Serves 4

(The basic recipe to make this popular South Indian snack).
150 g raw (boiled) rice) 10 g poha (pressed rice)
50 g urad dal 5 to 7 methi seeds
15 g cooked rice salt to taste


  1. Wash the urad dal, raw rice and methi seeds.
  2. Soak them in a little water along with poha and cooked rice for at least an hour.
  3. Grind to a smooth paste with a little water.
  4. Cover and keep aside for at least five hours.
  5. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  6. This batter can be used as basic batter for preparing masala dosa, sada dosa, onion uttappam, Mysore masala dosa, spring dosa, etc.
  7. The batter is enough to make about four to six dosas.
  8. Use a stainless steel cup to pour the dosa batter onto the tawa.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 187 Carotene (μg) 4.75
Protein (g) 5.68 Vitamin C (mg) 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 40.3 Mg (mg) 54.09
Fat (g) 0.34 Na (mg) 4.97
Fibre (g) 0.2 K (mg) 100.0
Minerals (g) 0.69 Mn (mg) 0.44
Calcium (mg) 23.04 Zn (mg) 0.95
Phosphorus (mg) 108.35 Cr (mg) 0.006
Iron (mg) 0.88