43 NEER DOSA



I first tasted Neer dosa given by my neighbour in Bangalore who was from Mangalore....it was so soft,thin and tasted really good... mom asked the recipe and since then she has been making it regularly. Neer in Kannada means water so the batter itself is very liquidy. The other main thing is it does not require fermentation ...so can make dosas immediately after grinding or can set it aside for 45 - 60 minutes.

For the neer dosa batter you need :

Raw rice - 2 cups
Salt as needed
Grated coconut(optional) - few tbsp around 4 - 5
Water - 2 cups


Wash and soak rice in water for 3 - 4 hours and grind along with a cup of water and grated coconut(optional...my mom never adds these and they come out good) to a smooth batter...remove ...add salt and 2 cups of water...it should be watery than other regular dosa batter. Set it aside for one hour.



 

Heat a tawa/griddle( nonstick preferred)...pour a ladle full of batter and tilt the griddle so the batter can spread all sides, spray some oil...cover the griddle or tawa with a plate and allow the dosa to cook for 2 minutes....remove and transfer to plate and wait for 20 - 30 seconds and then fold like a handkerchief( first into half and then again one more fold)...if needed can cook the other side of the dosa too...but not very much required ... this is one of my favourite though I make these dosas very rarely always wait for my mom to cook these when she visits us.


Before Non stick griddles came into use, a thick dosa griddle was used to make this dosas. In Kannada it is called as henchina kallu



43 comments/Reactions:

infopediaonlinehere said...

interesting..same batter can be pressure cooked and used for upma...called as rice upma

mona said...

HI... I TRIED AS U TOLD PPROCEDURE, BUT ITS CAME TO HARD..I TOOK MORMAL RICE, WICH I USE TO COOK RICE DAILY,,,AND WATER THATS ALL...KINDLY TELL ME, HOW TO MAKE IT SOFT..

Padma said...

You can try adding some grated coconut and or some precooked rice - just a handful and add it when grinding. Hope this will help you Mona.

preethi said...

they look perfect.was looking for this recipe, thanks padma!

Padma said...

Thanks Preethi. Do try it out and let me know.

shruti said...

hey padma can i directly use rice flour than granding the rice and stuff???

Padma said...

Hi Shruthi, Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Regarding direct usage of rice flour, I am not fully sure if it will turn out soft like we get dosas with grinding the rice. May be can take a part of it and grind with coconut flakes or grated coconut and soak for couple of hours together. To be very exact will try out once and let you know.

alligators shoes said...

it look like siopao here in china. its very white and soft with meat inside.

Raksha's Kitchen said...

wow, so easy

archana said...

best recipe i remember my chilhood my south indian friend use to give me this neer dosas
i use to eat a lot and finally i learned to make it from you padma.thanks

Padma said...

Thanks a lot Archana for the feedback. Hope you liked them.
Padma

mini said...

hi padma... im newly wed n ur blog has been of great help to me... the dosas look perfect... i want to try this recipe... b4 which i have a question to ask... can we use basmati rice or longcorn rice instead of raw rice... i get only these 2 varieties here...

sumi said...

is this similar to aapam?

Anonymous said...

hi Padma, never heard of this neer dosa, looks delicious, can you please tell what would be a good side dish for this like chutney or something?

Padma said...

Hi Mini,
Thanks for visiting and your comments. Try and let me know your feedback. Regarding using different type of rice, I think you can use longcorn rice but not sure of Basmati rice due to its strong flavor. You can add some cooked rice to make it more soft as you are using different type of rice. Hope this will help you.
Thanks
Padma

Padma said...

Hi Sumi,
Neer Dosa is very different from aappam. In this dosa we just soak and grind rice and pour instantly, whereas in aappam we use 2 different types of rice along with urad dhal and methi seeds.
Also for aappam we use a pan/kadai and deep dish to pour and cook the batter. For this dosa we use the tawa or griddle to cook.
Hope this helps you.
Thanks
Padma

Padma said...

The best side dish that goes for dosas are spicier ones like Non veg curries for Non Vegetarians.
For Vegetarains can serve with spicy coconut chutney or tomato chutney or any spicy gravies or kurmas or tomato based curries.
My neighbours used to serve this with coconut chutney and beans gravy( under gravy section in my blog)
Thanks
Padma

Anonymous said...

which is preferable raw rice or boiled rice or basmati

Padma said...

I prefer raw rice for Neer Dosa.
Thanks
Padma

mEGhs said...

Hey Padma, Thanks for the recepie..
I am trying it today !!!! Wish me all the best !!!
Finger Crossed !!!

--mEGhs :D

mEGhs said...

Oh It came out good Padma.. Thanks for the recipe...

Thot of doing it at 7.00 AM and I had it at 12.00PM

Awesome....

--mEGhs

Padma said...

