Friday, September 19, 2008

Neer Dosa

Neer Dosa - Neer meaning water in kannada, this dosa gets its name, since the batter prepared for this dosa is very watery. Dosa prepared is thin and light. This is a popular daskina kannada dish. I liked the combination of neer dosa with coconut chutney for breakfast.

Ingredients

2 cups - Raw rice , soaked overnight
1/2 cup - Freshly grated coconut
3 cups - Water
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) Soak raw rice overnight in enough water. Drain out the water. Grind rice with coconut to a smooth paste with water in small batches, using up 3 cups of water. Batter should be very thin and watery. Add salt to taste.

2 ) Heat a non- stick flat griddle or tawa on a moderate heat. Wipe clean the inside of the pan with cloth dipped in oil. When the Tawa is hot, pour batter and spread around the tawa to make a thin dosa. Since the batter is watery,you will not be able to spread batter like you can with regular dosa batter.

3 ) Lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook till the dosa is cooked. Then fold the dosa in half and again half. Take off the stove and transfer to a serving plate.Use rest of the batter to make neer dosa in similar way.

Serve for breakfast with chutney or have for dinner with any non- vegetarian curry.

22 comments:

easycrafts said...

We too made this some time back..though it wasnt as perfect as yours in appearance..i suppose practice is reqd to get the shape

Purnima said...

Pravs, the neer dose looks perfect! Kids have it with honey. It tastes too good...we use coconut oil for more flavor!
At native place, I even saw an aunt dry the left over neer dose, when dried, it becomes hard, then its broken in pcs, deep fried n savoured wt rice during a meal! Interesting isn't it? :D

Pravs said...

Easycrafts : hi there :) I am sure you can get it perfect with couple of trials :)

Purnima :Thanks Purn :) I have not tried with honey.. got to do that. I think if neer dosa is filled with jaggery / sugar and coconut mixed together will be a great tasting snack. Interesting info about drying and frying it.

Happy cook said...

Wow i love this, a dosa without urid dal.
And no fermentation needed.
Can i make this with rice flour instead of grinding the rice

Pravs said...

Happy cook : Hi there..you won't believe this.. i just thought of you and got your comment just then :) I don't think making with rice flour will come out as good as grinding the rice.

Cham said...

Heard a lot about it :) looks perfect :)

Divya Vikram said...

I havent made this..Looks good.nice presentation..

Richa said...

dosa looks yum, but the texture & color of that chutney is just amazing!!! is the color all due to red chili?

Manasi said...

Ah! this is one dosa I have yet to try! looks lovely and lacey!

Srivalli said...

pravs..thats looking so tempting and lovely!..presentation looks great...and the dosas have come really nice...still waiting for the time to prepare neer dosas from the many entries I got for the dosa mela..:)

Uj said...

I love neer dosa. As a kid we always had it jaggery syrup... Your looks perfect and lacey...

Tee said...

I tried making neer dosa once and it was anything but that ;) I will try your recipe now...the dosas look mouth wateringly delicious!

Divya said...

Never made or tried this. Looks perfectly white and neat.

Mallugirl said...

love this dosa.. u are always making me crave something or the other!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey thx for the comments.. i love your blog.. gr8 recipes.. neer dosa looks gr8.. have to try it! now i have one more blog to add on to my bloglines :)

Purva Desai said...

Thanks Pravs for visiting my site. Neer dosa is my all time favourite dosa and I love it with Chicken Sukha. I tried making the same on sunday but it was not so satisfactory, but was happy with chicken sukha. Thanks for sharing those useful tips..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love neer dosa,and the only diff what we do is season it:)And i will eat as such !!

raaji said...

thanks for dropping by.....you sure have a nice recipe collection....Keep Blogging!!!!!!

Roo said...

i was looking for this recipe for a long time. abt 7 yrs ago i have had this. One of my colleague used to get this for lunch. I shall try this. thank you.
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veena said...

Hi pravs..

Atlast i made this neer dosa ..my tissue paper dosa ..... i added u in my blog roll and plz check out the blog k...
take care
love
veena

meenakshi said...

do you think I can make this with rice flour instead of raw rice ?.

Pravs said...

Meenakshi : i have not tried with rice flour.Will try soon and let you know.