Dosa, the crispy, savory delight loved by millions, holds a special place in Indian cuisine. 

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting your culinary journey, learning the art of making dosa at home is a rewarding experience. In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps of preparing the quintessential dosa batter and creating mouthwatering dosa stuffing.

Crafting the Dosa Batter:


  • 2 cups of parboiled rice
  • 1 cup of urad dal (split black gram)
  • A pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt to taste


    1. Rinse and Soak: Begin by rinsing the rice, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds separately. Then, soak them in water for around 4-5 hours.

    2. Grinding: Drain the soaked ingredients and grind them into a smooth batter. Add water gradually as needed. The batter should have a thick yet pourable consistency.

    3. Fermentation: Transfer the batter into a large bowl, add salt, and mix well. Cover it with a lid or a cloth and let it ferment for 6-8 hours or overnight. The fermentation process gives dosa its characteristic flavor and texture.

Creating the Dosa Stuffing:

While your dosa batter ferments, let’s prepare a delectable stuffing. You can experiment with various fillings like potato masala, paneer, or even cheese. Here’s a classic potato masala stuffing:


  • 2-3 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  1. Tempering: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, and let them splutter. Add asafoetida, green chilies, and curry leaves. Sauté for a minute.

  2. Add Onions: Add chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent.

  3. Potato Mash: Stir in the mashed potatoes and salt. Mix everything well and cook for a few minutes until the flavors meld.

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Bringing It All Together:

Once your dosa batter is well-fermented, you’re ready to cook dosas. Heat a non-stick skillet, pour a ladle of batter, and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin pancake. Drizzle oil around the edges and cook until golden brown. Place your chosen stuffing on one-half of the dosa, fold it, and serve hot. Happy cooking and relishing your homemade dosas!

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