I have been meaning to try Neer Dosa for the longest time. Now that I made it, I don’t know why I put it off so long. Neer Dosa literally means a water dosa. This is a dosa that is popular in the Udupi-Mangalore region of Karnataka and is quite easy to make.
It can be made by just grinding soaked rice into a thin batter or then using a mix of rice and coconut. I made this Dosa with just rice.
How to Make Neer Dosa
Soaking Time: 6 Hours
- Short Grained Rice – 1 Cup (I used Surti Kolam)
- Grated Coconut – 1/4 Cup (Optional, I did not use any)
- Salt to Taste
Method to Make the Batter
- Soak the rice in 2 cups of water for at least 6 hours.
- Drain the water.
- Using about 2/3 cup water, grind the rice and coconut (if you are using it) into a smooth batter.
- Add some more water to make a thin batter.
- Add salt.
- Mix well.
Method to Make Neer Dosa
- Heat a tava.
- Add a few drops of oil and spread on the surface.
- Pour a ladle of batter in the center of the pan and swirl quickly to form a dosa. Do not spread.
- Cook over medium heat till the surface just starts to dry out.
- Using a spatula separate the dosa from the tava.
- Fold into a triangle on the tava.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Serve immediately with Coconut Chutney, Mango Rasayana, Banana Rasayana, or then grated coconut mixed with sugar.