Bottle gourd Dosa

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Bottle gourd is one of the lowest calorie vegetable carrying just 14 calories per 100 g. It is one of the vegetables recommended by the dieticians in weight-control programme. Fresh gourd is a modest source of vitamin-C, thiamin, vitamin B-3, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6 and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium. It is used to make stews, curries and sweets. In this dosa recipe, I have included this nutritious veggie along with millet.



  1. Wash and soak millet and dal together for 5 hours. Drain.
  2. Using a mixie, first grind coconut, chillies, jeera, pepper and salt to a coarse powder. Now add grated bottle gourd, millet and dal.
  3. Grind to a smooth batter by adding some water. Adjust to pouring dosa batter consistency by adding water. Rest for an hour. Make dosas.
  4. Serve with coconut chutney/sambar/podi


  • Other millets like Kodo, Barnyard, Little or Proso can be used for this recipe.
  • Normal red chillies can be used in place of beydagi chillies. In that case, reduce the chillies  to suit your need.

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    1. Hi Prabha,
      Thanks so much for your feedback. Glad to know that you loved it. Please try other recipes and share your experience.

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