Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Vella Dosai-Wheat Flour Jaggery Dosa Recipe-Instant Sweet Gothumai Dosai

My mother used to make this dosa often when I was a kid and I used to love it. Even now I love it very much. Anything with jaggery is my favorite. You can serve this as an after school snack for kids. It can also be served as a breakfast or evening snack. This sweet dosa is made with jaggery, whole wheat flour and rice flour. Jaggery is a rich source of iron and whole wheat flour contains many nutrients and is rich in dietary fiber. Today we will learn how to make sweet dosai or Gothumai/godumai Sweet dosa following our easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Vella dosai-wheat flour jaggery dosa

Vella Dosai-Wheat Flour Jaggery Dosa

Vella Dosai-Wheat Flour Jaggery Dosa

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 6-7 dosas
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast/Kids snacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Wheat flour -1/2 cup
   Rice flour -1/2 cup
   Jaggery -3/4 cup shaved
   Grated coconut -2-3 tbsp
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
   Ghee/clarified butter for making dosas


Add 1/2 cup of water to jaggery and melt it over low heat. Filter it to remove impurities. Allow it to cool.

In a bowl, mix together rice flour, wheat flour, cardamom powder, coconut and jaggery water (should be at room temperature or lukewarm). Alternatively you can pound grated coconut and cardamom powder together and add to make it more flavorful.

preparations for Sweet Gothumai Dosa

Add more water to get a dosa batter consistency. The batter should neither be thick nor too thin.


Grease a tawa with a little ghee in the center and heat it. Once the tawa is hot, reduce the heat to low.

Take a ladle of batter and pour it in the center of the tawa and spread it in a circular motion.Do not spread too much. Make small dosas.

how to make vella dosai

Drizzle a tsp of ghee around the dosa. Once the corners starts lifting up, flip the dosa to the other side and drizzle another half tsp of ghee. The whole process has to be done on low heat.

Once cooked, remove from the tawa and serve hot. You do not need any side dish for this dosa as it tastes good on its own. But if preferred, you can serve with a dollop of butter or cream.

Sweet wheat dosa

Note -This dosa should be taken hot.

The color of the dosa depends on the color of the jaggery used.

You can use a mix of ghee and refined oil for making this dosa.

If preferred, you can add few chopped cashew nuts and raisins to the batter to make it more delicious.

Left over batter can be stored in the refrigerator. It will stay good for a day.

Though you can make dosa immediately after mixing the batter, if the batter/mixture is left to rest for 2-3 hours, the dosa will be more softer.

Also check out my Instant Wheat Dosa (godhumai dosai)

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  1. My mom use to do this,but she will also add banana to this batter

  2. I think this one is not for Diabetic patients, Right Madam?.

  3. My mom used to do it. Very yummy dish. Thank you for reminding it padhu

  4. My favourite, love this fabulous sweet dosas anytime.

  5. Hi Padhu,
    I saw instant vella dosai and it looks very nice.
    But please clarify why do we need to mix equal proportion of rice powder and wheat powder for vella dosai.
    At home I make with only wheat powder.
    There must be a reason for mixing rice powder.
    Is it to give strength to the dosai.
    Kindly let me know.
    Thanks for the instant vella dosai post.

    1. Adding rice flour to sweet wheat dosa gives you a little crispness and texture and also it is easy to make dosa when you add rice flour.

  6. Hi Padhu
    Thank you for easy recipes.. your blog is my one stop for all new recipes
    Prepared this dosa today and turned out to be yummy.
    Thanks again

  7. I remember my mother used to make this with wheat flour. 60 yrs back

  8. Awesome padhu
    I am going to make

  9. Hi Padhu, is it possible to give a calorie count for one dosa or a couple - i am strictly counting what i eat and this would help - many thanks

    1. You have many calorie counter online. Just enter the food name and it will give you the calorie count. One plain dosa is 197 calories.

  10. Hi Padhu..your recipes are too good.. As a layman to cooking, your blog becomes my one point stop to all my dishes.. I have tried many of your recipes and all of them have come out so very well..

  11. Thank you very much mam thanks for getting me back tomy childhood. Really a fantastic dish.

  12. Yummmy!!! I tried it and it came out pretty good. reminded me of my school days, when i return, my mom used to make this for me... one of my favourite tiffin. Tastes awesome with white butter or even spicy green chutney!

  13. Can we make rotis with same method?


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