Instant Multi grain Dosa / Karacha Maavu Dosai /Mixed Flour Dosa

For the final day of instant dosa varieties in Cooking Carnival is mixed flour dosa.It can be called as multi grain dosa too.We call this dosa as karachamaavu dosa,as flour is mixed and made into dosa.
Nowadays mixed grain or multi grain flour is available in market to make the work easier.But I don't get those mix here,so I make with the flours available and make dosa.

Coming to the recipe I have used ragi,jowar and sorghum flour along with wheat,rice flour.One can modify the recipe according to the availability of the flours.Sometimes I add a cup of fermented dosa batter,along with the flours.Here I have used small quantity of  rice flour,but for a crispier version it can be increased.Let's move on to the recipe......

                         Karacha MaavuDosai/Instant Multi Grain Dosa

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 3-4 minutes/dosa
   Makes ~ 6-7  dosas



Wheat flour/gothumai maavu
1/2 cup
Rice flour/arisi maavu
1/2 cup
2 tbs
Finger millet flour/raagi maavu
1/4 cup
Pearl millet flour/kambu maavu
1/4 cup
Sorghum flour/chola maavu
1/4 cup
Chick pea flour/kadala maavu/besan
2 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1-2(finely chopped)
Onion(finely chopped)
4-5 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves(roughly chopped)
1 tsp
Coriander leaves
2 tbs(finely chopped)
2.5-3 cups
as needed to cook dosa


  • Take all the flours and fine rava in a mixing bowl.To this add the salt,chopped onion,green chilly,curry leaves and coriander leaves.Mix it well with water and the batter should be thinner than the regular dosa batter.Heat a griddle and one it becomes hot ,add a drop of oil and wipe it off with a paper and keep the flame in medium.Pour a ladleful of batter in a circular motion from outside to inside.
  • Fill the gaps with the batter.Increase  the flame and cook it for a minute.Now drizzle a tsp of oil and cook it till the edges turn brown.Reduce the flame and let the dosa gets crisp, remove it from the pan. If needed flip it and cook it for another minute and remove it.
  •  Serve it  with  coconut chutney and spicy chutney.

  • Do the trial with the first dosa,accordingly adjust the consistency of the water.If the batter is too thin or thick the dosa won't comes out nice.
  • Mix the batter completely before making each dosa as it tends to settle in the bottom.
  • Drizzle the oil to the dosa once the batter is cooked otherwise it will take a long time to cook and be generous with oil to get a crispy dosa.
  • Rice flour can be increased up to 3/4 cup to get a crispy version.
  • Cook it in a medium flame to get a nice golden color.


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The dosas are looking great. I too end up making these kind of dosas using flours whatever I have at hand when I haven'the planned a meal.

I should try this mixed flours dosa. I have small quantities of different flours I bought for bm cooking for various theme. This way I can use those up. Dosas look very nice.

Perfect dosa for Usha said even I have small packets of different flours..interesting variation of a dosa.

When evr I have little dosa batter, I add all types of flour into it and make this dosa. This looks so yum..

Good one, Nalini. They look very tempting.

I second Usha on this - I have so many Kutty packets of maavu left over ! Interesting to see u have used kambu maavu too :) I use oats flour too ! Btw where did u find the vazhai elai ? Don't tell me u grow it in ur backyard Nalini :)) i love this Karacha maavu dosa anytime !

One of our staple and togo recipes on busy hectic days. I just add a handful of all the maavs in my pantry. ;-)

Just love this kind of instant version dosa, one of my fav. And prefect dish to finish leftover flours.

I lost one comment. This is delicious and I want try it.

I grow it in pot and keep it inside in winter..

Love this multi grain dosa -- so healthy and nutritious.

You added almost all the flours in this one. Such a brilliant recipe!

mixed flour dosa...a nice way to incorporate goodness of different grains...Fabulous

I also make karaicha maavu dosai often, but love your way of adding all diffeent flours. I usually stick to the usual ones, but this is so interesting!

Healthy and tasty looking multi grain dosa.

I too make this when my dosa batter is less. I just add whatever flours i get my hands on!!! Healthy version!

wow I love how beautiful the pictures look Nalini!..amazing clicks..totally in love with all of them!..and just as I thought you have a plant indoor..hehehe

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