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Oil Free – Healthy Dosa / Without Oil Dosa

VegCookBook by Praveena
Extremely healthy, protein rich, fermented, South Indian breakfast recipe WITHOUT using OIL .
Prep Time 10 hrs
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian


  • Dosa Pan / Pan Cake griddle
  • Blender/Grinder/Mixie.


  • 1 cup Rice/ Chawal/ Biyyam
  • ½ cup Idli Rice/ Parboiled Rice/ UppuduBiyyam
  • 1 cup Atukulu/ Pressed Rice/ Poha
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Urad dal/ MinapaGundlu
  • 1 cup Murmura/ Puffed Rice/ Maramaraalu
  • 1 teaspoon Methi/ Fenugreek Seeds/ Menthulu
  • as per taste Salt
  • 2 cups Water (for soaking)



  • Take the Urad Dal/Minapagundlu, Rice and IdliRice/ Parboiled Rice into a large bowl.
    Wash them thoroughly for 2-3 times.
  • To the same bowl, add the Poha/ Flattened Rice/ Atukulu, Murmura/ Puffed Rice/ Maramaraalu and Methi/ Fenugreek Seeds/ Menthulu.
  • Add 2 cups of water and let them soak. 
    Leave the bowl on kitchen platform for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Transfer this soaked content (including soaked water) into a blender/ mixer and grind it into a fine batter.
    Leave the above batter in a warm, dry place for fermentation up to 7 to 8 hrs.
    After fermentation, add enough salt and mix the batter 3-4 times thoroughly.


  • Put the dosa griddle on stove top under high flame and let it heat.
    Sprinkle fistful of water onto the griddle and rub it off with a kitchen cloth or an onion piece.
  • Using a ladle, pour 2 ladle fulls of dosa batter onto the griddle (do not spread) and immediately close it with a lid.
    Reduce the flame to medium.
    Let it steam cook for 2 mins.
  • Open the lid and turn the dosa to the other side. Do not cover with lid.
    Let it be on the griddle for a 30 sec and then remove the dosa from griddle. Serve.
    Repeat the same for the rest. Done!!


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics, tips & FULL VIDEO!
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