Vella dosai or bellada dosa or jaggery pancakes

Vellai dosai or bellada dosa is a traditional sweet dish and it can be had as a breakfast or as an evening snack.  Vella dosai can be made very quickly  and it is very healthy too.  Rich in iron and protein, it is a nutritious snack for all.


  • Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery/gur - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom (elaichi) powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Refined oil for frying


Step 1

Soak the jaggery in 1/2 a cup of warm water till the jaggery is melted completely

Step 2

Once the jaggery is melted completely, add wheat flour and rice flour to it slowly, stirring continously so that no lumps are formed.

Step 3

Add cardamom powder and grated coconut to the batter and mix well. Add little water and bring the batter to dosa batter consistency.

Step 4

Heat a tawa on a medium flame. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread to a round small circle. Add oil on all the edges of the dosa.

Step 5

Cook on the both the sides till light brown.

Step 6

Serve vellai dosa hot.

Step 7

NOTE : The above measurement given can make 4 to 5 dosas. You can use 1 cup of wheat flour and 1 cup of jaggery which will give about 8 to 9 dosas.


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