Benne Dosa | Buttery Soft Crispy Dosa

The famous buttery delight from Davangere, Bengaluru- Benne Dosa. The word 'Benne' literally means butter and as the name suggests, this delicious treat is definitely not for the faint hearted. Benne dosas are crisp yet have a soft and spongy texture. They're different because they are slathered with heaps of white butter. They are served with a potato palya or bhaji and a spicy coconut Chutney.
Some other popular variants of the Benne Dosa are the Open Benne Dosa, the Benne Khali Dosa (empty dosa with no filling) or Ondu Benne Dosa (single Benne Dosa). Benne Dosa is most enjoyed as a breakfast staple in Bengaluru. When dipped in the fresh and spicy coconut chutney, the Benne Dosa tastes heavenly. You can't get a better way to start your day.

    • Dosa Rice 1 1/2 cup  
    • Poha-1 1/2 cup  
    • Urad Dal-1/2 cup  
    • Sugar-1/2 tsp  
    • 1 tsp methi seeds (Fenugreek seeds)  
    • Salt-to taste  
    • Butter-as needed?
  • Benne Dosa | Buttery Soft Crispy Dosa Method-1

    1) Rinse Dosa rice with methi seeds, poha and urad dal separately and then soak for 4-5 hrs.
    2) Strain and grind to a smooth batter and add salt and sugar and mix well. (Do not add much water while grinding. Maintain the dosa batter consistency.)
    3) Ferment for at least 8 hours.

    Making of Quick Potato Bhaji :
    1) Boil and mash 2 potatoes. Chop the 1 onion and 2 green chilles and set aside.
    2) In a pan, add 2 tbsp coconut oil oil followed by 1/2 tsp mustard (let it splutter) and add 1/4 tsp channa Dal. Add green chilli and chopped onion to it. Stir fry well until onion turns transparent.
    3) Now, add mashed potatoes and turmeric powder. Add salt and mix well, stir fry for 3-5 minutes under medium heat. The filling is ready. You can keep it aside till you make the dosa. 

    Making of the Benne Dosa :
    1) Heat a iron griddle, add butter as required and once it has melted pour the dosa batter after mixing it well.
    2) Spread it like a regular dosa and close the lid.
    3) Once the bottom is crisp and golden flip it on other side, add butter before flipping. Once it done Crispy take it out on a plate.
    4) Serve hot with potato bhaji or sambhar and coconut chutney.

  • Benne Dosa | Buttery Soft Crispy Dosa Method-2

    Note : you can also make the dosa thinner and fry it on one side. If it's like normal dosa type, you need to flip it over and fry to Crispy.

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