Carrot Oats Dosa is an ideal breakfast or snack recipe. This healthy and vegan Indian crepe/dosa recipe is instant and requires no fermentation!
Calling all dosa lovers
This healthy vegan crepe recipe is a keeper! Indian crepes, popularly known as Dosa is one of the most sought after breakfast in India.
The traditional Indian dosa recipe made with rice and lentils involves a bit of a process. You need to soak the ingredients overnight, then grind it into a batter. It's then left overnight for fermenting.
The texture of this Indian food - dosa is very similar to crepes and it can be soft or crispy. They are mainly savory but there are some sweet variations to it as well.
Since my cravings for dosa are always sudden, I don't always have dosa batter handy. That's why I prefer to have some instant dosa batter recipes at hand.
In fact, I actually enjoy coming up with easy, innovative, and interesting instant dosa varieties to satisfy my dosa cravings!
Here are some of my favorite instant dosa recipes that you can try :
- Potato Dosa
- Quinoa Dosa
- Wheat Flour Dosa
- Quinoa Pumpkin Adai
- Green Peas Dosa
- Chinese Dosa
Why make this
This Instant Dosa is a well-balanced, and nutritious meal that's kid-friendly too! Carrots and Oats make a great combo!
Carrots contain a high content of Vitamin A and beta carotene which are necessary for eyes, skin and to increase immunity.
Oats on the other hand are one of the healthiest grains that contain a wealth of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
So if you are looking for ways to cook some savory recipes with oats, then give this Indian oats recipe a try!
- It's an easy instant dosa recipe, no fermentation required
- A great meal to snack upon any time of the day
- Is vegan and healthy
- Great way to incorporate oats and carrots into the diet
- Can be prepared within minutes without much effort
I love the fact that this healthy vegan Indian crepes recipe is super easy and quick to make and that too using basic pantry staples.
But please understand, there are many ways to make these instant crepes using different ingredients. This is one of the ways I make it.
Rice - You can use any variety of rice. I have made this Oats carrot Dosa with brown and white rice.
Oats - You can use old fashioned oats or rolled oats for this recipe.
Carrots - I prefer using organic carrots. But don't use the very sweet variety.
Lentils - Urad dal - Dosa is mainly made using urad dal lentils. you can use whole or split.
Asafoetida and dried red chilies for flavoring. You can add green chilies instead of red if available to you.
Here's how to make it
1. Soak brown rice, oats, and urad dal in three different bowls for 30 minutes.
2. Strain the water and first add the rice to a mixer grinder and blitz to break it down.
3. Then, add the oats, and urad dal to the blender jar.
4. Lastly, add the dried red chilies, salt, and asafoetida to it. Give it a spin till it all breaks down.
5. Wash, peel, and chop/grate carrots.
6. Add them to the grinder and blitz to a smooth batter by adding enough water.
7. The consistency of the batter is very important. it should neither be too thick or too thin. We are looking at pancake batter consistency here.
If you want, give an additional tempering to make the batter more flavorful. Give a tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the batter and mix it in.
Now, since this is an instant dosa recipe, we can prepare them immediately. There is no need to ferment the batter.
8. Heat a dosa pan, pour a ladle full of batter, and shape it like a pancake. While pouring the batter over the pan, the flame should on medium, then increase the flame to cook it.
Apply oil or ghee (if not vegan) on all sides and cook both sides evenly. Be careful to not let it burn.
Make as many as you need as store the remaining batter in the fridge. They taste amazing with some Indian chutney on the side.
I actually have an entire category dedicated to condiments. You can check them out here. But the classic combo for this Indian crepe is Molagapudi, Coconut Chutney, and Sambhar.
If you want to make it more filling and hearty, then prepare a stuffing similar to Masala dosa and serve with this Oats dosa.
Since carrots are in season, you can serve this for breakfast, snack, or even enjoy it as a light meal. Oats Carrot dosa can also be packed in lunchboxes.
These crepes would look so pretty when served as part of the Easter spread!
Top tips, recommendations, and suggestions
While grinding the batter, you can also add ¼ cup of shredded coconut. It will help in making the dosa soft.
You can also choose to finely grate the carrots and add them to the batter rather than grinding it. But that will not give you this beautiful color.
Instead of carrots, you can add spinach, beets, butternut squash, or even make it plain without any veggies. Throw in some greens as well.
