Jini Dosa

Jini Dosa

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Bored with eating regular Dosa and are looking for an exciting take on dosa, then here is a dish that you must try. Jini dosa recipe a fusion recipe between the popular street food of Mumbai and the popular south Indian cuisine. It is actually very easy to make and requires only a few ingredients along with the regular dosa batter.

A little twist to traditional dosa

It has a base of dosa with a layer of butter, schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup, sprinkled with pav bhaji masala then topped with chopped vegetables and cheese. This is a perfect evening snack for those looking for something new and different. With the crispy dosa, sauteed veggies, and a cheesy surprise. Just a bite of these thin, wafer-like crepes loaded with delicious masalas transports us to heaven.

A different twist on the conventional masala dosa, this recipe will be loved by everyone who takes a bite no matter the age group. It a quick and easy recipe that can be made in 10 minutes. So whenever you crave for some cheezy snack and have leftover dosa or idli batter in the refrigerator. Just grab your chopping board and keep all your ingredients ready.

How it’s made

Firstly, spread the dosa batter and make a nice round dosa. Apply butter and let it simmer. Now, one by one, add the sauces, spices, veggies, and cheese. Mix them together gently and spread evenly. Let it cook for some minutes till it becomes crisp. Cut into strips, roll and serve. It is that easy.

The taste of this dosa is gonna totally make you forget all the other dosas. Spicy, cheesy, and wholesome. And it’s homemade. What else can you ask for? Serve this as a snack during weekend parties, potlucks, picnics, road trips, and even pack it up for your kid’s lunchboxes. It’s a versatile recipe, so you can switch up the veggies according to your preferences.

Serving Style

Jini Dosa (or Jini ka Dosa) is served in a very peculiar way – standing up top on a plate with more grated cheese added as a garnish. While the Jini Dosa is self-sufficiently tasty, you can also enjoy it with chutney and sambar or any other chutney of your liking. It tastes well with Schezwan sauce as well. To be honest, I just like the cheezy taste of it as is without any dips. Whereas my kid loves it with ranch sauce as he thinks its another variation of pizza 😀 .

To make Jini Dosa at home follow the detailed step by step recipe posted below.

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Preparation Time: 5mins  ∏  Cooking Time: 20mins  ∏  Servings: 3-4 persons

Level: Intermediate(Medium)  ∏  Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm

Ingredients Checklist:

How to make Jini Dosa:

Step1: Take the Dosa batter in the bowl and whip it then add salt to the batter and whip it again. Now heat a tawa or griddle on low flame. Dip half of an onion or a napkin in oil and spread the oil all around on the tawa. Take the batter in a large serving spoon, pour the batter in the center of the griddle.

Step2: Using the bottom of spoon/ladle, quickly spread batter outward in a circular motion to a diameter of about 7 inches. Pour few drops of oil on and around this. Keep the flame low as this dosa takes more time to cook.

Step3: Once it turns a little dry then add in some butter, schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup, pav bhaji masala, and chat masala.

Step4: Use a spoon and spread a layer of the butter and sauces evenly on the dosa.

Step5: Next add some finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, cabbage, green chili, spring onion greens. With a spatula or a potato masher, mix everything. Cover the dosa with a lid and cook for 1-2 minutes on low-medium flame.

Step6: Remove the lid, add grated cheese on top of the veggies. You can add less or more cheese as required and choose any type of cheese you like.

Step7: Simmer it until the dosa turns crisp and the cheese melts for 1-2 minutes. Top it with some butter. Sprinkle more pav bhaji masala and chat masala if you want.

Step8: Cut into 3 or 4 equal strips vertically using a pizza cutter or a knife. Roll each strip tightly and transfer it to a serving plate. Alternatively, you may roll the dosa to other ends, transfer it to the cutting board or plate then cut it into 3-4 pieces.

Step9: Serve the Jini Dosa rolls in the standing position with Sambar, Chutney, or alone. You can sprinkle some grated cheese on top of the Jini dosa rolls while serving to give it an extra cheesy twist. Jini Dosa is ready. Enjoy!

Jini Dosa


  • You can use the leftover Dosa batter or Idli batter. I had made idlis previous day and then used the same batter to make dosa.
  • You can add less or more of the spices, cheese, and sauces.
  • Make sure to cook dosa well before adding and spreading the mixture on it.
  • Add any veggies of your choice just chop them finely.

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