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Split Black Lentil Dosa

Split Black Lentil Dosa - Healthy and delicious dosa/adai prepared from Split Black Lentil. Black lentil has many health benefits. Lentil has special benefits like energy to burn while stabilizing blood sugar, rich in dietary fiber; provide excellent important minerals like B- Vitamins and protein all with no fat.  What else, we require in breakfast! Follow the step-by- step photo recipe on how to make healthy split black lentil dosa.


Soaking Ingredients:
Sada Rice – 1 cup
Idly Rice – 1 cup
Tuvar Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu / Yellow Lentil – ¼ cup
Karuppu Ulantham Paruppu/ Split Black Lentil – 1/2 cup

Masala items for grinding:
Red chilies – 5 to 6nos
Curry Leaves – Few
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Jeera /Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Pepper corn – 6 to 7nos
Hing/Asafoetida – ½ tsp
Salt – 2 tbsp

Split Black Lentils
Split Black Lentils


Step 01) Wash and soak both the rice’s together for 4 to 5 hrs.  And soak the tuvar dal for 1 hr and black lentil for 2 hrs.  Don’t over wash the black lentils and don’t discard the lentil skin.

Split Black Lentil Dosa Step 01

Step 02) In wet grinder, grind the masala items first without adding water. Once it is nicely pulse down, add the soaked rice and use the soaked rice water to grind.

Split Black Lentil Dosa Step 02

Step 03) Then add tuvar dal followed by black lentils. Grind it little bit coarse texture (i.e. not so rough or too smooth)

Split Black Lentil Dosa Step 03

Step 04) Transfer the batter to a container/vessel and add salt and mix and beat nicely with your hand.  Allow the batter to rest for at least 2 to 3 hrs for fermentation. In summer season there is no need of fermentation.

Split Black Lentil Dosa Step 04

Step 05) Heat tawa over medium flame, sprinkle few drops of water on tawa, if they sizzle, it is ready for Dosa. Take ladle full of batter pour it on center of tawa and then just rotate the batter to take shape of round. Pour 1 tsp of oil around edges of dosa and flip and cook on both side of dosa till surface turns to light golden brown.

Tips for fermentation of batter in cold season

In summer season, you can make immediate dosa after grinding.  But, in cold season it is bit difficult to ferment. Temperature is very important factor for fermentation.  Here are some tips, you can follow:

     01) Reserving the soaked water of rice and dal and using the water while grinding helps to fermentation. Reason, the starch of the rice is quickly consumed by the bacteria.

     02) Nicely rotate and beat the batter with your hand, speed helps the batter to aeration. Hand has the microbes that are the starter for fermentation. (Find out in your home, who has better bacteria in hand and tell them to mix the batter for u. Luckily my hand has!  :))

     03) Place the batter container under some wooden mat. Wood also releases some sort of light heat. 

     04) Or in the oven, just turn light on, light energy converted in to heat energy.

     05) Take big vessel filled with 1/4 level of Luke warm water and then place the batter container/vessel in it.
     06) ¼ tsp of yeast dissolved in ¼ of warm water and pour that mixture into batter and mix nicely.

     07) If nothing above works... baking soda does the magic. 

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Poha Dosa


Very simple procedure to prepare and tastes great. This dosa will be good if it is little thick, small and soft texture instead of more crispy.


  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • 1 Cup Poha / Aval/ Flattened Rice flattened rice   
  • 2 tbsp. Curd
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal / Split Black Chickpeas  (Optional)
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

  1. Wash and soak rice and poha separately in plenty of water.Keep aside for 5 - 6 hours. 
  2.  Drain and grind them to a fine paste, using as little water as possible. 
  3. Keep aside for 7 -8 hours or overnight. 
  4. Add curd and salt and beat well. 
  5. Add soaked chana dal/ kadalai paruppu for more crunchiness. (This is optional)
  6. Put a serving spoonful of batter on a hot griddle. 
  7. Spread just a little, like an omelette. 
  8. Sprinkle a tsp. of oil on it. Cover with a plate/lid.
  9. Allow to fry over low heat, till bottom is golden brown

Serving: Serve immediately with any chutney.


A dash of finely chopped onions, green chilies, coriander leaves or cheese may be sprinkled
over the dosa, as soon as it is spread. Proceed to cook as above.
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