Wednesday 15 January 2014

Dosa | Savory Crispy South Indian Pancakes | Plain Dosa

Dosa/Dosai, a staple breakfast in South India, is a thin, crispy crepe made rice and lentils.  There are different variations of dosa depending on the fillings or other ingredients used -- Paneer dosa, palak dosa, methi dosa, Masala dosa, Pesarattu, onion dosa, uttappam, rava dosa, etc.  It is generally served with:

Dosa, Plain dosa

I am giving here the recipe for preparing the basic dosa.

Prep Time: 30 mins, soaking time 6 hrs
Cook time: 10 mins


  • Parboiled rice/Idly rice - 3 cups
  • Whole urad dal (without skin) - 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 4 tsp (or as required)

How To Prepare the Batter:
  • Method of preparing this batter is the same as that of idli batter - refer the recipe ( how to make idlis).

  • The only difference is -- soak fenugreek seeds along with the urad dal.  Rest of the grinding & fermenting process is the same.

How To Make Dosa:
  • Heat a non-stick tawa and grease it with oil. (If you are using a cast iron tawa, cut an onion into half and rub it all over the tawa -- The dosa will not stick to the tawa).
  • Take a ladle of batter, pour it in the centre and spread it around in a circular motion using the back of the ladle.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil around and on the dosa .
  • When one side of the dosa is cooked, flip it over to the other side and cook till done.

  • Fold it in half and remove onto a plate.
  • Serve with sambar, any chutney of your choice (coconut chutney or tomato chutney or onion chutney) or milagai podi.
Dosa, Plain dosa


Home Cooked food said...

me and my kids can eat this every day.

kala said...

Dosa Dosa who doesn't love ittttt

foodgalleri said...

Thank you Divya :)

Remya said...

wow crispy dosa
hapily following you

Unknown said...

This Pancakes are looking so yummy.
south indian restaurants in mumbai they serves the best pancakes

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