Naiyyappam Dosa (Sweet Dosa/Pancakes)

Am used to calling this naiyyappam dosai 🙂 as tastes like naiyyappam/unniappam (sweet pancake puff). This is a sweet dosa with jaggery and coconut. Another of the instant dosas from me; this time it is a snack as well as a dessert … with my 32 sweet teeth and not working on a dessert recipe for so long, not fair 😀 

This one is an entry to the Dosa Mela event by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons. It can be made in a jiffy, especially a good one for sudden guests. 


Crushed jaggery (or brown sugar): ½ cup
Rice flour: ¾ cup
Wheat flour: ¾ cup
Cardamom powder: ¼ spoon
Grated coconut or slivered coconut: 1 tablespoon
Oil/Ghee to make the dosas
The level of sweetness in this recipe is mild … However, you can vary the amount of jaggery/brown sugar to your taste.


  1. In a heavy-bottomed vessel, melt the jaggery in a cup of water.
  2. Once the jaggery is completely dissolved, turn off the heat and set aside to allow settling of any foreign particles. After about 2-3 minutes, filter the solution and discard the residue.
  3. In the jaggery solution, combine the flours and the cardamom powder to make a smooth batter without lumps. The batter should be of dropping consistency; thinner than the normal dosa batter. You can add up to ¼-½ cup of water as well, if required.
  4. Mix in the coconut as well.
  5. You can immediately make dosas with this batter. For best results, let the batter rest for 20-30 minutes before making dosas.
  6. To make dosas, heat a griddle (tava) [I use non-stick for this dosa so it doesn’t form a sticky mess]. Grease the tava with a few drops of oil/ghee.
  7. When the tava is hot, turn the heat to low-medium. Pour a ladle-full of batter and spread like a dosa. You can swirl the griddle around to spread the batter or pour the batter from a height of about 6 inches.
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  9. Grease both sides with a few drops of oil as required and cook for a couple of minutes on each side while turning over. The dosa is ready when nicely browned on both sides.
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  11. You can also make these as mini-dosais for bite-sized dosas.
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  13. The dosas are ready to be served. You can have them without any side dishes. If you wish, you can have it with unsalted butter, honey, jaggery, or even pickle!
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4 Responses to “Naiyyappam Dosa (Sweet Dosa/Pancakes)”

  1. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 will try for sure!!

    From skribles: Thanks for visiting Aruna … Do try and let me know if you like it 🙂

  2. wow… looks yum.. Will try this out today

  3. its very tasty i remember my mom who used to make these yummmmiest dosas

  4. u can also mash banana(nendhrapazham / eathapazham) to make it even more tastier

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