If you ask me one thing that I crave almost every other day is a crispy, hot dosa. Well, we can't head to a dosa corner every week but make it at home. Love dosas just like me? This recipe is for you. 

You just need a few ingredients at home to make the dosa batter and it can be prepared on a regular tawa or non-stick pan if you don't have a dosa tawa at home. This homemade plain dosa can be enjoyed with toor daal, homemade sambar, or just as is as a snack for breakfast. 

How To Make Plain Dosa?

  • Wash rice and soak in water for 3 hours. 
  • In another bowl, add dal and soak for 3 hours. 
  • In a grinder, add dal and some water as required to get a smooth batter. 
  • Take it out in a big bowl.
  • Next, add soaked rice to the grinder and blend to make a smooth batter. Add water as required. 
  • Add the rice batter to the dal batter and mix well. 
  • Sprinkle salt as per taste and mix well. 
  • Cover the bowl lightly covered and keep it in a warm place for 6-8 hours. This will help the batter ferment. 
  • On a hot tawa, add some oil and spread it all over using a spatula. 
  • Add some water to the dosa batter to give it a pouring consistency. 
  • Using a ladle, spread the batter in a circular motion. 
  • Make sure the spread is not very thick or you will not get that crispiness. 
  • Add some oil to the ends of the dosa. 
  • Gently lift the dosa and flip the side. Cook on the other side and remove from the pan. Dosa is ready to serve! 

Plain Dosa On Tawa Recipe Card

Enjoy hot and crispy dosas at the comfort of your home with this easy recipe.

Total Time :
180 min
Preparation Time :
170 min
Cooking Time :
10 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Main Course
Tanya Malik


  • 1 Cup Whole Urad Dal
  • 3 Cups Rice
  • Salt As Required
  • Water As Required


Step 1
Soak rice and dal separately for 2-3 hours.
Step 2
Grind rice and dal one by one to get a smooth consistency.
Step 3
Mix the two together in a bowl. Add salt as required and keep in a warm place for 6-8 hours.
Step 4
On a hot tawa, spread some oil.
Step 5
Pour the dosa batter on the tawa. Add oil from the sides to it crisp.
Step 6
Flip the side when golden brown.
Step 7

dosa on tawa

Transfer to plate and serve with chutney, sambar or dal.