How to make idli/ dosa batter

Delicious South Indian staple.


Idli and dosa are staple food in any South Indian house. So they have idli/ dosa batter in stock at any given time. Having batter in stock is so much relief for both stay at home moms or working moms. With this batter we can make many dishes like Idli, Dosa, Uthapam, Paniyaram.

Here I have given the measurements I use.


Rice – 4 1/2 cups ( I use sona masoori)

Urad dal – 1 cup

Methi seeds – 2 tsp

Poha  – 1/4 cup

Salt – as required


  • Soak rice and urad dal + methi seeds for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Wash and grind urad dal+ methi seeds till smooth.It should double up the original quantity.(depends on the quality of urad dal). Do not add more water. Just sprinkle when needed.
  • Take it in a bowl. Then wash rice, add poha and grind till smooth with required…

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