Sunday, 15 July 2007

Carrot Dosa

We (atleast many) always look for a change in everything. Taking diversion from the usual track is exciting and feels different too. If not we wouldn't be exploring so many things. The same thing holds good with food too.

Carrot dosa is slightly different from the normal dosa. Healthy and tasty.

Once I had very less quantity of dosa batter but had to serve four people. My mother used to add Wheat flour or rice flour in such situations. I was thinking of alternatives to modify the batter. Why not add grated carrot? I tried it and worked out well. Here it is for you...

Carrot - 1 Small
Green Chilli - 2
Rava - 1 Tsp
Dosa batter - 1 Cup


Dosa Batter Preparation:
  1. Soak Rice and Urad dhal with proportion 3:1 and 1 Tsp of fenugreek in water for 3 hours. Do not add more than 1 Tsp fenugreek as it will bring bitter taste. It is to soften the batter.
  2. Grind the mixture (rice, dhal & Fenugreek) and keep it aside for 3-4 hours before using it for dosa.

Carrot Dosa:

  1. Grate Carrot and chop green chilli.
  2. Slightly fry the rava
  3. Take 1 Cup of dosa batter.Add the grated carrot, chopped chilli and rava to it.
  4. Spread it in Tawa as we make normal dosa. You should be slightly careful with this as the carrot might get struck.
  5. Crispy and healthy dosa is ready.

Nutritional Fact:

  • Carrot - Contains Carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A. Good source of potassium, Vitamin B6.
  • Fenugreek - Used as digestive aid.


Asha said...

I make Uttappams adding vegs. like carrots,Tomato etc,great tasting and healthy as well.Looks delish Seec! Enjoy:))

Jayashree said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.......nice recipe....I was just wondering as I was reading this, how it would taste if the carrots were ground and added to the dosa batter. Guess I'll have to try that out.

SeeC said...

Thanks Asha. Uthappams with carrot, Tomato...Immmm I can imagine how tasty it would be.

Thanks for your time Jayashree. Very nice to see you here.
Adding carrot paste...May be I should try it too. Thanks for the suggestion.

Vcuisine said...

Carrot in dosas are looking great SeeC. New idea. Viji

SeeC said...

Thanks for your comments Viji.
Just like you said in one of your posts...Carrot is one of my favourite and would like having it with anything :))

archana said...

Carrots have given a nice colour to the dosa :) This was a good idea :)

SeeC said...

Thanks for your comments archana. Carrots' colour itself is attractive.

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

Very nice blog SeeC. I have to come back here later and read everything. Keep up the good work....All the best

SeeC said...

Thanks for your time Shilpa.
Very nice to see you here.
Your comments definitely add value.
Do take your time in visiting again.

bicks said...

hi nice blog u have got ... actually i ran acdiently into ur blog when i was verifying if my blog was in search engine... guess what.. both our blog names are similar except or a letter :) may be this is what they call grt men think alike hahaha.will try ur carrot dosa surely.