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Dosa Batter

By: Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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Most north indians struggle with making a perfect Dosa batter. This recipe will probably help you make tasty & crisp dosas at home


  • 1½ cup Rice
  • ¾ cup Urad dal
  • ½ cup Thick Poha
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Methi seeds


  1.  Soak Rice, Poha & Methi seeds with warm water for about 6-7 hrs.
  2.  Soak dal with warm water for about 4-5 hrs.
  3.  Grind Rice, Poha & Methi mixture to a fine paste & keep aside.
  4.  Grind Urad dal seperately to a fine paste.
  5.  Mix well both the paste. Add Salt & mix again for 4-5 times.
  6.  Keep the mixture in a warm place for fermentation. Best is overnight.
  7.  Before making dosa, once again mix the batter well 2-3 times
NOTE: Donot add too much water while grinding. The batter should be slightly thick. Water can be added to the batter before making the dosa.

Latest Comments

By Nishat Anjum on 7/11/2012 10:58:00 AM

coconut chutni always tastes best with dosas.

By sherin on 12/29/2011 1:40:00 PM

This is a wonderful recipe. Would like to comment on a previous query. The skillet used for making dosa’s ideally should not be used for any other cooking purpose. This will help the dosa’s come out prefect every time and prevent sticking. Also, poha is flat beaten rice called in my language malayalam as 'aval'. Any south indian shop would have it. I think in Hindi its called pauwa. Ciao

By jean chaurasia on 7/28/2011 12:24:00 PM

Hi Bharvi, if you want a crisp dosa try this method. Peel and cut an onion in half. Stick a fork in it and dip in oil and rub this on the tava before ladling the dosa batter. Let me know how this turns out. my email ID:jmc_margherita@yahoo.com

By Mayask on 5/30/2011 9:40:00 AM

Hi ! Your dosa recipe is gud . Thank U .

By BHARVI KHATRI on 8/9/2010 9:14:00 AM

i use the same recipe for dosa. i just add cooked rice instead of poha n add a tsp of chana dal it tastes gd. but i ve a problem my dosas r not crispy enough. the batter sticks to ladle n even if i manage to make a thin dosa it sticks to tava. any idea y? (i use non stick tava n move onion over it b4 pouring the batter. plz guide. thanx

By saima zafaR on 8/28/2009 9:01:00 AM

4 5 times with hand or an electronic beater

By salma on 8/18/2009 12:00:00 PM

Many years ago i ate a dosa in a restuarent there is mash potatoes inside the dosa and serve with a peanuts sauce, the taste was amazing, now problem is that in karachi pplz dont know how 2 cook dosa infact they dont know what is dosa thats why i want u guys plz share the recipe of dosa with potatoes and peanut suace. thx

By shubha on 8/18/2009 1:24:00 AM

i as a north indian face alot of problem in making dosa. but this recipe seems to be the simplest and i will try tomorrow. yes instead of poha we can try sabudana coz it will make it more crispy.


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