Plain Dosai

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.1
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 150.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Thin, unsweetened pancake made of rice and urad dal Thin, unsweetened pancake made of rice and urad dal
Number of Servings: 16


    2 cups brown rice
    1/3 cup urad dal
    1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
    1/2 cup plain basmati rice, cooked
    1 teaspoon salt


Makes 16 pancake-like crepes

Place raw rice, urad dal, and fenugreek in enough warm water to cover generously. Soak at room temperature for 6 hours.

Drain water and place rice and dal mixture in an electric blender. Add about 1.5 cups. Grind dal mixture on high power for several minutes. Add cooked rice a little at a time. Add more water a little at a time as needed.

Once batter is creamy, pour into tall bowl, add the salt and mix well with the hand to initiate the fermentation process.

Cover bowl with a plate and place it overnight in a warm place. Do not use direct heat. Rice batter will begin to ferment and should double in quantity.

To cook:

Place about 1/2 cup of batter into the center of a hot skillet (I use cast iron). Spread the batter in a circular motion using a spoon until the batter is spread thinly and evenly.

Cover and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. When tiny bubbles appear on the dosai in the skillet, place about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon corn oil around dosai if crispiness is desired.

If a soft dosai is preferred, do not use corn oil and only cook on one side.

Lift dosai with a spatula and turn over in skillet if both sides of dosai are to be cooked. After cooking both sides, transfer to a serving plate.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user APRIL1960.

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