Instant dosa recipe | how to make dal dosa | instant dal dosa recipe

Instant dal dosa is very high in protein and requires no fermentation or rice. It is easy to make and crisp, crunch and taste are very similar to regular rice dosa. It is healthy and three types of dal provide protein and ideal for diabetics. Instant dosa is easy and simple to make without any complex ingredients required and also the best way to intake protein sources into a regular diet. It can be an ideal breakfast dosa recipe for early morning breakfast.

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Recipe card for dal dosa

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • ½ cup moong dal
  • ½ cup chana dal
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp sugar for golden brown color
  • Water as required
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup Chopped onion
  • ¼ cup Chopped capsicum
  • Masala 1/2 tsp red chilli powder + ½ tsp chaat masala + ½ tsp black salt
  • Coriander leaves


  • Wash the dal till water runs clear and soak overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Rinse and drain and grind into a smooth paste. Do not use too much water.
  • Add salt, hing, sugar, and water till you get thick pouring consistency, not too watery. Adding sugar is optional, it's not enough to make it sweet, sugar caramelizes and gives the dosas a nice, golden color.
  • Heat a pan/tava and spread the batter on the pan, starting from the center.
  • Rub butter on dosa surface, sprinkle onion, capsicum, masala, and coriander leaves on the top of dosa.
  • Fold it when brown and crisp on one side, no need to cook the other side.
  • Serve dosa with coconut chutney and sambar.


  • For instantly soak dal into hot water.
  • Grind dal into a smooth batter.
  • The sugar caramelizes and gives a nice golden color to dosa.
  • When you spread dosa on tawa, decrease its temperature.

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