Jini Dosa

Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)

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Buttery and cheesy Jini Dosa is the Mumbai roadside vendor’s answer to pizza! Dosas cooked in butter are topped with a succulent and spicy mixture of veggies, which is also cooked in butter!

This is then garnished with loads of cheese and cooked for a few more minutes till the cheese melts and appetizingly coats the veggie topping.

Slice it with a pizza cutter and share it with your friends – we assure you, it will make your day. While the Jini Dosa is self-sufficiently tasty, you can also enjoy it with chutney and sambhar.

Have a go at other Mumbai roadside specialties like the Misal and Pani Puri .

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Jini Dosa recipe - How to make Jini Dosa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 dosas
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For The Stuffing
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp chilli-garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients
2 cups dosa batter
8 tsp butter for cooking
1 cup grated processed cheese

For Serving
coconut chutney
For the stuffing

  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the capsicum and cabbage and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, chilli-galric paste, garam masala and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while mashing it occasionally.
  4. Add the coriander and mix well.
  5. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a piece of cloth or a tissue paper.
  2. Pour a big ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 225 mm. (9”) diameter circle.
  3. Spread 2 tsp of butter evenly over it and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Spread a portion of the prepared stuffing evenly over the dosa, sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Cut the dosa vertically into 3 portions using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and roll each portion tightly.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more dosas.
  7. Serve immediately with coconut chutney and sambhar.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 17 Mar 17 10:29 AM

I loved this dosa,very different, cheesy and flavourful and my children ate it up in one go... Loved by my family members too...
Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 17 Sep 16 10:58 PM

Which 1 and 1/2 cup of masala ?? Mention masala name ??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Divya, If you click on the masala which is blue in colour it will take you to the recipe.
19 Sep 16 09:01 AM
Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 31 Jan 16 11:18 PM

Can you please calrify what masala is used other than garam masala
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vaishali, You can omit the garam masala if you wish to...
01 Feb 16 12:25 PM
Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
 on 07 Oct 15 12:49 PM

Love this recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from tarladalal.com It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
07 Oct 15 05:12 PM