Dosa Recipe.

Dosa Recipe.

Preparation Time 15 Minutes

Fermentation time 10 Hours

Cooking Time 20 minutes

Total Time 10 Hours 35 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Type of Recipe: Breakfast

Author: Asmi Kadam


·      1 cup parboiled rice

·      1 cup normal rice (Any type of rice)

·      1 cup split black gram lentils ( Urad Dal )

·      2 tablespoons Split Chickpea ( Chana Dal )

·      ½ teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds ( Methi Seeds)

·      Water

·      Salt

·      Oil/ butter/ ghee.



Mix both the rice. Wash in running water and soak the rice in the water. Same way wash split black gram lentils, split Chickpea and soak in another pot. Add ½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds in to the lentils. Soaked rice and Dal for at least 5 to 6 hours. After 6 hours grind them together with very little water. Don’t use much water for grinding. Grind all the ingredients till become a smooth paste. Now transfer the dosa batter in a large container mix it well. The final batter should not be very thick or watery. Cover the container with plate and keep it in room temperature for minimum 8 to 10 hours.

Note: Fermentation process is totally depends on the season and the temperature. Usually in hot season batter can easily fermented but in cold season it will take time.

In hot season you add the salt in the batter before you making a dosa.

In rainy season or winter season add the salt after grinding of batter. Keep for fermentation. 

After 10 hours batter is ready for dosa. Mix the batter with the spoon, add water for perfect consistency. Then add salt into the batter and mix well.

Heat a pan (any non-stick pan) on a medium flame. When the pan is hot enough, add few drops of oil. Rub well with kitchen tissues until the oil is observed. Now sprinkle few drops of water on the pan.

Stir the batter in the bowl and pour a ladle full of batter in the centre of the pan. Spread it evenly in a circular shape. Spread it immediately. Drizzled oil/butter/ghee as per your taste. Allow to cook on medium high flame until dosa gets golden. When the edges came up turn the dosa until the base become crisp.

If you are unable to spread the batter because it stuck on the pan, this means either pan is too hot or the batter is so thick. Reduce the flame and cool down the pan slightly. Then you can start for making dosas. And if batter is thick you add little water to bring a correct consistency.

Make more dosa with remaining batter. And served hot and crisped dosas with coconut chutney. Enjoy.

Many of the people like to eat plain dosa with hot tea.

Thank You.

Have a wonderful day.

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