Brown and Red rice set dosa/Crepes

Brown dosa final


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

The basic ingredients involved in preparing set dosa batter are Rice, urad dal along with par-boiled rice, methi seeds and poha.

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


  • Brown rice- 1 cup
  • Red rice- 1 cup
  • Poha/Aval/Pressed rice-3/4 cup
  • Urad dal-1/4 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
  • Channa dal-2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda- ½ tsp
  • Salt- as per taste


For Batter:

  • Wash and rinse thoroughly brown rice, red rice, Urad dal, Fenugreek seeds, Channa dal and soak with enough water for 5 – 6 hours.
  • Wash and Soak Flattened rice 1 hour before  blending
  • Drain water from soaked dals and rice(retain the drained water, which can be used while blending)
  • Place dal, rice mixture and poha in a blender to make it to a smooth batter.
  • Cover and let it ferment for 8hours/ overnight.

For making dosas:

  • Take the fermented batter add in salt, soda 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 Peanut chutney (Recipe link)

Peanut chutney

It can be served with Sagoo (Recipe link)



  • 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 February 4, 2015, in Breakfast, Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. Love the sound of these dosa, Chitra. Not only do they sound healthy…but the flavor sounds delish, especially with that peanut chutney!

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  3. I am loving it so much Chitra…..My usual order in any Udupi hotel would be set dosa 😉 So drooling to see your pics!!!!


  4. Those look delicious 🙂

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  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  6. Thank you for this recipe. I have been wanting to make dosas.


  7. I love brown rice dosai:-) looks super tempting

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  8. Priscilla Lavarias

    More recipes everyday please…..


  9. This makes me HUNGRY!! Sounds delicious. I know I need to go out and shop for some of the ingredients as soon as I get the chance. Yummmmmmmy! 😀

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