Brown Rice Dosa Recipe

Brown rice dosa, is an alternative to the regular dosa. It tastes equally good like regular dosa. Serve with sambar and chutney.

We all are talking about healthy living and always looking forward for recipes as such, but before making any alternatives think of are we eating food in a right way? 

Information about Brown Rice(source from wikipedia) Both brown rice and white rice have same amount of calories and carbohydrates. But the difference between two rice lies in the form of processing and nutritional value.
When only the outerlayer (husk) of the rice is removed Brown rice is produced. When further processed and milled, polished it becomes white rice. Due to this process most of the vitamins, minerals and other source of nutritients is lost.

Now what you can do is replace your white rice with brown rice as much as possible for making dosa, idli, adai, paniyaram. Slowly replace cooked white rice to brown rice.

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Fermenting Time : 8-10 hours
Yield : 12 dosas


Brown Rice - 2 cups
Whole Urad Daal - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil as needed to make dosas


  1. Rinse the brown rice thoroughly in the running tap water for atleast thrice. Soak it in fresh water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Similarly wash the urad daal in water and soak for 2-3 hours. Add fenugreek while soaking itself.
  3. Grind urad daal to smooth and fluffy batter. 
  4. Same way grind the rice to smooth batter, adding water as needed.
  5. Combine the ground batter together in a large vessel , add needed salt and mix well. The batter consistency should be such that it thicky coats if a spoon is dipped in it. Cover the vessel with a lid and keep it in a warm, dark place to ferment for minimum 8-10 hours.
  6. After fermentation, laddle the raised batter and stir well. Now the batter is ready to make dosa.
  7. Heat dosa tava or pan, drizzle little oil if needed before making first dosa. Pour a laddle of batter onto the center. Gently begin to spread the batter in sweeping circular motions to form a 8" dosa.
  8. Slowly dosa develops tiny holes as it starts cooking, drizzle oil all over the surface and edges of the dosa. Once the upper surface seems to be cooked, flip the dosa to the other side for a minute. Turn and fold it in half, dish out.
  9. If you want the dosa to be crispy, do not flip the other side. 
  10. Serve the dosa with  sambar and chutney. as per your choice. I have served with Tomato Chutney.


  • Poha or Flatten Rice (preferably red poha) can be used to make dosa. In such case, use 1/4 portion of urad daal and 1/4 portion poha.
  • Follow the same way to make brown rice Idly, remember to grind the rice a bit grainy.

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Prema said...

Will try this for kids lunch box, looks crunchy too.
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