Plain Dosai (South Indian Crepes) Recipe

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Jesus Published: March 31, 2021 Modified: July 27, 2021
Plain Dosai (South Indian Crepes) Recipe

How To Make Plain Dosai (South Indian Crepes)

Plain Dosai are Indian, crepe-like savory treats made from a hearty blend of grains. Whip up a delicious serving in just a few minutes!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 2 minutes
Soak and Ferment Time: 14 hours
Total: 14 hours 7 minutes



  • 2cupsbasmati rice,raw
  • 1cupurad dal
  • 1cupparboiled rice
  • 1tspfenugreek seeds
  • 1cupwater,or as needed
  • 1tbspsalt
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,or as needed


  1. Combine the basmati rice, urad dal, parboiled rice, and fenugreek seeds in a bowl.

  2. Cover with water, then soak for 2 to 3 hours.

  3. Drain the rice mixture, then transfer to a blender. Add water, ¼ cup at a time, and blend until smooth paste forms. Add salt.

  4. Transfer the batter to a covered container, then set aside to ferment for at least 12 hours.

  5. Thin the batter, if necessary, by stirring in 1 tablespoon water at a time.

  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Ladle ¼ cup of batter into the skillet, spreading it quickly into a circular shape.

  7. Fry for for 1 to 2 minutes until edges start to look dry and curl from the pan. Flip the dosa, then cook for about 30 seconds, until underside is just golden and still soft.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 128.57kcal
  • Fat: 2.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.42g
  • Fiber: 1.54g
  • Sugar: 1.10g
  • Protein: 3.62g
  • Sodium: 115.89mg
  • Calcium: 12.42mg
  • Potassium: 97.29mg
  • Iron: 1.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.41mg
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