Traditional Indian Recipes


Dosa is a staple dish of South Indian States Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Dosa is a fermented batter made of rice batter and urad dal (black lentil).

Dosa is accompanied with side dishes such as sambar and various kinds of chutney (coconut, tomato, peanuts, mint, and onion) and with various kinds of podi (curry leaves podi, mint podi, peanut podi, garlic podi, til podi).

Today I am posting Dosa which is one of the staple foods of South India.



Par boiled rice                     1 ½ cup

Whole urad dal                    ¾ cup

Fenugreek seeds                 1 tsp

Cooked rice                           2 tbsp

Salt                                            1 tsp

Cooking oil                             4 tbsp

Procedure for preparing Dosa:

  1. Soak dal and fenugreek seeds for 6 hours.
  2. Soak rice for 6 hours in separate vessel.
  3. Grind the dal and fenugreek seeds to fine paste using less water.
  4. Grind the rice along with cooked rice to fine paste using less water.
  5. Mix both the batters i.e., dal batter and rice batter well. Add 1 tsp salt and mix well.         SAM_0723
  6. Keep the batter vessel in a warm place overnight for fermentation.
  7. Next morning check whether the batter is fermented. The quantity of the batter would have increased. If the quantity of the batter is same as the previous day it is better to add ½ cup of water and mix well and prepare dosas with the batter.
  8. Heat tawa grease with oil lightly all over the tawa. Pour about 1 big spoon of batter to the centre of the tawa.     SAM_0749
  9. Spread the batter in circular motion from the centre towards the sides of the tawa forming a circle shape.   SAM_0750
  10. Pour about 1 tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa and sprinkle oil on the top of the dosa.     SAM_0756
  11. After few seconds the edges of the dosa starts to come off the tawa. Use a spatula to gently lift the dosa and flip it over.                    SAM_0752
  12. Cook the other side for 30 seconds or till it is done.

Serve hot dosa with sambar or any variety of chutney or any variety of podi. Children love to have dosa with tomato sauce.


  • For preparing dosa U have to be more patient.
  • The batter should not be too watery the taste of dosa will not turn out to be good.
  • Always grease the tawa with oil before making the dosa on the tawa otherwise the dosa sticks to the tawa.
  • Use either a potato piece, onion piece or a small piece of cotton cloth and dip in little oil and then grease the tawa.



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