Sweet and Savory buttermilk dosa (Surnali)



1 cup dosa rice

1 cup buttermilk or curds

1/2 tsp methi/ fenugreek seeds

1/2 cup coconut gratings

1/2 cup thin poha

1 tsp turmeric/ Haldi powder

3/4 cup jaggery or as per taste

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp cooking soda


  • Wash rice 2-3 times and drain all the water. Soak rice with methi seeds in buttermilk for 3-4 hours
  • Before grinding wash Poha and drain the water. Grind washed Poha, coconut gratings with soaked rice
  • Make a fine paste. Transfer the batter to a big bowl. Let it ferment for at least 8-10 hours or overnight.
  • Next day before making the dosa add salt and cooking soda to the batter and make a thick dosa on a medium flame. No need to flip the dosa. This dosa is cooked only one side
  • If you are making sweet dosa then, add powdered jaggery and a pinch of turmeric powder to the batter and make a thick dosa.
  • Serve sweet dosa with fresh butter or ghee. Ad savory dosa with coconut chutney or any spicy curry.


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