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Vegan Dosa Idli Batter

How To Make Idli/Dosa Batter Recipe

Tully Zander
Idli is a savory cake made by steaming a batter made up of lentils and rice. Dosa is a crepe made with the same batter as Idli. Fermenting the batter can be tricky in colder conditions; to help you ferment, you can use the instant pot. With this guide, we hope you will learn how to make idli/dosa batter as quickly as possible.
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Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 30 mins
Course Recipe
Servings 4


  • 4 cup Boiled Rice
  • 1 cup Urad Dhal
  • 2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 0.5 tbsp Salt
  • Water


  • Soak the rice, urad dhal and fenugreek in separate vessels overnight or for 4-5 hours. The next day or after few hours, start with grinding the urad dhal and fenugreek together in a grinder. Wait till they get a smooth texture.Transfer to a fresh bowl. Then add the soaked rice. Grind them to a fine paste. Add salt and mix them thoroughly with hand. Let them ferment at room temperature overnight.
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