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Plain Set Dosa

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This is another form of dosa. It is more common in homes than restaurants. It is soft and smaller than the paper crisp dosa. Usually it is served in pair, the reason for it being called as set dosa.
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Urad dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (as required)

1. In separate bowls soak washed rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds for around 5-6 hours.
2. Blend them to a fine paste and transfer into a larger vessel. Add salt to taste and mix well till combined. Cover and let it rise in a warm place overnight (it will ferment and double in size).

3. Stir the batter once again to remove the air bubbles and taste. Add more salt if required.
4. On medium heat, heat the tava and grease with oil. Pour a ladle full of the fermented batter and spread it a little to form thick circles of 5 or 6 inches diameter. Drizzle few more drops of oil over the dosa and let it cook for 2 minutes or till the bottom side is done.
5. Flip it and drizzle oil around the dosa to cook the edges. Transfer onto a plate. Repeat this with all the batter or as many as required.

6. In a serving plate, serve the set dosa with coconut chutney of choice.

Do not let the dosa turn crisp like the normal paper dosa, it should remain soft.

Things You Will Need
Cast iron skillet or cast iron tava

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South Indian
Frying Pan
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
This is one recipe that I can make with my eyes closed. It has been made by me, my mother, her mother and many more generations in Kerala. I will not say it is authentic to Kerala as it is made in other regions of South India as well. The best part about this recipe is that it is so simple and fast. One does not have to wait for it to turn crispy and bother about burning it. It is so soft, it melts in the mouth when eaten with coconut chutneys. Try it and I bet you will end up making this only every time. Appu likes this dosa better as it is soft and easier to finish..he can be first!!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 280 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 104.4 mg4.4%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.2%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 6 g12.4%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Plain Set Dosa Recipe