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How To Make Dosa Batter - Dosa Recipe

Dosa batter is prepared with 3 main ingredients. This popular breakfast is not only healthy but also delicious when you serve with chutney or sambar.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Fermenting Time8 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas


  • 2 cups idli rice or use parboiled rice
  • ½ cup urad dal
  • 1 tsp methi seeds
  • Salt to taste


Direction to prepare and ferment batter:

  • Soak the Urad dal, Idly rice, methi seeds in water for 6 hours. Wash it properly.
  • Separate the grains from water and blend them to a smooth consistency, pouring water just as needed. Check my video for consistency.
  • Transfer this to the inner pot in your Instant Pot and press the Yogurt setting. Let it sit for about 8 hours.
  • Gently stir the fermented batter once and add water to thin it down just a little to bring it to a pouring consistency.
  • Add salt to taste.

Directions to prepare Dosa:

  • Grease a dosa pan or tawa with few drops of oil. If using a non-stick pan, you do not need any oil.
  • Heat the pan on a medium flame for about 7-9 minutes and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the Tawa and swirl quickly to cover the base of the pan.
  • Drizzle oil and allow to cook on medium-high heat with a cover on top.
  • Cook until the top appears cooked and sides turn golden.
  • Flip the dosa when the edges begin to rise from the pan.
  • Cook on both sides if you desire.
  • Repeat the procedure with the remaining batter.
  • Serve them hot with sides such as coconut chutney or Onion Sambar. Good luck!


Do not Close the IP lid. Use always glass lid when fermenting. This method is best during the winter season. 
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Serving: 2dosa | Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg