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Dosa with Sesame Powder

10 Jul

Nuvvulu Podem to Dosalu.

Sesame seeds is ground into fine powder along with spices. Dosa batter is prepared with urad dal and rice flour. The batter is made into somewhat thin dosa and layered with prepared sesame seeds powder. Once the dosa is cooked and is in light golden in color, it is served.
Makes: around 10 Dosas with Sesame Powder.


Urad Dal 1/2 Cup
Rice Flour 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Spice Powder:

Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1/4 Cup
Whole Red Chiles 2 – 3
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Soak urad dal in water for around 3 hours.
Refresh the urad dal in fresh water and grind it into fine paste adding enough water.
Remove the urad dal onto a mixing bowl, add rice flour and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly and keep covered in a dark place for 6 – 8 hours.

Grind all the spice powder ingredients except red chile powder into fine powder using a spice blender.
Remove the ground sesame seeds powder onto a bowl.
Mix red chile powder with a pinch of salt and keep aside.

Heat a flat pan on medium – high heat.
Pour a ladle full of fermented dosa batter and spread with back of the ladle in circular motion into thin dosa.
Layer the dosa with around a tablespoon of the sesame powder and few pinches of red chile powder.
When the bottom of the dosa starts to change color, turn on other side and pour around quarter tsp of oil around the dosa.
Cook for a minute and carefully remove the dosa from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining batter.
Also, store the dosa batter covered in a refrigerator for couple more days.
Serve dosa with sesame powder with chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure the dosa is cooked properly.

Suggestions: Adjust the sesame powder and red chile powder to taste.
Variations: You can also toast the sesame seeds and red chiles before grinding them into powder.
Other Names: Dosa with Sesame Powder, Nuvvulu Podem to Dosalu.