urad dal dosa recipe, easy & healthy urad dal dosa recipe (no fermentation)

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urad dal dosa recipe - crepes made from spilt black gram.

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urad dal dosa recipe with step by step photos – this tasty dosa variety is simple and easy to make and requires no fermentation. i have not used rice or rice flour in this recipe. you can also check this instant dosa mix and instant dosa recipe.

urad dal dosa recipe

this healthy dosa can be made for a breakfast or a quick snack. but make sure to serve the urad dal dosas hot as they may become a little dry once they cool down.

you could serve these healthy urad dal dosas with coconut chutney or sambar. it also goes well with the usual potato sabzi which are made with masala dosa.

i have been fond of dosas since my childhood. i have to make them once or twice in a week. i can have dosas without any sabzi or bhaji or chutney. just simple tea or coffee with dosas is enough for me.

if you are looking for more dosa recipes then do check masala dosaragi dosa, mysore masala dosa, set dosa, plain dosa and rava dosa with video.

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urad dal dosa recipe

urad dal dosa recipe - crepes made from spilt black gram.

course breakfasts
cuisine south indian
prep time 6 hours 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 6 hours 40 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup urad dal (husked and spilt black gram)
  • 3 to 4 fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
  • salt as required
  • ¼ cup water
  • oil or ghee as required

how to make recipe

soaking urad dal:

  1. clean 1 cup urad dal (husked and spilt black gram) in water. 

  2. soak it with 3 to 4 methi dana (fenugreek seeds), overnight or for 4-5 hours.

making urad dal dosa batter:

  1. drain all the water and add the soaked ingredients into a wet grinder jar.

  2. add some water from the ¼ cup of water. grind them finely, till smooth. add more water if required while grinding.

  3. pour the batter in a vessel. add salt and mix well.

  4. if the batter is too thick, you could add some more water. but don't make the dosa batter thin as it will be difficult spreading the dosas on the griddle.

  5. the batter should be of pouring consistency.

making urad dal dosa:

  1. heat a non-stick tava or thick iron griddle. now take a ladle full of batter. pour the batter and gently spread the batter starting from the center and moving towards outwards.

  2. cook the dosa on low to medium flame. make the urad dal dosas, the way you would normally make dosas with oil or ghee.

  3. when you see the batter cooked on top.

  4. drizzle ¼  to ½ teaspoon oil on the edges and center.

  5. cook till the urad dal dosa looks crisp and golden. flip the dosa.

  6. cook till the other side is cooked.

  7. serve urad dal dosa hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

how to make urad dal dosa recipe:

1. clean 1 cup urad dal in water. soak the urad dal with 3 to 4 methi dana (fenugreek seeds) overnight or for 4-5 hours.

making urad dal dosa recipe

2. drain all the water and add the soaked ingredients into a wet grinder jar.

making urad dal dosa recipe

3. add some water from the ¼ cup of water.

urad dal dosa recipe

4. grind them finely, till smooth. add more water if required while grinding.

urad dal dosa recipe

5. pour the batter in a vessel.

batter to make urad dal dosa recipe

6. add salt and mix well.

urad dal dosa recipe

7. if the batter is too thick, you could add some more water. but don’t make the batter thin as it will be difficult spreading the dosas on the griddle. the batter should be of pouring consistency.

urad dal dosa recipe

8. heat a non-stick tava or thick iron griddle. now take a ladle full of batter. pour the batter.

batter for urad dal dosa recipe

9. gently spread the batter starting from the center and moving towards outwards.

batter for urad dal dosa recipe

10. cook the dosa on low to medium flame. make the urad dal dosas, the way you would normally make dosas with oil or ghee.

making dosa - urad dal dosa recipe

11. when you see the batter cooked on top. drizzle ¼ to ½ teaspoon oil on the edges and center.

urad dal dosa recipe

12. cook till the urad dal dosa looks crisp and golden.

urad dal dosa recipe

13. flip the dosa. cook till the other side is cooked.

urad dal dosa recipe

14. serve urad dal dosa hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

urad dal dosa recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Does this taste like normal dosa?

    • no it doesn’t taste like normal dosa as the batter is not fermented.

      • could you ferment the batter or is there a particular reason why not?

        • you can ferment the batter if you want. but just keep for 4 to 5 hours. this is basically a quick method of making this dosa.

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