Ari Dosha | Rice Crepes with Coconut

This is officially my Ari dosha, yet again post that I promised in my Ari dosha again post. Making that perfect ari dosha comes with practice and it took me almost 4 years to reach a point where I can say - this is it! I struggled but I never gave up. And if you are looking to find out how to make this dosha without having a muddled up batter on the pan, then this is it! Truly. Honestly. 
Ari Dosha with Coconut | Rice Crepes with Coconut

I had shared my first ari dosha recipe long ago that I made using the savoury kalthappam batter because it was safe and easy. So if you are absolutely bad then I suggest you start from there. 😆 After almost a year I shared another Ari dosha recipe as Ari dosha again using basmati and nonstick pan without coconut. It is not just the ratio of raw rice to cooked rice but even the final consistency of the batter makes all the difference. Today's recipe has coconut in the batter making it different from the previous versions. 

Ari dosha with coconut formula 

For every cup of rice, you need 1/4 cup cooked rice or poha/aval and 1/2 cup coconut. The total amount of water is always double the volume of raw rice used. Depending on the rice quality, you may need little more water but never less. 

Ingredients = 1 cup raw rice + 1/4 cup cooked rice + 1/2 cup coconut 
Water required = 2 cups of water 

Watch the dosha batter consistency and how I pour the batter!

Ari Dosha with Coconut Recipe


For the batter:
1 cup raw rice (pachari), washed and soaked in water overnight or 4 to 6 hours
1/4 cup cooked rice or aval /poha (rice flakes)*
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut 
2 cups of water
Salt to taste

For making the rice crepes:
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil to cook each crepe 


Prepare the ari dosha batter:
  1. Drain the soaked rice and add it into a large mixie jar or processor along with the grated coconut and cooked rice*
  2. Add very little water and grind to smooth making sure you scrape the sides every minute
  3. Continue to grind while adding very little water just to help it grind to a smooth texture
  4. Transfer the batter to a large bowl 
  5. Stir in the remaining water 
  6. Add salt to taste 
  7. Let the batter rest for 10 to 15 minutes before you can start using (optional)
Prepare the rice crepes:
  1. Heat a thick-bottomed flat pan preferably cast iron (lightly grease if it is dry)
  2. Make sure the pan is really hot before you can pour the batter
  3. Stir the batter every time you scoop
  4. Keep the flame on medium to high, pour a ladle full of batter in the centre of the pan and immediately spread to give it a shape. As soon as the batter spreads, the holes should start forming. As the batter is very thin, it spreads itself without any shape, so use the back of the ladle to spread to give it a shape and thin out. 
  5. Sprinkle some oil all over the sides and cover with a lid to let it cook on a medium flame for a minute or two
  6. Open the lid and slowly release the sides with a sharp-edged spatula and flip the crepe to cook the other side for less than a minute
  7. Remove and place in a hot pot or casserole and keep it covered always
  8. Before pouring the batter for next dosha, reduce the flame to lowest, wipe the pan clean and then increase the heat before you pour the batter. Do this every single time for the rest of the batter. 
  9. Serve with any curry of your choice or like us enjoy with my Cherupyre curry or egg curry or chicken curry
I never have leftover cooked rice so I always use aval/poha. Just wet them with enough water and let it rest for about 10 minutes and then use. 

If you find that the batter is not rendering the holes as it should, then you need to check the batter consistency or the heat of the pan. 

Note: If you want to double the recipe, then you have to double the cooked rice and coconut too. 

Ari Dosha with Coconut | Rice Crepes with Coconut

I make this so often and yet I never took effort for a good photoshoot which is the case for all my recent cooking. I lost the mojo of food photography but I am sure it will crawl back soon.. until then I will be posting all the pending recipes that are hoarded on my phone. InshaAllah! 


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