Even though the dosa is primarily a South Indian dish, it is popular throughout India. It is a staple of most north Indian kitchens. But drooling out perfect crisp dosa is an art! And Dosa Tawa matters! Thicker than a regular Tawa, it helps transmit lesser heat, but with better uniformity, and thereby cook crispy dosa at a perfect low temperature.
Given that, if you are thinking of buying a dosa tawa, do read our reviews of some of the best dosa tawa in India. You will not get lost amidst the innumerable choices and will be able to pick one that suits your requirement and budget. Stay touted!
Which Are The Best Dosa Tawa in India?
- Rock Tawa Dosa Tawa 12 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
- Hawkins Futura Non-Stick Dosa Tawa
- Urban house Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dosa Tawa
- Meyer Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Flat Dosa Tawa
- Bergner Bellini Plus Press Aluminium Flat Tawa, 32 cm
- Vinod Marbilo Non-Stick Dosa Tawa
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Best Dosa Tawa in India
If you are a health buff and looking for a versatile Dosa Tawa, then Rock Tawa dosa Tawa would be an excellent choice.
Foremost, the Tawa is crafted from pre-seasoned cast iron in a reasonably attractive round design in black. It is sturdy and durable and does not react with your food to make it unhealthy. On the other hand, it absorbs all the excess oil from your dosa and adds its iron content to make it more nutritious and healthier.
It has the standard 12-inch size in a skillet-like design. Its narrow edges make picking and flipping the dosa easy. You would be able to cook and serve them like a pro. As cast iron retains heat, you can also cook them fast, thereby making your job easier and quicker.
Being made of cast iron skillet, it is compatible with your normal gas-stove, electric gas-stove, and even induction units. Very few Tawa can be this versatile. Cleaning and maintaining it is also a breeze.
Yet another positive about this Tawa is that you can even cook omelettes and pancakes on it. Because it has a pan like design, you can also use it for frying food. Even though the Tawa is not non-stick, you will find it works like a non-stick if seasoned properly.
The only problem you might face is with its handles. They are not heatproof and get hot. You need to hold them with a cloth or gloves, or your hands might get burnt. Being crafted from cast iron, it is also on the heavier side and prone to rusting if not maintained regularly. Few customers have complained of it not coming pre-seasoned and needing to do it themselves.
But with reasonable pricing and a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, it is a Dosa Tawa that would serve your family for years.
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Hawkins is a name that is trusted by most Indian households for kitchen appliances. This non-stick dosa also holds the flag of the brand high.
Foremost, the Tawa is aesthetically built, in black to give you both functionality and curb appeal. Made from anodized aluminium and given the advanced German technology non-stick coating, it will provide you perfect Dosas one after the other with minimal fuss.
The unique patented process used here which binds the German non-stick coating firmly into the base. The hard-anodized aluminium base is heavy-gauge and 4.88 mm thick, far superior to most dosa Tawas you would find in the market. The curvature and the thickness are perfect for heating the Tawa evenly and keeping the temperature low.
The diameter is again the best available in the market, and it can give you a dosa of a maximum of 11.8 inches in diameter. Because of the non-stick coating, you can use minimal to no ghee or oil for making dosas.
The protruding stainless steel handle of the Tawa is fixed to non-heat transmitting and high-quality plastic brackets with strong stainless-steel rivets. Hence, you can easily handle the Tawa without scalding your fingers and hands. Even the grip is ergonomic and sturdy. The design is such that it does not cause any hindrance while spreading, flipping, or removing the dosa.
Apart from dosa, you can do plenty of other cooking on it like rolls, omelettes, pancakes, uttapam, etc. Because of the non-stick coating and anodized aluminium, cleaning and maintaining it is effortless.
To any user’s delight, you get a wooden spatula, a plastic scrubber, and even a cookbook with the Tawa.
The Tawa gives little room to complain about. You might rue that it is compatible with gas and electric cooktops but not with induction cooktops.
Due to its large size, the heat distribution can be an issue if you have small burner cooktops. Many might find it a little heavy to handle at around 1.4kgs. Being a leading brand, it also has a higher price tag.
But given its two-year warranty and highly positive customer reviews, it is a tawa worth its high price tag.
Urban house Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dosa Tawa
If you had liked our first tawa dosa but want a choice, look no further than this pure cast iron and pre-seasoned dosa tawa from the Urban house. Its features are more or less similar to that tawa.
It is also crafted from pure cast iron and pre-seasoned exceptionally well to function as a non-stick. The design is aesthetic in black, and cooking does not require much oil or butter. It, too, adds iron to make your dosas, omelettes, pancakes, rolls, etc. more nutritive.
Similarly, it has two handles on its two sides that are of high-quality plastic. While they are ergonomic, they might heat up and makes handling difficult when the tawa is too hot.
Cleaning and maintaining it is easy as you just need to wash it under running water, wipe it and store it away.
