Plain Dosa Recipe
Plain Dosa Recipe, traditionally a variety of Dosas are prepared across South India. This recipe is for a simple plain dosa. You can change the thickness and size of the dosa for a variety. You can also make idly using the same batter. Enjoy wonderful dosas with various masala/filling, sambhar and chutney.
PLAIN DOSA RECIPE is a crispy and tasty simple version of the usual South Indian traditional dosa. Enjoy wonderful dosas with various accompaniments!
Plain Dosa Recipe
Traditionally a variety of Dosas are prepared across South India. This recipe is for a simple plain dosa. You can change the thickness and size of the dosa for a variety. You can also make idly using the same batter. Enjoy wonderful dosas with various masala/filling, sambhar and chutney.
1 cup Parboiled Rice (idli-dosa rice)
3/4 cup Regular Rice (like sona masoori rice)
1/2 cup split Urad Dal (white lentils)
1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (methi dana)
1/2 tablespoon Chana Dal (gram lentils), optional
Salt to taste
Oil, for shallow frying
Soak both types of rice in 3-4 cups of water for 4-5 hours
In another bowl soak urad dal, fenugreek seeds and chana dal in 1-2 cup water for 4-5 hours.
Drain water from rice and grind to get a smooth paste. Feel free to add a 1-2 tablespoon water at a time. Transfer the paste to a large bowl.
Drain water from urad dal in a small bowl.
Grind drained urad dal, chana dal and fenugreek seeds mixture. Add drained water little by little to make smooth paste.
Transfer it also to the large bowl.
Add salt and mix both batters well.
The final batter should be a flowing paste (thick viscous).
Cover the bowl and let it ferment at room temperature for 8-10 hours.
If batter looks too thick, add some water and mix well so that it becomes flowing paste again.
You may refrigerate this batter for next 2-3 days.
For Plain Dosa:
4. Take a large non-stick griddle/tava on a medium flame, apply one teaspoon oil and heat it.
5. Pour ½ cup batter on the pan and spread it using a flat-bottom bowl or ladle. Fill any large holes using a little bit of batter.
6. Pour a little oil on the outside of the dosa. Cover it with a lid.
7. Once the edges start getting brown use a sharp edged spatula to detach dosa from the pan.
8. Turn dosa upside down and cook the other side. If the dosa is too thin, you can skip this step.
9. Remove and plate it.
10. Make more dosas with the rest of the batter.
11. Serve with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.
Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 12 hour
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 12 hours 15 mins