Monday, April 29, 2013

Godhuma Dosa Recipe-Crispy Instant Wheat Dosa (Step wise pictures)

Are you a working women or a busy professional (or anyone for that matter) looking for instant yet healthy recipes, then this is just for you.This is a very easy and healthy dosa prepared with just 2 main ingredients- rice flour and wheat flour (no maida). If you learn to make this dosa, it will save you a lot of time, it will come handy when you return home late from the office and make your time in the kitchen quite pleasant.Though I have posted wheat dosa earlier here, this is a more detailed recipe with step wise pictures for beginners. I have also given another recipe for wheat dosa which is also equally good. 

Wheat dosa-Godhuma dosa

Instant and Crispy Wheat Dosa Recipe

Prep time - under 5 minutes
Yields - 20-24 dosas

Ingredients needed

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup

Green chillies -2 very finely chopped
Ginger - small bit finely chopped
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few tender ones
Salt - 2 1/2 tsp approximately (add less or more according to your taste)

Water - 4 cups
Oil for making dosas (I use only sesame seed oil for my dosas)

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds -3/4 tsp
Hing - a pinch


In a bowl, mix together wheat flour, rice flour, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, curry leaves and salt.

Add water little at a time and mix well so that there are no lumps.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustards seeds, when it splutters, add hing and pour it into the dosa batter and mix well. Now your wheat dosa batter is ready. See how watery and thin it is in the picture below.


Now heat a tawa, once the tawa is heated, reduce the heat to medium, pour a ladle of batter from the outside of the tawa, then fill in bigger gaps if any.You cannot spread this batter like regular dosa but have to pour the dosa batter like rava dosa. There should be small holes in the dosa.

Now drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa and 1/2 tsp of oil on the dosa.(be a little generous with oil for this dosa- sesame seed oil is considered very healthy)

Instant wheat flour dosa

This dosa will take a little longer time to get cooked than regular dosa. Using the tongs or handle, move the tawa in a circular motion once, so that the dosa will get cooked evenly on all the sides. (see pic 1 below)

Wait until the bottom starts browning and the corners start lifting up. (see pic 2 below)

Now flip the dosa to the other side.Once the other side is cooked, remove the dosa from the tawa.

How to make wheat dosa

Before making the next dosa, mix the batter well to avoid sedimentation. You have to mix the batter every time before making every single dosa.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.

If you are a beginner, you might find it difficult the first two times or you may even fail, but once you practice, you can make this dosa with ease. Do not give up. Initially try with less quantity.(1/4 cup rice flour + 1/4 cup wheat flour).

Serve with any chutney or sambar. We had it with tomato chutney with garlic. Instant tomato chutney also goes well with this.

I have tried my best to make it simpler, if you still have doubts, mail to me or use the comment section of this page.

Method II -  Wheat dosa using urad dal

Soak 1/2 cup whole urad dal for 3 hours. Grind it until smooth and fluffy just as you grind for idly.

Mix 4 cups wheat flour with little water without any lumps.

Then mix the ground dal and needed salt with the above. Add water if needed. The consistency should be that of dosa batter consistency.

If you make dosas on the same day, mix a little sour buttermilk. If you ferment the batter and prepare dosa the next day, then you need not add buttermilk.

Prepare dosa just as you make regular dosas.

These dosas should be served hot.


If dosa sticks to the tawa, switch off the flame, drizzle a few drops of oil and rub the tawa with half an onion.

You can sprinkle water to bring down the temperature, if the tawa gets too hot.

Use only sponge and liquid soap to clean the tawa. Wipe it dry and store it.

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  1. simple and delicious dosa, love it :)

  2. sometimes i make this for my urgent rava dosai adding little rava ! look good !

  3. Dosa looks delicious and crispy. Just yummy and so tempting. I never get mine so crispy.

  4. We make a similar crepe in Maharashtrian cuisine called 'ghavan'. I like the addition of rice flour, makes is crispy. Yumm!

  5. My favourite dosa.. And very easy to make.. Superb.

  6. Simple and healthy dosa...well explained with pic...

  7. i used to make this often when i didnt bring grinder here.. btw looks crispy and nice click.. :)

  8. yours look so crispy and not a fan but this crispiness drools me padhu

  9. Dosa looks so crispy and healthy.. Liked the wheat version very much..

  10. Looks awesome Padhu. My grandmother used to make this for us.

  11. Love that super lacey and crispy wheat dosa, love this instant dosas anytime.

  12. Super crispy and delicious dosa !!

  13. That looks super crispy and delicious Padhu :)

  14. Dosa looks nice and crisp. Using wheat is a good option.

  15. I never could make such crispy lacy dosas.. gorgeous!!

  16. I love this Dosa recipe. Dosa are my favorite and I love to try different Dosa. This Dosa is refreshingly new.

    I am going to try this. Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Dosa

  17. I was looking for a dosa recipe with wheat flour. I am going to make it today. Thanks for the detailed recipe.

  18. omg it ia soooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!! i never use to eat wheat dosa upto last night after eating this dosa it is really good

  19. It looks amazing and it's also super easy! Thank you!

  20. Hi, I tried this yesterday night with tomato chutney, it came out very well. And i just love it.. Thanks for posting such a good recipe....

  21. Hello,

    I tried this recipe today and it turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing quick and easy recipe.


  23. Will try this easy recipe as well, it definitely sounds extremely healthy and light. Thanks

  24. Thanks for this recipe. It is very tasty and was an instant hit at home.

  25. Thanks Padhu for this beautifully explained yummy wheat dosa recipe. This is my dinner tonight and am sure my kids will enjoy this crispily delicious dosai. Thanks again and keep them coming!

  26. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe!!! Was excellent on my very first try and an amazing time saver :)

  27. I enhanced this dosa today a little more, adding carrot and onion toppings and it was as colorful and wonderful......Very nice breakfast recipe !!!

  28. I used to prepare wheat dosa daily with raghi, and others. but this is a new idea for me to add rice flour also. Am fond of eating rava dosa with coconut chutney. this is an useful tip for me.

  29. Thank u. I found it good and tasty. You write the exact quantities that gives best result just as shown in your figures. GREAT! My child started eating dosas now.... Thanks once again....

  30. it goes nice even with coconut chutney

  31. loved the crispy texture of this dosa. very easy to make , and of course its healthy and tasty too. also, love the section on cooking basics. very thoughtful of you. Sooo helpful especially for beginners like me. Thank you soooo much

  32. Hey it looks really tempting..I'm gonna try this soon...
    Wanted to know how many days can i store it in the fridge..????

    1. Shweta -You cannot store the batter. You have to use it on the same day. You can half the recipe and prepare dosa. If you store it in the fridge, the next day it is a bit difficult to prepare this dosa.


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