Carrot Dosa - Breakfast Recipe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cooking from Cookbook challenge, an event by +Srivalli Jetti, that happens during the weekends of every month, where we cook a dish from cookbooks , magazines, or recipes noted from mom, aunts, next door neighbor, etc.  The main reason many of us do this challenge is to dust the cookbooks we collected during a period of time, giving us a chance to at-least look into it.
So this week too, i picked  a dosa recipe from Mallika Badrinath's Tiffen Varieties. Dosa being my kiddo's favorite and this is an easy recipe since, it doesn't require any fermentation. It is a Grind n Pour dosa type. Weekend mornings are lazy mornings, when rest of the family is snoring, i will be twisting and turning thinking about what to make for breakfast. i consider these grind and pour dosa's as my blessing on such days.
1 cup raw rice
1/4 cup Parboiled rice
3/4 cup grated carrots
5 nos red chilies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium-sized onion
a small gooseberry-sized tamarind
Salt to taste (1 tsp)
  • Soak both rice together for 2-3 hours. Grind it along with rest of ingredients to a fine batter.
  • The batter should be of pouring consistency. Dilute the batter with water if necessary. I used around a cup of water to grind and added another 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat a tava, pour a laddle of batter in the center of the pan, do not spread much. Dot the edges with gingely oil/ghee. Flip and cook the other side. Serve it hot with Chutney/sambhar.
  • The Dosa can also be poured like rava dosa. Pour from the farther end of  the pan and end it the center. I made it both the ways, it came out good. 
  • Tamarind adds nice tangi-ness to the dosa, it balances the sweetness of the carrots, so do not miss it.
How to prepare you dosa pan/tava for dosa's.
I use a normal Cast iron tava for both my dosa and roti. So, sometimes after making roti's, my pan will not co-operate for making dosa.
So, such times, i use a cut onion and little oil to prep my pan. Heat the pan. Pour 1/2 tsp oil on to the pan, rub it well with onion, then try pouring the dosa. The dosa will come easily without sticking to the pan.

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  1. wow a healthy and yummm looking dosa... and yeah im sure tamarind must have given it the required tanginess...

  2. Such a delicious sounding dosa Priya..I love for dosa never ends and this is yet another one to try!

  3. With so many varieties of Dosas, one can never get tired of them. colorful & tempting Dosa's, Priya!

  4. love the color of these beautiful dosa

  5. super healthy dosai...healthier way to add carrot for the kiddos!!

  6. wow very healthy and love the color of these soft dosas :)

  7. Kids love it ..Nice Priya
    Shobas Delight

  8. Healthy dosa is always a hit with me. I am sure my daughter will love this

  9. This is so easy and looks nice too.Bookmarked!!!

  10. Carrot gives a beautiful colour na, very healthy dosas they are..

  11. That is such a healthy and delicious dosa!!!

  12. That is such a delicious and healthy dosa

  13. What a nutritious and delicious dosa.


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