Aval dosa, Sponge dosa recipe, How to make poha dosa

This is my handy recipe for those days when I don’t have dosa batter at home but still wish to eat dosa similar to the regular kal dosa. This is one of my favorite dosa and i love it for its soft and spongy texture. I usually make this dosa when I make chicken kuzhambu or palak papu and tastes absolutely fantastic with both. So lets get started.

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  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Aval/ poha – 1 cup
  • Urad dal fistful
  • Curd – 3/4th cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil

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How to make aval dosa with step by step images

aval dosa

  1. In a bowl add rice, aval/poha and urad dal.aval dosa
  2. Wash rice , poha and urad dal together. Now take ¾ th cup curd and mix it with 3 cups of water to make buttermilk. Soak all the three in buttermilk for 4 hours.aval dosa
  3. Now grind all the soaked items along with salt in a blender/mixie. The batter should be thick not watery. Now add baking soda to the batter and let it ferment for 6 hours. ( Adding baking soda makes dosa spongy and fluffy)
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  4. Heat a tava and pour a ladle full batter and drizzle oil. Dosa should look like kal dosa. When u see holes on the dosa you can flip it to cook other side and remove from heat once done ( U can also steam dosa by covering it with lid without flipping but I feel that flipping dosa gives best results).
  5. Serve it hot with chicken kuzhambu or gravy of your choice.
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