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ONLINE – Let’s Make Dosas!


With Anita (joining us from Oregon)

Healthy food is key for everything from healthy skin and teeth to strong body and immunity. Anita makes everything seem easy (and joyful) in the kitchen! The health-conscious, vegan, gluten-free menu features DOSAS, with chutney and sambar—plus uttappam!

NOTE: There are two time-sensitive steps to complete in advance of the workshop on Saturday evening.

Session Format:
  1. Video:  We will share a prep video on how to soak the ingredients for the dosa batter. This won't be a live session, but it will be a time-sensitive activity. It should be done at least 6 hours before we meet for Zoom 1, so any time Friday morning before 11:00am. Don't forget.
  2. Zoom 1: Friday, June 5 at 5:00pm for about half an hour. This will be a live Zoom session where we can all grind the dosa batter together. Have your blender ready.
  3. Zoom 2: Saturday, June 6 at 4:00pm - This will be our live Zoom class together on Saturday, where we will make chutney, sambar, uttappam and dosas in our kitchens
If some of the ingredients are not easy for you to get, Anita can ship you a "Dosa Box" that contains the following:
  • urad dal
  • fenugreek seeds
  • dry coconut
  • tamarind
  • dalia 
  • sambar masala

Deadline to order the optional Dosa Box is Friday, May 29. Cost, including shipping is $25.

Ingredients (to serve 3-4):


  • 1 cup dal (urad dal is the best, but can work with mung dal or red lentils as well)
  • 3 cups grain (brown rice, white rice, millet, oats and quinoa all work great)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • Oil/ghee for making dosas (sesame oil works very well and is traditionally used to make dosas)
  • butter to season the pan (if using a cast iron pan)


  • 1/2 lb dry coconut (or frozen coconut)
  • 1/4 lb dalia
  • 3-4 green chillies (or to taste)
  • 1 lime or lemon (or frozen raw mango)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • for seasoning:  1 tblsp oil, 1tsp mustard seeds, 1tsp cumin seeds and curry leaves (optional)
Sambar (lentil soup)
  • 1 cup lentils (toor dal works best, but mung dal or red lentils are okay, too)
  • 2 cups of veggies of your choice (cabbage, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, okra, opo squash work very well)
  • tamarind (1 tsp concentrate) 
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (optional)
  • Sambar masala (store-bought works well - I like these two - 24Mantra or MTR)
  • for seasoning:  1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, curry leaves (optional)
Uttappam (uses the same batter as dosa)
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables of your choice. The following work very well:
          - Dino kale
          - Carrots
          - Cabbage
          - Red/yellow/orange/green bell peppers
Some Kitchen tools needed:
  • Blender to blend dosa batter and chutney
  • A flat pan to make dosas (I like these very much:  lodge 1lodge 2 or these work well too:  all-cladelectric)
  • spatula to turn the dosas
Don't forget to order your optional Dosa Box by May 29!


*This class is priced on a sliding scale. Please type in your donation amount.
Price: $ 25.00
The box includes items you may not readily find: urad dal, fenugreek seeds, dry coconut, tamarind, dalia and sambar masala. The cost of shipping is included. Deadline to order is May 29 to allow for ingredients to arrive in time.