Soybean Dosa

This dosa is packed with proteins, carbohydrates and essential nutrients, but most importantly, it’s delicious. Serve it hot off the griddle with your favourite spicy chutney or pickle.


Makes 8 dosas

¼ cup/50g dried soybeans
1¼ cups/290g idli rice
1 tablespoon chana dal (skinned and split Bengal gram)
1 tablespoon tuvar dal (skinned and split pigeon peas)
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
Vegetable oil for frying dosas

1. Wash the soybeans and soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and discard the soaking liquid.
2. Wash the idli rice and soak with chana dal and tuvar dal for 4 hours. Drain and discard the soaking liquid.
3. Using a wet grinder, make a smooth batter of the soybeans, idli rice, chana dal, tuvar dal and cumin seeds, adding about 1¾ cups/440ml water. The batter should have a medium pouring consistency. Transfer the batter to a bowl. Stir in the salt. Cover the bowl and let the batter sit undisturbed to ferment in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours, or overnight.
4. The volume of the fermented batter should have increased 1½ to 2 times its original volume. Stir in the sugar.
5. Heat a dosa griddle over low heat until a few drops of water dropped onto the surface of the griddle sizzle immediately.
6. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the griddle. Ladle about ½ cup/125ml of the batter into the centre of the griddle. Quickly spread the batter evenly into a round shape of about 8-inch/20-cm diameter by moving the base of a ladle in concentric circles. Pour a few drops of oil around the edge of the dosa.
7. Cover the griddle with a tight-fitting lid. Cook until the top of the dosa has set entirely, and the underside is golden brown.
8. Uncover the griddle. Flip the dosa with a spatula, and cook the other side until golden brown.
9. Transfer the dosa to a plate, roll it and serve immediately.
10. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter in this way.


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