Set dosa recipe | How to make soft set dose | Karnataka style set dose

By Latha on July 19th, 2016

set dosa recipe, how to make soft set dose

Set dosa or set dose recipe explained with step by step pictures. Set dosa or set dose is another popular breakfast recipe from the Indian state of Karnataka. Set dosas are served in set of three along with coconut chutney and mixed vegetable sagu. So is the name "set dosa". Set dosas are small in size, soft and fluffy in texture.

Set dosa is prepared using the same common ingredients like rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and beaten rice. But one major difference is, the quantity of beaten rice or avalakki is more. This is a simple dosa recipe and preparing super soft set dosa depends on the proper fermentation of the batter. In Karnataka the same set dosa batter is used to prepare paddu or guliyappa.

I have listed and marked curd as an optional ingredient, which you can use only if the climate is too cold and if you are using mixer grinder to prepare the batter. I have also shared a picture of set dosa, which is prepared using curd. But adding curd will turn the batter sour. So if you have enough time, I would suggest you to ferment the batter for more time like 15 - 16 hours. Or just do not try this recipe in winter, instead try my another set dosa recipe using curd, which is prepared using rice, curd and beaten rice. Preparing dosa and idlis are easy task for me beacuse I stay in warm palce and I use wet grinder for grinding.

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check our neer dosa, masala dosa, bisi bele bath, vegetable pulav and soft idli recipes.

Set dosa or dose recipe

Preparation time: 14 hours
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 cup dosa rice
  2. 1/2 cup urad dal (1/4 cup extra if not using wet grinder or climate is cold)
  3. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  4. 1 cup thin or 1/2 cup thick beaten rice/avalakki/poha
  5. 0 - 1/4 cup curd (use only if the climate is cold, I didn't use)
  6. Ghee or Oil for cooking
  7. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making set dosa or dose:

  1. Take rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a container. Rinse well and soak it in good water for 4 - 5 hours.rinse rice and lentils for set dosa or dose
  2. Rinse and soak 1 cup thin or 1/2 cup thick beaten rice or avalakki for 30 minutes.rinse and soak beaten rice or poha for set dosa or dose
  3. Now drain and pour all the soaked ingredients like rice, dal and beaten rice into the wet grinder. You can also use mixer grinder but do not forget to increase urad dal quantity. Use required water and grind it into a smooth batter having dosa batter consistency.rice and lentils in the grinder for set dosa or dose
  4. If using curd, add in the curd at the end before finishing the grinding. Pour the batter into a large container, close the lid and rest it for 7 - 8 hours in a warm place for fermentation. I usually keep it overnight. And if the climate is cold ferment it for more time.fermenting batter for set dosa or dose
  5. After fermentation, next day morning open the lid and you can see the batter has raised up indicating good fermentation. Add in salt. Please note that the batter should neither be too thick nor too thin. And if you have used curd, let the batter be on little thicker side.fermented batter for set dosa or dose
  6. Now heat the dosa pan. You can use any pan for set dosa. It turns out good in all kinds of pan. I used hard anodized iron pan. Now pour a laddle full of batter and spread it a bit. Please note set dosas should be thick and small in size.making set dosa or dose
  7. Close the lid for 5 - 10 seconds. Allow it to cook under medium flame.close the lid and cook set dosa or dose
  8. Open the lid, you can see the soft fluffy texture of the set dosa.cooking set dosa or dose
  9. Drizzle little oil or ghee on top.drizzle oil or ghee for set dosa or dose
  10. Flip the dosa and cook on the other side for very little time. Note that cooking the other side for set dosa is optional.cook set dosa on both sides
  11. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or vegetable sagu. Set dosas will taste good even if they are not hot.tasty and soft set dosa
  12. And here is the image of set dosas, which I prepared using curd during winter season. You can make out the difference in texture.soft set dosa prepared using curd

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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