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Amma's Vendhaya Dosai/Fenugreek Pancake

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Monday, September 15, 2008 | 10:08 AM

Vendhaya Dosai is a healthy wonderful dosai that is very simple to prepare.This was my staple food during exams. For some reason it helped me focus and get through with very little sleep during semester exams. My amma used to make a big batch of this dough and I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner with molaga podi/Idli powder. The dosai does not have any udad dhal but is soft,tasty and the bitter taste of fenugreek is not felt. I liked this dosa because it had little holes on top that was perfect to stuff with molaga podi/idli podwer. My entry to Herb Mania: Fenugreek hosted by Redchillies.


Dosa Tava


Pacha Ahrisi/Raw rice/Long Grain - 4 cups
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 cup


1. Soak fenugreek in little water overnight.

2. Soak rice seperately in water overnight.

3. Grind rice and fenugreek with the fenugreek water into a paste. Add more water if required.

4. Add salt and allow to ferment until it rises like regular dosa batter.

5. Made dosa that resemble a pancake.It is then that small holes form on the top.

6. Serve it with molaga podi and oil. Thats the way I like it the best.


  1. Looks tempting, the way you have spread the molagapodi over the dosai!

  2. hi ya
    lovely dosa... my mom makes it too!!
    quite healthy one.
    This is my first time here. You have a lovely blog.

    I am pretty new to this blogsphere..jus popped in to say a big hi

  3. Very healthy is'nt it? Nice one.

  4. Looks yummy with the molaga podi... brings back memories eating this dosai with the elu molaga podi amma used to make.

  5. lovely looking pancakes..
    Reply to ur querry:-) It maybe cos once the crust is baked, it can hold the topping properly since it is stiff and not soft.i am just guessing :)

  6. Looks delicious,nice twist using only mendiyam...

  7. hi it looks too tempting. my mil gave me the same recipe and i wanted to try it for a long time, but somehow i end up making the regular idli/dosa batter during the weekends. should definitely give it a try. especially after seeing how it looks :-)

  8. Hi,

    Interesting. Must be tasty. By the way have anybody heard of vendhaya idli? People at my native place make it and I have not seen it made anywhere else. Are u aware of such a thing? If so please reply.



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