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How to make plain Dosa or dosai - South Indian Tamilnadu Style Recipe

Updated on July 31, 2015
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Dear Readers,

Plain Dosa South indian Tamilnadu or Madras style recipe is one of my favorite recipe. Its fast and easy to cook. This page would talk only about how to make plain dosa. How to prepare dosa batter is not included in this page.

This plain dosa is a main dish which could be used along with side dishes like Tomato Chutney, Pudina Chutney, Coconut Chutney or any other chutney varieties or with Idli milagai podi.

More crispy the dosa is, your family members or friends would love it the most.

Try it and enjoy it.

Plain Dosa
Plain Dosa

Plain Dosa South Indian Madras Style Recipe

3.3 stars from 4 ratings of Plain Dosa

Cook Time

Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves two people


  • 2 cup Dosa Batter, (salt added)
  • Refined Oil, (as required)
1 ladle of batter is poured in the center and spread  in a circular motion.
1 ladle of batter is poured in the center and spread in a circular motion.


  1. Heat a non stick tawa or iron tawa. Add one drop of oil and rub with half an onion. This process would prevent dosa from sticking to the tawa.
  2. Pour 1 ladle of batter in the center of tawa and spread it in a circular motion.
  3. Drizzle two tea spoons of oil around the dosa and across the dosa.
  4. Once the dosa is cooked to some extent, flip it over to the other side.
  5. Cook the other side also well and turn it back.
  6. Serve hot with any side dishes as specified in my introduction.


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    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      18 months ago from London, Canada

      Thanks peachpurple

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh yes, looking forward to this dosa recipe

    • shofarcall profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks Ravi! You are a star!

    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      5 years ago from London, Canada

      Hi shofarcall,

      We would post you the recipe soon for Dosa batter as well. Watch out for updated hub version soon.



    • shofarcall profile image


      5 years ago

      Don't you have a recipe for the batter to share with us. There is not an Indian supermarket close to me.

    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      5 years ago from London, Canada

      Should be available in any indian supermarket or stores

    • anglnwu profile image


      5 years ago

      I love dosa and this looks simple. Where can I get dosa batter? Thanks.


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