Friday, March 22, 2013

Pancharatna Dosa

Pancharatna Dosa is a newly tried recipe. I got this recipe from a FB food group, long time back. But I never got a chance to try it. Finally I tried it and it turned out really good. Do try making this simple dosa. It comes out very crispy.

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Split blackgram/Urad dal- Fistful
  • Moong dal (Split Green gram)- Fistful
  • Chanadal (Split Chickpeas)- Fistful
  • Fried gram dal (dalia)- Fistful
  • Fenugreek seeds/Methi seeds- 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste


Wash and soak rice, 4 types of dal (mentioned above) and methi seeds in water for 3-4 hours. Drain the water and grind it to get a smooth batter. Add water as required. The batter should be thick. Ferment it for 8-10 hours. Then add salt as required. Adjust the consistency of the batter by adding water. It should be thick but of dropping consistency. Batter is ready.

Now, heat the dosa pan. Add a ladel full of batter and spread it in circular motion (you can also make thick soft dosas without spreading the batter too much)

Now add oil (if using) and close the lid for half a minute. Then the dosa starts to turn brown.

At this point, you can flip it and fry the other side or transfer it to a plate. 
Pancharatna Dosa is ready!!

Serve it hot with chutney. Above measure serves 2-3 people.