Thanks a lot Meghs for trying. Happy to know that it came out good. Keep visiting and trying.
Padma

Anonymous said...

Hi Padma,

While making dosas, tawa/griddle should be very hot or normal means in what heat flame need to prepare dosas? and, before pouring the batter on to tawa, its not required to apply oil with the help of onion on to tawa?

Please reply....

Thanks,
Shilpa

Anonymous said...

Hi Padma ,Tell me for neer dosa chutney is the combination or kayii bella ,which suits

Innovative said...

Very Nice

Padma said...

For Neer Dosa the best combination is a spicy chutney or a spicy kurma/gravy or any Non Veg Curry.

Thanks
Padma

Padma said...

Hi Shilpa for making neer dosa the tawa has to be hot. So when poured it will sizzle and add few drops of oil and cook covered with a lid.
If the tawa is sticky then it is good to add few drops of oil, may be not for each and every dosa, but after few intervals. if it is non stick tawa then no need to add anything. Just wipe and pour dosas.
Hope this helps you.

anihem said...

Hi Padma,
Dosas really look yummy...it was my loooong time wish to make these..but somehow kept on postponing..but after reading your recipe i tried and they came out soo well that everyone just loved them..i just made variation in batter by adding soaked oats ..they were tasty.. i served them with spicy onion-tomato chutney Thanks a lot for such simple yet YUMMY recipe!!
Regards
Anita

anihem said...

Hi Padma,
Thanks for yummy dosas..i really wanted to try these but kept on postponing..after reading urs i tried right away and there were tooo good, i just made variation by adding soaked oats to batter and they were as good as original :) I prepared the batter pervious nite and kept in fridge and removed frm fridge abt 2hrs before preparing..they were good...My hubby just lost the counts and ate them to content..i served them with tomato-onion chutney.. Thanks a lot for such a simple yet YUMMY dish..good luck take care

Regards
Anita

Padma said...

Thank you very much anihem for trying and giving me your feedback. Very happy to hear that your family enjoyed this dish. Agree with you, one stop having this dosas with just one. Good you made it more healthy by adding oats. Sounds healthy.
Thanks and keep visiting :)
Padma

Anonymous said...

hi i tried out the neer dosa just the way u have told in the recipe...but it was very dry.

tanushree said...

hi padma,
i used raw rice 2 cups & soaked it for 4 hrs & then grinded it to a smooth batter.. tried making dosa out of it but it did not come out well.. then wat i did is i add cooked rice & then again grinded it to a smooth batter ... but still m not getting tat softness .. pls tell me wat to do

tanushree said...

hi padma,
i tried making the same way as u said but it did not come out well.. i added cooked rice & again grinded it to smooth batter.. did not use coconut grinded as u said its optional.. but still the dosas aren't soft.. pls suggest .. can i again grind the batter with coconut ..

tanushree said...

hi padma..
tried making dosa as u have mentioned above but it did not come out well.. dosas aren't soft.. as u said grated coconut can be optional so i havent added it.. instead i have added cooked rice & grinded it to a smooth batter.. but still i did not get the softness .. pls suggest ..

Padma said...

I would suggest adding some thick coconut milk if you want to try with the same batter. Hope this will help you Tanushree.

abdul said...

HI..Could you please publish how to prepare parota shorba. The one which is prepared in Andhra.

Sarkod said...

Hi Padma,
Your blog is really good. Thanks for posting so many recipes. I am from Mangalore and make neer dosa all the time. What I do is 2 cups of rice, soak for 4-5 hours, add salt and grind to smooth batter. Pour into a container and almost 2x water, slowly.. consistency for neer dosa is very important.. I bring into the consistency of milk.. so liquidy.. so add water 1 cup at a time. Heat non stick pan and test it by adding a drop.. if batter is too think it will break (add some water to dilute), if is too thin it will stick .(in that case set it aside for 5 minutes, batter settles down and water will stay on top.. you can remove some water and mix will.. ). If it is perfect you will know it will bubble. .. This is what I do.. Hope this helps... and you enjoy neer dosa.. :)

Rev said...

thanks... really was looking out for this recipe.

Soumya Panda said...

Wow, I just tried it. It was so tasty. I had served it with Sambhar. Thanks for the procedure Padma Ji.

Anonymous said...

Hi Padma, thanks for the neer dosa recipe. I had been to Mangalore and tasted it there. Since then had visualised the same and wanted to make it. Today... that was before looking up this recipe tried making neer dosa with ready made rice flour and water. mixed and instantly poured out. It really turned out good ( unexpectedly so!) but then thought of looking up an authen tic recipe for neer dosa. Next time will try it out. Thanx

Anonymous said...

Hi Padma
Trying today with rice flour and coconut milk will let you know

Devikalyan said...

good receipe!

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

we also prepare coconut dosa in similar manner. presentation is very good.

http://vysyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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