Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sponge Dosa | Lunchbox ideas

Kids definitely look for varieties in their lunch boxes. So I keep trying newer ideas in our day-to-day traditional dishes. I found this different recipe for dosa in a cook book first and later in many blogs. I wanted to try this for a long time and somehow didn't find an opportunity. Last week I tried this and it was fabulous. The dosa was very soft and spongy and stayed the same way after packing it for llunch box too. Just pack this with attractive side dishes. I packed with groundnut chutney


Idly rice(parboiled rice) - 2 cups
Rice flakes/aval/poha - 1/4 cup
Sour butter milk - 3 – 4 cups
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
Oil & salt - As needed


  • Soak washed rice and aval  together in buttermilk overnight.
  • Morning,drain the excess buttermilk if any and grind to a smooth batter like our idly dosa batter(bit watery than that)
  • Mix salt(I added 2 tsp) and cooking soda and mix well.
  • Heat the tawa (I used a nonstick one) and pour a ladle full of batter and drizzle oil and don’t spread the batter,cook covered in medium flame for a minute.
  • Now super soft spongy dosa is ready to enjoy!


If there are no holes formed in the dosa, Check the consistency of the batter, too thick batter or even too thin batter wont give you porous dosa. Try adding more cooking soda and mix well and try again.


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  1. wow ..this is excellent, will try it this week the spongy look.

  2. Yes dosas tend to become hard when packed for lunch. So we also make it more thick to overcome that..good one..

  3. nice spongy dosas, and pretty easy and quick as well

  4. nice spongy dosas... would love to have some with chutney.

  5. Dosa looks so so spongy. Yumm

  6. soft and fluffy dosa, i have made this many times,it is from Mallika bhadrinath cook book! Perfect for lunchboxes!