Spring Onion Dosa – How to prepare Karnataka style spring onion dosa – Pavithra from Dice n Cook

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Karnataka style spring onion dosa is a healthy breakfast recipe. Scallion, salad onion, green onion or hara pyaz are the different names of spring onion. They are mild in taste and mostly grown in mild cool temperature. They lack fully developed bulbs and entire plant is used in making salads, soups, chutney and mainly as appetizer. Spring onions are rich in vitamins like K, C, A and good source of micronutrients. High amount of sulfur in spring onion also helps in blood pressure control. This is one of the tasty way of including these greens into our daily menu. Learnt this recipe from my mother-in-law and frankly speaking this is so aromatic and I just love this. We usually serve this with ghee, butter and liquid jaggery.

Here is the simple breakfast recipe

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: South Indian

Preparation time: 6 hours

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 5 nos


Finely chopped spring onion (bulbs and green)- 2 cups

Dosa Rice – 2 cups

Thick poha – ½ cup

Urad dal – 2 tbsp

Methi seeds or menthya – 1 tbsp

Red chilies- 5-6 nos

Grated coconut – ¼ cup

Grated jaggery- 2 tbsp

Water as required for batter

Oil to prepare dosa

Salt as per taste


  1. Clean dosa rice with water and soak in water for 4 hours.
  2. Clean thick poha with water and soak with little water for 15 mins.
  3. Soak urad dal and methi seeds separately in water for 4 hours.
  4. After 4 hours, take a mixer jar add half of soaked rice, urad dal, methi seeds and grind into fine paste. Pour this into a mixing vessel.
  5. Now add remaining rice, soaked poha, red chilies and grated fresh coconut in mixer jar and grind into fine paste.
  6. Pour this ground paste into the batter bowl and mix everything properly.
  7. Add grated jaggery and allow it to ferment for 2 hours.
  8. After 2 hours, add the finely chopped spring onion (both bulbs and greens), salt into the batter and mix well. Add water as required to prepare medium thick batter.
  9. Heat a dosa tawa and prepare dosa by pouring the batter on hot tawa. Sprinkle oil on surface and close with lid.
  10. Cook dosa on medium flame until done. Serve hot with butter or ghee and liquid jaggery.

spring-onion-dosa steps




My notes:

I have used both greens and bulb in this recipe. Only greens can also be used.

Add water as required looking into the thickness of batter.

Do not add oil to the skillet directly; instead apply oil on surface of the dosa.

This dosa can be prepared without fermentation but one tablespoon of tamarind paste should be added to batter in order to balance the spiciness of batter.


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