Dill Dosa

An aromatic and tasty dosa that strikes the right chord with kids of all age groups, the Dill Dosa appeals to moms too because it scores high on nutrition content!

The combination of rice and urad dal in the batter makes the Dill Dosa a good source of vegetarian protein. Dill adds some iron to the equation, helping you improve haemoglobin levels too.

Make this yummy dosa as an evening snack for kids when they come home from school. You can enjoy some with your evening tea too!

Dill Dosa

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Dill Dosa recipe - How to make Dill Dosa

Soaking time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     17Makes 17 dosas
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1/2 cup finely chopped dill leaves
1 cup raw rice (chawal)
1/2 cup beaten rice (poha)
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
8 1/2 tsp ghee for cooking

For Serving

  1. Combine the rice, beaten rice and urad dal in a deep bowl with enough water and soak for 8 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend with 1 cup of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the batter to a deep bowl, add the dill leaves, coconut, green chilli paste, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it and wipe it off gently using a cloth.
  5. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle.
  6. Smear ½ tsp of ghee evenly over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes till the dosa turns golden brown in colour. Turnover and cook again for ½ minute or till the other side gets cooked as well.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 to make 16 more dosas.
  8. Serve immediately with sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dosa
Energy78 cal
Protein2.3 g
Carbohydrates12.6 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.6 mg
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Dill Dosa video by Tarla Dalal


Dill Dosa
 on 25 Mar 18 10:47 AM

Can I use fine rice flour instead of rice and how thanks
Tarla Dalal
26 Mar 18 09:10 AM
   Hi, No for this recipe you cannot use rice flour, you will have to follow the recipe for best results....
Dill Dosa
 on 02 May 16 11:40 AM

A very good recipe. Only Tarlaji can think of this variation. I have made this recipe several times. My family enjoys it. Thanks a lot.
Tarla Dalal
03 May 16 08:48 AM
   Hi Sonal, great to know you have liked the recipe.. Do keep trying more recipes and give your feedback..
Dill Dosa
 on 23 Aug 12 07:37 PM

I was a bit apprehensive about using so much dill but it turns out that it has a wonderfully fresh and lemony flavour. I used brown rice and brown rice poha for the batter but followed the recipe otherwise and served it jaggery. It was a delicious and healthy evening snack.