Soft & Spongy Poha Dosas #BreadBakers

This month Bread Bakers are celebrating Pancakes, our host is, Wendy

Today is Pancake or Fat Tuesday – which is also known as Pancake Day. Pancake Day is celebrated a day before Ash Wednesday.  A day when Christians begin their Lenten Season. I,  remember when we were young, during lent no sweets  or meat dishes used to made or eaten, now of course these are not strictly followed. 

We East Indians also call this day Introz Day , with pancakes a dish of liver or meat  is also prepared, since after this day no meat or sweets are eaten, during lent,  which is still  observed by majority  East Indians.

Already posted a Eggless & Vegan Pancakes  recipe, decided to make something different. Made these soft and spongy Poha / Beaten Rice Dosas.  These are made for breakfast and served with Fresh Tender Coconut Meat Chutney.


2 Cup Idli Rawa
1 Cup Level Poha / Beaten Rice
½ Teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
200 Grams Fresh Yogurt
3 Cups Water
¼ Teaspoon Soda - bi - carb
Salt to taste
For the Fresh Tender Coconut Meat Chutney

1 Tender Coconut Meat
2 Green Chillies
2 Tablespoons Fresh Yogurt
½ Teaspoon Cumin seeds
¼ Teaspoon Salt
A Handful of Coriander Leaves
A few Mint leaves

Make Buttermilk by churning the yogurt and water together.
Soak the idli rawa and fenugreek seeds iin buttermilk. Keep it covered for 4 - 5 hours.
Soak the poha in buttermilk also in a another bowl. Keep it covered for 4 - 5 hours.

First grind Poha buttermilk to a fine paste and then add rawa and grind and run it for just a minute.  This batter should be a little coarse. Allow to ferment overnight. The next morning, add salt and soda, mix well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a cast iron pan or a non stick pan. Brush it with oil.
Pour  ladles of batter and do not spread the batter . 
Cover with a lid and let is cook on medium low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. 
Take off the lid and sprinkle oil all over the it and the sides.
Now flip it if you wish, I did it. Cook for just for a minute or two till light golden spots appear. 
Take it on to a serving plate. Likewise prepare the rest of the dosas.
In the meanwhile as the dosas are being made, lets make our chutney.
Add all the ingredients into a small chutney jar and grind to a fine paste using no water, if necessary add a teaspoon or more of yogurt. It done so simple .. ins't it ! 
Pour this into a serving bowl and enjoy with soft and spongy dosas.
My Notes
There is no urad dal in this dosa. The fermentation is of this batter is the butter milk. So do not discard the buttermilk whiles grinding. If you find that the butter milk is not sufficient for soaking or grinding add little more water.

Four Pillars of Faith go into making of Pancakes today:
Egg for creation
Flour for sustenance of life
Milk for Purity
Salt for wholesomeness
Happy Pancake Tuesday

Labels :  Bread Bakers, Breakfast, Chutneys & Dips, Dosa, Gluten free, Idli Rawa, Poha, South Indian, Vegan, Pancakes, 

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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredien

Aebleskivers by All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Apam Balik by I Camp in My Kitchen
Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby Pancake by Spill the Spices
Brazilian Tapioca Pancakes by Herbivore Cucina
Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes by Ambrosia
Eggless Chocolate Chip Pancake by Seduce Your Tastebuds
German Pancake with Easy Fruit Compote by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Gluten Free Aebleskiver by Gayathri's Cook Spot
Hoppers by Mayuri’s Jikoni
Hotteok by Sara's Tasty Buds
Instant Multigrain Dosa by Sizzling Tastebuds
Japanese Pancakes by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Kuih Dadar - Bujang Dalam Selimut - Asian Stuffed Pandan Pancakes by The Schizo Chef
Moo Shu Pancakes by Food Lust People Love
Soft and Spongy Poha Dosas by Sneha's Recipe
Swedish Pancakes by Hostess At Heart
Syrniki by The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes by Cook’s Hideout
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Happy Pancake Tuesday Sneha. Thanks for the info on the pillars of life. I love learning of other cultures. What I would give to sit around your table.

  2. Happy pancake Tuesday to you! What a wonderful post, and I loved your sign off. P.S. Your pancakes look delicious.

  3. Such soft, spongy and fluffy pancakes. I've made these years ago and now I'm tempted to try these again some time soon.

  4. These dosas look so soft and fluffy.Never used poha... must try this recipe.

  5. Lovely post Sneha. Never heard the use of poha in dosa and this is really interesting. Your dosas look so flufy and soft :)

  6. best breakfast ever! i have made this years back and we love the texture totally! i now add a bit of poha in my regular idly/dosa batter too!!! looks fab!

  7. Lovely pancakes Sneha. I use poha or puffed rice in my batter for dosa. But this dosa strongly reminds me of bread dosa that I make. Must try with idli rava. Sounds yum.