Breakfast Recipes


I know preparing healthy , filling and a different variety breakfast  each day is a daunting task . So today i have ,one more breakfast option for you all … and this time its Dosa. These dosas are a nice variation to the regular dosas. I have already posted quite a few variety in dosas like cabbage dosa,ridge gourd dosa,neer dosa,cucumber dosa etc and today its Tomato Dosa. If you are bored of eating same old dosa must try this as they are not only easy to make but a real treat to your taste buds.They are tangy,spicy n yummy…a keeper recipe for sure…

You can also check other instant dosa like Cucumber dosa palak dosa etc

Unlike the typical dosa, tomato dosa doesn’t need any fermentation . Just soak the rice for  few hours and blend well with few spices. That’s it our batter for dosa is ready.The tomato dosas have got a gorgeous color along with amazing flavors .They actually don’t need any side dish too. Another best thing about these dosas are when carried in lunchbox ,they stay soft even when cold.Now off to the recipe :


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian


  • 1 Cup Dosa rice / Normal rice
  • 2 - 3 Ripe tomato
  • 2 - 5 Red Chilli
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds /Jeera
  • a pinch or two Asafoetida/ hing
  • a handful Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil to roast dosa


  • Wash and soak rice for 3-4 hours.
  • Cut tomato to big chunks.Grind tomato,red chilli ,jeera ,hing and salt along with rice .
  • Grind them to a nice smooth batter. Take the ground batter to a vessel.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves .Mix well .
  • Add water generously such that the batter attains running consistency ( like milk ).
  • Heat a tawa or nonstick pan. When the tawa is hot , rub it with a drop of oil using an onion piece.
  • To the hot tawa pour a ladle full of tomato dosa batter in circular motion.Start pouring the batter from the outside rim of tawa to inwards center of tawa. As the batter is thin ,it will become lacy .( The method of pouring this dosa is similar to rava dosa)  .Smear 1 tsp oil around the dosa.
  • Lid the pan and cook it on a medium flame.Cook till bottom side starts to turn golden brown.Once it becomes crisp ,just fold and serve . No need to flip .
  • Serve hot tomato dosa with coconut chutney / as such .


  1. If you want you can use rice flour instead of soaking rice n grinding it.
  2. If you want you can add a chunk of onion while grinding.
  3. Rubbing onion to the hot tawa imparts nice flavor to the dosa as well prevents dosa from sticking to the tawa. This tip holds good while making any dosa.
  4. If you want you can grind the dosa batter previous night and keep in fridge and use to make dosas next morning.
  5. If you are finding difficulty spreading dosa, make the batter little thick and spread like normal dosa. But they won't turn that crispy.
Thanks for reading the post....plz drop your valuable comments.. it really motivates me...Also If you liked this post, I would really love it if you could share it ...Thank you !!
Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    September 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    yum yum yummy tomato dosa pass me some dear

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    Priya Shiva
    September 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    looks delicious and lovely clicks!

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    Priya Suresh
    September 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Very crispy instant dosas..

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    September 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Loved its color. I too make similarly 🙂

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    September 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Looks yummy! Got to try thiis…

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    RevA Naggea
    September 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Mmmmmm, those clicks! Looks delish!

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    September 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Loved its color. I too make the same way !

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    Sony P
    September 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    What a crispy and tasty breakfast………..looks yumm!

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    September 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    looks really yummy…quick and tasty dosa..

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    saranstravelNfood s
    September 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    looks cool .. want to try for sure 🙂

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    September 9, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Vibrant color:-) I love this dosa crispy like Rava dosai

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    Ree Kasirajh
    September 9, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Yummy and instant dosa is a great option for me!!

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    marudhus kitchen
    September 9, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Amazingly instant and quick dosa…colorful

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    techie ZM
    September 9, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Amazing color and looks crispy and tasty.

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    Rafeeda AR
    September 9, 2014 at 5:55 am

    this dosa sounds really interesting! love the color…

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    September 9, 2014 at 6:42 am

    colorful and yummy dosa…

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    Shobana Vijay
    September 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Colourful and quick breakfast

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    Poornima hegde
    September 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Great idea.. Love the look of this dosa!

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    Swathi Iyer
    September 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    tomato dosa looks delicious smitha.

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    Eliza Lincy
    September 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Yummy dosa. Instant method sounds very interesting….

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    shobha rawal
    September 11, 2014 at 11:06 am

    A new & very colourful dosa………………..souds intersting.useful

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    Eli Z
    September 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Wow. That looks so crispy and simply delicious. never tried dosas with tomato..

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    March 24, 2015 at 4:12 am

    After spreading the batter on the tawa, the dosa got stuck to the tawa.

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

    may be ur tawa was nt seasoned properly….

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    July 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Tried this dosa for breakfast today. My family loved it. We called it tomato tellavu (neer dosa) 🙂 Thanks for the recipe

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    Mobile App Developers
    August 20, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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    September 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Awesome dosas…. Thanks a ton… Will try definitely

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    Ujala Soni
    September 29, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Truly yummy …

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    January 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I prepared tomato dose.. It was yummy 🙂

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    Mangala Gnanesh
    January 28, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hi my name is Mangala…I tried tomato dosa and came out really well. Thanks for such a different version of our paanpolo.

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    March 31, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I liked it.. New type nd taste of dosa.very delicious breakfast in the morning.

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    April 8, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Tried this. Turned out to be disastrous. The proportion of tomatoes to rice (as indicated)made it a mess and made it soggy and sticky. Generally ok with even complicated dishes.

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    April 22, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Tomato Dosa is looking really good. Love the colour..

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    Prathibha Avinash
    August 28, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Breakfast at our home today. Yummy!! Thanks for the recipe

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    June 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Looks great! But this is not instant as it requires soaking for 3-4 hrs. .was looking for real instant dosa..

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    April 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Nice recipe.. I will try this.. 🙂

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    March 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Very nice, superb

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