Nikitasa Mishra
7 min readDec 2, 2023

Dosa Recipe (With Homemade Dosa Batter)

Dosa is the consistently famous South Indian breakfast of fresh crepes made with ground rice and lentil hitter that is matured. With simply a modest bunch of fixings figure out how to make the exemplary Dosa recipe without any preparation

I likewise cover making your own dosa hitter in a blender or blender processor, tips on maturation and cooking dosa to assist you with making the best dosa - firm, delicate thus great to dunk in a bowl of Coconut Chutney or steaming hot Sambar.

What is Dosa
Dosa likewise called as Dosai (in Tamil language) is a renowned and famous South Indian breakfast or nibble in India too in the remainder of the world. Dosa are essentially firm or delicate crepes made with ground and aged lentil and rice hitter.

To make the hitter, first the lentils and rice are absorbed water for 4 to 5 hours. They are then ground independently to a fine consistency.

Then both the lentil player and the rice hitter are blended in with salt in a wide bowl or container. This hitter is then permitted to age for the time being or for 8 to 9 hours.

After the player is matured, it expansions in volume, has a lovely matured smell and a somewhat harsh taste. A very much matured player makes the best dosa. You will likewise see numerous little air-pockets in the hitter.

Making the hitter and afterward maturing it is such a delight that I generally anticipate making matured food varieties like dosa and Idli.

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The matured player is poured on a carefully prepared cast-iron dish or skillet (tawa) and spread like a hotcake and cooked till firm and brilliant with a sprinkle of oil or ghee.

Lentils for dosa
The lentils used to make dosa player are husked and parted Dark Gram. These are otherwise called Urad Dal in Hindi. The other English names of urad dal are Dark Matpe Bean, Mungo Bean and Vigna Mungo (plant name).

Urad dal is accessible entire as well as parted. To make dosa, you can utilize either the husked entire urad dal or the husked and split urad dal. Both these sorts of urad dal have a grayish variety. The dark husks on them have been taken out.

For a firm dosa adding 2 to 3 tablespoons chana dal (husked bengal gram) works brilliantly. A few varieties likewise incorporate adding both 2 tablespoons of chana dal and 2 tablespoons of tur dal (pigeon pea lentils).

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You can likewise add about ¼ cup moong lentils to the player. However urad dal frames the heft of the lentils, yet for a combination of different proteins, consider adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of lentils like chana dal, tur dal, moong dal or masoor dal (red lentils).

Instructions to make Dosa
Dousing the lentils, rice, making the player, maturing the hitter calls for time, arranging and some prep work. So for your simplicity of understanding, I have partitioned this bit by bit guide into 4 fundamental parts:

Drenching rice and lentils
Making dosa player in a blender or blender processor
Aging dosa player
Making dosa
Drench Rice and Lentils
1. In a bowl take ½ cup idli rice or parboiled rice alongside ½ cup customary rice. Rather than adding ordinary rice, you can likewise make the dosa with a sum of 1 cup idli rice as I have.
2. To a similar bowl, add ¼ cup urad dal and ⅛ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi).
3. Flush the rice, lentils and methi seeds together multiple times and keep them to the side.
4. In a different bowl, take 2 tablespoons of thick poha (straightened rice or dried rice).
5. Wash poha on more than one occasion in water and afterward add to the bowl containing the flushed rice+lentils+methi seeds.

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6. Add 1.5 cups of water and blend. Cover with a top and splash everything for 4 to 5 hours.
Make Dosa Hitter
7. Channel all the water and add the drenched fixings to a blender processor or a blender.
8. Add ⅔ to ¾ cup water and drudgery or mix till you get a fine grainy consistency of rice in the player. A smooth consistency of the hitter is likewise fine.

In the event that the blender gets warmed up, pause and hang tight for certain minutes. At the point when the blender chills off, grind once more.

Contingent upon the container limit, you can crush everything once or in two clumps. I ground in two clusters and added a sum of ¾ cup water.
9. Presently take the player in a huge bowl or dish. On the off chance that the dosa hitter turns out to be slim, then, at that point, add a couple of tablespoons of rice flour to thicken it. Blend the rice flour very well in the hitter.
10. Add ½ teaspoon of consumable stone salt. Blend quite well. Rather than rock salt, you can utilize non-iodized salt or ocean salt precious stones or Himalayan pink salt.
Age Dosa Hitter

11. Cover and permit to age for 8 to 9 hours or more. The hour of maturation will differ contingent upon the temperature conditions, environment and height.
In winters, the hour of aging can go up to 14 to 24 hours. On the off chance that you live in a cool city or high elevation, I enthusiastically suggest maturing the hitter in a Moment pot assuming you have one.
12. Presently gently mix the hitter, before you start to make dosa. You will likewise see numerous small air pockets in the player.
Make Dosa
1. Heat a cast iron skillet. At the point when the dish becomes hot, spread ¼ to ½ teaspoon oil all around the skillet with a spoon or with a thick paper towel dunked in oil. For a more extravagant desire, you can cook the dosa with ghee or spread.

Note that the oil ought to be spread equally or probably it becomes challenging to spread the player. On the off chance that the skillet is very much prepared you don't have to spread oil. I recommend keeping a different skillet or tawa to make just dosa.

Do keep the intensity on low to low-medium fire, so you are effectively ready to spread the player. On the off chance that the skillet base is extremely thick, keep the fire to medium.

For a low-fat choice, simply make the dosa with no oil. However, ensure that your container is very much prepared. Generally the dosa will adhere to the dish.
Presently take a spoon loaded with the dosa player or about ¼ cup of the hitter. Pour the hitter and tenderly spread the player beginning from the middle and moving outwards. In the beneath photograph you will see a very much spread dosa hitter.
Cook the dosa on low to medium intensity. Do control the intensity according to the skillet size and thickness. You might in fact cover the dosa with a top and allow it to get cooked from the base as I do.

Cook till the base is pleasantly brilliant and fresh. The base will leave the container and the edges separate when it gets cooked.
At the point when you see the player on the top cooked well and the base has become brilliant, then sprinkle ¼ to ½ teaspoon oil on the edges and focus. With the spoon spread the oil on the dosa.

On the off chance that you like, you can flip the dosa and cook the top side briefly.
When the dosa has well sautéed from the base and the surface looks very much cooked, delicate with next to no bits of half-cooked hitter, then overlap with a spatula and lift it from the dish.

Make the leftover clumps of dosa along these lines. Save the extra player in the fridge for 1 to 2 days or you can freeze it for seven days.
Serve Dosa hot with coconut chutney, potato masala and sambar. It is ideal to serve these firm dosa hot.

½ cup idli rice or parboiled rice or customary rice - 100 grams
▢½ cup customary rice - 100 grams
▢¼ cup urad dal - 50 grams (husked entire or split dark gram)
▢⅛ teaspoon fenugreek seeds or 2 squeezes (methi seeds or methi dana)
▢2 tablespoons thick poha (smoothed rice)
▢1.5 cups water - for drenching both rice and lentils
▢¾ cup water - for crushing, do add water as required
▢½ teaspoon rock salt consumable and food grade or non-iodized salt or ocean salt gems or Himalayan pink salt
▢oil as required

Enjoy 😋