Thavala Dosai | How to make Thavala Dosai

By Neeru Srikanth  |  23rd Feb 2017  |  
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About Thavala Dosai Recipe

Thavala Dosai is a heirloom recipe in Tamil Nadu. This recipe is a dosa cooked with a coarse powder made out of Raw Rice, Boiled rice, Bengal Gram Dhal/Kadalai Paruppu, Toor Dhal, Urad dhal, Methi, Pepper, & Jeera. The powder is marinated in yogurt and tempered fresh coconut for 2 hours. After marination, the batter is poured into a kadai similar to appam kadai and cooked on a low flame. This recipe is absolutely yummy!!

Thavala Dosai, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Thavala Dosai is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Neeru Srikanth. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Thavala Dosai is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Thavala Dosai recipe by Neeru Srikanth. Thavala Dosai can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Thavala Dosai just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Thavala Dosai can serve 5 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Thavala Dosai.

Thavala Dosai

Ingredients to make Thavala Dosai

  • For the Thavala Dosa powder:
  • Raw rice : 1 cup
  • Boiled rice : 1 cup
  • Bengal Gram Dhal/Kadalai Paruppu – 1/3 cup
  • Toor Dhal – 1/3 cup
  • Urad dhal – 1/3 cup
  • fenugreek seeds  - 3 tsp
  • pepper – 1.5 tsp
  • cumin seeds – 1.5 tsp
  • For the actual dosa
  • Thavala Dosa Powder – 2.5 cups (yielded from above measurements)
  • sesame oil – 3tsp (For temper)
  • Musturd – 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram – 1.5 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1.5 tsp
  • hing powder - A generous pinch
  • Mor Milagai (Salted curd Chillies) – 4
  • curry leaves - few
  • Sour curd – 1 cup
  • water – as needed
  • salt to taste.
  • Fresh coconut - 1 cup
  • oil for making dosa - 10 tsp

How to make Thavala Dosai

  1. Grind the items mentioned under “For the thavala dosa powder” - Raw Rice , Boiled rice, bengal gram, toor dhal, urad dhal, fenugreek seeds, pepper, cumin seeds in a mixie as a coarse powder.
  2. To make the thavala dosa batter, Mix the thavala dosa powder with sour curd , water and salt to a dosa batter consistency.
  3. Take a pan and temper with sesame oil in the following order hing, mustard, urad dhal, Bengal gram dhal, sour curd chili's and curry leaves.
  4. Once they are fried , transfer them to the dosa batter and add fresh coconut.
  5. Let this marinate for a minimum of 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours, check the consistency of the batter and add water if necessary so that it would pour easily.
  7.  Take an iron kadai or appam kadai and make it hot.
  8. Add oil and pour the batter and make it like a dosa (or appam) shape.
  9. Cover it for 3 minutes with a lid. You make keep checking in between if it is cooked.
  10. Flip around and cook for another 3 minutes
  11. Serve hot with a chutney.

My Tip:

If you are beginner try with a non-stick appam kadai.

Reviews for Thavala Dosai (1)

Kanak Patel3 years ago

my nani use to make this for me... how i miss it, thanks for sharing!

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