Idli OR Dosa batter muffins

Dosa Muffins


This recipe is similar to paniyaram/gunta pungulu/paddu which is a popular breakfast or snack which is a mixture of the indian crepe spiced with chopped onion, green chillies, cumin seeds. This traditionally made using a paddu pan but baking it in the muffin tray also tastes great and off course low calorie as oil used is less.

Makes: 10-12muffins
Baking time: 18-20mins
Preparation time: 10mins


  • Leftover idly or dosa batter-2cup
  • Carom seeds-1tsp
  • Finely chopped chilli-1tbsp
  • Finely chopped onion-1num
  • Grated carrot-1/2cup
  • Chopped coriander-a handful
  • Oil-to grease the muffins
  • Baking soda-1/4tsp
  • Salt-if required (as dosa batter already has salt)


  • Dosa batter OR Idli batter links incase required. Both are made from brown rice as main ingredient
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg c grease the muffin tray and place muffin cases.
  • Add onion, chilli , coriander, carom seeds, grated carrot to the dosa/idly batter and mix well
  • Now fill the 3/4of the muffin cases with the batter.
  • Bake for 18-20mins or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clear.
  • Remove the tray. Transfer it to the cooling rack.
  • Serve with any dip/chutney of your choice.


  • The batter should not be too thin or thick it should be like thick yogurt/cake batter consistency
  • Brown rice links for Idli and Dosa are provided. White rice can be used instead

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 23, 2014, in Breakfast, Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Nice:) I have tried it in waffle maker but it looks awesome in this way too. Having idly batter in fridge tempt me to try this


  2. This is lovely, Chitra. I am currently on a experimental muffin phase and find your dosa batter muffin interesting.


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