Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)


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Dig into this magical cheesy delight! the amount of cheese used in this recipe will definitely make the calorie-conscious faint, but even they would love to feast on this on a day off! the tomato garlic chutney used in this recipe deserves special mention as it brings in the much-needed tanginess.

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Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) recipe - How to make Jini Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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To Be Blended Together Into Tomato- Garlic Chutney
2 medium sized tomatoes , roughly chopped
2 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients
1 cup dosa batter
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp chopped onions
6 tbsp chopped cabbage
6 tbsp chopped capsicum
1 cup chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato garlic chutney , recipe above
4 tbsp coconut chutney
1 cup masala
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
4 cheese cubes

For Serving
coconut chutney
green garlic chutney
  1. Heat a tava /non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a piece of cloth.
  2. Pour ¼th of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 225 mm. (9") thin dosa.
  3. Place 1 tbsp of butter in the centre, add 1½ tbsp of onions, 1½ tbsp of cabbage, 1½ tbsp of capsicum and ¼ cup of tomatoes, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of tomato-garlic chutney, 1 tbsp of coconut chutney, ¼ cup of masala, ½ tsp of chilli powder, ¼ tsp of garam masala, salt and grate ½ cheese cube and mash well using a potato masher.
  5. Add another ½ tbsp of butter and grate remaining ½ cheese cube, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for another minute.
  6. Spread the stuffing evenly over the dosa, fold over while pressing it lightly using spatula to make a flat roll and cut into 4 equal pieces using the sharp edge of the spatula on the tava (griddle).
  7. Place the pieces on a plate and serve immediately with coconut chutney, green garlic chutney and sambhar.
  8. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more plates.

Be a little different:

    Jain jini dosa:

    1. To make a jain version, follow the recipe procedure as given above.
    2. Simply replace the masala with equal quantities of chopped paneer and replace onions with an equal quantity of cabbage.
    3. Replace 1 tbsp tomato garlic chutney with 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup and 1 tsp of chilli sauce.

    RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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    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