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January 19, 2009


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Its a very simple and easy to make breakfast recipe.I’ve given two different methods.Do refer both.


For batter:
  • Idly Rice/parboiled rice/Puzhunghal arisi – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – To grind
To Temper:
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal  -  1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Big onions – 2 nos(Finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos(Slit cut)
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped)
  • Wash and the soak the rice for 2 hrs.Grind it to a smooth paste by adding water in between.
  • Let it ferment overnight or a minimum of 10 – 12 hrs.
  • This batter should be watery.So add water before making dosa.
  • Heat oil in  a kadai and temper all the items .Now add the chopped onions , green chilly & ginger.saute till they are transparent.Add everything into the batter .Mix well.

  • Grease the dosa pan with oil and take a ladleful of batter and pour it like a thin dosa .Drizzle little oil around the dosa.. 
  • Cook it for 1 min(the sides will come out) and flip it over.Again cook for 1-2 min.
  • Remove once it gets cooked.
Hot n Crispy rice flour dosa is ready!!
It tastes divine with Tomato – channa dal chutney.
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ALTERNATE METHOD (Instant Rice Flour Dosa)_
The above said dosa can be done using ready made rice flour instead of grinding the batter.Can make dosas instantly.
The only change is , dissolve 1 cup of rice flour in 3 cups of water(add more if reqd) by adding salt(make sure there are no lumps).Add half a cup of buttermilk.If it becomes too watery add rice flour and vice versa.
Now add all the tempering items as mentioned above and make dosas.The Problem is that dosa may get cracked and looks dry (BUT IT  DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF RICE FLOUR).


Whenever we have this dosa as a dinner or breakfast,we prepare koozh with the same batter for my husband.My husband just loves it:)Its very easy .Even children likes this very much:)U can try this for the children who are really lazy to chew;)Bachelors can also experiment it!!

  • Rice flour batter – 1 cup
  • water – 4-5 cups(depends)
To temper:
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 2 tsp
  • Asafetida /Hing-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Red chilly – 2 nos(pinched)
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the tempering items one by one in the same order.Add 1/4 tsp of hing to it.
  • Now add the water and bring it to boil.Pour the batter into it.
  • Stir it well so that no lumps are formed.Check for salt. Add 1/4  tsp of hing.

  • Cover cook it for 5 – 10 mins by stirring in between.Once it gets cooked,it will leaves the sides of pan & it becomes thick.Remove the kadai and add the coconut oil .
  • Let it cool a little and serve warm!!

ALTERNATE METHODS (Instant Rice Flour Koozh)
  1. This koozh can be done with ready made rice flour.Same everything ,except dissolve the rice flour in butter milk with the reqd salt without lumps and follow the same steps!!This we call as Mor kali/Mor koozh.
  2. Soak gooseberry size of tamarind in water and extract juice from it.Dissolve the rice flour in tamarind juice with a pinch of turmeric ,Hing and reqd salt.(For 1 cup of rice flour,big gooseberry size of tamarind is reqd).Remaining the same!!This is called PULI KOOZH.
  • Increase the amount of rice flour and add some water if it is sour.

