Karam Dosa
Karam Dosa

Karam Dosa is very popular in Rayalaseema region of state Andra Pradesh, especially in Kadapa district. In Karam Dosa, Karam means red chutney prepared from onion and red chillies (ulli kaaram). It is spread over the dosa, giving awesome flavour.

Karam Dosa is very good breakfast with lots of carbohydrates. If you want to serve with Aloo curry you can put the curry in the middle of dosa and fold it both sides.

Preparation time: 10 mins (excluding soaking time)
Cooking time: 15 mins

Karam Dosa Ingredients
Karam Dosa Ingredients


For dosa batter

  • 1 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (for nice flavor)
  • 1/2 cup boiled rice (for nice red colour)
  • 2 tsp oil for frying Dosa
  • A pinch of baking soda

For Karam (red chutney)

  • 2 big size onions (quartered)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste

For pappula podi

  • 1/2 cup fried gram dal
  • 1 garlic pod
  • Salt to taste


For Dosa batter

Wash rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and soak them for 6 hours.

After 6 hours you can grind all together with boiled rice to a smooth paste and mix well.

And let it ferment over night at room temparature. Now your dosa batter is ready.

For Karam (red chutney)

Grind chopped onions, red chilli powder and salt to a paste (it should not be very fine paste). You can use fried red chillies instead of red chilli powder.

Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and stir it for few seconds and then add the above paste.

Fry it until the raw smell goes away. You can use ghee for seasoning to give it extra flavor.

For pappula podi

Grind fried gram dal with garlic and salt to a fine powder.

For Karam Dosa

Take the fermented dosa batter in a bowl and add salt and a pinch of baking soda and mix well.

Take a Dosa pan and heat it. When it is hot, pour the ladleful of dosa batter and spread the batter in a circular shape.

Pour 1 tsp of ghee over the dosa and let it cook for 1 min. Then flip the dosa and let it cook for 1 more minute.

Again turn the Dosa and spread the red chutney over dosa and sprinkle pappula podi all over dosa and pour some ghee over dosa and fold it to half.

Let it fry for a minute and serve hot.

Karam Dosa
Karam Dosa

Serving Instructions

Serve Dosa with coconut chutney or ground nut chutney or tomato chutney of your choice.

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