Friday, December 25, 2009

South India's magic dish-Dosa

December 24, 2009 Dubai

Hi All

The very famous South Indian breakfast, dosa, is very popular in whole over world. I was shocked when I saw the Arabian crowd eating dosa at Indian hotels in Dubai. So let me tell you the recipe of this crazy item:


Preparation time: Overnight

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serving: 8 persons


Black Gram Dal (Urad Dal):1 cup

Par Boiled Rice: 3 cup

Fenugreek seed (methi dana):1tsp

Salt: as per taste

Gingely Oil: as required

Water: as required


• Wash and Soak Black gram dal and rice along with fenugreek seed for 3-4 hours.

• Then grind all these to a fine paste like cream by adding sufficient water into it.

• Add salt into this.

• Leave this batter for 8-24 hours for yeast formation.

• Before preparing dosa mix the batter once again.

• Meanwhile heat a tava or non stick pan and grease it with a drop of oil.

• Take a ladleful of batter and spread like a thin circle on tava.

• You can put few drops of oil on the edges of dosa to make it crispier.

• Serve hot with samber and chutney.

Calorie Count

One dosa contains approximately 140 calorie.


• The yeast formation of batter depends upon the outside climate. If its summer then you can prepare your dosa after 8 hours itself and if its winter then might you have to wait till 24 hours.

• If you want to cut down calories of dosa then don’t put oil in this and prepare in non stick tava or pan.

• Greasing the tava with a drop of oil will be easier with a cut potato or egg plant (baigan).

1 comment:

Unknown said...

One more tip - If you want more calories, you can use ghee around the edges instead of oil - Hows that? :-)