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Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

Whole Wheat Dosa is a super quick and easy recipe. It is another version of the South Indian dosa. This recipe is a special one as it was my mother’s favorite, although this was known as Atta Ka Cheela in my home. Whole wheat dosa is tasty with the perfect amount of crispy deliciousness! You can serve this as my mother did, as Roti. She liked to pair it with her favorite side dishes of mint chutney, and Laucki Chana Dal. 
This recipe will make 8 dosa and will serve 4.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour atta
  • 2 Tbsp sooji fine semolina
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 4 Tbsp oil for cooking canola or vegetable oil


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, whole wheat, sooji, salt, black pepper, carom seeds, and baking soda, mix it well. Add water slowly to make a smooth batter, add water as needed, batter should be pouring consistency.
  • Use a non-stick skillet and place on medium heat. Test by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. Water should sizzle right away. Wipe the skillet with moist towel.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the batter mixture into the center of the skillet and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Starting from the center, spiral outward until evenly spread, about 7” inches in diameter thin circle.
  • When the batter starts drying, smear about 2 teaspoons of oil over dosa, and cook till dosa turns golden brown in color. Flip dosa using a flat spatula, and cook for about 1 minute from other side until dosa is golden brown.
  • Crispy Whole Wheat Dosa is ready, repeat with remaining batter. Every time wipe the skillet. that helps spreading the dosa.


  • Whole wheat dosa is looking nice and crisp.
  • You can use whole wheat dosa as eggless crepe.
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24 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

  1. Hello Manjuna! I tried this recipe and the dosa are delicious! I love that the batter is so quick to make and it lets me practice my dosa making. It does take a little practice (for me!) but after a couple I was able to make them nice and thin and evenly spread out. They came out flexible and crispy and delicious! I really like that these are so simple and you can really taste the whole wheat and carom. Thank you for a great recipe and video!

  2. Hello Manjula,

    Sorry, but when I did it, I am getting sticky problem of Whole Wheat Dosa with tava. Please help me out so that I can also enjoy this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. 4 stars
    “batter mixture into the center of the skillet and spread evenly with the back of a spoon.” is this possible . will not the batter stick to spoon?

  4. 5 stars
    Hi, thank you for the wonderful wheat atta dosa recipe. I tried by adding 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and 1/2 cup raw grated beet root. It turned out amazing. Thanks again.

  5. I am fan of your cooking for long years. this seems wonderful and delicious recipe, i would sure try it. i wonder what kind of stove you r using. its small and the non stick pan fits perfectly.
    what brand your stove and tava is? please reply.

  6. Your recipes (and videos)are wonderful. I am a vegan “granny” and have been following you and making your food for a number of years now. This is a delicious snack – I like it for breakfast. Thank you so much – ” mahalo nui loa” as we say in Hawaii. Anne

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