Simple Savoury Pancakes

Dosas originate from Southern India, but that doesn’t mean they’re difficult to make. These Simple Savoury Pancakes are delicious and offer something different for dinner.

Serves: 4-6
Time: 30 minutes, plus resting


    • 1 cup chickpea flour
    • 1/4 cup plain wholemeal flour
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
    • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, plus wedges


    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 sweet potato, grated
    • 1 zucchini, grated
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup balti curry paste (can be found at local grocer)
    • 200g paneer, crumbled (Indian cheese, found at local grocer)


In a small bowl, mix together yoghurt, mint and lemon. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flours and spices. Whisk in water, gradually. Mix in egg and oil, making a smooth batter. Rest batter for 15 minutes. Using a large, non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the prepared pan, cooking 1-2 minutes on each side. You will have about six batches worth of batter. Slide dosa onto a plate. To cook the filling, heat oil on high using a large frying pan. Saute onion, sweet potato, zucchini and garlic for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 minute. Add in crumbled paneer, stir through. Place filling onto pancake and roll up. Repeat with the rest of the dosas. Serve with yoghurt dipping sauce and lemon wedges.

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