Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hot Crunchy Dosa

Dosa has always been a family favorite. Come to think of it, we have never met anyone who does not like this south Indian delicacy. Wow! That says a lot about the yummy Indian pancake. There are some gazillion recipes out there; each family has its own version. Well here is ours to share. Crunchy on one side and soft and fluffy on the other.


We have tried making dosa in different kinds of pan but nothing to beat a cast iron griddle…not only does it make awesome dosas but also can make healthier dosa . So…get out your cast iron griddles and whip up some hot family favorite – DOSA.



Rice: 3 cups

Urad Daal/Horse Bean: ¾ cup

Moong daal/Green Gram: ½ cup

Poha : ½ cup

Meethi seeds: 1 tbsp

Wash and soak the above ingredients in water for about 6-8 hrs (overnight). Grind into fine paste. Let it ferment for about 3-4 hrs in summer and about 5-6 in winter. It becomes light and airy after fermentation.  Add a little water if necessary. The batter should be thick ( like pancake batter) U can always add some water to the batter if you think it is too thick and does not spread well.

Heat the griddle….dosas taste best made on a cast iron griddle and healthier too. Pour a spoonful of batter in the center, spread round with the help of the back of the spoon. Pour ½ tsp of oil all around the edges and cove for 15-20 sec. We like it crispy on one side and spongy on the other…so no flipping for us …it is a personal choice …so go ahead if you like it crispy on both sides. …serve with coconut chatni, chatni pudi or malga pudi ….oh ya ! it tastes even more divine with a little ghee on it.

Refrigerator batter after use, is good for 2 weeks.


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  1. Wow, that is mouth watering. I love this crunchy cone dosa :)

  2. i wonder how this looks like from the inside. Does it taste like a little like marshmellow? because I had this dish that looks exactly like this but I have no idea what it is called in English.. I know how to call it in chiense :) hehehe. Thanks for sharing :)


  3. Lovely clicks,and crispy,golden dosa! YUM!

  4. really crunchy dosa.. we don't add moong for dosa preparation nice presentation..

  5. Love the pictures. Nice to be here. Thanks for visiting my site and dropping sweet words.
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  6. wow ,what a perfect cone dosa....looks crunchy n delicious...a very tempting one :)

  7. Mouthwatering pic, dosa looks crispy and yummy.

  8. Lovely color of the dosa. and beautiful click(specially the 1st one).

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Perfect dosa,crunchy and delicious..super click too..vv

  10. Oh man, thats superb click...makes me very hungry.

  11. Thats such a gorgeous looking dosa! A great Click too!

  12. I love your tawa. Dosa looks very inviting. Beautiful click..

  13. Wow, this looks like Vidyarthi Bhavan dosey! I will add some green gram to it :) and see if I get this color. I toast mine only on one side. I almost always have dosey maav in my house. A quick and nutritious go-to meal when one is hungry. No need to eat junk food to stave off those pangs. Thanks for the wonderful blog.


  14. Dear MJ

    Was searching for a crispy dosa recipe for a long time now. Your recipe is great. Enjoyed crispy dosas today, thanks to you. You have a great blog. Keep up the good work.



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