Karam Dosa Recipe | How To Make Ghee Karam Dosa

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Chutneys and dosa have always gone hand in hand, but it’s not often that you come across a dish with two chutney varieties. Andhra Style Erra Karam Dosa Recipe is one of those dishes which has been inspired by the Karnataka style masala dosas; however, what sets this apart from them is its flavorful red chili chutney smeared on top while making. With garlic and onion being used generously to make the sauce more pungent than usual for an extra taste sensation!

Karam Dosa Recipe | How To Make Ghee Karam Dosa

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 83
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Karam Dosa is very popular in the Rayalaseema region of state Andhra Pradesh, especially in the Kadapa district. In Karam Dosa, Karam means red chutney prepared from onion and red chilies (Ulli Karam). It is spread over the dosa, giving awesome flavor.

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


Ingredients For Batter

Ingredients For Karam (Red Chutney)

Ingredients For Pappula Podi


Method For Dosa Batter

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

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

  3. And let it ferment overnight at room temperature. Now your dosa batter is ready.

Method For Karam (Red Chutney)

  1. 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.

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

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

Method For Pappula Podi

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

Method For Karam Dosa

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Let it fry for a minute and serve hot.

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 83kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1mg1%
Potassium 26mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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