Plain Dosa Or Paper Dosa

This is a regular & popular dosa which is a favourite in every house hold in south india & also the easiest-to-make.  There are various different kinds of ingredients everyone uses and hence the taste varies in Resturants and when made at homes.  But this is the regular breakfast in southindia. I want to share this simple breakfast.

This dosa is served with chutney and sambar.

Makes 15 Dosa's

Ingredients for Dosa Batter
  • Raw Rice, Basmati Rice, Parboiled Rice (white) / Akki - 2 cups
  • Black gram / Urad dal / Udhina bele - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds / Menthya - 1/4 tsp
  • Rice Flakes / Poha / Avalaki - 2 tsp
  • Water 
  • Rinse all the above ingredients and soak them in the 2cups of water about 4 to 5 hrs. Then drain all the water
  • Grind soaked ingredients with 1 cup of water and grind into a smooth batter 
  • Pour into large pan and add Salt (to taste). Close the lid and keep aside for fermenting (warm place) for about 8 hrs. (medium thick Consistency)
Method for Dosa
  • Heat  a flat tawa / pan on medium flame & sprinkle 1/2 tsp oil 
  • Pour the laddleful or flat cup of batter into tawa/pan and spread like oval or circular motion and make a high flame
  • Add oil on the edges and allow to cook it becomes golden color and turn the other side for a minute 
  • Repeat with the remaining batter
  • Serve hot with chutney and sambar
| Copyright © Malas - Kitchen 2009 | | All rights reserved


Dori said...

I wish I could make a think and crispy dosa like this... It's so good!

Pooja said...

Looks crispy and yummy Mala..

Cham said...

All time favo, they are perfectly appetizing

FewMinute Wonders said...


Your dosa looks very crunchy and crisp.

Unknown said...

looks perfect..should add poha..they give a soft finish to the dosas..

Unknown said...

Dosa looks perfect. Alos liked the rava dosa recipe.

Renus Kitchen said...

very nice do u make a perfect circle???? any tips?? I pray every time I pour the batter on the tava to get perfect shape :)))

Suparna said...

Hi Mala,
Tempting crispy dosa :) I could eat these just plain too! nice snap.
thanks for sharing the recipe.

jayasree said...

Perfect crisp dosa with equally tempting color.

Indhu said...

wwoww... dosa looks crisp and golden brown... yummy :)

Parita said...

The pic looks soo good..i love crispy dosas..perfect :)

Finla said...

Wow that dosa looks really crisp and delicous.

Unknown said...

crisp and yummy dosa looks so yum

Chutneytales said...

Thanks for dropping by..You got a nice space here..Love the header.
Paper dosa is my all time fav..It looks super crisp and thin.

ARUNA said...

looks crispy Mala......i'm always ready for a dosa!!!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@ all thank you so much.... glad you liked dosa.

Renu : Thanks, it all depends on your batter thickness, if your batter is consistently thick enough, you get good round shape. Also, it matters with your stove, tava should be on low flame, so that when you pour batter on tava, it should not turn into crumbles. Also , Try putting oil first and batter on it or try without putting oil before pouring batter. I try both the ways.