Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa is an authentic dosa that is made with rice and lot of tomatoes usually for dinner. Tomatoes consist of a large number of antioxidants that have been proven to fight different forms of cancer. They are also a rich source of vitamins and minerals and exert a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. Though they have numerous benefits we seldom have this as a main menu.

I was not a big fan of this dosa until I knew that they are rich in folate, since then, I started including this in menu. This dosa is very easy to make and it doesn’t need fermenting(I love it)!! Do give this a try ☺

Serves: 3


Oil: to make dosa

To Grind:

Tomato: 6
Jeera: 1 tsp
Hing: a pea sized piece or ¼ tsp
Red Chilli: 4
Coconut: ¼ cup

To Soak & Grind:

Idli Rice: ¾ cup
Raw Rice: ¾ cup
Salt: as required

To Soak:

Chenna dal: 1 tbsp

For Seasoning:

Oil: 1 tsp
Urad Dal: 1 tsp
Mustard: ½ tsp


Soak chenna dal in water for at least 2 hours. Keep this aside.

Clean and wash the rice and soak both the rice together for at least four hours.


In a mixie grind jeera, hing, red chilli, coconut and tomato to a fine paste.

Add rice to the ground paste and grind to a smooth batter. (Try grinding rice with the tomato juice)

Add enough salt and water and bring the batter to a pouring consistency like rava dosa batter.

Do the seasoning and mix with the batter.

Add the soaked chenna dal and mix well. You can make dosas straight away!

In a dosa tawa, make dosas like rava dosa, close and cook on both the sides.

Quick Peek:

Tomato Dosa Collage

Enjoy with ghee/butter/caster sugar/raw onions or with your choice of chutney!!


  • Tomatoes and rice are added in equal quantities. But adjust tomatoes based on its tanginess.
  • Increase the red chilli if you want it spicier.

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