup
Jaggery, Powdered 1/4 cup
Salt 1/4 tsp
Dry Ginger Powder/Sonth 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
ENO Fruit Salt 1/4 tsp (Or Baking Soda)
Ghee for shallow frying

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the jaggery in about 1/2 cup of water and mix well until the jaggery is melted. I added warm water to make the process faster.

To the melted jaggery add the flours and gently mix until there are no lumps adding as much water as needed to get a Dosa batter consistency.

Add the rest of the ingredients and gently mix.

Heat the griddle and keep the heat at medium to low.

Pour a ladleful of batter and gently spread in a circular fashion.

Drizzle ghee on the edges and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes.

When the underside is brown gently flip the dosa on the other side and let it cook for a few seconds.

Remove gently on to a serving plate and continue with the rest of the batter.

Serve immediately as is or with any chutney of your choice.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 8


  1. One of my favorite dosa as a kid and today. Luckily my kids love vellam dosai too and I get to enjoy this often with them . Looks so delicious.

  2. What a unique Dosa! I have only heard of chocolate Dosa, he he. Good one, with jaggery and cardamom.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. A traditional one. We too make it using only wheat flour and I used to enjoy it as a kid.

  5. Radha Says:
  6. My mom used to make this for me! Nostalgia. I will make this weekend for my kids. This is an amazing recipe and the dosa looks perfect in texture!

  7. Srividhya Says:
  8. This is such interesting recipe. Never tried this one. Bookmarking it. And tell me about kids changing taste buds!!!

  9. Narmadha Says:
  10. I have heard a lot about this dosa and it looks too delicious. Would love to try it out soon

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