Saturday, December 6, 2014

Neer dose recipe - How to make neer dosa

Neer dose recipe - South Indian breakfast dish list is incomplete without dosa.  There are several varieties of dosas you can prepare and one of them is neer dosa /dose.  Neer dosa is a popular and very famous dosa of Karnataka. The batter for this dosa is prepared by grinding rice and coconut. The consistency of the batter is thin, I mean it is watery. Hence the dosa is called neer ( watery) dose.

We always like and never get bored with neer dosa because of its soft texture, taste and coconut flavour. It goes very well with coconut chutney and jaggery syrup ( thili bella). Do try out neer dosa to have an authentic taste of this signature dish. It is very delicious, filling and you'll prepare it again and again once you taste it.

Neer Dose Recipe

Prep time : 15 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Total time :  45 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 heaped cups of rice
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • Oil as required
  • Salt as required
Neer dose recipe - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and soak the rice overnight or 5 - 6 hours. Drain the water. Mix together the rice and fresh coconut.
2.  Grind it to a smooth paste using enough water. Once the batter becomes very smooth, transfer it to a vessel.  Add the salt and mix well.
3.  Add water and make 6 cups of  thin batter
4.  Then, heat a tawa / griddle and apply oil on it.  Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it to a round shape. Lift the griddle and turn it in a twisting motion to spread the batter evenly.
5.  Cover the pan with lid and cook till the surface of the dosa changes its colour and becomes slightly hard.
6.  Then fold the dosa in the middle.
7.  Again fold it as shown in the picture below.
8.  Transfer the dosa to the serving plate. Serve hot with coocnut chutney.

  1. If you don't like to add more coconut, you can reduce it to 1/2 cup
  2. You can also use iron griddle to make this dosa. 
  3. Always cook covered the dosa to get the soft texture.
  4. Don't fold the dosa till the base of the dosa becomes hard, otherwise it may break.
  5. Once the bottom and surface of the dosa becomes hard then fold it in the middle.
  6. It is to be cooked from one side. No need to flip it.


  1. when do you add coconut , given in the recipe ?

    1. Thanks Anonymous. Updated the post. Combine together the rice and coconut, then grind it to a smooth batter.

  2. yummy delicious tempting dosa.


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