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how to make crispy dosa

How To Make Crispy Dosa - Crispy Plain Ghee Dosa

Simple and crispy dosa recipe will help you to prepare homemade South Indian style crispy dosa for breakfast or dinner!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 dosa


  • 2 cups dosa batter
  • 4 tablespoons ghee or use sesame oil
  • extra ghee or oil for greasing the pan as needed


  • Mix the dosa batter very well without any lumps, keep aside.
  • Heat an iron pan or tawa (you may use non stick pan also), and grease with one teaspoon of ghee or oil.
  • Pour a small ladle full of batter to the hot pan, spread it thinly in circular motion using the ladle itself. If you spread it thick, the dosa won't be very crispy.
  • As the dosa starts to get cooked, add a tablespoon of ghee to the dosa, almost evenly across the dosa and also on the edges. It doesn't have to be perfect, you can just add the ghee using a spoon, try to do evenly as much as possible. As the dosa gets cooked, the ghee will melt and spread across. Make sure to add a little ghee on the edges, if needed you may use little extra ghee.
  • As the dosa is cooked, the sides of the dosa will start to separate from the pan. Once the sides start to separate (in about 2 to 3 minutes) using a good quality spatula, gently flip the dosa so the other side will also get cooked fast. Using the spatula, you can help separate the dosa from the pan, starting from the sides and moving towards the middle gently and slowly.
  • Once the dosa is flipped, give another 1 more minute to cook the other side too.
  • Gently transfer the crispy and hot dosa using the spatula, to the serving dish.
  • Similarly cook all dosas until the batter is finishes. Serve the hot and crispy dosa with any sambar, chutney or any vegetarian curry of your choice.


Notes: Make sure to serve the dosa hot. Dosa are most delicious when served hot, as it cools down, the texture will change and won't be the best.