Godhambu dosai, instant wheat crepes.

godhambu dosai
Instant wheat flour savoury crepes or godhambu dosai is the South Indian downright lazy one. When the mommy in the house really grumpy or had enough of us ( kids) for the day…its godhambu dosai for dinner
The godhumbu dosai (wheat flour savoury crepes), mix varies from house to house. On my maternal side, it is just wheat flour, salt and water. If we manage to make my mom happier, we get it rolled and filled with a mixture of coconut and jaggery.
Whereas, in my mother in law’s version, there is a bit more added content with buttermilk and a tempering of mustard and chilli sun-dried. A pure savory one.  Either way..  Have to say this is the best for all the gloomy days when you run out of ideas, have a houseful of kids enjoying their holidays…
godhambu dosai
I am not the best when it comes to making the godhambu dosai… It’s my husband. He gets these crispy ones off the tawa, they my kids go ga-ga over. There are no counts when he makes them.  I just need to keep a large amount of batter ready for him.Then,  put up my feet and enjoy what I want to do for the rest of the evening.
“Here you go Mrs…..” I hear and I can run to get my hot out of the tawa ones… So truly my lazy day right!!
Thank you, mother-in-law. For teaching your son to make perfect dosa
Now our turn to teach the kids.
Tag me, @mildlyindian, when you make the godhambu dosai too.

Have it with…

The dosai will be perfect with these sides
In the morning, don’t miss to pair it with a super yummy south Indian filter coffee (try this)

The revisit

The images in this post were so prehistoric. Upon revisiting this post this is the first thing I wanted to change. As a self-learned photographer, it has always been a trial and error for me. learning about light and the effects on photography makes me cringe when I see the image before. So as a part of Foodies redoing old post 25, I am replacing the images for slightly better ones here. Hope you like this lighter image.


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whole wheat savory crepes


godhambu dosai

Godhambu dosai

Instant wheat crepes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Dish, Snacks, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, diabetic friendly, Indian, Kids choice, South indian, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 10 dosa
Calories 125 kcal


For the batter

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • .5 cup Raw rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups drinking water

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root grated
  • 2 shallots finely chopped ( optional)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1-3 chilli (we used the salt cured sundried one)
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida hing


  • into a mixing bowl add the flours, salt and butter milk mix gently with a whisk.
  • Add a cup of water and whisk well to a lumpless batter.
  • If the batter is of pouring consistency ( honey like) set aside and move on with the tempering.
  • If the batter is thick, add quarter cup of water at a time and whisk till you get a pouring consistency.
  • In a small pan add the oil and add the mustard seeds, set on a low heat
  • When the mustard splutters add, grated ginger, finely chopped shallots, curryleaves and chopped chilli.
  • Saute for a minute till they all roast well and add the fenugreek powder and the asafoetida
  • Eemove from heat. Cool for a minute and add to the batter
  • Whisk the batter well again.
  • Now set a flat seasoned flat pan ( tawa) on medium heat.
  • Grease the pan with sesame seed oil or cooking oil.
  • Pour in a ladle full of the prepared batter in the centre of the pan and with the same ladle spread the batter in a circular manner.
  • Spary a bit of oil on the surface of the dosa being prepared
  • As the dosa cooks it will lift off easily along the edges.
  • Then flip over and cook the other side.
  • Once both the sides are cooked ( had a golden colour) fold in half and serve with chutney or sambhar.


This dosa tastes best when had hot off the pan.
The variation in the water amount is due to the absorbability of gluten in the wheat.


Serving: 50gCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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6 years ago

Lolz! That was a humorous write-up on a lazy n moody day. ????????????I wld love a crispy one, lucky you. Mine can talk but never put any on action!????. I used to make them in Pg and love them buttery to go with thick spicy dried chilly, garlic, ginger,coconut & kadalai chutney with some sugar on the side.
Hats off to Sri????????????. Adi’s turn next????. Love you guys????????????

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

You are really lucky Seema , I wish even my mom in law had taught some basic cooking to my hubby..not to serve me on a lazy day but at least when I am unwell..
Anyways I am going to teach Chinu all the basics of cooking..in between the dosai look perfect !

Shobha Keshwani
6 years ago

Nice and healthy dosa option.. I make it too.

Priya Suresh
6 years ago

Instant version dosas are life saver. How handy they are when we ran out dosa batter. Wheat dosas are my family favourite and we love them with some spicy chutneys. Lovely plating there.

