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August 18, 2015

Easy Dosa Batter Recipe With Rice Flour and Urad dal - Dosa batter in mixie

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Dosa batter recipe with rice flour

Here is the recipe for crispy dosa batter with video - Easy dosa batter recipe with rice flour and urad dal in mixie. Generally South Indians especially Tamil people make dosa using Idli batter by diluting it. We make dosa for breakfast and dinner as well. Few months back, I got a request to share restaurant style golden colored, crispy dosa recipe. Even though I am happy with my dosa using idli batter, I wanted to have a separate dosa batter recipe in my blog. So I started searching for the same.

I tried many dosa batter recipes with various combinations and by changing the ratio of rice & dal. At last I was satisfied only with two recipes.This is one among them. I will share the other one soon. I referred this blog for the recipe. This dosa batter recipe is very easy to make as it uses rice flour. We need very less soaking & preparation time for the batter and we don’t need to use grinder for grinding the batter. An Indian mixie/mixer would do. It ferments beautifully and this batter yields crispy, golden colored dosa as you see in the pictures. 

I made plain dosa adding less oil for Sendhil, Cone/Roast dosa adding ghee for my daughter and thick uttapam kind of Set dosa for me. Everything came out very well and I was absolutely happy with this batter recipe. Not just that, you can keep this recipe as a base and make many dosa varieties as you like. Friends, do try this recipe if you are looking for an easy and quick dosa batter version. You will love it like me. Don't forget to see the full video recipe.

Lets check out how to make this easy homemade dosa batter recipe using rice flour and urad dal. 

Check out my 35 chutney recipes to make varieties of side dish for dosa. People in cold countries, please check this post for fermentation process.

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Dosa recipe with rice flour -Easy dosa batter recipe

Dosa recipe-Easy dosa batter recipe How to make easy dosa batter recipe at home using rice flour and urad dal in a mixie
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Prep time: 13 hours
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 13H2Minutes

1 cup = 240 ml or 250ml or 200ml
  • Rice flour - 1.5 cups (any rice flour. you can use idiyappam flour too)
  • White round urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Salt & Water - as needed
  • Cooking oil/gingely oil/ghee - as needed to make dosa
  • Wash the urad dal once and add soak it by adding enough water. Take the rice flour in a wide bowl and add 2 cups of water. Whisk it well and make sure the water level is 1 inch above the flour. Add more if  needed. Let it soak well for 1 hour at least. No issues even if you soak them for 4-5 hours. (Suppose if you want to use methi seeds, add with urad dal and soak for minimum 2 hours)
dosa batter recipe with rice flour and urad dal

  • Now drain the excess water from urad dal and grind it in a big mixie jar. Grind them without using water. Then add water and grind it to a smooth batter. I used nearly 3/4-1 cup of water. Add the soaked rice flour along with water and salt. Grind the batter again for even mixing. Add some water if you feel the batter is too thick.
  • Transfer the batter to bowl. Wash the mixie jar by adding little water and add to the batter. Mix the batter well with your hands. It helps proper and quick fermentation. Leave the batter overnight or at least for 12 hours based on the weather conditions in your place.
dosa batter recipe with rice flour and urad dal

  • The next morning, batter would have raised well. Mix the batter well and add some water if it is too thick.
dosa batter recipe with rice flour and urad dal
  • Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladleful of batter in the tawa. Spread it well.thinly & uniformly. Keep the flame medium and let the dosa cook till you see the dosa turning golden brown in the bottom. Do not cook this dosa in high flame. By this time, the top portion would have been cooked. You can also cover the tawa with a lid. Do not flip the dosa. As soon as the dosa starts to turn golden brown, drizzle one or two tsp of oil or ghee all over the dosa. Let the dosa turn completely golden and crispy. Fold the dosa and serve hot with your favorite chutney or sambar ! Enjoy !
dosa batter recipe with rice flour and urad dal

  • Use the same cup for measuring dal and rice flour.
  • For variations, you can use split urad dal instead of round ones.
  • You can add 1/4 tsp of methi seeds to get nice flavored dosa.
  • Do not make the batter too thick or too thin.The consistency should be like our regular idli, dosa batter.
  • You can also use urad dal flour instead of grinding urad dal. Use the same ratio.
  • Add oil or ghee generously to get a shiny look in the dosa.
  • Do not cook the dosa in very high flame. It will burn quickly. Cook the dosa in medium flame patiently. Adjust the flame whenever needed.

Dosa batter recipe with rice flour

Enjoy Crispy dosa with chutney and sambar for your breakfast or dinner !
dosa batter recipe

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Unknown said...

Dosa looks so crispy and that cute 4 bowl stand...

Mahi said...

Looks yum!!

harini said...

hi chitra easy recipe indeed.i ll try and give u the fb.i want a suggestion from u regarding idly idly batter always has a mild sourness.not over pulippu but to avoid this?as i am in chennai it is hot it ferments quickly.even i grind late also it gives to avoid this can u give me some tips?thanks in advance.

Chitra said...

Hi harini,Happy to see your comment after a long time.Do try this dosa batter an let me know.Reg idli batter sourness,Generally if we grind the batter without adding salt,it takes more time to become sour.To avoid sourness,my MIL puts whole green chillies in the batter.U can try that.You can also try to keep the batter vessel in a big bowl of water or use banana a piece of banana leaf covering the surface of the container/vessel in which you want to store the batter. Then pour the batter into the vessel. Place another piece of banana leaf on top of the batter and close the vessel.i found this banana leaf tip from indus ladies forum.Please try any of these and share ur feedback :)

Sindhujabalaji said...

Super dupper idea for instant dosa,sure it came handy,when we are running out of dosa batter,i easily satisfied my toodler kid who is diehard fan of dhosa

Chitra said...

Thanks Sindhuja.Did u try it ?

Unknown said...

hi can i use this dosa batter to make onion uttapam

Chitra said...

I have not tried it. Guess it works.

Priya Chakraborty said...

Nice recipe keep it up 🤗

Chitra said...

Thank you

Mi said...

Hi chitra

Can we use red rice flour to.make this dosa ?


Chitra said...

Hi, yes you can use it.