black Rice Dosa

Experience the health benefits and rich flavor of black rice in this crispy dosa.


  • 1 cup black rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • Water (for soaking)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Oil or ghee (for cooking)


  1. Soaking the Ingredients:
  • Rinse the black rice and urad dal separately under running water.
  • In two separate bowls, soak the black rice and urad dal along with fenugreek seeds in enough water. Let them soak for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  1. Preparing the Batter:
  • After soaking, drain the water from both the black rice and urad dal.
  • In a blender or grinder, grind the soaked black rice and urad dal separately to a smooth paste. You may need to add a little water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Mix both the ground pastes together in a large bowl.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl and let the batter ferment for about 8-10 hours or overnight in a warm place. The fermentation process helps in making the dosas soft and fluffy.
  1. Making the Dosa:
  • After fermentation, the batter will be slightly fluffy and bubbly.
  • Heat a non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot, pour a ladleful of the dosa batter onto the center of the skillet.
  • Using the back of the ladle, spread the batter in a circular motion to form a thin dosa.
  • Drizzle a little oil or ghee around the edges of the dosa.
  • Cook the dosa for 2-3 minutes or until the edges start to lift and the bottom turns golden brown.
  • Flip the dosa using a spatula and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  • Once both sides are cooked to your liking, remove the dosa from the skillet and serve hot.
  1. Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve the black rice dosa hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or any chutney of your choice.
  • Enjoy the unique flavors and health benefits of this nutritious dosa!

This simple black rice dosa is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional dosas. Give it a try and savor the goodness of black rice in every bite!

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