What is Dosa?

A dosa is a cooked flat thin layered rice batter, made from a fermented batter. It originates from South India. It is somewhat similar to a crepe and a pancake in appearance. Its main ingredients are rice and black gram ground together in a fine, smooth batter with a pinch of salt.

Dosas are a typical part of the Southern Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil diets, but the dish is now popular all over the world. Traditionally, dosas are served hot along with sambar (a curry) and chutney (a sweet and spicy pickle).

As we have been learning all about Shrove Tuesday and its significance leading up to Easter, we thought we would take a trip around the world and explore how pancakes were made differently. When we came across Dosa’s, we simply couldn’t resist but make them ourselves!

Miss B brought the batter in from her home and showed us how to make them. They tasted so yummy!

Did you know that in some restaurants, they make them be at least 70milimetres long!