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Dosa Batter Recipe or Plain Dosa Recipe

A regular batter recipe made in south india to make dosa as a breakfast recipe.
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Prep Time 16 hrs
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 16 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 300 kcal


For the batter:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup urad dal split black gram
  • ½ tsp methi seeds fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • water for soaking the ingredients


  • Firstly in a bowl, add rice, wash it well and add enough water so that the rice is dipped well.
  • In another bowl, add urad dal(split black gram), wash it well and add enough water.
  • In small bowls, add in chana dal and methi seeds, add water into them.
  • Soak all the ingredients for 7-8 hours or soak them during the day.
  • After soaking drain the water out from all the ingredients.
  • Mix all the soaked ingredients.
  • Take a blender, add those ingredients and blend it into a fine paste in batches.
  • If required add very little water and blend the batter.
  • Make a paste of cooked rice and add it to the blended batter.
  • Mix the batter well and ferment the batter overnight.
  • Add in salt into the batter as per taste, mix well and the batter is ready to be used to make dosa.

Plain Dosa Making Procedure:

  • Keep the batter ready.
  • If the batter is too thick add few drops of water and mix it well.
  • Heat the tawa.
  • Take a ladle full of dosa batter and put the batter at the centre of the tawa.
  • From the centre rotate the batter in circular motion and spread it circularly to form a round thin dosa.
  • Try to spread the batter as a very thin circular dosa.
  • Drizzle oil all over the dosa and at the corners of the dosa.
  • Cook it for few minutes and remove the dosa.
  • Serve hot with sambar or chutney etc...


1.If the batter made is in large quantity then the batter can be used for about 3-4 days if stored well in refrigerator.
2. One can also add soaked poha in place of cooked rice or we can even add soaked puffed rice(murmura) too in place of cooked rice.
3. Adding any of the ingredients that is either cooked rice or poha or puffed rice is essential for a perfect and crisp dosa.
4. Always remember to make use of non stick pan while making dosa and always keep the dosa pan separately and never mix it with roti pan...


Nutrition Facts
Dosa Batter Recipe or Plain Dosa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.