Jul 23, 2014

Set Dosa Recipe / Set Dosai Recipe / Poha Dosa Recipe / Soft Dosa Recipe

Set dosa, vada curry..Set dosa getti chutney..We hear this combo in lots of restaurant and hotels. Set dosa is nothing but a soft thick dosa, which usually comes as a set of two or three.  It will be small and thick. There is usually poha added to this dosa. Some people add curd to it, but i dont. I add curd when i make my sponge dosa.

I served this dosa with vada curry, but it is equally good when served with coconut chutney or tiffin sambar. So try this out and let me know how it turns out..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1.5 min to 2 min per dosa
Soaking Time : 5 to 6 hours
Fermenting Time : 8 Hours or Overnight
Serves : 5 to 6


Idli Rice - 2 cups
Whole Urad Dal (without skin) - 1/2 cup
Aval / Poha / Flattened Rice - 1 cup (I used red rice poha)
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Oil for cooking dosa


Wash and Soak rice, dal and fenugreek for 5 hours. Once soaked drain and set aside. In the mean time soak poha in water for 5 mins, squeeze and set aside.

Now take the dal rice mix in a blender. Puree them. 

Once they are half pureed add in soaked squeezed poha and grind them.

Add little water at a time and puree them smoothly.

Pour it to a container and add some salt. Mix well. Leave this batter to ferment for 8 hours or overnight.

Once the batter is fermented, mix it well.

Heat a non stick tawa on medium heat, pour small ladleful of batter on hot tawa, spread it little, dont spread too much. Drizzle some oil around the sides of the dosa. Let it cook for a min, now flip over and cook for one more min.

Once it is done remove and serve with chutney or vada curry.

take rice in a bowl

add in urad dal

some fenugreek seeds

now lets wash this

wash it well

drain it

cover with fresh water

I soaked it for 6 hours

time to grind

In the mean time, take poha in a bowl

soak it in water for 5 mins

squeeze it and set aside

take rice and dal mix in a blender

grind them 

once it is half ground, add soaked poha

pour little water at a time and blend them

the batter should be smooth

pour the batter to container and add salt

mix well and allow it to ferment

fermented batter

mix well

heat a non stick tawa

pour small ladleful of batter

spread it little, dont spread it too much

make three more dosa

drizzle oil around the sides, flip over and cook



  1. How is it different from plain uthappam?

  2. These look wonderful. Blessings, Catherine


  4. Hi Aarthi, can I use the white coloured poha....?

  5. Can i use the white coloured poha, if yes, will d proportion be the same?


  6. I heard some where in Bangalore.they use cooked ryc olso and some edible soda to make it more fluffy nd those dosas where so flufy.thnku for wonderful recipe

  7. I tried it and it came out really good. Thanks for the recipe

  8. thnxs! for ur recipe..
    what is idli rice? can i use any variety of rice to make dis?

  9. @meena nevrekarsame proportion of white poha can be used

  10. Ur recipes r the most reliable and quick to.understand.undoubtedly the best.thanks a million--srilatha


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