February 3, 2015

Surnoli dosa recipe - how to make surnoli dosa - sweet dosa of South Karnataka

Surnoli dosa recipe - Surnoli is a traditional authentic sweet dosa of South Karnataka. This dosa is prepared after fermenting the batter for 12 to 14 hours. A very delicious, soft and flavorful surnoli is a worth trying dish. Friends, try out surnoli once to have the traditional authentic taste of the South Karnataka's special  dosa. 

surnoli dosa in a serving plate

Preparation time 10 minutes
Fermentation time 12 - 14 hours
Cooking time 30 minutes

2 ½ cup raw rice
2 ½  tsp fenugreek seeds / methi 
1 cup curd / yogurt 
½ cup rice flakes / poha 
¼  fresh coconut, grated
1 cup jaggery powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
Ghee / oil
Salt to taste

  • Wash and soak the raw rice and fenugreek seeds together for 3-4 hrs. Grind together the soaked rice and methi, curd, rice flakes, coconut, jaggery  and turmeric powder to make a thick batter using little bit of water. Grind in 2 - 3 batches to get the proper consistency batter.
  • Transfer the batter to a large vessel.  Keep This vessel aside for 12 to 14 hours. Allow the batter to ferment well. Depending upon the atmosphere sometimes it may take more time to ferment. 
  • After fermentation, the batter becomes almost double in quantity.
  • Then, add salt  and whip the batter well. It makes the batter light. Add required water and make a medium thick batter of pouring consistency. ( It should be like uttappa batter )
  • Heat a  flat non-stick pan on a low flame. Pour 1/4 tsp of ghee / oil on it. Rub the ghee / oil with a slice of potato. Pour 2 ladleful of  batter over the hot pan.
  • Slightly pat the batter with the back of a ladle and make a medium thick dosa. Do not spread it too thin.
  • Sprinkle some ghee / oil over it. Pour some ghee from all sides. Cover with lid  and allow it to cook on a medium low flame till the surnoli becomes light golden brown colour from the bottom. 
  • When its done, flip it and cook from the other side till light golden brown in colour.  Remove from the pan. Serve hot with ghee. Goes well with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
surnoli in a serving plate


  1. Wonderful recipe and would love to have it any time

  2. Yummy dosa ...... love this sweetened version of dosa...... :)

  3. A new recipe and sounds so yummy!

  4. I've never had this, would love to try. Looks good!

  5. very nice and healthy Surnoli Dosa....inviting pic...

  6. Looks very delicious

  7. wow..very nice and new recipe to me!

  8. This is something new to me.. looks delicious..


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