Veg Dosa – Indian crispy Pancake with Vegetables

01 Feb

                 The food in India has different colors too!!. In North India, people like to have wheat based main food. Whereas in south India,  Rice is their main food. Every state and city has unique food, it is because they use the ingredients which is available locally. Every religion has its own special food associated and every family will have their own variation in recipes.( But Indian cooking is not as complicated as it is looks or feels,  because of vast recipes)

Though the food in India is varied among the state, one food which everyone likes in common and popular all over India is DOSA.  Dosa is rich in Carbohydrates and protein. It is considered as easy to make comfort food  in South India. The natural fermentation makes it special and one has to wait atleast 15 hours to get the batter ready. But once it is ready it can be saved in refridgerator for a week or so. Vegetable Dosa is  a slight variation from the traditional Dosa. However different toppings can be added on top of Dosa.

The Recipe….


  1.  Parboiled rice – 2 cups ( Idli Rice)
  2. Raw Rice – 2 cups
  3. Urad dhal – 1 cup
  4. Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbs
  5. Oil – few spoons of oil
  6. Vegetables- grated carrots and any vegetable finely chopped and sauted
  7. Salt – as per taste


1. Soak rice together in water and let it soak for 2-3 hours.

2. Soak Urad dhal and Fenugreek for 2 hours.

3. Grind it separately in a grinder or a mixer.

4. Add salt and ferment it for overnight . It the room temp is low , let the batter sit in the warm oven till it gets fermented. Make sure that oven is switched off when the batter is inside. It lets the bacteria to ferment the batter.

5. Heat a Non stick pan and pour the batter and spread it in a circular motion. Add 1 spoon of oil over the edges . If Dosa is very thick turn it over and cook again.

6. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side. Sprinkle some vegetables and it is ready to go with Chutneys and Sambhar.

Note: For making Dosa, particular type of parboiled rice is used. It is called as Idli Rice or Dosa Rice and it will be available in Indian grocery stores.


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  1. Sushma Mallya

    February 1, 2011 at 4:46 am

    dosa looks so crispy, very nice to include vegetables this way…

  2. anjelina

    February 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Veg dosa, a healthy and nutritious Indian Snacks and Appetizers. looks yum.

  3. Priya

    February 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Sooo crispy dosa, love the addition of veggies..

  4. uma

    February 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    nice crisp dosa. with veggies

  5. Malar Gandhi

    February 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Looks superb, very crispy…and inviting.

  6. Namitha

    February 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Looks very tempting…love dosa any time 🙂

  7. arthi

    February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    wow!! love this crispy dosa!!

  8. Paru

    July 20, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Devi, do you use real Idli rice or the parboiled rice in German supermarkets?

  9. Sridevi

    July 20, 2011 at 5:17 am

    @Paru – Yes, it is Idli rice from Indian shop.