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October 4, 2010


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Set dosa and sagu recipe is a famous breakfast combo in Karnataka. I tried this recipe from Mrs. Mallika Badrinath’s cookbook and got credits from my family. I made some small changes in the actual recipe. I omitted food color this time and used chana dal. So the color of the dosa you see in picture is its original color. It was very soft and spongy too like a pancake. MB suggested carrot kurma as side dish. So I prepared the same. Yes, its really a good combo. It was mildly sweet like we get in Karnataka restaurants. If you like this combo, try this kurma. Else you can make mixed vegetable kurma. It also tastes good. I prepared coconut chutney too. We had a nice breakfast today ! Lets see how to make set dosa with a side dish. 

Set dosa & carrot kurma recipe

Set dosa & carrot kurma recipe Set dosa recipe with carrot kurma - Yummy breakfast recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 10 dosas
Prep time: 120 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 125 Minutes


 1 cup = 200ml
To soak and grind
  • Boiled rice/Idli rice - 1 cup
  • Raw rice - 1/2 cup ( Sona masoori)
  • Urad dal - 1/3 cup (round white dal)
  • Thick aval/poha - 3 tbsp
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tbsp
  • Curd - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 pinch(optional)
  • Carrot – 2 nos ( medium size,finely chopped)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Big onion – 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 no (-do-)
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – As reqd
To grind :
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 2-3 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic flakes – 7 nos
  • Soambu / Aniseed – 1/2 tsp
  • Khus khus – 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and soak the rice, dal,methi seeds together for 2 hrs. Grind to a smooth paste adding curd . Add salt at the end before removing the batter. Allow it to ferment for  minimum 15hrs. Next day add the cooking soda (optional)  , a pinch of sugar. Mix well.
  • Heat the pan and make small dosa.Do not spread it well.Pour little oil around it.Cover cook or in open pan for sometime.Flip if necessary or serve as it is. In some hotels,this dosa is cooked on one side.So its ur choice..
  • Serve two dosas as a set.


  • Wash and chop carrot and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and add the cinnamon,cloves. Then add onions,tomatoes and carrot pieces.Saute till tomato turns mushy.
  • Now add the turmeric powder , salt , red chilly powder and ground paste with the required water. Saute well.Pressure cook for one or two whistles.Remove,check for water content and boil for more time to thicken more.
For variations,u can add peas and beans too.Do not add more carrots as the gravy tastes sweet.So use less carrot and more spices.


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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy combo..nice click

Ash said...

As Shama said very very Yum! Combo & Very delicious capture..... :)


Unknown said...

Hi Chitra,

A good combo indeed..Great kurma..


Umm Mymoonah said...

That looks really delicious, makes me feel hungry now.

Raks said...

Lovely combo indeed sounds yumm!

Daisy Roshan said...

a new combo.....looks very delicious

Daisy Roshan said...

a new combo.....looks very delicious

Satya said...

wow set dosa looks very delicious n carrot kurma looks very colorful ...yummy


Hari Chandana P said...

perfect and delicious combination.. looks gr8 !!

Rachana said...

Hey Chitra,

A lovely combo! looks so delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Set dosa and carrot kurma, both together makes me hungry..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Nice combo..Kal Dosai and carrot kurma..YUMM YUMM ..

Nisha said...

Yummy Combo

shriannalakshmi said...

Super soft dosa with carrot kurma, amazing dear!!!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

kurma with carrot sounds nice and a great combo for dosa.

Rekha shoban said...

cute set dosa and colourful kurma!

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely combo---must try !

Ana Powell said...

Very, very nice ♥

Kalyani said...

looks delicious & nice combo .......

Parita said...

Carrot kurma looks very tasty!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Simple and delicious recipe.

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