Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

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This was my favorite during my childhood. But its been a real long time since I had this. As a kid, I remember I used to ask Amma to prepare this whenever she asks me what I want for my dinner. I used to enjoy the crispy Goduma dosa with sugar dipped in water. After a stage it used to be Sambar with Goduma Dosa. With either of these, it used to taste heaven. When the other day, we had just us for dinner, couldn’t decide on what to prepare for ourselves. This flashed across mind and many nights of love tendered dosas came to mind. I was missing Amma’s cooking more! Just to revisit those memories, suggested this to my daughter. I realised my daughter was missing something precious in her childhood. She didn’t understand what I was talking about. So it was more a reason for me to venture into the realms of Chapdosa. This name was coined by my bachelor colleagues who visited USA on official tour and stayed in the guest house with nothing to eat other than Goduma Dosa, they fondly referred this as Chappathi Maavu dosa – Chapdosa!

When in need of a quick dosa, then go for this!

Wheat is called Goduma, Gothambu (Godhambu), Godhi in different parts of India.

Ingredients Needed

Wheat Four – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water – as required to get a think batter.

Method to prepare

In bowl take the wheat flour and mix with salt. Add water and mix to a think consistency without any lumps.

Heat a tawa and take a ladleful of batter and spread as a regular dosa.

You can get thin crispy ones if the batter is thin.

Funny part of this incident was, my daughter was excited when I said this can be eaten with sugar, but guess I went one step ahead and spoiled the fun for her as I added water to it. In the end, she didn’like the combi but preferred the Groundnut chutney you see on the plate. Thats her plate in the photo. This only proved that each child will and should have their own memories of what they like and should be not forced to eat just because we liked it as a kid! So I make sure she gets to eat more of stuff she likes than what I think she will like.


Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Stovetop
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Dosa Varieties
Author Srivalli
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  1. goduma dosa is something amma never makes but paatti does. :). will give this a try. saw your kiddos (via amma) – they’re incredibly cute!!!

    posted the janmashtami round up.

  2. Sri.. try adding a portion of buttermilk instead of water to the flour .. my mom used to do that.. it gives a different yum taste..:D

  3. Hey Srivalli, this is my quick fix meal when I dont have anything (batter) for dosas, we call them as goduma pindi attlu and this is also offered as neivedyam on Diwali to Goddess Laxmi and during Sankranthi as well…nice to see this on your blog…looks lovely!

    We add bellam/jaggery and a pinch of salt and eat with our favo pachadi/pickle

  4. My mom also used to make this for us. But we call it Godumbe dosa. She used to give it to us with coconut chutney mixed with sugar. Which was delicious.
    Now when i go and visit my sister in B’lore she still eats her rice dosa with chutney and sugar.
    Your recipe brought sweet memories back from childhood.

  5. Hi Srivalli, This looks perfect..I make it very often for breakfast when I run out of Idli/Dosa batter..I add onions and green chillies too…

    If you add jaggery n coconut that’ld be another version of Chapdosa [:d] Nice innovative name

  6. we have atta and hate to roll chapatis, so this is a good way to use it up. i used to love these as a kid. will make this again. thanks for remindin me.

  7. lakshmi, thanks for the nice words….good to know that your patti makes these

    Latha, hahha..thats incriblily nice of you! Infact I wanted to have a series on Dosa Varities. This will be part of that

    Padma, thats very nice to know abt your tradition

    Asha, thanks thats nice to know whats it called

    Happy cook, glad I could

    musical, can’t agree more!

    TBC, nice to know

    Suganya, wow just the word for it

    Sharmi, nice to know that I can make something better than the versertile cook like you

    Siri, thanks for the nice words, will surely try your tip

    Cynthia, thanks for your appriciation

    bee, glad that I could give you ideas..

    Roopa, don’t resist just have them!

    Nags, thats nice to know

    Apple, glad to know so many additions to this

    Raaga, glad glad we are on the same

    Padmaja, ehmm can understand your feelings!

    Prajusha, very nice!

    Viji, thats very true

    easycrafts, this is something for all times

  8. hey srivalli, u’re dosas look picture perfect! and what a cute story! My kids prefer their dosas with the chutney too. have u tried giving her dosas with sugar mixed in ghee:-) my kids love that!
    my goduma dosa always tears, does nto coem as perfect as yours! will try it sometime!

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