February 03, 2015

Surnoli dosa recipe - Sweet and sour dosa of South Karnataka

surnoli dosa in a serving plate
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  Recipe
surnoli in a serving plate
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time :30 mins
Fermentation time : 12-14 hrs
Total time : 40 mins
Recipe type : Beakfast
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandraha

  • 3 cup raw rice
  • 2 ½  tsp fenugreek seeds / methi 
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt 
  • 1 cup rice flakes / poha 
  • 1  fresh coconut, grated / 2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 cup jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Ghee / oil as required
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash and soak the raw rice and fenugreek seeds together for 5-6 hrs. 
  2. Soak the poha 10 minutes before you grind the surnoli batter.
  3. Drain the excess water from rice and poha.
  4. Combine together the rice, poha, coconut, jaggery and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  5. Put this mixture in a mixer jar and add half the portion of curd and grind it to a smooth paste.
  6. Grind the batter in 2-3 batches.
  7. If the batter is too thick to grind, then add little bit of water to it. Don't pour too much water, just add 2-3 tb sp of water.
  8. Transfer the batter to a large vessel.  Keep This vessel aside for 8 to 10 hours. Allow the batter to ferment well. Depending upon the atmosphere sometimes it may take more time to ferment. 
  9. After fermentation, the batter becomes almost double in quantity.
  10. Then, add salt  and whip the batter well. It makes the batter light. Add little bit of water if required. Make a medium thick batter of pouring consistency. It should be like uttappa batter.
  11. 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.
  12. Slightly pat the batter with the back of a  ladle and make a medium thick dosa. Do not spread it too thin.
  13. 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. 
  14. 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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