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Thavala dosai

Thavala dosa recipe, How to make Thavala dosai – A traditional brahmin recipe with full video on how to make Thavala dosa. How to make Thavala dosai with step by step pictures.

I have grown up eating Thavala adai which my paati makes at home. That recipe is a long due, will post the Thavala adai recipe soon. This Thavala dosa recipe I heard it for the first time in my friend Janani’s place in Singapore. Later many times I have tasted that her place but never bothered to learn the recipe. She always gets the thavala dosa podi from her mother in law from Chennai and keeps it for 6 months.

A few days back, when a friend of mine here in Hongkong asked me whether I have the Thavala dosa recipe in Jeyashri’s Kitchen. I promised her I will post it soon. I called my friend Janani and asked the detailed recipe of How to make Thavala dosai. Her mother in law, Mrs. Lakshmi Raman passed on the detailed recipe through her and patiently clarified my silly doubts.

So I finally tried the Thavala dosai recipe at home and we all loved it. The outside was so crisp and the inside was soft and well cooked. She also passed me the Thavala adai recipe, which I will post soon.

If you are wondering the difference between Thavala adai and thavala dosai, Thavala adai is made with slightly different ingredients and we make it like arisi upma . Later it is made into small patties and roasted on a tawa till it becomes crisp. We call it as upma adai as well. I have posted the recipe using milet, Millet upma adai.

 

Thavala dosai recipe

Thavala dosai
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Thavala Dosai recipe

A traditional Tamil brahmin recipe made with rice and dals
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: tiffin,
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 dosai
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Idli rice
  • ¾ cup Toor dal
  • ½ cup Chana dal
  • ¼ cup Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Moong dal
  • For 1 cup pulsed mixture
  • 2 Green chili
  • Curry leaves few
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Oil per dosa
  • 1/8 tsp Mustard seeds per dosa

Instructions

  • In a pan slightly roast the idli rice, just let it gain the heat, that is enough.
  • Switch off and pulse this into a idli rava consistency.
  • In the mixie jar add ¾ cup of toor dal, ½ cup chana dal. ¼ cup urad dal and 1 tbsp moong dal.
  • Pulse this into a rava consistency.
  • Now mix the rice and dal mixture well.
  • Generally many used to pulse it together. But I felt the rice is getting powdered and dals are bit coarse while doing it together.
  • If you have rice mill at home, you can give it there as well to get even pulsing of dal and rice.
  • Now we get 3 cups of the thavala dosa podi.
  • You can store this in an airtight container and keep it for 6 months or so.
  • You can keep it in the freezer as well if sending for kids abroad.
  • Whenever we want to make thavala dosa you can take out the necessary quantity and follow the procedure below and make.
  • Take 1 cup of the Thavala dosa podi.
  • Soak this in little water, let it immerse in water, and add little water above that.
  • Soak for 2 hours.
  • Open and mix well.
  • Add 2 tbsp yogurt
  • Add finely chopped green chili, grated ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves, and salt.
  • Mix well and let this be in a thick dosa batter consistency.
  • If needed add little water or curd.
  • Usually most people temper mustard seeds in the batter, but the way Lakshmi mami told is to temper for each thavala dosai.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a heavy bottomed kadai and add 1/8 th tsp of mustard seeds.
  • When it splutters add 2 ladle of the batter.
  • Slightly spread it.
  • Cover it and cook in a low flame.
  • It took 7 minutes for me to get it cooked on one side.
  • Open and gently flip the thavala dosa.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once done take out.
  • Serve it as it is or serve with idli molaga podi.
  • Getti chutney will be a perfect choice as well.
  • The batter can be kept in the fridge for a day.

Video

Notes

1.Adding curd is optional but it definitely enhances the taste.
2. Add sour curd if you have to get a nice taste. 
3. Some people add red chilis while pulsing the dals. If you do not want green chilis in the batter, add dried red chili in the thavala dosa podi mix.

 

  • In a pan slightly roast the idli rice, just let it gain the heat, that is enough.
  • Switch off and pulse this into an idli rava consistency.
  • In the mixie jar add ¾ cup of toor dal, ½ cup chana dal. ¼ cup urad dal and 1 tbsp moong dal.
  • Pulse this into a rava consistency.
  • Now mix the rice and dal mixture well.
  • Generally many used to pulse it together. But I felt the rice is getting powdered and dals are bit coarse while doing it together.
  • If you have a rice mill at home, you can give it there as well to get even pulsing of dal and rice.
  • Now we get 3 cups of the thavala dosa podi.
  • You can store this in an airtight container and keep it for 6 months or so.
  • You can keep it in the freezer as well if sending for kids abroad.
  • Whenever we want to make thavala dosa you can take out the necessary quantity and follow the procedure below and make.
Thavala dosa podi
  • Take 1 cup of the Thavala dosa podi.
  • Soak this in little water, let it immerse in water, and add little water above that.
  • Soak for 2 hours.
  • Open and mix well.
  • Add 2 tbsp yogurt.
  • Add finely chopped green chili, grated ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves, and salt.
  • Mix well and let this be in a thick dosa batter consistency.
  • If needed add little water or curd.
  • Usually, most people temper mustard seeds in the batter, but the way Lakshmi mami told is to temper for each thavala dosai.
Thavala dosai batter
  • Swirl the pan so that the oil spreads on oil sides.
  • When it splutters add 2 ladles of the batter.
  • Slightly spread it.
  • Cover it and cook in a low flame.
  • It took 7 minutes for me to get it cooked on one side.
  • Open and gently flip the thavala dosa.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Thavala dosai
Thavala dosa
  • Getti chutney will be a perfect choice as well.
  • The batter can be kept in the fridge for a day.
  1. Adding curd is optional but it definitely enhances the taste. Add sour curd if you have to get a nice taste.
  2. Some people add red chilis while pulsing the dals. If you do not want green chilis in the batter, add dried red chili in the thavala dosa podi mix.

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8 comments

Aishwarya S June 3, 2020 - 1:02 am

Very nice and different recipe. Thank you for sharing.
I have a doubt, don’t we have to wash the rice and dal that we usually do for udual dosa or idli.

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Jeyashri suresh June 3, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Thank you. No need to wash the rice and dal.

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Meenakshi June 4, 2020 - 8:38 am

5 stars
Can we wash and air dry the dal and rice and then make the coarse powder

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Jeyashri suresh June 4, 2020 - 11:50 am

Yes you can but shelf life will be less, you can not keep the podi for many months.

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Aparna June 5, 2020 - 10:22 pm

My mom makes this one,very few people make this type of thaval aadai.i like this a lot

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Jeyashri suresh June 7, 2020 - 1:53 pm

Thank you so much

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Janaki July 15, 2020 - 1:09 am

5 stars
I tried this recipe and made thavalai dosai for the first time in my life. It was a success, and my FIL and husband, both loved it.
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe in such an easy format.

Regards,
Janaki Raghavender

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Jeyashri suresh July 16, 2020 - 3:19 pm

Thanks a lot, happy to know that

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