Bandale in Kannada means a round bottomed wok/pan. The Dosa/pancake is prepared in these types of pans and hence the name. It is also called as “Dodna” by South Canara residents. I knew Doddappa/Uncle and Doddamma/Aunt but had never heard of “Dodna” until I got married to a South Canarean. Maybe it is the Doddanna/elder brother of the plain Dosa ;). These Dosas/Pancakes are thick, spongy with crispy edges.
Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time + Fermenting Time
Picture – Bandale Dose served with Sagu
1½ Cups Raw Rice
½ Cup Urad Dal/Black Gram split
1 tsp Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
2 tbsp Tuvar Dal/Red Gram split
Oil for roasting
Salt to taste
Soak Rice, Urad Dal, Methi, Tuvar Dal in water for 4 hours. Grind them together to a batter and leave it for 8 hours to ferment. Heat a round-bottomed pan and add a teaspoon of Oil and pour a ladleful of batter. Cover and cook on low flame. Flip and cook for 20 seconds. Serve hot Bandale Dose with Chutney.