Coconut Dosa Recipe ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

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I was leafing through my book and my eyes fell on a pristine white looking dosa called Coconut Dosa. I was intrigued and rushed ahead to read the proportions. It was with sweet stuffing and I knew there may not be any takers for this sweet type of a pancake at home. Still, I was very much keen on attempting it at least once. Then I moved on to others. Since only dosas are running around my mind off late, I happily forgot all about this Coconut Dosa and its proportions. Though every time I open my book, that picture calls out pleadingly to me!

Two days back, I was chatting with a dear friend of mine. Priya is a regular reader of this blog and in due course, we happened to chat and we hit on fast. She mentioned that she was happy reading through all the varieties of dosas and said, had she had a blog, she would’ve surely sent in something. I said she doesn’t need a blog for that and can send it to me right away. I am so glad that she did. She shared a recipe for Coconut Dosa and was hesitant as this might be known to all. I said there is nothing like a recipe being known to all. And since this is new to me, it gives me a perfect chance to try it. I said all varieties and variations are appreciated. Along with the dosa recipe, she also sent in a lovely onion chutney recipe. I made coconut dosa yesterday along with the onion chutney, it came out very well. I must say it was really so tasty. This was the first time we were having a chutney in this combination, so it made a good change.
Coconut Dosa

Coconut Dosa

Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Stovetop
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Dosa Varieties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 medium dosas
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup Coconut Grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for cooking


  • Clean and soak rice in water for 6-8 hrs. Have the grated coconut ready.
  • There are two ways to make this batter. Either you can grind the grated coconut along with the soaked rice or you can add this after grinding the rice to a smooth batter.
  • If you add the grated coconut directly, it will be little difficult to spread it as a dosa. But you get to munch on the coconut.
  • When its ground along with rice, you get a smooth batter, which is easy to spread as a dosa.
  • Once the batter is ready, you can immediately make the dosas as this does not require fermentation.
  • Heat the tawa and grease with oil. Pour a ladle full of batter in a circular way and join it to make a even spread pancake.
  • If the batter is really smooth, it can be spread as a regular dosa too. Sprinkle oil, sim for a while and flip to the other side and cook well.
  • Serve this with Onion chutney.
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Serve this along with Onion Chutney

Thank you Priya for your lovely recipe, we liked it a lot and will surely be making this again.

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  1. Valli – that mixed dal dosa looks great – gonna try it.

    Not sure about the coconut one, only because I’m trying to cut down on using too much coconut because my husband’s supposed to be a little more healthy, acc to his doc!

    oh well – maybe I’ll be selfish and make it while he’s not around!

    I have another one for you – will make it tomorrow and post… 🙂

  2. Wow, wow, wow. That coconut dosa is snow white! Kudos to your athamma for her creativity. It looks fantastic!! Husbands have a way of being randomly stubborn, don’t they? Hope he finds out what he’s missing! 🙂

  3. Dosa with coconut, well it is new to me too, but with coconut it had to taste good.
    When i was at home my mom used to make dosa with flour and egg and then fill it with grated coconut mixed with sugar or jaggery.
    Well as you sais athammas dosa is a huge list indeed

  4. First Happy Ugadi! hope you had a great celebration, the poli looks delicious
    Valli, slow down, slow down, I am not able to keep up 🙂 love the pure white coconut dosai, athamma’s mixed dal dosai is fantastic too.

  5. Hey! That is what my mom makes and it is called ‘verum arisi adai’ ie., adai containing only raw rice, in Tamil – it is also one of the few delicacies permitted post delivery – well, after omitting the coconut and made with a little ghee!! And I love it!! Looks like you are going to have a really huge dosa spread for the mela!!

  6. Happy, nice to know about your mom’s dosa..maybe you can ask her for the recipe. No issues..even the plain one will do from you!

    indo, Thank you for the wishes, Happy ugadi to you too!…glad you liked the polis.. can I?..its just 5 days and I wanted to prepare 101!…come along you will be surely do! glad you liked both…this time round, all I did was to cook, the recipes came borrowed!

  7. valli, i second indo and kamala 😉 gosh girl, there is no stopping u… he he…
    coconut dosa is very common in m’lore. i have no idea as why i haven’t posted it as i make it at least once in a month.

  8. Dear Srivalli,

    Loved your post as usual. Thanks for trying out the dosa and chutney recipe. Your athamma’s dosa invention is simply fantastic. I am feeling hungry all over again ! 🙂

    Best Wishes,
    Priya Arun

  9. Iam the biggest dosa fan born in this world. So you can imagine the extent to which I ahve fallen in love with your blog, what with so many Dosa varieties in it. You have a wonderful blog.

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