Cheese Dosa Recipe
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast, Snack
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 30-32
Cheese dosa recipe is an ideal breakfast for fussy kids and fussy adults too.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup of ready idli or dosa batter or follow the dosa batter instructions given below
  • 3 cups of ukda chawal/ idli rice / short grained rice used for idlis
  • 1.5 cup of split black lentils (urad dal)
  • salt as per taste
  • water as required
  • 2-3 tbsp oil for frying dosas
  • 1 cup grated cheese of any kind ( I used cheddar cheese)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Wash the rice, soak the rice in water for 4-5 hrs. If the rice is looking dry add more water.
  2. Wash the urad dal and soak them in water separately for 4-5 hrs. Add more water if required.
  3. Drain excess water from the soaked rice and urad dal. Combine them into a blender and grind until smooth, soft batter is formed.
  4. You could grind them into batches if it's over-loading your grinder. Combine the dosa batter into a large vessel.
  5. Allow the batter to ferment for 6-8 hrs, it may take longer if your country is cold.
  6. Remove a cup of fermented batter, add little salt and little water to dilute the batter. Keep the rest of batter into the fridge or freezer.
  7. Place a dosa tava or pan over the heat. Grease the tava with oil and wipe with a slice of onion or a potato slice. Again add few drops of oil.
  8. Once the pan is hot, but not very hot, add a scoopful of dosa batter towards the center. Now spread the batter in a circular motion from the center towards the edges with the help of small bowl (vati) or a spoon.
  9. Sprinkle and spread some oil over the dosa. When you see the edges changing color and becoming crisp. Flip the dosa other side and cook again.
  10. Once dosa is crisp and brown, spread some grated cheese at the center of the dosa.
  11. Don't flip the dosa which has cheese again else the cheese would get stuck to the pan.
  12. Now remove the dosa from the pan and bring the edges of the dosa from each side forming a cylindrical log shape. Chop them into slices and serve cheese dosa hot topped with more grated cheese.
1.It's important to grease the pan before making dosas. If the batter is sticking to the pan then wipe with a wet cloth and try again. It's better to use good quality of pan while frying dosas. But if you are using a non stick pan then don't use a wet cloth just wipe with a slice of onion or potato else your pan might get spoiled.
2. Also the heat should be medium else they might get burnt.
3. The batter has to be blended well else the result won't be good.
4. If you want thin, paper dosas then spread them thinly.
5. The dosa batter is not very thick like the idli or uttappam batter. So add little water to dilute but don't make the batter thin it has to be of medium consistency.
6. Use any cheese of your choice.
7. For variation you could add some chili flakes, pepper powder, herbs or oregano.
8. If you aren't fond of cheese then add cottage cheese or eat them plain.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at