Dosai (Indian Pancakes)

Dosai is one of the world’s great culinary delicacies. Similar to a crepe or pancake, it is served with a variety of fillings.a popular South Indian dish.It's prepared from a batter prepared from a ground mixture. It's poured in a circular motion in such a way that the sides are formed first and then the center is filled with batter. Usually Chutneys are served along with dosas though many other 'spreads' can be used while serving dosai. A favorite of all age group..

Batter for Dosai


4 cup parboiled rice
2 cup white urad dal

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Ice water for grinding

Preparation Methods:

Wash the rices and dal together. Add plenty of water and fenugreek seeds. Allow to soak overnight in the fridge Rewash the rice by draining the water. Grind to a coarsely batter paste,keep aside in a warm place for 8-10 hours.

To the batter, add more water if required. The consistency of the batter should be thick enough to thickly coat on a spoon when dipped. Heat the iron griddle or non-stick tawa well. Pour a spoonful of batter in the centre, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round. Pour a tsp. of ghee or oil over it. Remove with spatula when crisp. Serve hot with chutney and / or sambar.

Types of various spreads for Dosia

Type 1: Plain Dosai
Pour a spoonful of batter in the centre, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round.

Type 2: Plain Egg Dosai
Break an egg on top of the batter spread.Yummy egg doasi is ready. Hot favorite of kids.

Type 3: Masala Egg Dosai
Add finely chopped onions,tomatoes,green chillies and coriander leaves with turmeric,chillie and gram masala powder. Break two eggs to chopped ingrediet and whisk well. Adjust salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the spread dosai batter on the tawa.

Type 4: Carrot Dosai
Coat a fry pan with 1tbsp of oil,add 1/4cup of shredded carrots,2dried chillies,1tsp of ginger garlic paste and salt...Fry well and grind to a smooth paste. Mix the mixture with dosai batter. Pour on the tawa..

Type 5: Podi Dosai
Sprinkle 1tbsp of idly podi evenly on the batter.........