Rice Lentil batter is very useful in making many dishes like Idli, Dosa , Appam etc. Idli Dosa is weekly affair at my home. My family including my little one is very fond of this south indian dishes.

To keep this batter fresh , always add salt only when in use. Extra batter you can store in freeze in a container covered nicely.

we will see how to make dosa batter at home with  step wise Pics.


  • 1 glass Urad Whole ( Even Urad Dal can be used)
  • 2 glass Idli Rice
  • 1 glass Rice
  • 1 tsp  Dry Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1.5 cup Poha (Flattened Rice)


First mix all the ingredients except Poha, and wash properly. Wash till water comes Clean. Allow it to soak with plenty of water for at least 7-8 hrs or overnight.  There is also a way to soak everything seperately , grind and then mix all well. Actually i never tried that way. I always make Idli Dosa batter like this only and always Result comes very very spongy Idli and Crispy Perfect Dosa.




Soak Poha after wash .. Allow it to rest for 15 mins.


Now,Remove water from dal rice mixture, if it has more than a glass . Add soaked Poha and grind this soaked dal rice in a grinder or mixer. Don’t Add much water while grinding. Batter should be thick enough.



Now take this batter to a wide and big container , Cover it and keep in a warm and dry place for fermentation at least for 7-8 hrs or overnight.


Enjoy this batter in many ways .. hope it be helpful to all friends..

Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂












You can store this batter in refrigerator for a day or two. I use only for 48 hrs. Fermented items never store for long period.

Use as required . Add salt and water only when use.

Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂


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