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Easy and No Ferment Lentil Dosa

Antara Navin
90 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Easy and No Ferment Lentil Dosa RECIPE

Easy and No Ferment Lentil Dosa or Toor Dal Dosa or Lentil Crepes  is a delicious and easy dosa preparation without fermentation. This Split Pigeon Peas or Toor Dal in combination with rice makes tasty and crispy dosas.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Pan fry
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Par boiled rice - 1 cup
  2. Toor dal(Split Pigeon Peas) - 1/2 cup
  3. Fenugreek Seeds(Methi Dana)- 1/4 tsp
  4. Ginger-1 tsp finely chopped
  5. Green chillies-3 nos finely chopped
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil as required for cooking the dosa


  1. Soaking and grinding :
  2. Wash and soak the rice, dal and fenugreek in enough water,separately for 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to grind, grind and transfer to a container.
  4. Now drain the water completely from the soaked rice and grind it into a smooth paste using a little reserve water. Add this rice paste into the grind lentil mixture.
  5. Stir and mix the batter and add salt as per desired.
  6. Cover the container with a lid and let it rest. Set aside for 1 hour.
  7. When the batter has rested well, add ginger and chillies. Stir and mix the batter so as to form a smooth mixture. The batter is ready !!
  8. Making the Dosa :
  9. To make plain dosa, add water into the batter so that the consistency of the batter is thick yet flowing.
  10. Heat a non-stick pan/iron griddle/flat pan.
  11. Spread the batter in a circular shape in one direction to as thin pancake as possible using the back of the ladle.
  12. Increase the heat to medium and let the dosa cook for two minutes. You may also cover the pan with a lid if you are cooking only one side but this is optional
  13. Drizzle some oil along the sides and in the centre and continue to cook the dosa till it becomes crisp on the edges and turns golden brown.
  14. Turn with a spatula when crisp and flip onto the other side. Let this side cook for about 20-30 seconds.
  15. Flip again and fold the dosa into the shape of a triangle or roll it in the form of a cone or as a log or any desired shape.
  16. Proceed to make dosas similar way with the remaining batter.
  17. Serve the dosa hot with any chutney of your choice.

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