Horsegram Dosa

Horsegram(Kulith) is supposed to be good for health during cold weather, more details here. I remember those days, while growing up, when I hated horsegram. I wouldn’t allow aayi make anything with them. But now, I cook with them frequently.

I made these dosas few days ago. They came out delicious and crispy.

1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup boiled rice (the red colored rice/ukdo tandul)
1/2 cup horsegram
1/2 cup urad dal
1/4 cup chana dal

Soak everything(except salt) in water for about 3-4 hrs. Grind to a smooth batter. Leave it in a warm place for about 6-7hrs or overnight.
Make thin dosas.
I spread some chutney powder on the dosa and fold them. They can be served with any chutney or sambar.

Serves : 5-6

26 thoughts on “Horsegram Dosa”

  1. I tried making kulit dosa from the bater which was remaining after making kulith idli from your site and it turned crispy as well as tasty. I shall try this once…….

  2. I made something with Huruli too, coming up next week. It’s cold and snowy here today, lovely to have Kulith. Dosa looks gorgeous, must try. I usually soak whole pack, cook and freeze some for later use! 🙂

  3. Is Horsegram available in all desi stores? I tried in two stores and was not available. Is there any Gujarathi word to that? Please help!

    1. Looks like it is called Kulthi or kalathi, I got that name from internet. I don’t know Gujrathi, so can’t be sure. It is available in our Indian store, I don’t know about all desi stores

  4. Shilpa sorry to be off topic. I am looking for a konkani dry chutney my neighbor used to make when i was a kid. It had dalia [the chana dal looking think we put in chivda] and then it had tamarind i think and it was spicy [dried red chillies again a guess]. Would u know what its called and how to make it?

  5. Hi Shilpa and Varada Aunty,

    Thanks for all your inspiring recipes and pics. 🙂 I just made idli batter.. it never rises for me. Always mix by hand. Tried the pre-heated oven, no luck. Anyway, I end up making dosas from the idli batter every time, and they turn out pretty good and crisp even without oil on my non-stick pan.. so its ok 😀

    One question, how long do you keep idli or dosa batter in the fridge? So far I have used it in one or one-and-a-half days. Have you tried keeping it a bit longer? say 4-5 days?


    1. I normally keep it max 3 days. I don’t prefer keeping more than that. You can freeze the idlis after steaming, that way they can be saved for longer time.

  6. Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll keep this in mind.

    I finally added Eno today to make my idli batter “rise”!! Sacrilege! But it worked. Had read about it in some blog somewhere. Its ok on occasion when I have a guest or some urgent situation and the batter just doesn’t rise. But I really wish I could get it to rise right!! :(((

    Anyway, thanks again and have a great Sunday!

  7. Natasha Rodricks-Naidu

    Dear SS,
    About your predicament on batter not fermenting, try using a teaspoon of sugar while grinding. Sugar enhances the fermenting process. You might need to keep the batter in a warm place in the kitchen. In Pune, India where I live, the batter takes all night and the early part of the morning to rise. But I know its perfectly done when its light and fluffy with million s of little bubbles. Add your salt now to it coz unlike sugar, salt holds back the fermentation.

    Dear Shilpa,
    Where in heaven’s name do you get the time to grind all that masala separately for your dishes? I’m a working mom of a 18 mth old who loves cooking but its always a race against time. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.

  8. I like to give my version of it very easy ,try and tell me.

    Soak 1cup horsegram and rice less than 1/4 cup overnight.
    Next day morning grind it coarse with less water and add finely chopped onion,coriander leaves,curry leaves and ginger.
    Then spread dosas little thick and cover,when cooked turn other side.,smells like omlet.

  9. I made these dosas yesterday, and I felt it was better than the normal dosas.

    Thank you so much for sharing this tasty and nutritious dosa recipe.

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