Quick and Easy Instant Dosa

It is sometimes tough to come up with a variety of food to prepare for each and every meal. Some days you just don’t have energy when all day you have been attending meetings and working.

Yesterday was one such day which was crazy busy. At night for dinner, looked at the pantry, and saw urad dal flour and rice flour. I thought to myself, why not make Instant dosa out of this. There was leftover sambar. Had no time to grind, and no matter what I do, it will not ferment in winter.

So, quick instant dosa was a super hit. No soaking, no grinding, no fermenting, and no cleaning the heavy wet grinder.

The dosa was soft, and crispy because of the baking soda. However, it becomes soggy if you don’t eat it immediately. Good to serve hot out of the skillet(tava) and eat immediately. So, make sure someone makes it for you.

I cheated and ate one with Ghee and Sugar today. The dosa batter had fermented as well.  It brought back memories of my childhood. Don’t tell anyone…..


  1. 1 measure urad dal flour (available in all grocery stores)
  2. 2 and 1/2 measure rice flour
  3. 1 tsp baking powder – Eno salt will also do
  4. salt to taste


  1. Mix the rice flour, urad dal flour, salt  with enough water
  2. Beat well so there are no lumps
  3. If you wish, leave it overnight to ferment
  4. If not, add baking powder just before preparing dosas
  5. Serve with Chutney and Sambar.

12 responses to this post.

  1. Nice recollectionfor me. Myself and my wife, while going to office were preparing this dosa. But as you said, this is Instant DOSA and to be eaten on the spot.


  2. Posted by Rekha on February 6, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I too love eating hot dosa with ghee and sugar!🙂


  3. Posted by shanthisethuraman on February 6, 2015 at 2:32 am

    very good idea for making Dosa. I want to know by adding baking soda will not harm to our health.


  4. Posted by Premkumar Mallya on February 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Can you instruct me about method of preparing ragi dosa? I shall pass it on to my wife.


  5. Posted by Jamuna Srinivas on February 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

    cross my heart and promise not to tell anyone! that is so sweet Meera..:)
    yes, love dosa and chappati with bisi tuppa and sugar!


  6. Posted by sarveswara on February 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    dear madam, thank u for the instant dosa recipe. In a similar situation, what we do at home is to make maida dosa. it requires no preparation. just some maida flour, water, a little SOUR curds ( chennagi huli irabeku ), salt to taste. first prepare this batter and season with dry chillies and a lot of mustard. they prepare dosa as usual .this is very tasty. but don’t make it frequently. i understand that Maida is not good for health and is banned in China.


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