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Mixed Sprouts Dosa Using Idly Dosa Batter

The traditional dosa gets a twist with the addition of sprouts. Mixed sprouts dosa using idly dosa batter, with its high source of proteins is a very nutritious breakfast alternative to the regular dosa.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Author: Padma


  • To grind:
  • 1 cup mixed sprouts
  • 1 cup Idli dosa batter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic pod peeled or unpeeled
  • ½ an inch ginger piece
  • 2 to 3 green chillies
  • Required salt
  • For coriander mixed sprout dosa:
  • 1 cup coriander chopped
  • For the seasoning: Optional
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander finely chopped
  • Few curry leaves finely chopped
  • Other Ingredients:
  • Required oil to fry the dosas


  • Grind spouts along with idly dosa batter, cumin seeds, garlic, ginger and green chillies along with a little water. Don't add too much water. Add salt and mix.
  • Heat a girdle over medium heat. When it is hot enough, pour a ladle of batter and swirl in circular motion to spread it. Drizzle a little oil around the dosa. Spread some of the seasoning on the top. The wet surface will help it to stick. If required add a little oil over the onions.
  • When it is done on that side flip to other side and cook for a minute.
  • Turn it again, fold and remove.
  • Repeat the process to make required number of dosas.
  • For Mixed sprouts dosa with coriander:
  • Add generous amounts of chopped coriander to the above batter and grind once again.
  • Make dosas with this batter following the same process as above.
  • Serve hot with onion tomato chutney, peanut chutney or onion chutney as I have served today or any chutney of your choice.


It will take at least two days to get 1inch sprouts. It is better to have them after they get 1inch sprouts.
The prep time is given assuming that you have sprouts and idli dosa batter ready.
Avoid green chillies when preparing for kids.
You can prepare dosa with just the sprouts and spices or sprouts, black gram, rice and spices and so on. You can use raw rice or boiled rice or combination oft he two. Adding little bit of rice makes the batter easy to spread on the pan and also little crunchier.
You can also make it as an instant dosa using just rice flour, but you will miss out the sour flavour which you get by fermenting the batter.
Ginger and cumin seeds aids in easy digestion of the dosa.