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Sasama Dodak (Mustard Dosa)

Sasam is the Konkani name for Mustard seedsDodak is thick, unfermented dosa made of urad dal and semolina.  Authentically, Sasama Dhodak is made in a bowl shaped pan/Kadhai.  I tried it using a regular nonstick pan.
You can change the amount of Semolina and Urad dal as per your choice.  Too much Semolina will make the dosa hard.  You can also ferment the ground urad dal like a regular dosa, but do not add semolina and other ingredients for fermentation.

Urad dal/Split Black Gram - 1 cup
Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green Chillies - 8
Coconut Slices - about 1/2 cup
Cumin/Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds

1. Soak urad dal in water for 30 - 45 min. 
2. Wash urad dal well.  Grind urad dal and green chillies into a fine paste.
3. Add semolina, salt, finely chopped ginger, cumin seeds and coconut slices to the batter.
4. Add water to soak the semolina.  The batter is thicker in consistency.
5. Heat a pan and add about 1 tsp oil and about 1/4 tsp mustard seeds. (Be careful when the mustard seeds pop) When the seeds pop, add a ladle full of batter and spread it to form a round dosa. 
6. Fry both sides using oil and serve Sasama dhodak with coconut chutney.


  1. Looks yum...i have never tasted Mustard dosa would like to try it.

  2. Lovely dosa recipe different to the usual batter.

  3. Nice version, sure to taste good.

  4. Nice dosai recipe name itself sounds great,,its a traditional food for perfect bfast n for dinner,,i hv nt tasted yet this one but sure it taste nice with coconut chutney ,,, thanks for sharing dear,,hope u also enjoyed ur long weekend with ur family,,take care n keep on smiling,,

  5. you have so many varieties of dosa and this one is different and looks yummy. keep up the good work.

  6. dosa is looking delicious and m sure it will taste great too :)

  7. Thanks Sushma, Madhura, Simply.Food, Priya, Ms.Chitchat, Sathya, Kshipra, Abhi for your encouraging feedback.

  8. This is a new dosa recipe for me...looks yumm

  9. Thanks Gulmohar for the lovely words.

  10. Do we need fermentation for the above dosa batter?

  11. Fermentation is not needed.
    Thanks for stopping by!


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