Feb 1, 2010

Carrot Dosa

If its one of those weekdays and you have no idea what to make for dinner, you want to just scrape the left overs in your fridge but you already did that yesterday! (No - did not happen in our house yesterday! LOL!), this is probably a quick recipe to follow.

I like to make simple but different types of dosas like this one here - these are easy to make - and a serving of vegetable goes along with it in disguise. Moms - you can understand that!

So, here is our dosa of the day - Carrot Dosa.

Little bit of pre work needed here is that you have to soak rice for at least a couple of hrs before preparing the batter. Take about 2 cups of regular rice - I used our everyday basmati rice. Soak in hot water for 2-3 hrs. You can add toor daal to this if you want - then that would make carrot adai, which is another great option!

Grate a couple of carrots. Chop up 1-2 green chillies. And you need the rest of the ingredients here - some red chillies, jeera, coriander seeds, a little bit of black peppers, some chopped ginger.


Move the soaked rice to a blender and blend to a coarse consistency. 


Now add all the other ingredients to the coarse rice batter. Blend together well.


Blend well into a smooth batter.


Look at that color! Almost looks like carrot kheer - but definitely does not taste like kheer!


Now, just make dosas out of this batter immediately. You can make them like regular dosas.


Serve hot immediately with plain ol' coconut chutney and sambar. Or with just molaga podi. Or with Sugar..or with whatever you like.


How easy and nice is that? A bit of advice though - eat this hot. Do not let this cool and then eat - they kind of become tough when its cold, because its just rice batter.


Enjoy. Peace Out!


  1. Wow...these sure look yummy. I'm def gonna try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks so cool-I've never made a dosa before since I always thought it was crazy complicated but this looks like something even I could whip up! Love how crispy your dosas turned out!

  3. The carrots indeed give very nice color to the whole thing.

  4. Mmmmm lovely carrot dosa.. all time fav and to my family too.. ingredients are bit different and also while making dosas instead like normal dosa we do like rawa dosa. This is bookmarked and will try out for sure.

  5. Such a delicious and colourful dosa, kids will definitely love this..

  6. Wow ,Look at the lovely colour of the dosa.I am going to give this a try .Thanks Mriganayani.
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  7. hey im new to ur blog...trying out rice varieties 1st and loved each one of them...

    was wondering how does a carrot dosai taste..namba normal dosai pola taste ah...because my husabnd doesnt like carrots that much...ummm ill try it though :)

  8. wow... nice colorful dosa.. Kids will love them....

  9. Nice step by step pics, lovely colorful healthy dosas!

  10. Easy and nutritious! Am sure it tastes great too!!

  11. Another way of making kids eat vegetables I guess. Looks great!

  12. Tried it, looks and tastes good.
    Both my husband and son liked it. Thanks for the recipe.


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