Rice Crepe

Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa
Crispy Rice and Lentil crepe, traditionally known as “Dosa” is savory bread. It can be enjoyed plain with Sambhar or stuffed with various types of fillings.

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Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Indian ()
Serves: 2



  • Step for Recipe - Dosa 1. Separately wash rice and lentil well with plenty of water. Soak both rice and lentil separately 3-4 hours. Drain water from both. Now, grind dal to a very fine paste. Grind rice till fine grains are left (like very fine semolina). Add a little water if needed.
    Step for Recipe - Dosa 2. Mix both rice and dal together after grinding. Add salt and leave for 4-5 hours for fermentation. (Preferably overnight in a warm place.) Additional Notes: You can also add 1/2 tsp Sodium Bicarbonate to speed up the fermentation process.
  • Step for Recipe - Dosa 3. Heat the iron griddle. Add 1/4 tsp oil to just coat the griddle. Keep heat on medium high. Pour a spoonful of batter in the centre and quickly spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round. Pour 1/2 tsp oil on all sides of round dosa. This helps to release dosa from griddle without breaking. Turn the dosa and cook on other side on low heat for 2 minutes. Additional Notes: Before cooking adjust salt to taste and add water (if needed) so that consistency of the batter should be thick enough to thickly coat on a spoon when dipped.
    Step for Recipe - Dosa 4. Server it hot with Sambhar or Tomato / Onion chutney. Additional Notes: Dosa Crepe tastes best when served hot.
Savita's Notes:
You can make the “Dosa” batter ahead of time and then keep it in freeze to reuse for 3-4 days.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi @Priya, thanks for visiting ChefDeHome. I always enjoy dosa with quick and famous spicy chutney (staple in every south indian home). I am going to add recipe soon but for you here is the recipe: heat 1 tsp of oil and saute 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp asafoetida, 1/2 cup channa dal and 1/2 cup urad dal and 2 dry red pepper whole until the lentils are slight red. Grind to powder form. to make chutney just mix 2 tbsp of this powder with 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and enjoy with dosa or idli or vada. Happy cooking!!!
  2. Nice recipe..can you suggest easy-to-make chutneys that go well with dosa?
  3. Dosa is my alltime favortite food at South Indian Restraunts. I will try it at home now. Thanks for this recipe ChefDeHome