Mar 24, 2013

Carrot Dosa

Here is another Dosa variety .. Carrot Dosa !!  We all know carrots are very good for health and we have been told to eat it from the age we have been kids..

 Some of us like it cooked. Some like it raw. I am of the latter type. I don't like it when it is cooked. I like it crunchier than it being softer and sweet. So Carrot Dosa is one of its kind with a aroma of carrot in dosa. It is also Kid friendly as they don't get to see the carrot but still is included in the dish.So here is the recipe.

Ingredients :

Carrots - 2 cups (grated)
Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 2tbsp or a fistful
Methi seeds - 1tsp
Salt as required


  • Grate the carrots and measure 2 cups tightly packed. Keep it aside.
  • Soak the rice, urad dal and methi seeds together for 2 hours.Grind it to a smooth paste with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Now grind the grated carrot to a smooth paste and mix it with the batter.
  • Add required salt. The batter is ready now.
  • Heat a griddle, add the carrot dosa batter . Spread it in a circular motion to make a thin dosa and sprinkle few drops of oil.
  • Once it is cooked, flip it over.
  • Crispy carrot dosas can be served with chutney or sambar.
My Notes:
  • Take care that we don't add too much of water while grinding, we might not get crispy dosas.
  • 1 tsp of Methi seeds can also be replaced with 2 tsps full of poha to get roasted and crisp dosas. 
  • This doesn't need fermenting, it is an instant dosa and can be stored in the refrigerator for a day.