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Mar 23, 2012

Sponge Dosa / Super Soft Dosa – Dosa Recipes

I am up with another week of Blogging Marathan with a new theme, this week theme is going to be 7 days of dosa recipes..I can see many of your faces are smiling..I know the reason, Dosa is a saviour of us all time…When my mother have no time to cook or have nothing in our house(except dosa batter), she will quickly ruzzle up some hot crispy dosa and some coconut chutney..How good is that…I really like dosa a lot, but I always want it to be different. I don’t like to have the boring dosa always..Sometimes I make onion dosa,  tomato dosa with some crushed pepper on top(YUM YUM), vegetable dosa and many more..i am planning to post all sorts of dosa soon..So keep checking on..
Now coming to todays recipe, it is going to be sponge dosa..Yes which is entirely new to me when I heard about this first..But now we make it often at home..This is a soft porous dosa which stays soft for a long time..This taste great with spicy coconut chutney or tomato chutney..Hope u like it and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 1 under the theme Seven Days of Dosa Recipes
Recipe Source: Raks Kitchen


Rice – 2 cup
Aval / Poha – ¼ cup
Buttermilk / More – 4 cups
Baking Soda – ½  tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Soak rice, poha in buttermilk overnight. In the morning add it to the blender, (if there is lots of buttermilk left please drain it, a little amount is not a problem).

Blend it into a smooth paste. Add enough water to make into smooth batter. The batter should be little bit thinner than the dosa batter.

Now add in salt and baking soda and mix well.

Heat a pan. Try to use non stick. Pour a ladleful of the batter in it, don’t spread the batter..It will spread automatically.

Drizzle some oil around the sides. Cover it with a tight fitting lid and let it cook for a min.

Now there will be small holes formed over the top. Remove and Serve..

If there is no holes formed, add some more baking soda or check if the batter is thick..If it is thick add some water and adjust the consistency.

Take all your ingrediants
Take rice and poha in a bowl
add buttermilk over it
Cover with a lid and let it rest overnight
In the morning it will be all foamed up and well soaked
transfer it to a blender..If there is lot of buttermilk,drain some off..
and make into a smooth puree
transfer to a bowl and adjust the consistency by adding some water
add salt and baking soda
and mix well
Pour a ladleful of batter over a hot tawa..Don't spread it...Drizzle some oil
Cover with a lid and let it steam
till cooked
Serve with any Spicy Chutney

Check out all the Dosa recipes and Chutney Recipes I have in my Blog..Click on the images for Recipe..

Dosa recipes
Chutney recipes


  1. I went straight to the fridge to check for buttermilk, am making this as soon as tomorrow morning, lovely recipe

  2. another one to add to my dosa learning journey


  3. Aarthi..love the end product..looks super spongy and yum..specially with that chutney!

  4. This looks really delicious. I love the way you have explained it all with the photographs. So much easier to understand the recipe.

  5. I love this dosa.and the chutney Aarti what is taht

  6. Very nice Aarthi. Looks delicious.

  7. I have not seen this kind of dosa before, it looks good I would love to try it. I should look into this dosa marathon...I've made crispy dosa, soft mung bean dosa and quinoa dosa before. I can't wait to see seven days of dosa.

  8. The dosas look super soft and delicious, Aarthi....

  9. wow simple easy and result is fabulous

  10. this looks really delicious n very new also....loved it....

  11. Wow..wonderful soft dosai !!Loved your platter :)

  12. Nice spongy dosa..sounds like set dosas..yummmmm

  13. Super spongy.. my dosa is similar with tad variation in batter :)

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

  14. oh wow so this is what sponge dosa is

    these i found in stores here very soft soft dosa
    wud love to try this and the pics u put make it even more yummy

  15. Superb !! I am new to this recipe.The addition of poha makes it soft more I guess...Love to grab some .

  16. Delicious looking dosa. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. Looks really so soft!..good one..looking forward to all your dosa recipes!

  18. Dosa looks very soft and white ...the chutney looks slurpy ..

  19. This dosa looks super delicious and can accompany many beautiful dishes!

  20. It looks delicious and cute with all those lovely holes!

  21. Very interesting dosa recipe. Looks really spongy.

  22. That one looks so soft and delicious..

  23. Such soft and delicious dosas!

  24. Lovely Sponge Dosa recipe. My MIL makes this too.

  25. bookmarked. lovely tempting dosa with chutney.

    Hema's Adugemane

  26. They look sper spongy as the title says. :)

  27. I make this too., My kids love it.., but I use a little less buttermilk

  28. looks great. Which rice have u used? puzhungal or patchai

  29. I tried this today n it came out veryyyyyy spongy..Thanks

  30. is this dosa nd set dosa is same????

  31. @DEEPTHYNo Set dosa is different from this

  32. What is poha?

  33. Tried this today...it came out really well.All your recipes are very good and easy to understand.

  34. Tried this today...it came out really well.All your recipes are very good and easy to understand.

  35. Is rice not washed before soaking in buttermilk


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