Comment by Roop Forya
I tried making these dosas, but the batter stuck to the pan as soon as I poured it. I just could not get them to not stick. I had the batter of 2 cup rice, 1 cup urad daal sitting for 8 hours. I poured some oil in the hot pan before putting the batter in. Could you tell me what I might have done wrong?
Hi Roop, I'm so sorry to hear that you were not able to get the dosa right. Keep trying, you will surely have better luck next time. Here are a few things that you might want to check.
1. Did the batter ferment properly? Did it double in volume?? If not there is a possibility that the dosa will stick.
2. The pan should be heated just right. To check if the pan is ready, just sprinkle some water and it should sizzle right away. But at the same time, it should not be smoking hot.
3. Is your pan non stick or cast iron? If you are using a brand new cast iron pan, you may not be able to make dosas right away. You have to prepare the pan by rubbing some raw onion and oil in it and letting it rest for a couple of days. The first few dosas may stick but eventually it will come properly.
All the best with your trials. Do ask if you have any more questions.
Comment by Rani Raj
I tried making the dosa batter but it does not doubles in size and it does not comes out properly,please advise
Hi Rani, There are so many factors that can go wrong while making dosa batter.
1. If you grind the batter in a mixie, see to it that the batter doesn't get hot. This will prevent the batter from fermenting. To avoid this, use cold water while making batter. Also let the mixie cool for a while when you feel it is getting hot.
2. Adding a spoonful of cooked rice while making batter helps in fermentation. This is especially helpful when you use some rice other than idli rice to make the batter.
3. In cold countries, it is important to maintain a warm temperature for the batter to ferment. You can preheat the oven to the lowest temperature, switch it off and leave the batter there. Another option is to leave the oven light ON and keep the batter in. The warmth of the oven will aid in fermentation. You may also have to leave it a little longer for it to double in volume.
Comment by f fernandes on 30 March 2010 15:41PM
Can oats dosa/idli be prepared with boiled rice instead of raw rice?
Idly Rice works best for this recipe. If you dont get it, you can use equal portions of boiled rice and raw rice.
Comment by sunitha yadav on 05 June 2009 12:35PM
can we use long grain rice for making dosai??
Yes Sunitha. You can use long grain rice too.