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Dal Dosa

 Published 2008-Feb-22   Updated 2017-Aug-08

- Submitted by Grace Sam

(Masoor Dal Dosai, Toor dal Dosai, Carrot Dosai, Orange Dosai, Carrot Adai)

Masoor dal dosai with grated carrot

Recipe For Dal Dosa

Serves : 4


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Masoor dal - 1/2 cup (You could also use toor dal instead)
  • Channa dal - 2 tblsp
  • Dry red chillies - 3
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Carrots - 2 (optional)
  • Oil - to fry dosas
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal for atleast 1 hour.
  2. After soaking, drain and grind it to a smooth paste with asafoetida, dry red chillies, ginger, salt and water enough to make a dosa batter.
  3. If the batter becomes thicker you can always add water later. (You can grind the carrot along with the batter or add grated carrot to the batter.)
  4. The batter will be a beautiful orange color. Let this batter rest for at least 1/2 an hour.

    Dal Dosa

  5. Grease a non stick dosa pan and pour a spoonful of batter. Spread it using the back of the spoon using circular motion to about 9 inch round dosa.
  6. Add few drops of oil on top.  Once it turns slightly brown, flip and brown the other side too.
  7. A nice orange brown colour dosa is ready.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the dosas hot from the tawa with sambhar, chutney, idli podi or any non veg gravy.


  • You could also use other vegetables like tomato, zucchini, bottle gourd or spinach instead of carrot.

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Comments (4)

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Healthy recipes, great work!!!
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thank u..
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i liked dal dosa the most it was tasty very tasty please send more types of dosaes.
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Here are more dosa varieties for you to try

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Old Comments

Comment by Namagiri Sridhar
    Hi Chef
    So should we use raw rice for this recipe as you are soaking for only 1 hour? And what can be the side dish?
Reply :-
    Hi Namagiri, You can use any type of rice. With modern mixies and blenders, one hour of soaking is sufficient.

Comment by kala k
    Can I use oats instead of rice here?
Reply :-
    It sounds like a good idea but I haven't tried it. Do let us know your feedback if you try it.

Comment by PADMA MOORTHY on 24 January 2010 00:32AM
Reply :-
    Hi Padma,
    I have no idea about these two. But i'll surely try to help you if my friends r aware of these....

Comments by Uthara on 18 August 2008 02:30AM
    Hi Dahila, Yesterday I made this dosa and my daughter loved it. Thank you very much for the recipe. Regards Uthara
Reply :-
    Thanks Uthara.

Comment by Rose on Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:44:34 PM
    please include the tamil names (local names that we normally use at homes) for necessary ingredients which will help better the freshers in cooking. i am new to this field and finds it difficult to spot out the necessary items required for some recepies. regards, Rose
Reply :-
    Hi Rose. do check the glossary section for any names you are not familiar with. It will be very helpful.

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-08-08.