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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Beetroot dosa recipe
Beetroot simply ground with your favorite spice and added to the regular idli dosa batter not only makes it colourful also it is healthy to have vegetables in your breakfast right? This idea was passed to me by my reader Harini Kumarasamy. She sent me this 2 months back and been thinking to try. Last month when I had both beetroot and idli dosa batter, I tried this one and turned out good. This is just a basic idea, you can improvise this with your favorite ingredients in it. Refer notes section for more ideas.

I hope rain in Tamil Nadu stops, it's really disheartening to see the flood and how people suffer. Let's pray God for this situation to get over soon and people get back to normal life soon. As I mentioned in my last post, please help how much ever you can without any hesitation even it is a small help.


Check out my red velvet pancakes too (Instant eggless pancakes)

Beetroot dosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time 10 Mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins     Serves: 2


Idli dosa batter – 2 cups

Beetroot – 1, small, cubed

Red chilli – 2

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Oil – to smear


  1. Grind red chilli, jeera and cubed beetroot without adding water to a smooth paste.
  2. 1-grind
  3. Add it to the batter, along with asafoetida and mix well.
  4. 2-mix
  5. In a hot tawa, spread the dosa on desired thickness. I made it thick and cooked with a lid covered. drizzle some oil. Flip and cook until done.
  6. 3-ready


    • You can add one shallot (small onion) along beetroot for extra flavour.
    • You can skip jeera and add a piece of ginger – both helps in digestion.
    • You can temper the batter with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and finely chopped onion and mix to make uttapams.

Recommend coconut chutney the best combination to go with this. I had with onion tomato chutney, was not bad. Coconut chutney would give a treat to eye too along with this red velvet colour Winking.

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  1. Dosa looks so tempting ..color is so bright.
    I usually add grated carrot and beetroot on top.this looks different.will surely try today only.I have beetroot and dosa batter

  2. My 2 yr old doesn't eat beetroot...this is surely going in his menu

  3. Simple and healthy dosa...actually i ve already tried this in mini dosa list.. But my kid never eats...

  4. Simple and healthy dosa...actually i ve already tried this in mini dosa list.. But my kid never eats...

  5. Hi rak's...
    Your blog s soo good n recipes r awesome
    U can even with left over beetroot poriyal...
    I have tried it

  6. Love this version I hv different version in my draft.. This looks so easy to do if we hv bit old batter this would be good way to use it..

  7. Nice try raks.. Appreciate all ur efforts ��

  8. Hi Raks,
    First of all thanks for awesome recipes!
    I just add grated beetroot, finely chopped onion and cilantro to the idli/dosa batter and make dosas. Its my family favorite!Instead of cilantro you can add chopped curry leaves or mint. All these herbs gives nice flavor and taste. It tastes good with bit old batter as Veena said - 3 days old. - Radhika

  9. Healthy and tasty dosa..kids will love it

  10. I used to filter boiled beetroot n with that water i prepare chappathi/poori.. It is verycolorful n tastes yummy..

    This also i ll try.. Thank u

  11. I tried this with carrot n husband loves it. I used to make carrot adai but process s long.. This one is easy.. Thank u


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