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Carrot Coin Dosai

Kid’s friendly carrot flavored coin dosa/uttapam. A Perfect kids friendly lunch box.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, tiffin
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: carrot dosai, dosai
Servings: 2
Author: Srividhya G


  • 2 cups Idli/Dosa batter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Oil as required for preparing dosa.
  • 2 tbsps Water

To Grind

  • 1 cup Grated Carrot 1 cup heaped, I used two medium carrots
  • 2 Red chili
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro

To Temper


Prep - Work

  • Wash the carrots, peel the skin and grate them.
  • Soak the red chilies in water until you grate the carrot or for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Chop the cilantro and set aside.

Preparing the Carrot Paste

  • Grind together the carrot, soaked red chili with water and cilantro together into a smooth paste.

Preparing the tempering

  • Heat the tadka vessel and add the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, urad dal, hing and channa dal.
  • As it starts to splutter, turn off the heat.

Preparing the Carrot Dosa Batter and the Coin Dosa

  • Add the ground paste, salt, and the tempering to two cups of dosa batter and mix well.
  • Make sure the carrot paste is well incorporated.
  • Now heat the tawa or the griddle and drop about 1 tbsp of dosa batter on the tawa. I usually prepare 6 to 7 at a time.
  • Spread a little bit of oil around the edges and let it cook for the minute.
  • Then flip the dosa and allow it cook for a 1 minute or so.
  • That's it. Now remove the dosas and similarly prepare the coin dosa with the remaining batter.
  • Serve hot with chutney or sambar.


  • Make sure the dosa batter is not cold.
  • Also prepare the dosa over medium heat, so that the dosa doesn't turn brown.
  • Adjust the salt and red chili as per your preference.
  • You can include onions while preparing the carrot paste.
  • Instead of coin dosa, you can prepare regular dosa with this batter or uttapam with this batter as well.
Adapted from Nalini’s Cooking