Archive for November 18th, 2012

Brown Rice Dosa

It has been a long time since I used white rice for dosa. I brought a big bag of Brown rice from Costco, tried to replace it for lunch and dinner with white rice. I didn’t really like the texture of brown rice and it didn’t go very well with our Huli and Saaru. And we eat white rice just once or twice a week. So, completely threw away the idea of eating brown rice with lunch or dinner.

However, I used to mix brown rice with white rice for dosas. Since the past 2 months, I am just using brown rice, no white rice at all for dosa. It has no difference in taste. So, try this healthy brown rice dosa from now on.


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 3/4 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 cup channa dal
  • 3 tsp Methi seeds
  • 1/4 cup Poha or Avalakki (optional, I didn’t add)
  • 1/4 cup Sabudhani (optional, I didn’t add)


  • Wash and Soak all the ingredients in water for 5-6 hours.
  • I soak them before I go to work, around 7.00 AM in the morning.
  • In the evening, grind the soaked ingredients in two batches with little water.
  • Make sure the batter is very fine. Add salt to taste.
  • I make dosas in the night without the batter being fermented. Make dosas as you do always. No change here
  • Leave it outside so it ferments for making dosa the next day.
  • Use very little oil, I usually use Olive Oil for making my Dosas.
  • Enjoy with Chatni, or Saagu, or Potato Palya.

Link for other Dosas, Chutney and Saagu can be found here:

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