If your kids get bored with the regular plain dosa, then without a second thought, do try this drool-worthy paneer dosa recipe. If you have dosa batter and paneer in hand, then you can prepare it within 15 minutes, with the available basic ingredients in hand. I have not used the regular idli/dosa batter, the dosa in this pic looks golden in colour, as I have used the Mysore Masala dosa batter. Also, I have prepared the dosa with butter, but you can use the regular batter and prepare it with oil too. Last week, when we went out for dinner in a very famous chain of South Indian restaurant, my daughter Shreya ordered paneer dosa, but God, it was horrible in taste, we couldn’t eat a bit. So the next day itself, I prepared this for her and made it a blog post too. She was happy and said it tasted the same as in Hotel Saravana Bhavan and I was in a cloud nine moment. I have added a short YouTube video for this Saravana Bhavan Paneer Dosa recipe for easy understanding, do watch it and please don’t forget to subscribe to my channel too…
- 1 Cup Paneer / பன்னீர் Link for homemade paneer
- 3 tsp Oil / எண்ணெய்
- 1 tsp Jeera / ஜீரகம்
- 1 tbsp Garlic / பூண்டு
- 1 Sprig Curry Leaves / கருவேப்பில்லை
- 1 Onion / பெரிய வெங்காயம்
- 1 Green Chilli / பச்சை மிளகாய்
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste / இஞ்சி பூண்டு விழுது Link for ginger - garlic paste
- 1 Tomato / தக்காளி
- 2 Pinch Turmeric Powder / மஞ்சள் தூள்
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder / மிளகாய்த்தூள்
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder / கரம் மசாலா தூள் Link for garam masala powder
- Salt / உப்பு As Required / தேவையான அளவு
- Coriander Leaves / கொத்தமல்லி இலை For garnishing
- Butter / Oil / வெண்ணெய் அல்லது எண்ணெய் For making dosa (As Required)
- Chop onion, garlic, tomato, and coriander leaves finely. Then measure and keep all the other ingredients ready.
- Now add onion and saute till translucent. Then add ginger - garlic paste and saute again.
Add tomato and saute till mushy. Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder.
- Saute everything in medium flame without burning the spice powders. Then add paneer and required salt.
- Cook for 2 minutes in low flame, till the spice powders and the paneer, blends well. Finally, sprinkle coriander leaves and mix well. Now, heat a dosa tawa, pour a ladle of batter in the centre.
- Spread the batter to the edges and simmer the flame. One the dosa is half cooked, smear it with a blob of butter or you can use oil too.
Tips for Saravana Bhavan Paneer Dosa Recipe
For the Dosa Batter
- Do check the dosa batter link here, as the batter I have used is not the regular one. This batter lends a more golden colour, due to the addition of toor dal and channa dal.
- Also, I have added little sugar in the batter to get the golden colour.
- For a variation, you can add capsicum, green peas, spring onions etc to the paneer stuffing.
- I crumbled the paneer, you can even grate it or make cubes.
- I used tomato in the paneer masala for tanginess and it also keeps the stuffing moist.
- Don't make the dosa too thin or thick. If made thin the stuffing comes out. If made thick, it won't get cooked one side as we are not flipping it.
- Just make this paneer dosa recipe in medium thickness and also cook it in medium flame to get the golden colour.
- For more taste, you can use little tomato sauce or schezwan sauce before placing the paneer stuffing.
- Also, place the paneer stuffing only after the dosa is cooked, else it mixes with the batter and creates a mess.
- I used butter to get the golden colour for this Saravana Bhavan Paneer Dosa. If you are calorie conscious, it can be prepared with oil too.