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Set Dosa

Sujata Hande-Parab
840 minutes
Prep Time
8 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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Set dosa is a delicacy from Karnataka and best served with coconut chutney or saagu, a very delicious vegetable curry. It is spongy and soft in texture. This is best eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As name suggest, it is always served in a set.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Pan fry
  • Whisking
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Idli or Dosa rice – 2cups
  2. Split Black Lentils – 1 cup
  3. chana dal – 2-3 tbsp
  4. fenugreek seeds – 1tbsp
  5. Flattened rice – ¾ -1 cup
  6. water – 2-3 cups for soaking + ½ - ¾ cup to adjust consistency
  7. oil – 3-4 tbsp.
  8. salt to taste


  1. Soak Split Black Lentils, Bengal gram, fenugreek seeds together and rice separately in water overnight.
  2. Soak Flattened rice or Poha for an hour.
  3. Next day, drain and rinse it. First blend soaked rice and soaked Poha into smooth batter. Pour little water if required.
  4. Blend urad dal or Split Black Lentils, Bengal gram, fenugreek seeds separately into smooth batter using little water if required.
  5. Add water as required, adjust the consistency of the batter to ensure it is not very thick not very thin.
  6. Add salt and mix the batter thoroughly.
  7. Transfer it into large container or vessel and let it Ferment for 10 hrs
  8. In a nonstick pan drizzle oil. Spread all over with rubber spatula. Pour a ladle full batter and spread evenly in a shape. Do not spread it for long time.
  9. Cover it with a plate for 10-12 seconds. Remove plate and flip it when the edges begin to rise from the pan. -Cook it from other side too. Drizzle some oil.
  10. Transfer it into a casserole. Repeat the process with remaining batter.
  11. Serve hot with coconut chutney or spicy tomato chutney.

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