If you are not vegan, add yogurt to the batter instead of water. It will lend a nice flavor.
Making dosa requires some practice. Start by making a small one first and keep the flame low-medium.
If you have a mini pancake pan, you can use that to make mini dosas or coin dosas. Kids love it! You can also make waffles using this batter similar to Dosa Waffles.
How to make the dosa crispier?
Add 2-3 tablespoons of rice flour to the batter. That will make it crispy.
How to store the batter?
Keep it inside the fridge with a tight lid and store for a week. It also freezes well for up to 2 months. Just transfer it to the fridge a day before use.
Take out the batter from the fridge 30 minutes before so that it comes to room temperature and then start making dosas!
Which tawa is best for making dosa?
This is the dosa pan I use. However, dosas made in a cast iron pan taste amazing.
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Oats Carrot Dosa - Vegan Crepe Recipe
- 2-3 carrots
- 1 cup raw rice
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup urad dal
- ¼ teaspoon asafoetida
- 4-5 dried red chilies
- Oil as required
- Soak brown rice, oats, and urad dal in three different bowls for 30 minutes.
- Strain the water and first add the rice to a mixer grinder and blitz to break it down.
- Then, add the oats, and urad dal to the blender jar.
- Lastly, add the dried red chilies, salt, and asafoetida to it. Give it a spin till it all breaks down.
- Wash, peel, and chop/grate carrots.
- Add them to the grinder and blitz to a smooth batter by adding enough water.
- The consistency of the batter is very important. it should neither be too thick or too thin. We are looking at pancake batter consistency here.
- If you want, give an additional tempering to make the batter more flavorful. Give a tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the batter and mix it in.
- Now, since this is an instant dosa recipe, we can prepare them immediately. There is no need to ferment the batter.
- Heat a dosa pan, pour a ladle full of batter, and shape it like a pancake. While pouring the batter over the pan, the flame should on medium, then increase the flame to cook it.
- Apply oil or ghee (if not vegan) on all sides and cook both sides evenly. Be careful to not let it burn.
- Make as many as you need as store the remaining batter in the fridge. They taste amazing with some Indian chutney on the side.
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I love the color from the carrots! They look amazing. Definitely perfect for breakfast with how easily they come together. Yum!
Yes, they are super simple to make. Thank you.
I love dosa but never knew you could make them with carrots!
Yes, do try them! Thank you.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
These sound tasty and the perfect snack or breakfast! Cannot wait to try these.
Thank you so much
I've been searching for a new crepe recipe with a spin for pancake day and I think I have just found what I need. Thank you!
Glad to hear that. thank you.
Beth Sachs says
These crepes look fantastic. Perfect snack for the kids!
Yes indeed. Thank you.
Hi there! Thank you for sharing a great recipe. I dont use brown rice. I have the regular raw rice that I use for making dosas. If I were to make batter with raw rice, is it ok to ferment the batter with the ground carrot?
Hi, thank you so much. You still need not ferment the batter.
It is possible to cook and freeze the dosa? Any recommendations on an aluminum and Teflon free tawa?
You can prepare the batter and store it in the fridge for a week. Never tried freezing it. Try a small batch and see. Cast iron tawa is the best. But it is difficult to clean so I use a non stick tawa. Will let you know if I come across something.
Can we use broken brown rice.. If so what's the neasurment
Yes, You can use the same measurement at brown rice.
can we keep the left over batter in fridge???does it stay good
Yes you can. It stays fine.
Neha Mittal says
What kind of oats do you use? Rolled oats?
Old fashioned regular oats.
Interesting! Can we use idly rice instead of brown rice.?
If using idli rice, you will have to ferment it. You can use regular white rice instead.
Ambika Venkat says
Sounds very interesting!! Will try and let you know. Happy Cooking!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry says
These dosas look really interesting. I bet they are easy to make and tasty too
Pretty Patel says
I love dosa but don't make them very much, I need to try your recipe as it sounds so good and easy!
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
Those look great! And your directions make it sound so easy.
Luci's Morsels says
These look delicious and that texture; yummy! I love that these are healthy and simple enough to make any night of the week. Thank you for sharing! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
Hey Sharonoox says
I've never tried a carrot crepe before but this looks so good. Love the orangy color crepe and the dipping sauce looks incredible. Makes me hungry now!