egg dosa

Egg dosa recipe | How to make egg dosa | mutta dosai

By Swasthi on August 27, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Egg dosa recipe also known as mutta dosa is a popular street food from South India. One gets to see a variety of egg dosa especially on the streets of Tamil Nadu. Some are smeared with curry and some with spice powders or with veggies. I am sharing a simple home style recipe. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast or evening snack and needs no accompaniment.

egg dosa

To make the egg dosa, regular dosa batter is used. You can also use restaurant style masala dosa batter. If you follow the food combining rules then you can just use any other dosa batter like instant jowar or oats or poha dosa batter that has no dal/lentils or curd in it. I have used a batter that has just rice and poha in it. Will share the recipe shortly.

How to make egg dosa

1. Get the ingredients ready. Batter, 1 egg and few chopped onions, grated carrots (optional), green chili and coriander leaves. If you like to make the street style egg dosa, you will also need some chunky curry /gravy.

ingredients for egg dosa

2. Grease a tawa and heat it. Pour one full laddle of batter and spread it. Do not make a very thin dosa. I prefer to keep the edges thick to prevent the egg flowing out of the dosa. Cook until the batter slightly gets cooked. You can smear 1 tbsp thick curry , chutney or sauce if you have.

spreading batter to make egg dosa recipe

3. Pour the egg in the center.

addition of egg

4. Break the yolk with a spoon and spread it evenly around the dosa.

spreading yolk on egg dosa

5. Add veggies.

addition of veggies

6. Add oil around the edges. If using curry, add a tbsp of it and spread it over gently.

addition of oil around egg dosa recipe

7. Flip it and press with a wooden spoon. Cook until the egg has done well. The color of your dosa depends on the ratio used for making the batter. As i mentioned mine has no dal in it, so it looks white.

cooking on other side

8. Cook it until the dosa turns crispy.

cooking crispy egg dosa

Serve hot with a chutney. It tastes good even without a side.

egg dosa recipe

You may like to check these Dosa recipes,
Neer dosa
Adai dosa
Instant wheat dosa

Egg dosa recipe

egg dosa recipe

Egg dosa

Egg dosa is a popular south Indian breakfast made with dosa batter, egg & vegetables. Serve egg dosa with any chutney or curry.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings2 dosa

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dosa batter
  • 1 onion medium , thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • coriander leaves Few
  • carrot few , gratings (optional)
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1 to 2 tbsps sauce or any thick curry (optional)



  • If your dosa batter is very thick, bring it to a right consistency by adding little water. It must be of spreading consistency yet on the thicker side.
  • Do not use very hot curry. Bring it to room temperature before using.

How to make egg dosa

  • Heat a greased tawa until hot.
  • Pour 1 ladle of dosa batter and spread it slightly thick towards the edges. Allow to cook for 1 min.
  • If you have any thick curry, then you can add it and spread it over the dosa. This is optional.
  • Pour the egg and break the yolk. Spread the yolk around the dosa.
  • Add the veggies evenly. Cook until the base firms. Add oil around the edges.
  • Flip it and press gently with a wooden spoon to ensure egg is cooked well.
  • Flip back and cook until the egg dosa turns crisp.
  • Serve egg dosa hot.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Egg dosa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 277mg12%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 8.4mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Must try recipe…….a wholesome breakfast item inclusive of proteins, carbs and vitamins.

5 stars
Thank you for sharing this recipe, it’s my two most fav things in the world brought together ❤️. Absolutely loved it, I Will never look at dosa the same way ever again.
Absolutely loved this.

hi swathi awesome recipe
thank u

5 stars
what a collection of recipes. There is nothing I wont find here 🙂


5 stars
I tried as you showed ab9ve it was good
Thank you

5 stars
Turned out awesome with some left over gravy spreaded over it. Thank you.