Dosa (Crispy Savory Pancakes – A South Indian Dish)

Dosa (crispy savory pancakes) from South India is a staple food in its home region. In the rest of the country too, Dosas are hugely popular and Udipi restaurants serving them and other South Indian foods can be found in almost every suburb! Learn how to make them with my easy recipe.

Preparation Time : 12 hours

Cooking Time :15 Minutes

Ingredients Quantity
Urad dal (white urad gram) 1 cup
Rice 3 cup
Methi(fenugreek) 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Potato 5
Tomato 2
Cumin seeds 1/2teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1/teaspoon
Green chillies 5
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Green Peas 100 gram
Onions 2
Sabzi masala (Vegetable powder) 1 teaspoon


For Dosa Shell :

1. Separately soak rice and urad dal at least 4 hour or overnight in water.

2.Grind to paste both rice and urad dal  and Mix together.

3. While grinding Urad dal , add fenugreek to make it smooth ,Fenugreek gives viscosity to the batter.

4. Then mix water to make it batter,The consistency of the batter should be such that it thickly coats a spoon dipped in it.

5. Leave in room temperature overnight for fermentation.

6. Heat Tawa or griddle with little ghee or oil.

7. Spread the mix with the help of bowl on Tawa in circular motion to make thin Dosa (shown above).

For Filling Masala:

1. Heat oil in pan , Add mustard seed, cumin seeds, onions and green chillies.

2. Cook  for 3 minutes till onions are translucent, add tomato ,Sabzi masala ,salt ,red chilli powder ,turmeric powder ,green peas and stir for few minutes.

3. Add  boiled chopped potatoes and mix and cook some more Serve .

4. Add filling inside Dosa and roll. Serve hot with Chutney and Sāmbhar.

5. Enjoy!!

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