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There is nothing more redeeming than hot dosas on your plate when you are hungry! Apart from the gastronomical pleasure that dosas provide, they have a great lesson to teach.

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In Kannada we have a proverb, “ellara mane dosenu tute” meaning dosas made in every house have holes in it. Like Sri Sri says and we all have experienced, all families have some stories that have pierced holes in their hearts. There are no exceptions. Our life is complete and celebrative just as a dosa is complete as a circle and delicious in taste.

yummy dosa

The humble dosa has been my eternal favourite. So much so, I could have it for all 3 meals of the day.  Here is an incident that shows my irrepressible fondness for the demure dosa. I was married for a week. It was an arranged marriage and we hardly knew each other. My husband took me to visit those families who could not attend the wedding ceremony. It was 10 pm and thankfully it was the last visit for the day. I was hungry. The hostess apologized that they have had dinner but she had dosa batter ready, could she make some dosas for us. My husband began to say there was dinner waiting at home but I interrupted him and blurted out, “oh yes! I will have dosas!” later my husband said he was embarrassed. But I did not care.

Now he keeps remembering the incident with good humour. And whenever somebody tells him about a good dosa joint, he ensures that he takes me there. But he always admits, “you make the best dosas at home which we cannot get anywhere else” and that surely keeps me beaming.


Today I am sharing my Dosa recipe with you.


Dosa rice –  2 cups

Whole white urad dal – 1/2 cup

Methi seeds – 2 tsps


Soak everything together for 5 to 6 hours after rinsing thoroughly. Grind to a smooth batter of yoghurt consistency. Keep overnight for fermentation in a warm place in an airtight container. Next morning, add salt, stir well and make dosas by spreading a ladleful of batter on a hot and greased griddle. Enjoy with chutney or honey.

This very nutritious, light and protein – rich snack tastes yummy as a rainy morning breakfast.





One Response to “Dosa recipe”

  1. Rana

    “Remember that Bengali households still are known for their amazing food culture and this fact is known world-wide 🙂
    tanSEN was bengali my dear friend, so were a lot of other people! want to see the entire list as it stands today? so was subash chandra bose and sri aurobindo 🙂
    and i can name a million others and i am proud to say our greateness can be exerted beyond our national borders.

    we are the fifth largest speakers!
    these guys are not just making India proud but half the world knows about these guys dude 🙂
    we bengalis have won pretty much every award in the world stage
    you name it we have it and we are damn proud of what we have 🙂

    its the only country in the world which took rebellion because it couldn’t speak its mother tongue and it won! and won so hard that the UN had to adopt that day as the international language day, which celebrates languages from all over the world.

    did you know that the FAMOUS SEARS TOWER is architectured by another bengali?”

    (MBA, IMT Ghaziabad)
    Bengaluru, Karnataka


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