How to make Chinese Dosa -

The classic dosa gets an Indo-Chinese twist

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dosa batter (डोसे का घोल), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chinese Dosa

Chinese Dosa Recipe Card


Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene. In Indian Chinese cuisine the food is modified to suit Indian palate. In this Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques are adapted to Indian tastes and contain larger offering of vegetarian dishes. Today, it is not only enjoyed by the Indians but is also highly appreciated in in Malaysia, Singapore and North America.  
Foods tend to be flavoured with Indian spices such as cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and turmeric, which are traditionally not associated with authentic Chinese cuisine. Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chillies, black pepper corns and yogurt are also frequently used in Indo Chinese dishes. This makes Indian Chinese food similar in taste to many dishes of Singapore and Malaysia, which have strong Chinese and Indian cultural influences.
Non-staple dishes are generally served with generous helpings of gravy, although they are also available without gravy. Culinary styles often seen in Indian Chinese fare include chilli where the food is hot and batter-fried; Manchurian which consists of a sweet and salty brown sauce; and Szechwan sauce which is a spicy red sauce. These are generally not used in authentic Chinese food preparation.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chinese Dosa Recipe

  • Dosa batter 4 cups

  • Oil 4-5 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs thinly sliced 3-4

  • Cabbage finely shredded 1/4

  • Medium green capsicum cut into thin strips 1

  • Large carrot grated 1

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bean sprouts 2-3 tablespoons

  • Sichuan sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Light soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 1/2 cup


Step 1

To make the filling, heat 2 tbsps of oil in a non-stick wok, add spring onions, cabbage, green capsicum, carrot, salt and white pepper powder, mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add bean sprouts and Sichuan sauce, and saute for 30 seconds. Add light soy sauce and mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

Add salt to the dosa batter and mix well.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa. Dip an onion in oil and rub it all over the tawa.

Step 5

Spread a ladleful of dosa batter on the tawa evenly and cook for 1 minute and drizzle ½ teaspoon oil.

Step 6

Place a generous amount of the filling on the dosa and spread it evenly. Sprinkle spring onion greens and cook till the underside turns golden.

Step 7

Fold the dosa in half, remove from tawa and keep it on a serving plate. Make more dosa in the same manner. Serve hot.

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