Instant Dosa Powder

By preparing this instant dosa powder and storing it, you can make dosa whenever you want in a couple of minutes. Two-minute-dosas can be easily made with this instant mix.

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Rice - 1 kg

Urad Dal (full) Black Lentil non-split - 1/2 Kg

Menthi seeds - 10 gms

Asafoetida - a pinch

Salt - To taste


Soak the rice for about 8 hours. If you leave it over night it will be better. Drain all the water and powder the rice. You can grind with a mixer grinder or get it ground in a grinding shop. Grind the urad dal and menthi seeds to a fine powder. Mix all the ingredients including salt and asafoetida (optional). Mix well for a couple of minutes. Spread the powder on a piece of cloth or plastic sheet and allow it to dry in shade. Keep the mix in the refrigerator. Whenever you want to make dosa take the required amount of the mix, add a little water to make dosa batter. Make dosa on a pan as usual. 

You can also add a couple of teaspoons of oil to the batter to get the dosa to come out of the pan easily. It will also be soft. To get crispy dosa add a teaspoon of oil while cooking.

Some people like a little sour taste in the dosa. For this curd or yogurt can be added to the powder instead of water.