Savory Set Dosa: A Healthy Breakfast Delight











Indulge in the comforting flavors of Set Dosa, a fluffy and savory treat that's perfect for a nutritious start. This gluten-free, dairy-free recipe is a fusion of taste and health, ready in just 25 minutes!


Step 1: Prepping the Ingredients

Begin your set dosa journey by preparing the ingredients. Measure 2 cups of rice and 1/2 cup of urad dal, and rinse them thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear. This washing process ensures that impurities and excess starch are removed, giving the dosa a nice, light texture. Soak the rinsed rice, urad dal, and 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a large bowl filled with enough water to cover them well. Let this mixture soak for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours, or overnight if you're preparing ahead. The soaking is crucial as it softens the grains, making them easier to grind and ferment.
Pro Tip: Use warm water for soaking to accelerate the softening process

Step 2: Blending the Batter

After the soaking period, drain the water from the grains. Transfer them to a blender or grinder, adding the soaked poha (or cooked rice) into the mixer. Blend the mixture until it forms a smooth batter with a slightly grainy texture. It’s important to achieve the right consistency for the batter; it should not be too thick or too runny. Once blended, pour the batter into a large bowl. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cover the bowl with a lid and set it aside in a warm place to ferment for 8 to 10 hours. Fermentation is key to getting that perfect, light, and fluffy texture in your set dosa.
Pro Tip: Blend in batches if your mixer is small to prevent overheating

Step 3: Cooking the Dosa

Once fermented, give the batter a gentle stir. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle on medium. Lightly grease the pan with oil, then pour a ladleful of batter into the center of the pan. Gently spread it to form a thick pancake. Cover the pan with a lid and let the dosa cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. The dosa is ready to flip when the edges start lifting and the bottom is golden-brown. Flip it over and cook the other side for another minute. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. You should get soft, fluffy dosas that are perfectly golden with a slight crisp around the edges.
Pro Tip: Do not spread the batter too thin to achieve the set dosa thickness

Step 4: Serving the Dosa

Serve the hot set dosas immediately with a side of fragrant coconut chutney and savory sambar. The combination of the soft, fluffy dosa with the spicy and tangy accompaniments makes for a heavenly breakfast experience. Whether you're enjoying this with family or hosting friends, these set dosas are sure to impress. Garnish with a few fresh coriander leaves for an extra pop of flavor and color. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of homemade set dosas, a true testament to the rich culinary heritage of India.
Pro Tip: Serve with assorted chutneys to enjoy a variety of flavors