Instant Dosa /How to make Chana dal instant dosa

Dosa has always been healthy breakfast or dinner .It has also been recommended by doctors if one falls sick, as there’s no oil or deep frying involved. Our South Indian food has so many ayurvedic benefits with it,being the very old culture of our country .There are so many varieties of dosa or adai available, but the one I am making today is what my mother use to make and this recipe belongs to her ,a quick and instant dosa ready without any fermentation required.

Quick fill for kids lunch box or husbands tiffin

It can be served as breakfast or snack

Let’s get the recipe

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For the batter

  • 1 cup chana dal/split chickpea
  • 1 cup rice (ratio has to be 1:1)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Water as per consistency


  • Wash and soak dal and rice separately
  • When you notice dal and rice a bit pluffy or soak in warm water for 1 hour
  • Grind it to a fine paste. Again separately
  • Grinding is separate
  • Take a large vessel and mix both the dal and rice batter together
  • Add salt
  • Its has to be a thick paste not flowy
  • Your dosa batter is ready.

For filling

  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies slit long
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/4 tablespoon urad dal
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder /turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon rai / mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon oil


  • Mash potatoes and keep
  • Take a kadai,add oil put rai let it splatter, then add in green chillies, ginger,urad dal and saute
  • Add onions ,curry leaves cook till soft
  • Add haldi and salt
  • Now add in potatoes and mix well
  • Your filling for dosa is ready.

Making of dosa

  • Heat the dosa pan,spread oil with a cotton cloth on the pan.
  • Now pour dosa batter with a laddle and spread it in circular way
  • Drizzle some oil on the dosa
  • Stuff the filling on the dosa and fold as desired shape
  • Your instant chana dal dosa is ready to be served with coconut chutney

Moong Dal Dosa/How to make moong dal dosa

Moong Dal dosa am happy that I tried making them , a completely healthy and quick dosa.Doesn’t need fermentation, can be made instantly ,a good tiffin recipe for any mother and a very smart way to make them eat it..

So, let’s get the recipe



  • 2 cups moong dal(split green gram i have used)
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 4 to 5 green chillies
  • 1/2 tablespoon jeera ( cumin)
  • Salt as per taste
  • oil or ghee for drizzle


Soak moong dal over night, wash and put in the blender jar

Now add ginger, green chillies and jeera in the jar and grind to fine paste

Remove it in a bowl

Add 3 tablespoon of rice in the batter(you can adjust the rice flour as per the consistence you want)

Add salt as per taste

Heat a non Stick tawa,  pour the batter with help of ladle

Spread them evenly, drizzle oil or ghee on the dosa

Flip it on other side

Serve it with coconut chutney

Mixed Dal Dosa/mixed lentils dosa

I was not sure of making these dal dosa..though I did soak them in the morning to give it a try and to my surprise it did turn out yummy, actually I had small portions of all the lentils in the kitchen which I wanted to clear off, before stocking fresh.Here’s an effort to make dal dosa which is complete of nutrition, even doctors recommend to eat dosa when my kids are unwell.Recipe is ready for you


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1/4 cup urad dal(split black gram)

1/4 cup moong dal(split green gram)

1/4 cup rajma(red kidney beans)

1/4 cup chana dal(split Bengal gram)

1/4 cup masur dal(split red lentil)

1/2 inch ginger peeled and washed

4 to 5 green chillies

1 tablespoon jeera (cumin)

Salt as per taste

Oil for greasing

Water for grinding


Soak all the dals separately for 5 hours

Wash them,take a grinder add dals in small quantity and grind into fine paste

While you grinding the last batch of dal add ginger,green chilli and jeera and blend with water

Batter should be of pouring consistency

Add salt as per one’s taste

Making the Dosa

Heat a tawa or griddle pour the batter with a ladle and spread it evenly in round shape

Pour drops of oil on the Dosa and flip it on another side

Cook till golden brown in colour

Make the remaining dosa in the same manner

Serve it with coconut chutney

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