Spring Onion Dosa - A Simple South Indian Delicacy!

he classic ‘dosa’ is a mouth-watering South Indian crepe made with fermented rice batter and lentils. This delicious dish can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with different condiments and side dishes to go with it. The crispy crepe with a soft centre has many different versions, some with the addition of urad dal for texture and some made with plain rice batter. Traditionally it’s served with a savoury sambar coconut chutney, however, there are no rules when it comes to this dish. You can add your own twist to it. For a hearty lunch, enjoy the delicious dosa with a potato bhaji or any other mixed vegetable sabzi. This dosa batter recipe is just one of the many yummy takes on the versatile Indian crepe. The spring onion dosa uses mildly fragrant, chopped scallions mixed into the batter that gives it a yummy taste and crunch. It’s a great way to incorporate veggies into the meal. This light and healthy version of the dosa is sure to win hearts. So, follow this quick and easy spring onion dosa recipe and have the perfect dosas ready for breakfast in no time!

Spring Onion Dosa Info:

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

35 Mins


South Indian



Spring Onion Dosa Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of finely chopped spring onions
  • Idli Dosa Batter
  • 5 to 6 red chillies
  • 1/4 cup of grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp of grated jaggery
  • Oil as required
  • Water
  • Salt to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Add the dosa batter, red chillies and freshly grated coconut and grind till it becomes a homogenous paste.
  • Next, pour this batter into a bowl and add grated jaggery to the mix. Allow the batter to rest for 5 mins.
  • After the batter has fermented nicely, add finely chopped spring onions and some salt to taste. Mix well. Then add some water to thin out the batter a little. Make sure not to add too much water, you don’t want a watery batter.
  • Next, heat a tawa on a medium flame. Once the surface becomes hot, pour some batter with a ladle on to the tawa. Slowly spread the batter with the ladle in circles, starting from the centre and moving towards the edges.
    Note: Depending on how crispy you want your dosa, spread out the batter a little more. If you prefer softer dosas then spread the batter accordingly.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil on the surface of the dosa and close the lid.
  • Once the edges start to brown, your dosa should be ready. Flip to cook for 30 seconds on the other side and finally serve with ghee or butter.

Now, the delicious and crispy dosas are ready to enjoy. Feel free to eat them with any other condiment or side dish. This easy to cook, South Indian breakfast will be an excellent start to your day!