Idli Batter and Dosa Batter


Idli Dosa Batter

Idli and Dosa Batter

Idli and Dosa are famous south Indian yummy food for breakfast. Making them is very easy at home with perfect and superb taste.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 20 hours
Total Time 20 hours 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 People
Calories 340 kcal


Idli Batter

  • ½ cup white lentil
  • cup idli rava
  • cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

Dosa Batter

  • 2 cup white rice Low Quality is recommended
  • ½ cup white lentil
  • ¼ cup flattened rice
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tbsp split chickpeas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


Idli Batter

  • Take white lentils in a bowl and wash them 2-3 times and soak in water for 7-8 hours.
  • Grind in a mixer to make a fine paste. If needed add a little water.
  • Transfer into a bowl. Add idli rava and whip it while adding water in small quantities.
  • Keep it aside for fermentation for 10-11 hours. Can adjust hours depending on the season. More time in cold seasons and less time in hot seasons.
  • The batter should be now double in quantity. Add salt, water and mix them.
  • Idli batter is ready.

Dosa Batter

  • Take three bowls. first with Rice, second with white lentil, third with flattened rice, fenugreek seeds and split chickpeas.
  • Wash them and soak them in water for 8-10 hours.
  • In the mixer first, add the third bowl ingredients and then the second bowl. make a fine paste and transfer into a bowl.
  • Make a fine paste of the first bowl which is rice using the mixer and mix with the previous paste.
  • Mix them and keep them for aside for fermentation for 10-12 hours.
  • The batter is now double in quantity. Add salt, sugar and mix.
  • The batter is ready for making Dosa.



Both the batter can be preserved in refrigirator for upto 3 days. Also, water can be added if needed to the batter anytime.
Keyword dosa batter, idli batter, idli/dosa batter

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