The only alternative is , trying in a non-stich tava. Dear Jaya, Please do not feel discouraged. My V has eaten more " kindina dosais" in my younger days than well-formed ones ! Why not you try with a non-stick tava ? Since you write your tava is heavy, I am suggesting this. That is likely to solve your " kindal Problem " ! So there are 2 members already registered for dosa class !! Love & regards, Chithra.