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Dosa/Uttapam Batter

This is a recipe for Beginners. A Step by step instructions on how to make the perfect uttapam or dosa batter. Dosa/Uttapam is a traditional South Indian crepe/pancake made from fermented rice and lentils batter. It is nutritious and delicious. A quick breakfast on busy days.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 5-6 methi seeds
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required


  • Wash and soak Mahatma Organic Rice in water overnight. In another vessel, wash and soak urad dal and methi seeds, overnight. The next day, drain the water from both the vessels. First grind urad dal and methi seeds to a smooth paste. Add water as required. Empty it in a vessel. Then add the soaked rice and grind it to a smooth paste. Add water as required. Transfer it to the same vessel that has the lentils paste. The consistency of the batter should be thick yet flowing, like pancake batter. Add salt and cover the vessel. Leave it to ferment for a day. The dosa/uttapam batter is now ready to use. Now heat a griddle and pour a ladle of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion forming a thin circle. Smear a little oil around it. Cook evenly on both sides. Serve immediately with coconut chutney and sambar.