Set Dosa | How to make Set Dosa

By Ritu Sharma  |  21st Jul 2015  |  
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About Set Dosa Recipe

A traditonal South Indian dish.

Set Dosa

Ingredients to make Set Dosa

  • 2 cups Dosa rice or ponni rice
  • 1 cup medium Aval/ Poha/ attukulu/avalakki
  • ½ cup urad dal / minapa pappu
  • 1 ½ tsp fenugreek seeds/ menthulu/methi
  • Non iodised salt as needed
  • oil as needed

How to make Set Dosa

  1. To make set dosa recipe, wash rice and soak in ample water for about 5 hours.
  2. Wash and soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds in ample water for about 5 hours.
  3. Wash poha just before grinding the batter.
  4. Add urad dal, salt, fenugreek seeds and aval to a blender jar along with 1 cup water and blend till bubbly. if needed add more water to grind the batter smooth. Do not add too much water, batter should not be very runny.
  5. Transfer the batter to a large bowl.
  6. Add rice to the jar along with ¼ cup water. Grind to a smooth batter.
  7. Pour this to the urad dal batter. Mix everything well till well combined.
  8. Set aside in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours for the batter to ferment and rise well.
  9. Heat a tawa, mix the batter gently.
  10. Pour one ladle full of batter and dab it gently to spread the batter don not spread like a normal dosa. add oil across the edges.
  11. Cover and cook for a while until the dosa is cooked inside. you can flip and cook it for a minute on the inner side as well.
  12. To get a crusty dosa, lower the flame and cook for a while.
  13. Sprinkle spice powder and serve hot with chutney
  14. Repeat making more set dosa on the tawa.

Reviews for Set Dosa (10)

Sumathi Ma year ago


Mugdha Nagpurkar2 years ago


Sushila Bhandari3 years ago

Must try

Gayathri Shenoy3 years ago

Whether set dosa & sponge dosa are same ji

Usha R Doyijode3 years ago

Loved it as our state dish

Priyanka Khare3 years ago


Greeshma Shettigar3 years ago


kee V3 years ago

how many cups of urad dal?

Geetha Nair4 years ago


Swarupa Swarupadivakar4 years ago


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