Urad dal dosa batter


  • Split white urad dal - 1 cup
  • Methi seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal (kadale bele) - 1 tbsp
  • Parched rice (poha) - 2 tbsp
  • White rice - 3 cups


  1. Mix the white urad dal, methi seeds and chana dal in a pot. Wash it thoroughly. Soak in water for 4-6 hours.
  2. In a different pot, thoroughly wash the rice and soak it for 4-6 hours.
  3. Soak the poha with 1/4 cup water for 30mins.
  4. Blend the soaked urad dal, methi, chana dal, rice and poha, adding small amounts of water as needed.
  5. Blend until smooth,frothy and bubbly. The consistency needs to be thick, yet able to pour.
  6. Put the batter in a pot such that the batter is filling half the pot or less, ready to ferment.
  7. Place the pot in a warm place overnight. If you have an oven, you can place it in the oven with the light on overnight.
  8. When properly fermented, the batter raises, turns light and fluffy with lots of pores and bubbles. To test, drop half a spoon of the batter into a bowl filled with water. Well fermented batter will float, not sink.
  9. Mix the salt in right before making dosas


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Urad dal dosa batter