Saturday, May 30, 2015

Vegetable Dosa

Vegetable Dosa

Dosa is one of the popular breakfast in South India. There are many varieties of dosa like plain dosa, masala dosa, onion dosa, egg dosa, rava dosa and so on, the list will be long. Again in masala dosa there are many varieties like potato masala dosa, panner butter masala dosa, chicken masala dosa and vegetable dosa etc.....

Vegetable Dosa

Today's recipe is vegetable dosa which is very easy to prepare. We can also use any leftover vegetable fry as filling for this dosa. I used carrots, french beans and capsicum for preparing filling. The sweetness from carrots and the spiciness of the idli-dosa podi will compliment each other very well. Don't miss this yummy dosa.... 


  • Urad dal/Black gram/Minnapapu - 1/2 cup (I am using with skin)
  • Brown rice or White rice - 2 cups (We can also use half white rice and half parboiled rice)
  • Menthulu/Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Onion - 1/2 cup (I used full cup, not packed)
  • Carrot - 1/2 cup
  • French Beans - 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum - 1/2 cup
  • Green chili - 2 (optional)
  • We can also use tomato, green peas, cabbage and sweet corn.

For Tempering and Spices

  • Avalu/Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp or to taste (If using idli-dosa powder, then add less)
  • Salt to taste
  • Idli-dosa podi(powder) as required (optional, but add taste)

Ingredients For Making Idli Powder

  • Chana dal/Senagapappu - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal/Minapappu - 2 tbsp
  • Nuvvulu/Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts/Verusenagapappu - 2 tbsp
  • Jeera/Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Red chilies - 3
  • Salt to taste

Preparing Dosa Batter

  • Wash and soak rice and dal separately over night or atleast for 3 hours. Soak fenugreek seeds along with dal.
  • After soaking wash them thoroughly and grind separately into paste and mix them and let the batter ferment over night or 8 hours by keeping in a warm place.

Preparing Idli-Dosa Podi

  • Dry roast all the ingredients under idli-dosa podi and make into powder. We can store this in a air tight container. (After roasting all the ingredients then add sesame seeds as there may be a chance of burning)

Preparing Vegetable Filling

  • Finely chop all the veggies
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start spluttering, add all the veggies, little salt, red chili powder and cook till they are done on low flame with lid on. Dish out and keep aside.

Preparing Vegetable Dosa

  • Mix salt and water to the batter. Batter must be thin. (We already added salt to the veggies so check it out)
  • Heat a griddle, add 2 ladles of batter and spread it rotating in a circular motion.
  • When the dosa ia half done, sprinkle idli-dosa podi and spread vegetable filling and cook till dosa turn golden brown on one side.
  • Fold it and serve with as it is or with sambar.

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