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Dosa Recipe

Category: Starters

  • Preparation Time
    8 hours
  • Cooking Time
    15 mins
  • Serves
    6 persons  
Dosa Recipe

For the dosa batter

  • 1 cup whole skinned urad dal
  • 3 cups idli rice
  • Salt as needed

To make dosas

  • 4 cups of fermented dosa batter
  • 1-1.5 cups of water
  • 4 tbsp of gingili oil (indian sesame oil like idhayam)

To prepare dosa batter

  1. Soak the rice and dal separately for 3 hours.
  2. Grind dal first into a smooth consistency adding enough water.
  3. Grind rice into a smooth batter by adding just enough water to get it going.
  4. Combine the two, add salt, and let it ferment in a large enough bowl lightly covered, for about 6-8 hours in a warm place.

To prepare the dosas

  1. Add enough water to the fermented batter until you have a smooth, pouring consistency. Make sure the batter is not too watery though, it should be thickish.
  2. Heat a tawa or iron griddle and grease with the oil lightly. Pour about 1/2 cup batter to the centre of the tawa.
  3. Using the back of your ladle, gently spread the batter with a circular motion from the centre towards the sides of the tawa (iron griddle)
  4. The dosa should be more or less evenly thick.
  5. Drizzle about 1 tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa and add a few sprinkles on the top as well.
  6. Use a spatula to gently lift the dosaand flips it over. Cook the other side for another 40 seconds or so and remove from pan.
  7. Serve with chutney or sambar.

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