Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa Recipe (With Chow Mein Noodle Stuffing)

Schezwan Dosa or Dosa With Chow Mein Noodle is a famous Mumbai street food combining the Indochinese flavours and is loved by one and all.

Uma Raghuraman
Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa Recipe (With Chow Mein Noodle Stuffing)
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'Dosa' and 'Chowmein' are two very popular street food dishes in India. The Schezwan Dosa or Dosa With Chow Mein Noodle is a famous Mumbai street food combining the Indochinese flavours and is loved by one and all.

Spicy Schezwan Sauce is spread on top of the South Indian rice and lentil crepes aka Dosa and stuffed with Chow mein/Stir fry noodles is a perfect recipe to make during your weekend dinner.

A tasty recipe that is so refreshing and appealing to the younger generation. The best part of the recipe is the use of plenty of vegetables and homemade schezwan sauce without any preservatives. This is definitely a fusion treat for spice lovers.

Serve Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa with South Indian Coconut Chutney or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.

You can also try other stuffed Dosa recipes such as

  1. Soft Masala Dosa With Red Chutney
  2. Carrot Podi Dosa
  3. Kanchipuram Masala Dosa
  4. Onion Tomato Podi Masala Dosa

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

70 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Idli Dosa Batter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Gram flour (besan)
  • For greasing the dosa
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee , or butter
  • For the schezwan paste/chutney
  • 6 Dry red chillies , (kashmiri red chillies gives a good natural colour)
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion , halved
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon White pepper powder , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the chow mein
  • 150 grams Hakka Noodles , (you can use whole wheat noodles as a healthier option)
  • 2 cloves Garlic , grated
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , peeled and grated
  • 1 Onion , sliced thinly length wise
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/4 Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , shredded
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped or shredded
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Ketchup , optional
  • 3 Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly powdered
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • For garnish
  • Spring Onion Greens , finely chopped
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped

How to make Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa Recipe (With Chow Mein Noodle Stuffing)

  1. To begin making the Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa recipe, add the dosa batter in a mixing bowl with sugar and the gram flour/besan.

  2. Mix the batter in a circular motion for about 3-4 minutes so that they mix well without any lumps. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.

  3. The next step is to make the Schezwan sauce. Boil 1 cup of water and add the tomatoes, onion, red chillies and garlic pod. Switch off and let it soak for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove the soaked ingredients and grind it to a smooth paste.

  5. Heat a medium size pan with sesame oil and add the ground mixture. Add sugar and salt and over low flame let the mixture cook till the oil separates. Make sure that you cover and cook the sauce, as it will splutter. Once it is done, switch off the heat.

  6. Next, to make the chow mein, heat 6-7 cups of water in a saucepan with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  7. Add noodles to the boiling water and cook uncovered on medium flame for 2-3 minutes only. Drain the excess water and wash the noodles with cold water.

  8. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil on the noodles, mix them properly and set them aside.

  9. Heat a wide pan with 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. Add the grated ginger, garlic and chopped green chillies.

  10. Mix well and add the sliced onions and stir fry on high heat, stirring continuously.

  11. Once the onions turn translucent, add other shredded vegetables one by one stirring continuously.

  12. Add boiled noodles, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and pepper and mix everything well.

  13. Stir fry for one minute, switch off the heat and the chow mein is ready.

  14. * To make the Schezwan Dosa

  15. To make the schezwan dosa, heat a dosa tawa/skillet over low flame. Apply a uniform coat of sesame oil using a muslin cloth or silicon brush.

  16. Pour a ladle full of batter and using circular motion, spread the batter to shape the dosa. Spread oil and ghee mixture across the dosa and on the sides.

  17. When the dosa is half cooked, spread the schezwan sauce using a spatula.

  18. Once the dosa is cooked on the top, place a ladle full of noodles on one end of the dosa, fold over and transfer it to a serving plate.

  19. Serve Mumbai Special Schezwan Dosa with South Indian Coconut Chutney or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 06 March 2018 20:48
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