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Black urid dal dosa

Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
720 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Black urid dal dosa RECIPE

This is a healthy dosa with black urid dal, rice and fenugreek. The addition of black urid dal with its skin is what it makes it so special and unique. Black urid dal contains a lot of nutritional value. The high amount of nutrients in this dal raises energy levels and keeps you active for a long time. Black urid dal is good for pregnant women, which is good for the production of hemoglobin. It is also rich in dietary fibre and folic acid, which is essential for the overall health for the pregnant women.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Shallow fry
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 cups idly rice
  2. 1 cup raw rice
  3. 1/2 cup and a handful of black urid dal
  4. 1 tsp fenugreek
  5. salt to taste
  6. gingely oil


  1. Measure and add the idly rice and raw rice in a big vessel. Add 4 cups of water and soak it for 3 hours. After 3 hours, rinse it for 3 times. Drain the water completely. 
  2. Take black urid dal and fenugreek in a separate bowl and soak it for 1 hour. After 1 hour, rinse them for 3 times. While rinsing some skins from black urid dal will be separated. (Do not soak more than 1 hour because all the skins will be separated while rinsing). 
  3. Start by grinding the urid dal first. Add it to grinder and sprinkle water little by little. Grind it for 12 to 15 minutes. 
  4. Then remove the urid dal batter from the drum in a big mixing vessel. (Do not add more water while grinding).
  5. Next, add the rice and grind it smoothly. Add water in regular intervals and then grind it. Scrape the sides and grind it.
  6. Now transfer the rice batter to the urid dal batter. Add some water to grinder and rinse them and add it to the batter. 
  7. Add the required salt and mix them well with your palm.
  8. Close it with the lid and allow them to ferment for 12 hours. 
  9. After 12 hours, mix the batter well with the ladle. 
  10. Heat the dosa pan on medium heat. Now take a ladle full of batter and start from the centre and gently spread it in a circular motion. Add 2 tsp gingely oil around the dosa.
  11. Use the spatula under the dosa and gently flip the dosa. Cook for 1 more minute and remove from the pan. 
  12. The best accompaniment for this black urid dal dosa are onion thuvaiyal, ellu podi  and  powdered palm jaggery. 

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Dec-12-2017


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