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Banana Dosai

- Submitted by Dahlia on 01-11-2008

(Banana Pancakes)

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Banana Dosa, also known as Banana Pancake, is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that can be served as a snack or dessert. This recipe is made using ripe bananas, rice flour, all-purpose flour, cardamom powder, sugar, raisins, cashews, and ghee. The bananas are mashed and mixed with the flours, sugar, and cardamom powder to get a thick batter. The raisins and cashews are added to the batter for extra flavor and crunch. The batter is then cooked on a griddle with ghee until it is golden brown on both sides. Banana Dosa can be served with maple syrup or honey as a sweet snack or topped with whipped cream or ice cream and berries for a more indulgent dessert. It can also be served as a tiffin with some chutney. For variations, brown sugar or jaggery can be used instead of sugar to add a different flavor to the recipe. This batter can also be used to make Paniyarams or Unniappam.

Recipe For Banana Dosa


  • Ripe bananas - 2
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 tblsp
  • Cardoman powder - 1 pinch
  • Sugar - to taste
  • Raisins - 2 tblsp (chopped)
  • Cashews - 2 tblsp (chopped)
  • Ghee - to fry


  1. Mash the bananas nicely with a masher or with hands.
  2. Add rice flour, maida, sugar and cardomon powder. 
  3. Mix everything together to get a thick batter. You can mix with your hands or use a blender.
  4. Mix the raisins  and cashews with the batter.
  5. Heat a griddle and pour a spoonful of batter and spread gently. It will be thicker than normal dosa.
  6. Pour few drops of ghee on top. Fry on medium flame till the dosa is completely cooked and golden brown on both sides.

Serving Suggestions

  • This dosa can be served as a dessert or snack with some maple syrup or honey.
  • Top the dosa with whipped cream or ice cream and berries. This brings out a whole new flavour.
  • It can also be served as a tiffen with some chutney.


  • Use brown sugar or jaggery instead of sugar for a different flavour.
  • This batter can be used to make paniyarams. A variation of this is called Unniappam.


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Comments (4)

Person   ()
Very nice taste. My kids loved it and as dinner .. :-) Next time , i want to try with Multigrain flour ..
Person   ()
Good. Try it with multigrain flour and let me know how it turns.
Person   ()
really nice receipe.....
Person   ()
Thank You.

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Comment by felicia rosario
         I love indian food ever since I adapted to indian culture I have been able to mantain my weight to stay average.Asian food in general is very healthy and would suggest anyone to eat it on a consistent basis unlike conventional foods.

Reply :-

        Thank you so much Felicia.
Comment by Veena on 22 September 2008 09:17AM

          Too Good...children liked it..

Reply :-

           Thanks Veena.

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