Ari Dosa ~ Malabar Thin Rice Crepes
Recipe type: Accompaniments
Cuisine: Malabar
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cups raw rice (pachari)
  • ¾ cup grated coconut
  • 3 cups + 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for basting
  1. Wash and soak the rice for 4 hours. Drain.
  2. Add the rice along with the coconut and 3 cups of water and grind till the mixture is really smooth. It should not be grainy.
  3. Pour into a pan. Add one cup of water and blitz the grinder to clean the jar.
  4. Pour the water into the batter, add salt and whisk well. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan till nice and hot. Drizzle a little oil and rub it all over.
  6. Take a ladle of batter and pour. Spread it quickly.
  7. Close the lid and allow it to cook for around 5 minutes on small flame or till done. The dosa will lift up from the pan and will be non-sticky when touched. Do not allow it to brown.
  8. Fold in the middle, and then to the sides and allow to cool on a plate before transferring it to a hot pot.
  9. Repeat till the batter is done. Serve warm with a side dish of your choice.
You can add a handful of cooked rice while grinding the batter. I do it if I have rice available in my fridge.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at