Spicy Dal Dosa (Indian Crepes)

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It's always energizing to start your day with healthy & nutritious breakfast. Spicy Dal dosa is a protein rich South Indian breakfast recipe including four types of dal (Toor dal, Moong Dal, Chana Dal, Urad Dal) along with brown rice and fenugreek seeds.
Serve this yummy and healthy breakfast along with coriander chutney and ghee. This dosa batter does not need fermentation.
You can make these dosas quick as they can be made directly after grinding the batter.
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Prep Time5 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time5 hours 35 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 95 kcal
Servings 20


  • ½ cup toor dal
  • ½ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • ¼ cup urad dal
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup parboiled rice idli long body rice
  • 4 - 5 Red Chillies
  • 4 byadigi Red Chilies
  • 15 garlic Pods
  • 1 tamarind Lemon sized
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • Crystal Salt as required
  • Water as required

Optional toppings

  • Onion shallots chopped
  • Coriander chopped
  • grated carrot chopped
  • Green Chillies finely chopped


  • Wash and soak all the dals together.
  • Wash and soak rice with fenugreek seeds.
  • The soaking time should be for at least 5 hours.
  • Soak both the Red chilies with ¼ cup water an hour before grinding the batter.
  • In a mixer jar, add the fennel seeds, tamarind, garlic pods, salt and the soaked red chilies.
  • Grind to a smooth paste using little water.
  • Add the soaked dals and rice. Grind to a smooth batter using water as required.
  • The final consistency of the batter should be of a dosa batter(neither too thin nor thick)
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Optional - Add chopped onion shallots, grated carrots, chopped coriander leaves, green chilies to the batter
  • Heat a dosa tawa and rub little oil.
  • Take a ladle full of batter and spread it on the tawa. Smear oil (preferably gingelly oil) and cook on both sides.
  • Serve as it is or with chutney of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the spice according to your taste.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

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