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Apr 13, 2008

Plain Dosa / Saadha dosai

I used to use the iddli batter for making Dosa, until my friend Shalini shared a wonderful plain dosa recipe with me. Here is the recipe.


Par boiled rice - 1 cup

Raw rice - quarter cup

Urud dal - one hand full

Fenugreek seeds - half teaspoon

Salt - 1 teaspoon

Oil - to use while preparing dosa


Combine par boiled rice, raw rice, urud dal and fenugreek seeds. Wash well and soak in water for atleast 4 to 5 hours. I soaked it overnight.

Grind it in a wet grinder using little water until the batter is fine.

Tranfer the content to a container. Add required amount of salt and mix well using your hands.

Allow it to ferment for atleast 20 hours partially closed.

Now the batter is ready to prepare dosa.

Refrigerate the remaining batter in an airtight container.

For preparing dosa:

Heat a tawa and take a ladle of batter.

Pour the batter in the center of the tawa and spread it from inside out.

Dribble little oil around the corners.

After a minute, flip the dosa and remove from heat after half a minute.

Serve immediately with sambar/chutney/milagai Podi or any kind of masal for Dosa.

Picture: I have displayed the dosas with MTR chutney powder that is mixed with little oil.

Use ghee instead of oil for a great flavor and aroma.

This is my entry to the Dosa Mela hosted by Srivalli of Cooking for all seasons.


Dhivya said...

Dosa looks so yumm myth!

என் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்....

Bhawana said...

looks tasty..

indosungod said...

I use the same batter for both idli and dosai. If we want to make just dosai this will certainly come handy.

Finla said...

Dosa is always welcome :-)

Unknown said...

Looks yummy. Will try this soon.

sudha said...

Hi Mythreyee,
Dosa looks good and podi looks more welcoming.Can u share the podi recipe??Its a request...

FewMinute Wonders said...

Looks very delicious. I love the combo of molaga podi and dosa.

Kalai said...

Dosa looks awesome, Myth! :)

Mandira said...

love the picture... esp the perfect round of podi above the dosa :)

Unknown said...

Hi mythreyee..the dosas look delicious..nice pic..

Shah cooks said...

awesome photo.. looks like a sari and a bindi!

Dosa Recipe said...

dosa is well made...