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Carrot Dosa

26 Oct

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Carrot Dosa.

This is instant carrot dosa prepared with rice flour and so the batter doesn’t need any fermentation. The rice flour is mixed with freshly ground carrot mixture. Spices are also fried and mixed into the batter for flavor. Carrot dosa batter and is then poured onto hot pan and roasted till dosa turns golden brown. Serve carrot dosa with any pickle or chutney or with sambar.
Makes: around 6 Carrot Dosa.

Ingredients:

Carrot 1
Rice Flour 1 1/2 Cups
Yogurt 2 Tbsps
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Crushed Black Pepper 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Peel, remove ends, wash and grate the carrot or roughly chop it.
Grind carrot, green chiles and salt into smooth paste adding enough water.

In a mixing bowl, mix together rice flour, yogurt and ground carrot paste.
Add enough water to make it somewhat thin batter.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When cumin seeds change color, remove from heat and add to above dosa batter.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply few drops of oil with back of a spoon if necessary.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of carrot dosa batter on pan in circular motions.
Make sure batter is thin enough that it makes small holes when batter hits the hot pan.
Try to fill up any big holes and form into around 5 inch diameter dosa.
Don’t spread the dosa with back of the ladle.
Fry on low – medium flame till bottom side starts to turn golden brown.
Pour few drops of oil around the dosa and turn on other side.
Reduce the heat a bit and cook on this side for around a minute before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining carrot dosa batter.
Serve carrot dosa with sambar or with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure carrot dosa is cooked well and turned brown before turning on other side.

Suggestions: If the dosa doesn’t come out of the pan, make sure dosa batter is not too thin. If dosa comes thick, make sure batter is not too thick, and adjust the batter accordingly with water.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped cilantro or onion or chopped nuts like cashews to the carrot dosa batter.
Other Names: Carrot Dosa.