Brown rice set dosa/Crepes


Brown rice


Set dosas are soft, spongy, fluffy dosas which is cooked on one side and is served in a set of 2/3. These dosas/crepes are slightly thick in size and are served with delicious chutney and saagu (Side dish made of vegetables). It is one of the most stomach filling or even a balanced meal that can be eaten for brunch/breakfast time too.

The basic ingredients involved in preparing set dosa batter are from rice, urad dal anolg with par-boiled rice, methi seeds and poha.  Just as a healthy option I replaced rice with brown rice.

Serves: 4-5
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Preparation time:  15 minutes


  • Brown rice-2cup
  • Poha/Aval/Pressed rice-3/4cup
  • Urad dal-1/4cup
  • Fenugreek seeds-1tsp
  • Barley-2tbsp
  • Channa dal-2tbsp
  • Yogurt/curd-1/2cup
  • Soda-bi carb-1/2tsp
  • Salt- as per taste


For Batter:

  • Wash brown rice, poha, barley and urad dal well.
  • Mix brown rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, poha, barley, channa dal and soak with enough water for 6-8hours/ overnight.
  • In a bowl mix yogurt with 1cup of water and whisk to buttermilk consistency and set aside.
  • Drain water from soaked dals, rice mixture and then blend it with yogurt mixture(buttermilk) to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency.
  • Cover and let it ferment for 8hours/ overnight.

For making dosas:

  • Take the fermented batter add in salt, soda bicarb and mix well.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle/tawa brushes some oil.
  • Now pour ladle full of batter on it and do not spread and let it spread by itself like a thick pancake.
  • Cover and cook on a medium heat until its golden brown.
  • Flip it over to the other side and let it cook for a min.
  • Remove from hob and transfer it to a serving plate.

Serve hot with tomato chutney (Recipe link)

Methi chutney


  • You can use white rice instead of brown rice
  • You can serve hot crepes with Butter for an added taste

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 15, 2014, in Breakfast, Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Set dosa is such a comfort breakfast!!


  2. I live alone. Can I make the batter, keep it in the refrigerator and use it over the next few days?


  3. Thank you so much for choosing my recipe…I am honored and look forward to your continued support.


  4. Thanks for featuring my recipe..


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