Crispy Dosa

22 Apr


This is a crispier version of the plain dosa. Idli rice and the poha helps in the texture of the dosa. The more smoother the batter is the more thinner it forms. Fenugreek seeds helps in the color of the dosa along with the texture. The prepared batter is then fermented and made into thin and crisp dosas.
Makes: around 10 Crispy Dosa.


Idli Rice 1 Cup
Urad Dal 1/3 Cup
Poha 1/2 Cup
Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method of preparation:

Soak idli rice in fresh water for around 6 hours or overnight.
Soak urad dal, poha and fenugreek seeds together for around 3 hours.
Refresh the rice with fresh water and grind it into fine paste adding minimum amount of water.
Then add the remaining soaked ingredients, salt and grind again into fine smooth paste.
Take the ground dosa mixture into a bowl and keep it covered in a dark warm place to ferment for around 5 – 8 hours.
Adjust the fermented mixture into dosa batter consistency with sufficient water if required.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply half tsp of oil with back of a spoon.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of dosa batter in middle of pan and spread it in circular motion with back of the ladle into thin dosa (around 7 inch diameter).
Cook covered for a minute if desired.
When edges of the dosa start to turn light brown, carefully turn the dosa on other side.
Cook on this side for a minute and turn and crisp the other side again before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining dosa batter.
Serve crispy dosa with besan chutney or with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure to grind the rice into fine paste for the dosa to come out thin and crisp.

Suggestions: If the dosa doesn’t come out crisp, make sure to pan is hot all the time. Try to spread the batter on the pan as fast and as thin as possible. If the dosa doesn’t come out, make sure dosa batter is not too thin, mix in some rice flour to thicken the batter. If dosa comes thick, make sure batter is not too thick.
Variations: Rice flour can also be used in place of the idli rice. The taste and texture obviously differs in such a case. Sabunda is soaked and is also ground along with others. Cooked rice is also added at times.
Other Names: Crispy Dosa.

18 Responses to “Crispy Dosa”

  1. Jay April 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Hot crispy dosa with spicy chutney, that tastes divine. cute click dear.

  2. Raji April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    thank you jay. glad u liked

  3. Manjuraja April 23, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    Crispy dosa is very tasty.I tried

  4. Hari Chandana April 23, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    Wowww!!!… Assalu em cheppalo ardham kavatam ledu.. Adbutham !!

  5. radha sriram April 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    i would like to post some to do?
    it is good to surf this site.

  6. Upendra April 27, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Dear Rajiji
    I love crisp dosa very much.
    Can we use Sambhar Powder in making Rasam. It will be more spicy?

  7. shashank bomre May 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    it’s realy very very good. crispy and testy. Try it.

  8. Lalita Rao May 14, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Hi Raji,

    This must sound like a stupid question: what’s idli rice? Is it idli rava?


  9. anjali July 10, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    really is idly rice is low quality rice?even i know less. pls tell.

  10. Girish Patil July 17, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    really very nice . I tried it and it was very nice.

  11. KISHIN MIRPURI August 6, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    please inform what is idli rice n what is poha?????

  12. Raji August 11, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    @Upendra you can definitely use it
    @Lalita Rao Grind the idli rice and u get the idli rava. not a stupid question at all. thx
    @anjali its just a different rice not necessarily low quality. use parboiled rice to reduce the soaking time instead.
    @Girish Patil thank you for trying out and glad u liked it
    @KISHIN MIRPURI idli rice is rice while poha is flattened rice.

  13. Neha Panvelkar August 19, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Very nice recipe,,,,,i tried it,,,,,my family just loved the sound while eating this crispy dosa,,thanx and regards…….Neha

  14. payal soni January 23, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    it was really like a heaven taste……… thanks for recipe

  15. pmvijayalakshmi February 24, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    idle rice incheenai we wiil get

  16. Ramesh Bhatia July 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Nice to have it…Testy.

  17. renuka sree August 4, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Its very tasty. People should try this recepe.

  18. rinku goyal November 19, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    it is very easy to make dosa because i am very tense about this

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