Idli dosa batter in a bowl.

Idli dosa batter

Learn how to make the most versatile Idli dosa batter to make your breakfast and dinner ease.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to mkae idli dosa batter, Idli dosa batter
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Fermentation time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 40 minutes
Author: Lathiya


  • Wet grinder



  • Soak rice and urad dal + methi seeds for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Wash and grind urad dal+ methi seeds till smooth. It should double up the original quantity. (depends on the quality of urad dal). Do not add more water. Just sprinkle when needed.
  • Take it in a bowl. Then wash rice, add poha and grind till smooth with required water.
  • Take it in the same bowl with ground urad dal.
  • Add salt. Ferment overnight.
  • Check for consistency. Add water only needed.


  1. Add poha to rice only before grinding.
  2. Instead poha , you can add cooked rice.
  3. Batter will be good in first day to make idli .
  4. The following days will be good for making dosa, paniyaram or uthapam.
  5. For dosa the batter should be in flowing consistency. For idli, should be thicker than that.
  6. I grind in wet grinder. I haven't used mixer or blender to make batter, so I'm not sure about the results you get from it.