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Paper roast (dosa)

Nusrath Jahan
360 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Paper roast (dosa) RECIPE

Paper roast dosa or Sada dosa as it is generally referred. Idli's and dosa's are the most common south Indian breakfasts or you can say an integral part of south Indian cuisine .Paper roast or Sada dosa or ghee roast, if drizzled with generous amount of ghee (clarified butter) is a paper thin rice crepe usually served with sambar and chutney .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Breakfast and Brunch

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 1 cup sona masoori / basmati rice
  2. 1/4 cup urad Dal (black gram )
  3. 1 cup cooked rice
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. a pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  6. oil or ghee ( clarified butter) as needed


  1. Clean wash and soak rice and Dal separately for at least 6 hrs .
  2. In a mixer jar meant for wet grinding ,add drained urad Dal first and grind it first with out water later add very little water and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Now add cooked rice with little water and grind to a paste.
  4. Drain water from the soaked rice and grind it, by adding Little water to a smooth paste
  5. Mix ground urad Dal ,rice ,cooked rice with hand in deep bottomed container or a box or a steel vessel.
  6. Close the lid and place it in a warm place to allow it to ferment over night or at least for 8 hours . If the climate is cold then preheat the oven for 5 mints switch off and place the batter in the oven to ferment.
  7. Next day morning add salt and bicarbonate of soda and whip it with a spoon for one minute, this will allow aeration .
  8. Rest aside for 5 minutes .Now cut the onion into two halves prick a fork on the back side of onion and grease the cut part on the tava ( pan ). The juice of onion will prevent the dosa from sticking .
  9. Heat the tava or flat griddle on medium heat, place a dollop of the batter on the tava and spread it in circular motion .
  10. Drizzle it with ghee or oil, once it turns to golden brown scrape it out from the side fold as you like it, no need to cook on the other side .
  11. Your dosa is ready to be served with chutney and sambar.

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Tulika Singh
Tulika Singh   Dec-05-2016

Silvia C
Silvia C   Nov-29-2016

Does d poha substitutes cooked rice or in addition to cooked rice?

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