  • Rice provides fast energy and is also readily digested. It is good for bowel health, is an important source of vitamin B1 and encourages stable blood sugar levels.
  • Brown rice is healthier than white rice, as the nutrient-rich outer layers of the rice is stripped in the refining process. Rice should be stored in airtight containers.
Nutritional values of rice Per 200g cooked brown rice
Calories 282
Fibre 1.6g
Iron 1mg
Magnesium 220mg
Niacin 2.6mg
Potassium 198mg
Vitamin B1 0.3mg
Vitamin B2 0.04mg
Zinc 1.4mg
    Health Benefits & Concerns for Rice
    Atherosclerosis :
    Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates (e.g., white rice) appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and thus of heart attacks, especially in overweight women.
    Cancer prevention and diet :
    Whole grains (such as brown rice) contain high amounts of insoluble fiber—the type of fiber some scientists believe may help protect against a variety of cancers. In an analysis of the data from many studies, people who eat relatively high amounts of whole grains were reported to have low risks of lymphomas and cancers of the pancreas, stomach, colon, rectum, breast, uterus, mouth, throat, liver, and thyroid.
    Consuming a diet high in insoluble fiber is best achieved by switching from refined grains to whole grains (for example, switching from white rice to brown rice).
    In the debate over whether dietary fat increases breast cancer risks, only one fact is indisputable: women in countries that consume high amounts of meat and dairy fat have a high risk of breast cancer, while women in countries that mostly consume rice, soy, vegetables, and fish (instead of dairy fat and meat) have a low risk of breast cancer. As a result, many doctors recommend a modified Asian diet to women wishing to lower their risk of breast cancer, even though they know the protective effect of such a diet might be for reasons unrelated to dietary fat intake.
    Fiber, particularly insoluble fiber, is linked with prevention of chronic constipation. Insoluble fiber from food acts like a sponge. Adding water to the “sponge” makes it soft and easy to push through the gastrointestinal tract. Insoluble fiber comes mostly from vegetables, beans, brown rice, whole wheat, rye, and other whole grains. Switching from refined grains to whole grains (e.g., from white rice to brown rice) often helps relieve constipation. It is important to drink lots of fluid along with the fiber—at least 16 ounces (480 ml) of water per serving of fiber. Otherwise, a “dry sponge” is now in the system, which can worsen the constipation.
    Eating carbohydrate-containing foods, whether they are high in sugar or high in starch (such as rice), temporarily raises blood sugar and insulin levels. The blood sugar-raising effect of a food, called its “glycemic index,” depends on how rapidly its carbohydrate is absorbed. Many starchy foods have a glycemic index similar to sucrose (table sugar). People eating large amounts of foods with high glycemic indices (such as white rice), have been reported to be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, eating a diet high in carbohydrate-rich foods that have lower glycemic indices (such as brown rice as opposed to white rice), is less likely to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    Heart attack
    Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates (e.g., white rice) appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and thus of heart attacks, especially in overweight women.
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    Limited research has suggested that fiber might help people with IBS. However, most studies find that IBS sufferers do not benefit by adding wheat bran to their diets and some feel worse as a result of wheat bran supplementation. It has been suggested that the lack of positive response to wheat bran may result from a wheat sensitivity, which is one of the most common triggers for food sensitivity in people with IBS. Brown rice is a good source of fiber and is less likely to trigger food sensitivities than is wheat bran.

Iam sending this post to the Event HARVEST: THE FESTIVAL OF RICE hosted by Sudeshna at

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and  to Just for you hosted by Alka.


  1. By seeing the recipes i thought of asking you to send this to the events...U already did... Awesome recipes....

  2. nice recipes..will try morkali sometime..

  3. Thank u kitchen flavours & sowmya for immediate response!!

  4. Thank u kitchen flavours & sowmya for immediate response!!

  5. i like dosas.. a lot! i like it with lots of spicy sambar...but no potato filling!ur's look really nice.

  6. Dosa looks so yummy. Will try it out sometime.

  7. Wowo that doas looks like a lace, beautiful. And i am sure they were delicious too.

  8. Interesting, love those crepes, mor kali is inviting...kind of missing those ethnic touch here...good to discover ur blog, great work.

  9. The dosas look so yummy..The morkali looks very delicious...thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  10. Dosas are really tempting..have to give this a try. I am glad you tried the Schezuan fried rice. Thanks a lot.!!!!

  11. Lovely lacy dosas! Must try these out soon! Mor Koozhu is yummy too.

  12. Lovely dosas. Can I take one :) Please visit my cilantro rice and there is something waiting for u dear:)

  13. Dosa only with rice...sounds great....a must try.Thanks!

  14. Looks like a lace ur dosa very pretty...

  15. All of these sound yummy, I need to try that dosai! Looks so spongy and porous.

  16. Both the dosai and the mor kuzh looks yum, the dosai really looks like lace , so lovely :-)
    I just saw your rasam recipe, will give it a try the next time I make rasam !

  17. Thanku all for ur lovely comments!! meeet u all next week with some new recipes!!

  18. I haven't had mor koozh since vegan change. Didn't know it could be made without mor and with tamarind. Will definitely try this. Thanks for all the delicious recipes!

  19. I like this rice dosa.. gotta try this..looks super yum!


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