Tomato Dosa Recipe

Try this delicious and easy to make Tomato Dosa for breakfast on busy mornings. It requires minimal soaking time and the dosa batter does not need to be fermented. Serve tomato dosa with any chutney of your choice.

Jyothi Rajesh
Tomato Dosa Recipe
8686 ratings.

Tomato Dosa Recipe is yet another South Indian variety of Dosa which is popularly eaten for breakfast in many parts of India. Breakfast being the most important daily meal, it is most important to have a sumptuous breakfast to keep you going for the day and to kick start your metabolism.

Dosas are a protein rich breakfast option that has all the requisite nutrients to start your day, however making the batter ahead of time is not always possible given our busy schedules these days. This Tomato Dosa Recipe will come to your rescue on busy mornings so that you don’t have to miss out on a wholesome savoury breakfast just because you are short on time. If you are a stay at home mom, working woman, college student or bachelor this recipe will be a keeper. With minimal preparation of soaking dals and rice overnight - since there is no fermentation required, you can have the Tomato Dosa ready in no time, without waiting for the batter to ferment! 

It can also be served for quick dinner along with chutney and sambar or you can pack it into yours and your kids lunch boxes.

Serve Tomato Dosa Recipe hot with Red Chilli Coconut Chutney and  South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe  for a delicious wholesome breakfast.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Broccoli Kheema and Cheese Uttapam
  2. Kerala Matta Rice Puttu
  3. Karuveppilai Podi Idli.

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

260 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

285 M


8 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice , raw
  • 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cooking soda
  • Water , as required
  • Oil , or ghee to cook dosa

How to make Tomato Dosa Recipe

  1. To begin making the Tomato Dosa Recipe, first wash and  rinse raw rice, methi seeds and urad dal separately. Then soak them separately in enough water for just 3 to 4 hours, or overnight so it is ready for your breakfast.

  2. After 3-4 hours or the next morning, grind rice, methi seeds and urad dal together with a little water until it forms a smooth batter without grains.

  3. Add roughly chopped tomatoes to the batter and grind for few more minutes till all tomatoes are ground well and the batter is infused with the tomato puree.

  4. Pour the batter into a bowl. Add salt to taste and mix well. Add cooking soda and mix again. Leave it for 10 minutes. You Instant Tomato Dosa batter is now ready.

  5. To make the tomato dosas, place a skillet or tawa on the heat. When it is hot,sprinkle some water on the dosa pan. If it sizzles then you have the right temperature to make the dosa. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it into concentric circles working your way outwards, till you have a dosa of your desired size and thickness.

  6. Drizzle a few drops of oil or ghee on the sides. Cover the dosa and allow it to cook.

  7. Once the sides of the dosa starts to brown and release from the pan, gently lift the dosa from skillet and flip to cook on the other side.

  8. Serve Tomato Dosa Recipe hot with Red Chilli Coconut Chutney and  South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe  for a delicious wholesome breakfast.