Crispy Dosa / Rice & black Lentils Crepes!!! Step By Step…

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Soaking time: 8 hours
Fermenting time: atleast 10 hours/ overnight
Recipe cuisine: South India
Steaming time: 10 – 15 minutes


Parboiled rice – 2 cups (480 gms)
Sonamasori rice – 1 cup (240 gms)
Urad dal (broken & skinned ) – 1 cup (240 gms)
Fenugreek seeds/ methi – 1 tsp

Method: Step:1


  • Soak the rice in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl soak urad dal & methi seeds.
  • Soaking could take place atleast for 5 hours (overnight soaking gives best result).


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  • First rinse the urad dal and rice.
  • After rinsing start to grind urad dal & methi seeds mixture separately by adding generous amount of water until it smooth and fluffy (it helps to ferment the batter nicely). Pour the urad dal mixture in a separate deep vessel.
  • After that, grind the rice by adding little by little water until smooth paste and pour the mixture to the same vessel (into urad dal mixture).
  • Now add salt to the batter and mixed it thoroughly with hand (heat from our hand helps the batter to ferment well).
  • Cover the batter with tight lid and keep it in warm place for fermenting. (usually I switch on my oven’s light and keep the batter for overnight).


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  • Add enough water & salt to the fermented batter and mix it well (consistency should be easy to pour the batter).
  • Heat a lightly oiled skillet / dosa kal over medium high heat.
  • Pour a ladle full of the batter (approximately ¼ cup) onto the skillet. Using the backside of the ladle, spread with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  • Cook the dosa for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.
  • Loosen with a flat spatula, turn and cook the other side.
  • Serve hot & enjoy it with chutney, sambar or curries etc.,


I served dosa with groundnut chutney, kollu idli podi, tomato chutney & drumstick sambar!!!


  • Once I used sona masoori for dosa, I didn get the perfect colour. So for better result use 1:1 ratio of sona masoori and parboiled. From my opinion don’t use sona masoori alone.

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