Carrot dosa/Crepes

Carrot Dosa


Dosa is a pancake/crepes like dish made by blending rice, split gram dal but can be personalised as per the taste and preference. I have made these dosas by blending red rice, split black gram dal, barley, flatten rice and carrots.

Health benefits:

Adding carrots makes it more nutritious and tasty. Red rice is similar to brown rice and rich in fiber, barley and wheat combination helps to control glycaemic index.

This can be enjoyed as a healthy option for breakfast and can be treated as a nutritious dish for kids as well

Yields: 8- 10dosas
Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 25-30 mins (2-3mins per dosa)
Soaking time: 6hrs


  • Parboiled rice/Red rice-1 cup
  • Split black gram/Urad dal- 1/4 cup
  • Flattened rice/Poha-1/4 cup
  • Barley-2tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds-1tsp (optional)
  • Chopped Carrot- 2 medium
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil- to roast dosas


  • Wash and soak all the ingredients mentioned except carrot for 5-6hours/overnight.
  • After soaking time drain and set aside.
  • In the food processor add carrot and blend to puree and to this add soaked and drained ingredients in batches; Blend it to the smooth batter by adding little water at a time.
  • Transfer the ground batter to the bowl, cover and let it ferment for 6-8hour in the warm place.
  • Add salt and adjust the consistency by adding water and mix well.
  • Heat the non-stick tawa/griddle and pour two ladleful of batter
  • Make thin spread with the back of the ladle from centre in a circular motion towards the corner of the griddle.
  • Drizzle some oil and let it cook on a medium high flame for 1 1/2 to 2minutes only one side
  • Transfer to a plate and serve with chutney/any dip


  • After fermenting the dosa batter stays in the fridge up to a week. Better to make it in batches as once salt is added batter doesn’t stay for long.
  • Can use regular rice instead of red/parboiled rice.
  • If you want your dosa thick do not spread the batter just pour and leave it; Flip after 2minutes and cook other side for a minute
  • This can be filled with Vegan – Tofu scrumble

Carrot Masala Dosa

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 9, 2014, in Breakfast, Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Have never tried Carrot Dosa, looks yummy 🙂


  2. I did the same yesterday-Added some ground carrots to dosa batter 🙂 I should try your way too


  3. This sounds sooo nutritious!


  4. Using barley is intersting 🙂


  5. Look wonderful and sound healthy Chitra!


  6. Healthy and colorful dosai..


  7. These look delicious. I am so excited about finding your blog. I adore Asian food and want to learn more about it. Have a great day. Emma.


    • Thanx Emma for such encouraging words which makes me explore more on dishes…..glad to know you love Asian foods. ….wil try my best to keep it up….you tooooo have a lovely day….


  8. Awesome, Chitra! I have tried adding grated carrots to the batter, but this sounds even better, grinding with the vegetables. Good to know that it will ferment well. Will try this method. How does barley addition help, do you know?


  9. Never thought of carrot with dosa batter. Super idea Chitra!


  10. These sound very interesting. I love fenugreek but don’t use it often enough 🙂


    • Thank you..Fenugreek tastes bitter so many avoid it but if we add small quantity it helps for blood sugar levels in the body. You can try without it as well. Happy to meet and thanks for your visit and feedback…Lookf orward to see you


  11. What a beautiful & healthy dish!


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