how to make dosa / how to make dosa batter.

Dosa, south indian dish

This is a detailed step by step guide for you to learn How to make dosa / How to make dosa Batter.No matter you are a beginner or an experienced cook. Now let’s learn about what is dosa?

How to make dosa/ how to make dosa batter.
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What Is Dosa?

  • It is a popular South Indian dish.
  • a thin crepe made from rice and lentils batter,
  • Soaked in water over the night in room temperature.
  • In the start, people used to make dosa from only rice batter.
  • After passing ages, people started adding urad dal and lentils for the taste and the texture.
  • Dosas got its popularity from the rise of Udupi hotels, as they serve the best varietals of dosas- plain dosa, masala dosa, set dosa, and rava dosa.
  • Dosas Are served hot with Coconut Chutney and Tiffin Sambar

How to make Dosa at Home?

Dosa is a simple recipe made by soaked and blended lentils (urad dal) and rice into a batter.

And batter is spread on a hot tawa or pan.

Is Dosa is a healthy Breakfast?

  • Dosa is considered to be the healthiest breakfast that nourishes our body.
  • It consists of nutrients of urad dal and rice.
  • urad dal is high in protein & calcium, it gives a good start to our day.
  • Idli and dosas are regular breakfast to make at home sometimes even for dinner.

Which is better to make the batter –

Wet grinder or a Blender?

  • In Indian tradition, the batter made in Rubbu Rolu.
  • You can use a wet grinder, my personal preference not to use as its time consuming to lift and clean the stones.
  • The batter rises even it’s done in blender.

What kind of a rice suits for dosa making?

  • There are many varieties of rice is available,
  • Raw rice is best for dosas.
  • Even the mix of raw & parboiled rice gives a good result depends mostly on the weather conditions.

How to make Dosa / How to make dosa batter:

Easy Dosa Recipe:


  • urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • Raw rice – 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Chana Dal – 2 tablespoons
  • fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • poha – 2 tablespoons
  • rock salt – 1/2 teaspoon


  • First rinse urad dal, chana dal and methi seeds with water in a large bowl several times to remove the impurities and drain the water.
  • Now rinse the rice for few times in a bowl and drain the water.
  • Soak urad dal, chana dal, methi seeds in a bowl.
  • Soak rice in a different bowl for 4 hours.

How to make Dosa Batter


  • Now soak poha in water for 30 mins.
  • Drain the water from urad dal, chana dal and methi, add soaked poha and water to the blending jar.
  • You can add the salt depending upon the weather, in your region.
  • If it is hot and humid don’t add the salt to the batter.
  • add salt to the batter and make dosas.


How to Make dosa batter
  • Blend the mixture to smooth and frothy consistency, add water as necessary as needed.
  • The batter should be thick pouring consistency, not very runny.
  • Keep the dal, methi and poha batter aside.
  • Now drain the water completely from the rice and add it to the blending jar with 1/2 cup water.
  • Blend the rice to smooth and thick pouring consistency batter not very runny.


  • Now Take a large bowl and add urad dal and rice batter.
  • Mix well using your clean hands.
  • The warmness of your hand will help the batter to ferment.
  • Make sure of the batter consistency it shouldn’t be too thick and too runny.

Fermenting Dosa Batter:

  • Cover the bowl with the lid and place the bowl in a warm place overnight to ferment.
  • It will take 6 to 12 hours depending upon the climatic conditions.
  • If you are living in a cold region, you can use the oven to ferment the batter.
  • To ferment the batter in the oven, you just need to preheat the oven for 10 mins at 60 C and turn off the oven. Place the bowl in the oven just by turning on the light of it.
  • Well, Fermented dosa batter will rise and increase the quantity.
  • The fermented batter should be frothy and bubbly.
  • Stir the dosa batter to refrigerate it.
  • The fermented batter becomes thick, add water if necessary.
  • The consistency should be thick and little runny to spread the dosa.
  • Transfer a portion of it into a small bowl to make dosas.

How to make Dosa?

  • Let’s get started making dosas by greasing the dosa pan or a tawa with few drops of oil.
  • This prevents the dosas to stick to the pan or tawa.
  • Heat the pan too hot. to check just sprinkle some water on the pan and rub the pan with a clean piece of cloth.
  • The hot pan will sizzle if it’s ready.
  • Stir the batter and take a Round ladle full of dosa batter and pour on the centre of the hot pan.
  • Spread the batter immediately from the centre in a circular motion to make a thin crepe.
  • Add some oil or butter on the edges and cook it for a min on a medium flame. Dosa turns golden and crispy.

Taking Off the dosa and serving

  • The edges of Dosa starts to leave the pan, it’s done.
  • Now take dosa off the pan using a flat ladle.
  • It is not necessary to cook the dosa on the other side.
  • It’s necessary to cook on the other side if it is a thick dosa.
  • Or if you wish to cook just flip the dosa and cook it.
  • To make the next dosa Sprinkle some water on the pan and rub it with a clean cloth and pour the dosa batter.
  • Serve hot dosas with Coconut Chutney and Tiffin sambar.

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