Thuvaram Paruppu Dosai/Toor Dhal Dosa

This is a simple,delicious,filling and easy to make dosa preparation without fermentation.This is my grandma's recipe and she used to make this for breakfast or dinner.I make this dosa whenever I run out of idly,dosa batter and serves with coconut chutney.Now on to the delicious recipe...


Boiled rice /Idly rice2cups
Toor dhal1/2cup
Red chilly10nos.
Onion(chopped) 1no.
Saltto taste
Curry leaves(chopped)1sprig
Coriander leaves(chopped)2tbs
Oilas needed


                         Soak the rice and dhal together for 2 hours,grind it with red chillies and salt to a little coarse paste.
Now add in the chopped onion,curry leaves,coriander leaves and asafoetida to the batter.Adjust the consistency of the batter with water(should be thin as rava dosa batter).
Heat the dosa griddle,once it is ready pour the batter in a circular motion(from outside to inside).Drizzle a tsp of oil.
Flip it to other side and let it cook till it gets crispy.
Serve it hot with coconut chutney.


  • To make it more healthier brown rice can be used instead of boiled rice.
  • While pouring the batter,the griddle should be hot then reduce the flame to medium to cook.


This is lil' different from adai rt?? Dosa looks so spicy n inviting...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe will try it sometime...nice clicks n well presented !!

Love this dosa..very similar to the adai we make.

Nalini you have written 'boiled rice'- it must be 'raw' par-boiled rice, is it not? Did you have any problems in grinding it in the mixie? Thanks!

Looks similar to the adai. will try this one out sometime. thanks for sharing this recipe Nalini.
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/'raw' par-boiled rice, is it not?/what is raw par-boiled rice?? :) its either par-boiled or boiled! Raw rice is Sona masoori,Basmati,ponni raw rice. Idli rice is also boiled rice, and par-boiled rice will work fine for idli! I think Nalini has written correctly! This is just my understanding..hope this helps you Shri! :)

Nice dosa Nalini! adai mathiriye irukku!

too good.. Bookmarked.. love the color..

Looks perfect and sure an aromatic one with toor dal

a different recipe for dosa..loved it !

A nice variation to the regular dosai...Looks good

Great looking super delicious dosa,wat an interesting twist..

looks great... my mil makes a similar dosa, i love the addition of onion & cilantro into this, going into my fav list :)

Wow looks crispy and yummy...adding toor dhal is a nice idea

very delicious dosa....looks yummmy...I love the flavor of this dosa

Hi Shri
Boiled rice means pulungal arisi in tamil,if it is not available Idly rice can be used,I used the Idly rice and soaked it.Its not the cooked rice and didn't feel any difficulty in grinding in the mixie.

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious dosa....

Extraordinaria receta, Nalini, para comenzar el año. Muy casera y deliciosa.
Un saludo y FELIZ AÑO NUEVO.

Juan Carlos.

Very new to me and yumm recipe.Semi-Adai it seems.

loved that dosa Nalini :)will try it sometime soon..

Very innovative recipe..sounds great!!
wishing you a happy 2012 !!

Erivum Puliyum

This dosa is straight going to my bookmarked folder..super good recipe!

Yesterday i tried this Dosa Nalini, It tasted so good and really different from adai...loved it a lot.After a long time My kids had their dinner, i served with coconut chutney...this is sure a keeper for me...thanks for this awesome recipe!!
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This looks so good, I am book marking this.

How long can you keep the batter? Also any way to get it little more sour? For that slightly more fermented taste?

Loved how this dosa turned out! Healthy and yum. Served it with South Indian style korma curry for dinner. Thanks Nalini!

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