Wash the fenugreek seeds, urud daal, and rice three times and then soak for about 6 hour in cold water.
After about 6 hours, drain the water that was soaking the fenugreek seeds, lentils, and rice. DO NOT WASH, just drain the water it was soaking in.
Using a belnder, such as a Blend Tec or Vitamix, blend the fenugreek seeds, urud daal, and rice mixture using just enough water to allow it to blend/mix. How much water to use?I fill the blender with water only to a point where half of the mixture is covered in water.
Blend until the contents are very pureed and smooth to touch.
Pour the batter in the Instant Pot and mix the batter with one of your hands for about 3-5 minutes. The warmth of your hand will help start the fermenting process.
Now, close the Instant Pot lid, place it to sealing where no air comes out, and push the yogurt button. Set it to 12 hours.
Check on the batter after 8 hours to see if it fermented. In some cases it may take an extra hour or so which is why I recommend setting the Instant Pot to 12 hours.
Once fermented, you can add sugar and salt to the batter and immediately make dosa or refrigerate until you are ready to use it. Optional- add water to the batter to reach a consistency you are comfortable working with.
Let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
MAKING THE KHEEMA MASALA DOSA
Take the dosa batter out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Be sure to add the salt, sugar, and water to get the consistency you prefer for the batter.
Heat a flat non-stick pan on high heat. Once hot, cool it down with cold water. This can be done by 1. placing the pan under cold running water or 2. using a towel soaked in cold ice water and wiping the panNOTE: this has to be done between each dosa
Place the pan back on the stove (medium-high heat) and pour batter into the middle of the pan. Wait a few seconds and then using a utensil like THIS spread the batter outwards in a circular motion making round ridges as you continue to spiral.
Once the batter starts to dry out on top, take a stick of butter and dab it on the dosa so it is evenly distributed. You can add oil as well if you prefer. The dosa will peel on its own, do not worry. If anything you can help it peel on one edge.
Spread your dosa filling on the dosa and let it cook for an additional minute or so with the stuffing on top.You can use my Chicken Kheema recipe found HERE as an option. Add cilantro, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and green chilis as an additional topping.