Bottle gourd Dosa

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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 Sudha,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback. Glad to know that you liked it.

    1. Hi Gayathri,
      Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Glad to know that your kid also enjoyed the healthy dosa!

  1. This recipe is a keeper. Just loved the taste and texture of the dosa! Thank you for such an awesome recipe! 🙂

    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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