Masala dosa is a popular Indian breakfast dish (although in the UK it’s often served at lunch or dinner) consisting of a crisp crepe-like pancake made from a fermented batter of grains and pulses. It is served with a spiced potato masala and an array of southern Indian chutneys.
Dosa can be tricky to make at home – much like pancakes, the first few attempts might not come out right, but persevere! It’s key to have a smooth, well-fermented batter and a good non-stick pan. You can use any short-grain rice to make the batter, but the best is ‘parboiled’ rice (also known as ukda rice) or rice called ‘dosa rice’ or ‘idli rice’ – all are available from specialist Indian grocers.