It is slightly heavy than Rock Tawa and gives you a standard size of dosa, which is smaller than the ones you get from the other non-stick tawa. Hence, you might find handling the tawa, a strain.
Yet another obvious complaint by a few is that the tawa requires regular maintenance as it can rust easily.
Given that, this round black tawa has a slightly higher price tag than our first choice. But with a one-year warranty, you can never go wrong with this dosa tawa.
If you are looking for a versatile cast iron tawa that can make your dosas and everyday chapatis with equal aplomb, then this tawa from Meyer might be an excellent choice.
As with all cast iron pans, this tawa too has a monolith design. It boasts of a ‘one-piece’ design with no screws used anywhere. Crafted of pure cast iron, it is aesthetically pleasing in black and designed to last for years. It has a naturally curved body with enough depth and 26 cm diameter to cook all your dosas and other food items to perfection.
As it has been pre-seasoned entirely with vegetable oil, its surface acts as a non-stick coating without any harmful effects of chemicals typically used in non-stick Tawas. Moreover, you can use it immediately after taking it out of the box.
Its thick pan body retains heat and allows the lowering of the temperature for perfect dosas. Heating is fast, even, and efficient to expedite cooking and save on gas. As it is pre-seasoned, you need minimal butter, oil, or ghee. Moreover, as with cast iron kitchen Tawas, it adds iron to your food and makes it more nutrient-rich.
For cleaning, you just need to wash it under water and wipe it with a clean cloth.
Its grip can get hot, but you are given a heat-resistant canvas cloth handle with it for easy handling and to avoid burning of hands.
On this tawa, you can fry, seer, and carry out many kitchen chores to prepare several recipes. The tawa can be used on all types of cooktops, including induction.
The tawa is 26 cm and gives you a dosa little over 10 inches that can be termed smaller than many other Tawas available in the market. It is also way expensive than most other Tawas from other brands. As with cast iron Tawas, it is heavy too.
But given the lifetime warranty, sturdy build, and high appreciation from most of its customers, it’s a tawa worth every penny of its price.
These days granite finish kitchen utensils are in vogue. If you too are looking for a granite finish dosa tawa, then this tawa from Bergner Bellini is an excellent choice.
Foremost, the tawa is crafted from heavy-gauge aluminium pressed body of about 4mm thickness and given a 5-layer granite non-stick coating. The body is in black, and its ergonomic handle and exteriors are available in a red hue, which looks attractive and aesthetically appealing. The handles are a soft touch and heat resistant for a comfortable grip and no burning while cooking.
The tawa is available in 32 cm and 28 cm size, which is good enough to give you a reasonably large dosa. You can choose the one that suits your preference.
The granite non-stick coating is PFOA-free to eliminate concerns about any harmful chemicals. Because of five layers, it is durable and long-lasting.
The non-stick coating and thick aluminium base ensure even and slow cooking take for crispy dosa with minimal to no use of any butter, oil or ghee. Ergonomic and heat resistant handle makes handling the tawa easy.
Apart from dosa, you can prepare many other food items on it like rolls, crepes, omelettes, etc. Being lightweight, it is easy to handle. Another advantage of this Tawa is that you can use it in any type of cooktops, including induction.
As you already know, do take care to use wooden spatulas, and other accessories meant for non-stick utensils. It must be cleaned with soft soap and sponge and must be oiled post-wash after first use.
With a reasonable pricing and one-year standard warranty, it looks like a dosa-tawa that you would be glad to buy and flaunt it in your kitchen.
The last but not the least in our list is the non-stick dosa tawa from Vinod. It has the same functionalities but still unique in many ways that compelled us to add it to our list.
Foremost, the tawa is crafted from high-quality aluminium and five-layer non-stick coating in ceramic marble finish. It is decently lightweight and looks attractive even to flaunt it in your kitchen as a décor piece.
It is free off PFOA so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals leaching into your food. Moreover, the marble finish is stain-resistant that makes using, cleaning, and maintaining the tawa, effortless. It is also available in two sizes of 25cm and 28 cm for you to choose from.
The cooking is even and fast, and you can make perfect dosas one after the other like a breeze.
A unique feature about this non-stick tawa is that you can use even metal spoons and ladle on it. It is versatile enough to be used on almost all cooktops, including the induction cooktop.
Cleaning and maintaining it is easy. Moreover, it is dishwasher safe that adds to your comfort of cleaning and maintaining it.
A major complaint regarding the tawa has been the glue used for pasting the brand name on the tawa; it can be a hassle to remove it from the tawa. Its size is also small, which means you get only small dosas.
But it has pocket-friendly pricing and comes with a two-year warranty. Given that, it is a deal worth going for.
We hope you found our post useful and informative. We have strived to give you choices in every type of dosa tawa. Do get back to us with your queries, feedback, and suggestions, if any.