Fermented Red Rice and Urad Dal Dosa

Best For

Special treat


Makes 9

Time: 30  mins

“We first fell in love with this dish and after many attempts, we finally mastered the recipe> Try it with any of the three fillings from the next spread. The pesto and the spinach corn fillings make savory dosas with a twist, whereas the chocolate filling is for a unique, crepe-like experience!”

Soak in Advance

Soak the following for about 8 hours:

  • 1/4 cup split urad daal (with skin)
  • 1 cup red rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

Other Ingredients


  1. Place the soaked ingredients and 3/4 cup fresh water into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a big mixing bowl, and cover it with a plate. Please put it in a mildly warm place, such as an empty oven, to ferment for 12 hours. In winter, it might take longer to ferment.
  3. After fermentation, the batter will batter will become light and fluffy. Add the rock salt, and stir. The batter should have a thick pouring consistency.
  4. Heat an iron tawa on a high flame. Once it’s hot, add 2 drops of cold-pressed oil (if the pan is not already greased). Sprinkle water on the tawa, wipe with a cloth, and turn the flame to medium.
  5. Pour a small ladle of batter on the tawa, and spread it evenly out from the center in a clockwise direction. Cook the dosa until the top begins to look brownish.
  6. Spread the filling of your choice and fold the dosa. https://www.go-green.info/healthy-recipes/delight-dosa-fillings/

Benefits of the Recipe

  1. Rich in Nutrients: The combination of red rice and urad dal offers a nutrient-dense meal, providing essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
  2. Probiotic Goodness: The fermentation process enhances the dosa’s digestibility and introduces beneficial probiotics, promoting gut health.
  3. Gluten-Free Option: Red rice is naturally gluten-free, making this dosa suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or those following a gluten-free diet.
  4. Balanced Nutrition: The dosa is a well-balanced meal with carbohydrates from red rice, proteins from urad dal, and healthy fats from cold-pressed oil.

Nutritive Value (per serving, approximate)

  • Calories: ~150 kcal
  • Protein: ~5g
  • Carbohydrates: ~30g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~2g
  • Fats: ~1g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Rich in B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Note: Nutrient values may vary based on specific ingredients and quantities used.

This fermented red rice and urad dal dosa is a wholesome, flavorful, and nutrition-packed option for breakfast or any meal. The fermentation not only enhances the taste but also contributes to the overall well-being of the digestive system. The dosa’s versatility allows you to customize the filling based on personal preferences, adding a delicious touch to a nutrient-rich dish.

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