Healthy Dosa / Pancake

Healthy Dosa / Pancake

The famous South Indian Dosa / Thosai is made with fermented batter of rice and urad dal. A good dosa should be spongy and crisp on the outside, and white and soft on the inside. Serve with coconut chutney and also goes well with chicken or mutton curry. Yummy yum!

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Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 30 mins


Indian, Malaysian

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Nutrition per Serving

161 kcal
22 g
8 g
3 g

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Dosas/ Indian crepes are South Indian delicacy and a staple food in South India also a must-have breakfast for Deepavali. But I haven’t come across a single Indian who doesn’t like dosas. They are ridiculously delicious and can be enjoyed any time of the day – be it breakfast , lunch , dinner or mid day snack. Dosas are quite famous among the non – indians too . Restaurants worldwide have these beautiful Indian crepes on their menu and its very popular by everyone. They are made various ways and comes with  fillings too and are considered healthy and appetizing.  A very light snack and easy to digest. Dosas can be served along with chutney and sambar. Goes well with a cup of coffee too. Yummy and enjoy cooking!!


2 cups
1 tsp
fenugreek seeds
1 cup
black gram dhal
fresh chilli (red)
1 cup
grated coconut
yellow onion(s)
1 cup
3 cm
2 tbsp
1⁄2 tsp
mustard seeds
chilli peppers (dried)
curry leaves stalk(s)

Steps to Prepare

Healthy Dosa / Pancake Step 1

Step 1 of 5

    • 2 cup rice
    • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
    • 1 cup black gram dhal

Preparation: Soak dhal and fenugreek together and rice separarely for 4/5 hours After washing grind to form a loose batter you can add more water to get the required consistency. Keep the batter overnight to ferment.

Healthy Dosa / Pancake Step 2

Step 2 of 5

Batter after fermenting. Heat a tava or griddle pour one ladle full of batter and spread it as thin as possible to make thin and crisp dosas.

Healthy Dosa / Pancake Step 3

Step 3 of 5

    • oil

You can apply a few drops of oil on the edges of the dosa to give it a better taste. Goes well with coconut chutney.

Healthy Dosa / Pancake Step 4

Step 4 of 5

    • 2 fresh chilli (red)
    • 1 cup grated coconut
    • 1 yellow onion(s)
    • 1 cup coriander
    • 3 cm ginger
    • salt

Prepare Coconut Chutney for the Dosa / Tosai. Blend red or green chillies, shredded coconut, onion, a handful of coriander leaves, thumb-sized ginger and salt to taste.

Healthy Dosa / Pancake Step 5

Step 5 of 5

In a pan, heat oil over low temperature to temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried chillies fragrant. Then, add all ingredients into the blended mixture. Squeeze some lemon juice to taste.

Published: October 13, 2019

4 Discussions

3 years ago


What type of rice is it Iddily rice, basmati?? Be more specific

Mira - Community Happiness Manager
3 years ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

It's the most common white rice found in Malaysia. May be marketed as Jasmine rice (without any aroma) abroad.

4 years ago


There seams to be no reply from your question, 2 Rice would be 2 cups (1 cup= 250gms) thats why when adding the water you may need more or less to get the right consistency to make your batter, Vinnie

4 years ago


I’m also confused about 2 rice. Pls be more specific. Thanks!

Vanessa Yuen-Roberts
4 years ago

Vanessa Yuen-Roberts

Hello! You state 2 rice but what is the quantity e actly in weight. Thank you.

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