January 24, 2023

Set Dosa | Set Dose (variation 2)

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 Set dosa is one of the most loved breakfast in Karnataka.  Though the basic ingredients remain the same,there are some mild variations used by various restaurants that make them a speciality .

My mom had learnt a recipe from one restaurant cook and I have been following that primarily all these years to make Set Dosas at home . To check out my Mom's variant click here

Recently, my cousin Kalyani who blogs at Sizzling Tastebuds posted a Millet Set Dosa which prompted me to look up her recipe of The Regular Set Dosa and I found that it was slightly different from my recipe and  I went ahead and made Set Dosas with her proportion and needless to say everyone at home liked it. They were just spongy and so soft that it was a melt in mouth experience. I have followed her recipe to the 'T' and no changes at all . 

I served these cotton soft set dosas with Aloo Sagoo and Coconut Chutney the way it is served in most restaurants here in Bangalore . Chutney Pudi is of course our family favorite and we cannot imagine having our Dosas without Molagapudi.  Click on the recipe names above for detailed method of preparation. 


2 cups idli rice 
1 cup whole udad dhall (udad dal gota)
1/4 cup beaten rice /Poha 
1/4 sabudana /jawwarsi 
 2 tsp channa dal
1 tsp methi seeds 
salt to taste 


  • Wash the idli rice and udad dal 3 or 4 times until the water is clear .
  • Sift the beaten rice once and wash it thoroughly under the colander .
  • Soak the idli rice , udad dhall, beaten rice, Sabudana ,methi seeds in sufficient water for 3 to 4 hours .
  • After the soaking Time,  grind the ingredients in a wet grinder or blender until you get a smooth batter . Batter must have the consistency of Dosa batter, neither too thick nor too runny . I prefer the wet grinder as the yield is more compared to  the blender method .
  • Add salt, beat it well once with your hands . The warmth from our hands induces good aeration and helps the batter to ferment well.
  • Allow the batter to ferment in a warm place for 8 to 10 hrs .

  • To prepare the dosas ,heat the tawa , drop a ladle of the batter and donot spread too much. The set  Dosa has to be slightly thick .
  • The moment you pour the batter on the hot tawa ,you can see lot of pores /holes developing on it.This means your batter is perfect. Just drizzle a few drops of oil and cook covered for 1min.
  • Slowly flip over and cook on the other side for just 10 sec . 
  • If the batter is well fermented, then absolutely no oil is required to cook the dosa.
  • Serve hot with accompaniment of your choice.

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  1. These busu busu set dosai are a big favourite with coconut chutney! They look so soft! Perfect for lunchboxes. 🙂

  2. Now I am craving so badly for those spongy set dosas with some sagu ! so yum they are .. and glad you guys liked the recipe too.. thanks fr the mention !

  3. Set dosa looks so soft and spongy.You have tempted me to make it now. Will definitely try your version soon. Absolutely irresistible.- preethi

  4. This set dosa looks such a tempting breakfast. I would definitely love to have it with coconut chutney. Nice post.

  5. I love set dosa, the softness and sponginess. Ideal to soak up curries and sambars. Didn’t know so many different ingredients go into making them. Will have give this recipe a try.

  6. Set dosai and sagu everyday is my dream anytime food.
    I love how soft these dosa turned out, so good.

  7. Now you are tempting me to make set dosa. I especially had liked Kalyani recipe and I guess thos is my prompt to make some. Your set dosa look simply delicious, spongy and make me hungry.

  8. My hubby is fond of set dosa, these look so soft and spongy. I need to give this version a try.

  9. Set dosa looks so soft spungy and delicious. Loved the visible pores on the top. Never tried before but now you are tempting me to try.


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