Plain Dosa are pancakes prepared using Rice and Black Gram Split. This is the most preferred breakfast in South India and you can hear the hiss of water on the iron griddle as stacks of Dosas are prepared in the kitchens.
Cuisine: South India
Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time + Fermenting Time
3 Cups Rice
1 Cup Urad Dal/Black Gram Split
1tbsp Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
2tbsp Tur Dal/Red Gram Split
½ Cup Red Boiled Rice
Oil for Roasting
Salt to taste
Wash Rice and Urad Dal. Soak Rice, Urad, Tur Dal and Methi seeds for 4 to 5 hours. You can soak Urad Dal separately, if needed.
Remove excess water and grind to a batter consistency. Remove to a vessel, close and let it stand overnight or 6 to 7 hours. Add Salt and mix well. If it is very thick few cups of water can be added, but ensure that the consistency is not watery.
Heat a flat tava/griddle and grease it with a teaspoon of Oil. Take spoonful of the batter and spread it quickly on the tava/griddle in concentric motions using the bottom part of the spoon as shown in figure below.
Sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of Oil and overturn the dosa and roast.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney, Sambar and Butter.