Set Dosai with peanut chutney

by - January 26, 2011

Set dosai are softer & spongy version with simple ingredients. Usually, In restaurant we will get a steak of 2 spongy dosai served with Sagu along with coconut chutney. But when it is homemade you can have extra sponginess. Very apt for takeout during long drive.


Boiled / Idly Rice - 1 cup
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seed - 1 tsp
Poha / Aval / Rice flakes - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/4 cup
Salt - To Taste


  • Wash & Soak both the rice, Urad dal, Fenugreek seeds for 5~6 hours.
  • Mean while Soak Aval / Rice flakes in curd for 30 minutes.
  • Grind both rice mixture & Rice flakes mixture separately into fine paste as we do for dosai  batter.
  • Ferment it for 10~12 hour.
  • Mix the batter once it fermented & adjust it to dosai batter consistency.
  • Heat doasi tawa or skillet, Pour landelful of battar over it & spread circularly to make thick dosa. No need to spread to much as we do for regular one.
  • If need Drizzle little over the edges because this dosai doesn't require any oil. 
  • Cover with lid & allow it to cook for few seconds, don't flip the dosai to other side.
  • Once done, remove & serve with any chutney or vegetable Sagu.
  • It taste better once cool down.

Simple Peanut Chutney:

Roasted peanuts - 1/2 cup
Green chili - 3~4 or to taste
Salt - To taste
Water - As required

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves  - As required.

Method :

  • Grind Peanuts, chili, salt with required water into fine paste.
  • Season it with Seasoning ingredients.
  • Serve with Idli & Dosai.
Linking this to Kurinji's Kathambam aval contest

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    1. Aha Saras, these r my exact proportions for making set dosa as well , well, except curd ,I must say.. U made lotsa noruku theeni in the past few days ,I really missed viewing them and am planning to build a tent near ur home to relish all ur good eats...Am smoking Jealous here..

    2. Sooo spongy and delicious dosai, inviting chutney..

    3. My fav .... Mine never comes out perfect thou ... will try your recipe

    4. resembles hotel set dosai and yummy treat too...loving it

    5. This sound fabulous! very beautifully done too!

    6. wow luk at the dosa,really fantastic....

    7. lovely looking dosa...looks perfect...

    8. Wow..they look soooo perfect n the chutney too :)

      US Masala

    9. i never tried this kind before but I'd like to. sound good. Thanks for sharing
      hope you'll have a wonderful Friday

    10. wow, that look sooooooooooooo nice. I am drooling. I love set dosai and love peanut chutney too. I am loving your combo and want to have it right away.

    11. I love set dosas... they are such a spongy and soft dosas

    12. Super-a irukku Saras! naan dosaikku thayir thavira neengka sollirukka ellaame poduven,next time ippadi try pannip paakkiren.


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