Set Dosa

Set dosa – small, soft, porous dosas which is served in a set of three or four.

Set dosas are popular Karnataka style dosas which are soft, porous in texture and is served in a set of three or four.  It is generally served with sagu, a vegetable curry. It pairs well even with chutneys, potato bhaji and non-vegetarian curries.

If you love dosas and like to try different variety of dosas, here is a collection of dosas to choose from.  The recipe for Set dosa is as under:


1 cup split black gram (udad dal)
3 cups dosa rice (chawal)
3 tbsp flattened rice (poha)
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
salt as per taste (namak)

Clarified butter (ghee) for cooking dosas

Set dosa


  • Wash and soak udad dal in water for 5 hours.
  • Wash and soak rice in water for 5 hours.
  • Wash and soak methi seeds in water for 5 hours.
  • Soak poha in water for 15 minutes before grinding. 
  • Grind udad dal to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Grind rice, poha and methi seeds to a fine paste and keep aside. 
  • In a deep vessel, combine udad dal paste and rice paste.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Add water if required to get the desired consistency.
  • The batter should not be very thick or very watery.
  • Cover and keep aside for 8 hours for fermentation.
  • After 8 hours, the batter would be fermented. 
  • If the batter is very thick, you can add some water and mix  to get the required consistency. 
  • Heat a pan.
  • Pour a small quanity of batter on the hot pan and spread to make a small sized dosa. 
  • Drizzle some ghee around the dosa.
  • Flip the dosa and cook on the other side.
  • Once cooked, remove from the pan .
  • Make dosas with the remaining batter.
  • Serve in a set of three or four with coconut chutney or sambar or vegetable curry.







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