How to Make Perfect Crispy and Fluffy Dosas | South Indian Recipe

Learn to make authentic and delicious dosas with this easy and comprehensive guide. Discover the secrets to fluffy and crispy dosas every time.

Dosa is a popular dish originating from South Indian cuisine, known for its crispy and fluffy texture. It is a type of pancake that is made from a fermented batter of rice and urad dal (black lentils). In this article, we will guide you through the process of making the perfect dosa, from preparing the batter to cooking the dosa to perfection.


  • 2 cups of parboiled rice
  • 1 cup of urad dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  1. Soak the rice and urad dal in separate bowls for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the water from the soaked ingredients and grind them separately into a fine batter.
  3. Mix the batter together and add salt to taste.
  4. Cover the batter and let it ferment for 8-12 hours in a warm place.

Cooking the Dosa:

  1. Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat.
  2. Pour a ladleful of batter onto the griddle and spread it evenly in a circular motion to form a thin and even layer.
  3. Drizzle oil around the edges and on top of the dosa.
  4. Cook until the edges start to brown and the dosa is crispy.
  5. Carefully fold the dosa or roll it into a cylinder.

Serving Suggestions:

  1. Serve hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or any other accompaniment of your choice.
  2. Dosas can also be filled with a variety of fillings, such as spiced potatoes or paneer, for a more filling meal.

In conclusion, with this easy dosa recipe, you can now enjoy the delicious and versatile dish at home. Whether you prefer it crispy or fluffy, this recipe is sure to give you the perfect dosa every time. Happy cooking!

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