jini dosa

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Jini dosa recipe with step by step pics. It is a popular and delicious dosa variety from the Mumbai street food scene.

In jini dosa a stuffing of mix veggies like cabbage, carrots, capsicum is semi-cooked in schezwan sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and a few Indian spice blends. Grated cheese is also added.

jini dosa recipe

The end result is a yummy, crispy, cheesy jini dosa with spicy, sour, sweet taste along with the crunchiness of the veggies. The taste of cheese is distinctly felt and goes very well with the vegetables.

Being South Indian, my love for idli and dosa will never fade. Being a Mumbaikar, my love for Mumbai street food will always be there. They say you can take a Mumbaikar outside Mumbai, but you cannot take away Mumbai out of him or her. No wonder I try various varieties of idli and dosa recipes and no wonder I also make different types of Mumbai street food snacks for myself and family.

I make jini dosa two ways. in one method I add potato masala or sometimes just mashed potatoes along with the other veggies. In the second method, I just add chopped veggies. In this method I am sharing the easier version of just adding chopped veggies in the stuffing.

cheese jini dosa

To make jini dosa, you can use leftover Dosa batter or Idli batter. I had made idlis previous day and then used the same batter to make dosa.

You can always add less or more of the sauces as per your requirements in the recipe. I have used cabbage, carrots and capsicum for the veggie filling. Cabbage can be skipped if you want. You can also use beetroot. Veggies can also be added less or more in the dosa. Even spring onions can be added.

Always serve jini dosa hot with coconut chutney. They taste best when served hot.

How to make jini dosa

1. Firstly grate, shred or finely chop veggies. You will need ⅓ cup chopped onions, ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum, ½ cup finely chopped cabbage, ½ cup grated or finely chopped carrots, ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes and 1/3 cup finely chopped coriander leaves or spring onion greens or half-half of both. You can skip cabbage if you want. Also you will need about 3 cups of dosa batter.

veggies to make Mumbai jini dosa recipe

2. Now heat an iron tawa or a pan. Dip a paper napkin or half of an onion in oil and spread the oil all around on the tawa. Please use a heavy iron pan as this dosa takes more time to cook.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

3. Keep the tawa on a low flame. Then take a ladle full of the batter.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

4. Begin to spread the batter in a circle.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

5. Spread to a neat round circle.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

6. On a low flame cook the dosa.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

7. Cook till the top looks cooked.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

8. As soon as the top portion looks cooked, add 1 tablespoon each of chopped cabbage and carrots.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

9. Then add 1 tablespoon each of chopped onions, capsicum, tomatoes and coriander leaves.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

10. Next add ½ to 1 tablespoon butter.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

11. Next add ½ tablespoon schezwan sauce, ½ tablespoon tomato ketchup and ½ tablespoon red chilli sauce (optional). Instead of schezwan sauce, you can also use sriracha sauce.

making Mumbai jini dosa recipe

12. Next add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder. You can also use pav bhaji masala powder instead of garam masala powder.

making jini dosa recipe

13. With a spatula or a potato masher, mix everything.

making jini dosa recipe

14. Spread the mixture on the center of the dosa.

making jini dosa recipe

15. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 to 45 seconds. Do keep the flame to a low or sim.

making jini dosa recipe

16. Remove the lid.

making jini dosa recipe

17. Now again with the spatula, spread the entire filling mixture on the entire dosa.

making jini dosa recipe

Serving jini dosa

18. Begin to cut the jini dosa with a knife, steel spatula (palta) or pizza cutter. Since the dosa is cut directly on tawa, an iron tawa works best. If you do not have an iron tawa, then at step 22 below, you can just roll the whole dosa. Take it in a steel plate or a chopping tray and then cut the dosa with knife.

jini dosa recipe

19. You can cut in three to four parts.

jini dosa recipe

20. Now using a grater, directly grate cheese on top of the dosa.

jini dosa recipe

21. Grate cheese all over and cook jini dosa for some seconds. You can add less or more cheese as required. You can use processed cheese, cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese or even pizza cheese.

jini dosa recipe

22. Then roll each part that was cut into a neat roll.

jini dosa

23. Serve the jini dosa rolls with coconut chutney. You can sprinkle some grated cheese, chopped coriander leaves and chopped spring onions on top of the cheese jini dosa rolls while serving. Make all jini dosa this way and serve them hot.

