Sunday, January 10, 2010

Carrot Oat Dosai ~ Carrot Dosa~ Savory Indian Crepes

Yes this is Veg Inspirations, you have not come to the wrong place. It just looks a lot different since your last visit. The reason for that? I have been wanting a new look for this site for a while now and the combination of the New year and a new domain motivated me to work on the site layout and bring out a new look for the site too :-) I would love to hear your opinions on this new look, so do let me know what you think....

Carrot Oat Dosa~Carrot Dosa~Savory Indian Crepes

Moving on to the recipe of oat carrot crepe/ dosai. Almost all the time these days I make instant dosai's instead of the ones that require grinding in the interest to complete my work more quickly. But the last time I made dosai I actually had a little more time and I decided since it has been a long time since I made dosai that required soaking and grinding, this might be a good time for it. I did not ferment the batter so this is still much quicker than the traditional type of rice and lentil dosai. These dosai's turned out to be ultra soft and tender thanks to the rolled oats and both the carrots and red chillies provided a nice flavor and color to this dosai. Try this if you want a fairly quick and healthy dosai one of these days, it does not take very long and it tastes fantastic :-)

 Carrot Oat Dosai~Carrot Dosa~Savory Indian crepes

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Ingredients and Method to make Carrot Oat Dosai

3/4 cup raw rice (chawal/ pachai arisi)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup split black gram lentil (udad dhal/ ulatham parappu)
2 carrots cut into little pieces
2 dry red chilies (or to taste)
salt to taste

sesame oil (or any other oil) few drops to shallow fry the dosai (crepes)

Soak raw rice, rolled oats and split black gram lentil together in sufficient water for at least 2 hours.

Grind this in batches along with red chillies and carrots.

Add salt to taste and adjust water as required to achieve pouring consistency for the batter.It should not be too thin, should be slightly thicker than buttermilk consistency. This batter does not need fermentation, so you can make dosa with it immediately.

Heat a griddle/ tawa/ flat pan, smear a couple of drops of sesame oil on this pan and spread it.

Pour a ladleful of this batter in the center of the pan and spread quickly into a circle making it as thin or thick as you prefer.

Add a few drops of sesame oil around the crepe/ dosai or on top of it and let it cook until the lower side starts to brown. Remove with a spatula and flip over.

Let the other side cook until a few brown spots appear on it and then remove from heat and serve with chutney, sambar or spice powder.

Tastes best hot.

Yield depends on quantity of batter used per each crepe/ dosai.

31 comments :

Madhu said...

dosa has turned out very well, like the color. Will try this soon..

indosungod said...

I like the makeover. Still retains the clutter free look.

Can't tell it is not the regular rice dosai. I usually make it with steel cut oats and don't add any rice.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Usha, i love both, the carrot dosa recipe and the new look of your space!

Sharmilee! :) said...

The new look is simple and elegant...My true opinion about the header...Hope u dont mind :)
It an be a bit more appealing with ur lovely food clicks....
And the dosa sounds healthy and tasty!

Prathibha said...

Neat layout dear......Dosa looks very nice...

Priya said...

Dosa looks fantastic, wat a healthy and nutritious dosa...

kitchen queen said...

nice delicious dosai.

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..what a click..can actually smell the aroma of it..nice..

Dershana said...

the blog looks brighter :-)i really like this recipe, gonna try out for sure.

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Usha,

The Crepes look incredibe...healthy and tasty.
Cheers,
Rachana

Arch said...

Nice new look ! I love the colour of the dosas...carrot sounds interesting - tried carrot in chutneys, but never in dosas...

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..what a fantastic idea..yummy

Asha said...

I love them too, nice color and healthy too.

Happy cook said...

Love the new look. Love the dosa too.

AshKuku said...

What a combo!!!!!! Yummy & Healthy too..... Looks very inviting being crispy & the color mesmerizing....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

lata raja said...

New make-over looks great, Usha.
crepes are totally healthy,

Cham said...

I like the clean look of ur site!
Carrot and oats another healthy and delicious tiffin idea!

simplyfood said...

Nice clean look on your blog .Your dosas look great simple and tasty.

Sumathi said...

Your blog has a good makeover.. Like the new look..
Healthy and great dosa.. A must try.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice layout. looks fresh and neat.
crepes looks so crisp and perfect. will try it.

Usha said...

Thanks all of you for your visits and your comments. Sharmilee I appreciate your opinions and will keep it in mind when I work on my next new header :-)

Madhuram said...

Hi Usha, thank you for the wishes and same to you too. Its been a while since I dropped by and I didn't know that you got your own domain. Congratulations.

As always you have come up with this unique and healthy dosa recipe.

ruchikacooks said...

the color looks so crispy! looks like our real dosa..

Thanks for visiting ruchikacooks..The pudding was nice, like our cousin of payasam :)

sowmya.s said...

i love the look of your blog now...nice header too...dosas loook yumm

Pari said...

Lovely, healthy and tasty dosa. The space looks clean and neat.

Vani said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Usha! Adding oats in the dosa batter is such a neat idea!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Dosas looks absolutely yummy, i love the golden color. Thanks for sharing such healthy recipe Usha:)

Sirisha said...

i tried this Dosa yesterday and it came out really well....it was very tasty and its very easy to make it..Hats off to ur Oat Dishes.Iam gonna try all ur oat recipes.

Manjula Bharath said...

such an delicious combo and yummy looking dosa .. very very neat presentation :) love the new look of you blog :)

Rumana Ambrin said...

Looks very crispy:)

Praveen said...

Love this dosa.. used to make this for my kid.

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