For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 cup boiled rice / idly rice
  • 1 cup chana dhal
  • 1 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 green chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp minced cilantro
  • water as needed
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • 1 in ginger
  • 1/4 tbsp asafoetida


Wash and soak rice and chana dhal together in sufficient amount of water for 8 hours or overnight.

Drain the water and grind the soaked dhal with water to idly, dosa batter consistency.

Add fresh green peas, green chillies, cilantro and salt (along with ground masala) to the batter.

Heat oil in frying pan. When oil is hot, pour the batter directly to the oil with help of a ladle.

The mixture automatically spreads and puffs up like poori. Deep fry both the sides till it changes it color.

Transfer and place it on the paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve hot with tomato chutney or any spicy chutney.

Recipe notes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutees

Makes: 4 to 5