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Jini Dosa
5 from 3 votes
Jini dosa is a popular and delicious variety of dosa from Mumbai. jini dosa is a yummy, crispy, cheesy dosa with spicy, sour, sweet taste along with the crunchiness of the veggies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Indian Street Food, Indo Chinese
Course: Snacks

Servings 9 jini dosa

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dosa batter
  • cup chopped onion
  • cup finely chopped capsicum
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage or shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup grated or finely chopped carrots
  • ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • cup finely chopped coriander leaves or spring onion greens or half half of both
  • ¼ cup schezwan sauce or sriracha sauce or add as required
  • ¼ cup tomato ketchup or add as required
  • ¼ red chili sauce - optional
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala powder or pav bhaji masala powder
  • 4.5 teaspoons chaat masala powder
  • butter as required
  • oil as required
  • grated cheese as required

Instructions

preparation

  • Firstly grate, shred or finely chop veggies. Keep them aside. 
  • You can skip cabbage if you want. 

making jini dosa

  • Now heat an iron tawa or a pan. Dip a paper napkin or half of an onion in oil and spread the oil all around on the tawa. Please use a heavy iron pan as this dosa takes more time to cook.
  • Keep the tawa on a low flame. Then take a ladle full of the dosa batter.
  • Spread the batter to a neat round circle.
  • On a low flame cook the dosa till the top looks cooked.
  • As soon as the top portion looks cooked, add 1 tablespoon each of chopped cabbage, carrots, onions, capsicum, tomatoes and coriander leaves.
  • Next add ½ to 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Add ½ tablespoon schezwan sauce, ½ tablespoon tomato ketchup and ½ tablespoon red chilli sauce (optional).
  • Next add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder.
  • With a spatula or a potato masher, mix everything.
  • Spread the mixture on the center of the dosa.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 30 to 45 seconds. Do keep the flame to a low or sim.
  • Remove the lid and then again with the spatula, spread the entire filling mixture on the entire dosa.

serving jini dosa

  • Begin to cut the dosa with a knife, steel spatula (palta) or pizza cutter. Since the dosa is cut directly on tawa, an iron tawa works best. If you do not have an iron tawa, then just roll the whole dosa. Take it in a steel plate or a chopping tray and then cut the dosa with knife.
  • You can cut in three to four parts.
  • Now using a grater, directly grate cheese on top of the dosa.
  • Grate cheese all over and cook for some seconds. You can add less or more cheese as required. You can use processed cheese, cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese or even pizza cheese.
  • Then roll each part that was cut into a roll. 
  • Serve the jini dosa rolls with coconut chutney. You can sprinkle some grated cheese, chopped coriander leaves and chopped spring onions on top of the cheese jini dosa rolls while serving. 

Notes

  • You can add less or more of the various sauces.
  • You can add beetroot and potato bhaji also to the filling.
  • You can add less or more of the veggies as required. Cabbage can be skipped. Spring onions can also be added instead of onions.
  • You can use sriracha sauce instead of schezwan sauce.
Note that approx nutrition info is for 1 jini dosa.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1506IUVitamin B1 (Thiamine): 1mgVitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1mgVitamin B3 (Niacin): 1mgVitamin B6: 1mgVitamin B12: 1µgVitamin C: 14mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 8µgCalcium: 30mgVitamin B9 (Folate): 8µgIron: 19mgMagnesium: 6mgPhosphorus: 25mgZinc: 1mg

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