Spongy Aval Dosai | Poha Dosa | Easy Dosa Recipe


        Aval dosai / Poha dosai is a simple, easy and yummy breakfast dish. This spongy dosa is very soft in center and lightly crispy over the edges. Dosa is made with parboiled rice, rice flakes, butter milk, fenugreek and cooking soda and this dosa does not need any fermentation only soaking. You can make this dosa, if you don’t have idly dosa batter at home. Though this dosa is suppose to be thick, you can also make it thin. So try this spongy aval (poha) dosa for breakfast along with some spicy tomato chutney or idly podi.

    Recipe Source : Raks Kitchen
    Preparation Time : 8 Hrs
    Cooking Time : 30 Mins
    Makes : 8-10 Dosa


              2 Cups of  Idly Rice (Parboiled Rice)
              1/4 Cup of Aval / Poha / Rice Flakes
              3.5 Cups of Sour Butter Milk
              1/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
              1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek Seeds
              Oil and Salt as Needed


  • Soak both the aval and rice flakes in buttermilk (not in water) for overnight.
  • Next day morning, drain the buttermilk, add fresh water and grind it to a smooth batter consistency, but consistency should be little watery than idly dosa batter.
  • Add salt and cooking soda to the batter, mix well.        
  • Heat a non stick dosa pan or griddle, I used cast iron pan, pour a ladleful of batter, don’t spread it like thin dosa, it should be thick. Drizzle some oil over dosa or in sides, cover and cook it for a min. If you want, you can cook on the other side, otherwise it is not necessary.
  • Spongy dosa is ready to serve with tomato chutney or any spicy chutney.

  • Flipping the dosa and cooking on other side is optional.
  • Always add baking soda, just before you use the batter.
  • If you don’t want buttermilk, leave the batter overnight for fermentation.

     Tags : avalrecipe, aval dosa, poha dosa, spongydosa, how to make spongy dosa, how to make aval dosai, dosai recipe, no fermentation dosa, easy dosa        

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18 Responses

  1. nayana says:

    love these super soft and yummy dosas….

  2. Tinku Ji says:

    Wow aval dosa’s have come out so well…

  3. Meena Kumar says:

    Oh what a spongy dosa soaking in buttermilk thats really new to me.

  4. looks so soft and spongy

  5. Love this soft dosa anytime :-)

  6. Sapana Behl says:

    Lovely and so soft Dosas..wish I could learn to make some…

  7. Lovely soft dosas…nice with chutney.

  8. That makes a fulfiling breakfast…very tempting

  9. Yes Cook says:

    I make these sponge dosas at least once a week and we love them. Thanks for sharing

  10. I have never tasted such a dosa but surely its made to a level that I can’t resist it.

  11. very spongy and delightful dosa, love it..

  12. Shruti J says:

    I had this a long time back but never got to make it in-house! This time for sure…

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  13. Hema says:

    Looks really so soft and spongy..

  14. Suja Md says:

    omg, they are looking like super spongy…loved your version dear!!

  15. I love dosas! But have never made them myself – always assumed they were too complicated, I guess. They look pretty easy though – I should make these! Thanks so much.

  16. Soft and spongy dosa.. Delicious.. Love to have with some spicy chutney

  17. wow very very spongy and soft dosas :) looks yumm !!

  18. Good resource. TY for writing.

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