Sujata Roy
6 years ago

Loved this instant dosa. You are really lucky. My hubby can make only tea ????
Perfect dish for a lazy morning.

Jyoti Babel
6 years ago

My DH can’t even make tea! LOL. It can get frustrating at times. But now I am so used to it.

Those crepes are looking great. I will have them for breakfast

6 years ago

Wow, your godhuma dosa look so lacy and delicious. I love dosa but I’m lazy and forgetful in making the batter — so these instant ones are just perfect for me 🙂

6 years ago

Oh wow! How lucky are you! These instant dosas look great! I would love me some with the ones filled with coconut and jaggery, so delicious 🙂

6 years ago

One of my fav breakfast, I usually make it for my family..yours look absolutely perfect…reserve two for me

Drashti Dholakia
6 years ago

Wow..these look absolutely yumm…would taste great with filter coffee

priya satheesh
6 years ago

oh wow.. thats really great and lucky you 🙂 I love instant dosas and it is a life saver when we are busy or unwell. Loved the tempering in batter.. sounds delicious !

Maria Nasir
6 years ago

Love the variety of flatbreads in our South Asian cuisine. These crepes look amazing, as do the chutneys on the side.

6 years ago

Dosa looks so perfect .. love wheat dosa. Even my hubby knows cooking. Some curries and chutneys are his specialities. I know how it feels ???????????? take care

6 years ago

My go-to dosa when I want to make an instant snack!

6 years ago

One of my favorite dosas! Looks so delicious and healthy 🙂

Vidya Narayan
6 years ago

There is nothing sexier than husbands who can cook or atleast make breakfast! The fact that it stems from their parents, esp mothers who encourage their sons too to help them in the kitchen. My husband too is the same and thankfully doesnt shy away from doing household chores. Such a blessing to have them in our life right? Love godhumai dosai but my husband doesnt like it as its a bit stretchy in texture. So I miss making them now a days. My version has rice flour with buttermilk and tempering. The coconut and jaggery rolled inside the dosa… Read more »

6 years ago

LOL! Lucky you! Wish I could get hubby making them (he is great with them)for me without FIL feeling I have taken out some manliness out of his son!!
As for these dosa I have heard about them never tried them. Seems like a grat option when Bai does not come.

6 years ago

An instant healthy breakfast or dinner recipe.. They taste heavenly with sambar..

Ritu Tangri
6 years ago

You are really lucky Seema that your husband can make dosa and let you enjoy a day in leisure. Dosas have come out perfect.

Padma Veeranki
6 years ago

These kind of instant dosas come in handy when we don’t have idli-dosa batter…Dosas look perfect…I also love the sweet version!!

Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
6 years ago

One of my go to recipes in the kitchen.. whenever my hubby comes late to home this is my savior. Healthy and yummy

Nayna Kanabar
6 years ago

These dosas sound delicious and really tasty.Hats off to your husband for mastering these to perfection.

6 years ago

Instant wheat dosa sounds interesting and flavourful.

6 years ago

My friend makes very tasty instant wheat dosa and yours looks just like hers. I am bookmarking this recipe to try soon.

6 years ago

You are lucky Seema, yes, these crepes are handy to make. Nice share.

6 years ago

I have to try this soon. My husband loves dosa in any form and he would go gaga over this new one????

6 years ago

really this dosa looks a quick fix when no ideas to cook. Love this recipe.

6 years ago

Instant wheat flour savory crepes sounds so delicious and healthy too. And yes, you are really lucky Seema <3

6 years ago

I too make wheat dosa the same way but except for butter milk….will try your way ..must tastes delicious

Meera Girdhar
6 years ago

Nice share … What a handy and instant version of dosa .. 🙂

3 years ago

I have never tried making wheat flour dosa but I will. They definitely are on the cards now since I rather have the ones without dals.
This recipe sounds delicious.

3 years ago

I started making wheat dosa a few years ago and when I came to know about it ,I was like wow a dosa from wheat. Your dosa really has got that perfect lacy texture and enjoy girl, such days are less.

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago

I so wish my hubby could cook, I really need to put my feet up at least for one evening. As for the godhambu dosai, these instant dosai looks just so tempting. Quick and served with a chutney, simple meal and yet satisfying.

3 years ago

perfect way to enjoy cripsy dosa – when someone else (esp the spouse) slaves over the cook ! enjoy and laze around….

incidentally, we also used to eat it with coconut jaggery filling as kids 🙂

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