Saturday, April 11, 2015

Red Rice Dosa-Sivappu Arisi Dosai-Healthy Breakfast Recipes

According to Wikipedia - Red rice is a special variety of rice that is red in color. It derives its rich red colour from an antioxidant called anthocyanins. This antioxidant is beneficial to reduce symptoms of inflammation, cancer prevention and weight loss management. Red rice is generally unhulled or partially hulled rice which has a red husk, rather than the much more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor, and a high nutritional value, as the germ of the rice is left intact. It is packed with nutrients such as B-vitamins, iron, calcium and zinc. I love making dosas and idlis with different grains. Instead of making dosas always with white rice, make healthy choice like brown rice, red rice, millets etc. Today we will learn how to make healthy Red Rice dosa following this easy recipe.

Red Rice Dosa-Sivappu Arisi Dosai
Red Rice Dosa with Mint Chutney-Mochai Sambar

Red Rice Dosa-Sivappu Arisi Dosai

Red Rice Dosa

 Prep Time : 45 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : Less than 5 mins per dosa
 Serves:10 Dosas
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner-Dosa Varieties
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Red Rice/Sivappu Arisi -2 cups
   Whole Urad dal (without skin) -1/2 cup
   Salt as needed
   Oil for making dosas (preferable sesame seed oil)


Wash and soak rice and urad dal separately for 4-5 hours.

Grind dal for 20 minutes or until light and fluffy, sprinkling water from time to time.

Grind rice to a smooth paste adding water from time to time.

Mix both ground dal and rice together adding salt needed. Leave it to ferment overnight. If you are new to making dosas, check out my detailed post on how to make dosa and how to grind idli and dosa batter.


Heat a tawa, when it is hot, pour a ladle of batter in the center of the tawa. Spread it in a circular motion.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. When the corners start lifting up, flip it over to the other side. Drizzle another half tsp of oil and cook until done.

Once cooked, remove the dosa from the tawa and serve hot with any chutney or sambar of your choice.

Check out  Side Dishes for Dosa

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  1. I used to make this is healthy and have to eat when it is hot...

  2. what is red rice?is it unpolished rice?

  3. I have never tried dosa with red rice, looks very tasty, have to try.

  4. Thank you so much. I love to eat dosa. But never attempted. May I kindly ask if I can use mung Dal instead?

    1. You have to add urad dal only for this dosa as it gives softness to the dosa. If you have moong dal, you can make moong dal dosa or pesarattu with whole moong beans

  5. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it.
    Quick question... Why is the rice and dal soaked and ground separately?

    1. You can grind together also for dosa but must grind well.

  6. Hey I have some red rice flour... Can I use that?

    1. Try using it. Reduce the quantity by half and try it. It should come. 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup urad dal soaked and ground.

  7. Can I mix any millet powder with existing dosa batter(rice+urad dal)?

  8. I had the tastiest red rice curd rice in Bangalore recently but can't find a recipe easily. Is it the same as usual curd rice, where I just substitute white rice with red rice?

  9. I didn't know so far that we can use red rice for Dosa, Looks so yummy. Will definitely try this time and let you know. All your posts are so good.

  10. Can I use red puttu rice to make this dosa?


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